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The Best Dry Dog Food of 2023 for a Balanced Diet

Dry dog food is a health, cost-effective option for most breeds. Compare our favorite ingredients and brands in this article.
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Are ‘dog years’ really 7 human years? How to calculate your dog’s age

Calculating dog years to human years isn't as simple as you think. Here's what you need to know about your dog's age, per research and experts.
A brown puppy lies in their crate on a blanket with their head resting on their crossed paws

How to stop a dog from peeing in their crate for good in 5 easy-to-follow steps

Learn how to stop dog from peeing in their crate — it's not as difficult as you may think. Just follow these 5 easy steps.
A man clips a leash on a beagle's collar.

Taking your dog’s collar off at night: Safe move or safety risk?

Some pet owners take off their dog's collar at night, but is that a smart move?
Cavalier King Charles spaniel lies on a pillow and looks into the camera with big eyes

7 affectionate and cute dog breeds for owners who love to cuddle

If you're looking for an affectionate dog breed that loves to be close to their owener, you can start with the cute and cuddly dog breeds on this list.
Two brown dogs lying on a wood laminate floor; the focus is on their tails.

Why does my dog have a bald patch on their tail? Here are the answers you need

If your dog had a bald patch on their tail, it could be a sign of a minor problem or a major health issue. This is what you need to know before you panic
An old Great Dane with a white face leaning against a man's side.

How to tell if your older dog’s health decline means the end is near

There are signs to look out for to determine if your dog is nearing the end.
Beagle scratching body

Looking for signs your dog has ticks? These telltale symptoms mean you have a flea or tick problem

How do you know if your dog has ticks or fleas? These are the signs your dog has a tick or flea infestation and what to do about it.
A dog sits outside and watches a baby

Video: This family dog is the world’s best babysitter

Can the family dog stand in for a babysitter? This video proves that pup's make the best child minders and companions.
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My dog is shaking and acting weird – should I worry?

You should be concerned if your dog shakes and acts weird, but we're here to help. Here's what might be going on and what to do about it.
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Xylitol is dangerous for dogs: 10 surprising products that contain it as a hidden ingredient

Xylitol (AKA birch sugar) is bad for dogs, and it's hiding in many foods. These are the items you need to keep away from your pets.
Dog barks outside in a lawn

Funny dog video: Pup has an adorable reaction to a superhero pet on TV

This dog can't get enough of his favorite show because he gets to see a superhero pup on TV and it's the cutest thing.
Dog barking at night

Is your dog barking nonstop? Here’s how to get your noisy pup under control

Sometimes our pups bark for seemingly no reason and won't stop. Here are ways to get your noisy dog under control (and the reasons behind it).
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How hot does concrete get in the sun? The answer might shock you

You need to protect your dog's paws from the heat this summer. This is how.
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Why is my dog panting? 7 solutions to try when your dog won’t stop panting

Some panting is normal, especially during play or exercise, but you'll want to be prepared in case your dog starts panting excessively.
Cute Chihuahua standing in grass.

4 effective ways to house-train your stubborn little Chihuahua

Chihuahuas can be a stubborn and sensitive breed, so helping them learn where to potty can be a challenge. Here's how to house-train Chihuahua puppies.
A man hugs a golden retriever, facing away from the camera

Science says dogs cry tears of happiness when reunited with their humans

The image of a crying dog might sound sad, but researchers found that dogs actually well up with tears when around someone they love.
A sweet golden retriever puppy lies on the grass

Video: Dog befriends bike thief (or why golden retrievers shouldn’t be guard dogs)

Why do golden retrievers make bad guard dogs? We look into this phenomenon with the help of a video showing a bad watch dog in action.
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Here’s how to treat a dog with itchy paws, starting with finding the cause of paw discomfort

If you notice your dog scratching, biting, or licking at their paws, you may want to keep an eye out for certain causes and find a treatment.
Senior golden retriever and Chihuahua sitting in front of food bowls

What is the best food for older dogs? These 6 vet-approved kibbles and canned foods won’t steer you wrong

The best food for older dogs will vary depending on their specific needs, but there are guidelines you can follow to help you find the perfect pick.
Labrador puppy drinking from a bowl

How much water should your puppy drink in a day? Here are the factors to consider

Make sure your puppy is drinking enough water by establishing a schedule. Here's how that will work as they grow up.
Beautiful couple watching television at home with their dog on sofa

Video: Adorable dog thinks the TV wants to play fetch

Why do dogs love fetch so much? Learn more about their breeding history and see a cute dog go after a virtual ball.
Woman feeds a puppy as the pup gives her his paw

This is the ultimate week-by-week puppy training schedule every new pet parent needs

Bringing home a new puppy? Here's the week-by-week puppy training schedule you need to follow if you want to find success.
A husky jumps happily through the snow

Understanding husky language: Posture, tail wagging, ears, and other body clues

Do you ever wonder what your husky is thinking? You can find the answer in their body language, not in their operatic howls!
A pug stands in front of a pink background and licks whipped cream off of his nose

Are Starbucks Puppuccinos bad for dogs? Here’s what veterinarians have to say

Before you order your dog a Starbucks Puppuccino when you go to the drive-through, read our experts' advice. Whipped cream can be a great occasional treat!
Terrier digging a hole in the backyard

Learn how to stop a dog from digging in the yard once and for all

Dogs dig for a variety of reasons. These tips will help you figure out why your dog is digging, and how you can prevent your pup from digging in the future.
A dog sits on a couch under a fan

Video: Genius dog figures out a way to beat the summer heat

How should you cool down a dog in summer? We give some of the best ways to help Fido stay chill, including a fan like the one in the video.
Dog looking through black dog crate

Where to put a dog crate in your house depends on these important factors

A dog crate can keep your fur baby safe while offering them a place to rest and feel at peace. Here's where to put a dog crate in your home.
A gray-faced, old cocker spaniel smiles at the camera

Is your dog’s breathing problems old age or something else? What to know

As dogs get older, sometimes they develop new health conditions. Here's when to be concerned about your dog's breathing problems in old age.
Upside down brown dog

What you need to know about dogs with blue eyes

This is everything you wanted to know about blue-eyed dogs.
A person in a black T-shirt and jeans walks a small white and brown dog on a path lined with tall plants with yellow flowers

How to make a dog poop quickly when dealing with constipation – at-home remedies

You can help your dog fight constipation with some easy at-home remedies, or ask your vet for a hand. Here's how to make a dog poop quickly.
Dog paws on a wood slab

Could it be a dog paw infection? Signs, symptoms, and treatments for these pesky, painful issues

Dog paw infections are common, but they are also treatable and avoidable. Here's what pet parents should know to keep their pup's paws clean and healthy.
Wet toy poodle in a bathtub

When can you bathe a puppy? Here’s how and when to introduce them to bath time

Wondering when can you first bathe a puppy? We dive into the right age to start bath time and how often you should bathe your pup.
a Dalmation puppy sitting on the floor

Why is my puppy not eating? Find out why and how to help them thrive

If your puppy isn't eating, you'll need to take a closer look to figure out why. Then you can focus on helping them feel like themselves again.
A Jack Russell terrier stands in a park with an orange tennis ball

How to stop toy aggression in dogs immediately: A simple guide

Does your dog growl when you get near a favorite toy? These strategies will help you figure out how to stop toy aggression in dogs.
A black lab barking from the peak of the roof of his owners house

Video: This clever dog figured out how to climb on the roof of a house

Have you ever seen a dog on a roof? In this dog video, you'll get to watch Ace the golden climb a ladder to join his dad on top of the house.
A Dachshund dog lies half buried in the sand on a beach, wearing sunglasses

Video: Sleeping dog gets woken up and gets playful revenge

Just like us, our dogs need to get their beauty sleep. In this video, you'll see what happens when one gets woken up suddenly.
Fireworks

8 ways to calm down a dog scared of fireworks this 4th of July

While there’s no one way to keep your dog calm during the 4th of July, there are countless ideas to help ease anxieties for dogs scared of fireworks.
Two Labrador puppies play with each other until one gives up by two

Video: Dogs put their fight on pause to take a water break

It's hilarious to see dogs play with each other, especially when one of them pauses the fight suddenly for a water break.
Man and his dog doing a selfie outdoors

4 fun Father’s Day activities for dog dads so your pup can join the fun

Attention dog dads: Try these fun activities on Father's Day if you want to bring your dog along.
Dog licks a chunk of ice off of a stick

Video: Dog tries to figure out ice maker (and gets a big surprise)

Many dogs love ice, and Maverick in this video is no exception. While he does finally conquer the ice maker, he gets a bit more than he bargained for.
Woman feeds her dog a treat on a walk

A guide to great gut health: 5 benefits of probiotics for dogs you may not know about

Probiotics have many benefits for animals, and it doesn't stop at the gut. Here's why you should consider adding a probiotic to your dog's diet.
PetSmart Charities director Heidi Marston kisses her special needs Great Dane mix, Gatsby

PetSmart Charities director shares tips for a successful pet adoption process

Whether you're just thinking about adopting or are ready to bring home a pet today, consider these expert tips for a successful dog or cat adoption.
A brown and white basset hound sleeping in a blue chair.

No fuss, all love: Meet the top breeds of low-maintenance dogs that will steal your heart

Curious about low-maintenance dogs? We explore which breeds are the best when it comes to easy-going nature, minimal grooming, and low exercise requirements.
A corgi and a cat stand in the grass

Study: This is how much the cost of pet ownership really is

How much does a dog cost per year? How much does a cat cost? We've got the answers.
Small dog howls at the sky while outside in the dirt

Video: Dog howls when he thinks he’s alone (spoiler: he’s not)

Pets miss us when we're not there and some dogs take to howling when they get lonely. This video shows a pup who just thinks he's by himself.
Small dog going a trip

The only guide you need for taking your pets on an airplane

If you're planning to take your pet on a trip with you, read this guide. Think ahead to what you need, how they'll feel, and when you should leave them home.
A pit bull terrier licks a woman's face

Smooches or stress? There are a few reasons your dog might lick you

Why do dogs lick their owners. This is what it means when your dog licks you and why you should be happy (even if you don't like it).
A Chihuahua mix looks at the camera

Ditching the pure breeds? Here’s how to find the right mutt for your family

Over half of the dogs in America are mutts but they don't necessarily get as much attention as their purebred cousins. Consider adopting a mixed-breed dog.
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4 reasons why your dog might need a diaper (and which kind you should get)

We hope your little pup never needs a diaper, but it could become necessary through age, health, or normal reproductive cycles.