Dogs in War-Torn Ukraine: Stories of Canine Rescues

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, upended the lives of millions of Ukrainian citizens. Awoken by explosions and surrounded by destruction, they were forced to gather their most important belongings and spend hours, if not days, making their way to safety. But the long lines of evacuees weren’t just made up of people. … Read more

7 Scary Reasons Dogs Foam at the Mouth

Seeing your dog foam at the mouth can be a scary thing. Your mind jumps to the worst possible conclusion: somehow your dog has contracted rabies, and now there’s nothing you can do… But take a deep breath and calm those nerves. Dogs foam at the mouth for many reasons and rabies is actually the … Read more

Why Do Dogs Get Kennel Cough?

Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease, caught by dogs at places where other dogs gather. You know them; they’re the usual hot spots — the boarding centers, the dog parks, and even the dog shows.  So why do dogs get kennel cough — and what can dog owners do about it? Everything You … Read more

Why Is My Dog Drinking so Much Water?

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Drinking excessive amounts of water is called polydipsia, and it can be a sign of disease. Dogs may also drink more water than usual when they are hot or tired from exercise and need to replenish the water in their bodies. How can you tell whether a dog is drinking too much? It helps to … Read more

5 Things to Know About Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Whether you’re leaving for work, going on vacation, or just running to the store, your dog freaks out when you leave the house without him. Why do dogs get separation anxiety when their owners leave — and what can be done about it? Separation anxiety is a legitimate medical condition that’s easier to understand when … Read more

How to Get Rid of Mites on Dogs: 4 Ways

There are plenty of things more painful than an itch, but few are more annoying. And when your dog has mites, that itch is relentless. Most dogs get mites at one point or another. In that way, they’re similar to the human cold: ubiquitous and unwanted, but not typically life-threatening. But that doesn’t mean that … Read more

Why Do Dogs Get Fleas? (Pesky Pup Pests)

You and your dog are curled up together on the couch, relaxing after a long day of work and play. Suddenly you see something out of the corner of your eye, and you feel a little twinge on your arm. You look down and your fears are confirmed: your dog has fleas and they’ve decided … Read more

10 Reasons Not to Neuter Your Dog (an Unneeded Fix)

New dog owners are constantly advised to spay or neuter their dogs, for reasons ranging from overpopulation to behavioral adjustments. But are there any reasons not to neuter your dog? As it turns out, the answer is yes. Here are 10 reasons why it may actually be more responsible to not spay or neuter your … Read more