Friend or foe? The truth about pit bulls

Friend or foe? The truth about pit bulls

National Pit Bull Awareness Month was created to celebrate these often-misunderstood dogs and to shed light on the truth about pit bulls. Media stories of pit bull attacks have even garnered political intervention, with some communities banning pit bulls altogether. But is this truly warranted for a breed long known as the "Nanny" dog?

10 Reasons to Celebrate Your Dog on National Dog Day

August 26th marks the annual National Dog Day. This is a day where we can give our dog the royal treatment, and appreciate all the good things our dogs bring to our lives.

World Veterinary Day 2013

Did you know that this Saturday is World Veterinary Day? Established in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association, this day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April. The idea behind the day is to celebrate the veterinary profession and highlight the global accomplishments of veterinarians. Each year a different theme is selected, with this year’s topic being “Vaccination to prevent and protect.” The goal is to raise awareness […]

Dog Tags Matter: Ensuring Your Pet’s Safety with Proper ID

The following is a guest post from Chip Green, the Marketing Director for PupLife Dog Supplies: You love your dog. Your dog loves you. The mere thought of being separated sounds unbearable, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this happens more than you would think. A door pops open unexpectedly. A gate is left ajar. Every day, dogs go missing from their owners. Lacking identification, the odds of your precious pet finding his […]

Choosing a Pet Sitter

Every year, two million people are affected by natural disasters or other emergencies. Many of these people are pet owners who do not know what to do with their animals when they suddenly need to seek shelter elsewhere. Finding a reliable pet sitter ahead of time can help ease the worry associated with a natural disaster. Additionally, it is important to keep copies of your pet’s medical records in a […]

Tips for Boarding Your Pet

Every pet owner wants the best for their pet, but how can you ensure that your pet is getting the best care possible in your absence? There are many boarding kennels out there, but not all are the same. What should you look for when choosing a good boarding kennel? Important things to look for include a certificate or license from the local authorities, a spacious, well-ventilated living area for […]

Pet Parenting Tip #6: Recalling Your Dog

Tip #6: Your dog ran away from you? Never punish your dog when you finally catch him or her, as this will only teach your dog to fear returning when you call. If your dog doesn’t consistently return when called, spend a little time each day practicing. Reward your dog with a treat, playtime or praise when your dog responds to your recall command.