Your Dogs Happiness and Health

Dogs in the USA - Stats, Behavior, and More

Dogs in the USA - Stats, Behavior, and More

April 19, 2019 2 min read

It’s the time of the year when Christmas lists are written and many children put a puppy on their wish list. According to the ASPCA, out of the 3.9 million dogs entering shelters each year, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs are returned to their owner. According to the American Humane Association, the most common reasons why people relinquish or give away their dogs is because either their place of residence does not allow pets (29%), they don't have enough time, divorce/death, and behavior issues (10% each).
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9 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

9 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

April 19, 2019 3 min read

At animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere, there are loving, healthy, senior pets looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life. These special companions don't ask for much, just a warm place to sleep, good meals, and plenty of love. Here are a few no-brainer reasons as to why you should adopt a senior dog.
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Holiday Travel With Your Dog

Holiday Travel With Your Dog

April 19, 2019 4 min read

Can you believe that the holidays are right around the corner?  For many people, holiday travel simply isn’t enjoyable without their best pal. If this is you, take a few simple steps to make your trip safe and enjoyable. Just because you have a pet doesn’t mean that you can’t take him with you. To make the most of any experience, it’s important to be prepared. The simple steps listed here can save you aggravation, time, money, or even headaches when traveling with your favorite furry friend.
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The Science of Choosing a Dog Toy

The Science of Choosing a Dog Toy

April 19, 2019 2 min read

With aisle after aisle of colorful balls, squeakers, ropes, and plush, it’s hard to figure out exactly which toys will make your dog go bonkers. Luckily, researchers at the University of Bristol's Veterinary School seem to have figured out the formula for the perfect dog toy.
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The Best Costumes from the 2014 Halloween Dog Parade

The Best Costumes from the 2014 Halloween Dog Parade

April 19, 2019 2 min read

Halloween weekend brings about a very important New York City tradition; the annual Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Contest in Tompkins Square Park. Halloween 2014's best in show went to Giupetto, Giana, and Baxter, who sailed in on a terrier-size version of the Titanic. Other highlights included an adorable Robin Williams tribute, several HBO-themed looks, a pug dressed as Picasso ("Pugcasso"), and a dachshund with the NYC skyline on its back. Take a look at dozens of these canine costumes! You won't regret it.
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The FBI Finally Makes Animal Cruelty a Class-A Felony

The FBI Finally Makes Animal Cruelty a Class-A Felony

April 19, 2019 2 min read

BARKS OF CELEBRATION!! As of October, 2014, the crime-busting dogs at the FBI announced that they were re-categorizing animal cruelty as a Class-A felony for data information purposes. Now animal abusers could potentially face jail-time in order to set a deterrent against future offenses.
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How to Pick the Perfect Dog Toy

How to Pick the Perfect Dog Toy

April 19, 2019 3 min read

Dog toy options are nearly endless and we know that choosing toys for your dog can be overwhelming. It may take a little trial and error before you find that perfect toy for your dog. No matter what your dogs’ particular interests are, there is a toy just for them!
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October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

April 19, 2019 2 min read

Two big animal welfare organizations are encouraging people to adopt, not shop, for their next family dog with a special month-long celebration, commemorating all the shelter and rescue dogs out there who are still looking for a home.
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10  Reasons Why Pit Bulls Rule!

10 Reasons Why Pit Bulls Rule!

April 19, 2019 3 min read

The National Pit Bull Awareness campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier and their responsible owners. To anyone who shares their life with a Pit Bull, the national month of awareness for these misunderstood dogs is clear. Constant negative media attention and sensationalized hype that surrounds Pit Bulls has this breed in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. With all of the flack that Pit Bulls have received throughout the years, it's time to showcase just some of the many redeeming qualities of this extremely lovable breed.
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Becoming a Therapy Dog

Becoming a Therapy Dog

April 19, 2019 2 min read

Most people believe that the work of a therapy dog just entails visits to a nursing home or hospital, or maybe spending time with those who need companionship or just a little fun. This is the job of many therapy dogs, but they can also provide additional services. Two different types of therapy work have been defined as animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy.
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Teething Tips that Will Save Your Stuff

Teething Tips that Will Save Your Stuff

April 19, 2019 2 min read

Puppy teething can be a difficult time for both you and your puppy. However, there are certain things you can do to alleviate the issue and protect your household from your furry baby velociraptor.
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What's Really in Your Dog's Food?

What's Really in Your Dog's Food?

April 19, 2019 2 min read

WAIT!  Just what's really in that food your about to feed you're best friend?  The most important thing for a pet parent to know is how to read a dog food label and truly understand what it means.
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