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Animal Shelter Outcomes Are Improving

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

There are thousands of animal shelters and rescue organizations around the country dedicated to the welfare of vulnerable dogs and cats. And while eac...

Climate Change Is Increasing The Footprint Of Lyme Disease

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living

Dr. John Aucott loves to let his dog go off-trail when he hikes. But as the director of the Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Lyme Disease Research Center in...

San Francisco Says Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Animals

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.16.2017 | Green

The city of San Francisco has voted to ban the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats at local pet stores in a move to combat so-called “puppy mills” an...

These Westminster Kennel Club Contestants Are Doggone Crazy Looking

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.15.2017 | Weird News

Hundreds of breeds of dogs are competing at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club show this week in New York, but only one can be top dog. And to be the d...

These Common Household Items Are Really Toxic For Dogs

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living

Dog lovers nationwide were sharing a sad story last week. According to a new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, five dogs died after ...

Dog Sniffs Out Abandoned Puppies In 'Lassie-Style Moment'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.14.2017 | Good News

A hero dog had a “Lassie-style moment” when it discovered a litter of abandoned puppies during a walk. The pooch was with its unidentified owner i...

Why Dog Owners Have an Advantage

Cesar Millan | Posted 09.09.2016 | Good News
Cesar Millan

Pack leaders, mastering the walk is a must! Walking your dog daily is a great way to fulfill Fido's physical and mental health needs, and it's also good for your own health. Fall is almost here, the trees are looking beautiful, so set some goals and get out there walking.

Hot Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted 06.18.2016 | Good News
Cesar Millan

There's something that you've probably done for your dog in hot weather to cool them down that can actually be very bad for them.

How to Care for Dogs in LA

Megan Lent | Posted 06.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Megan Lent

The world lost a great trendsetter, celebrity, and friend on April 21. It is actually truly sad to mourn the loss of Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton's long-t...

Your Lawn Could Be Poisoning Your Dog

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green

Every pooch loves a good roll around in the grass, but the way you keep your yard weed-free could be hurting your furry friend. HuffPost Live's Nan...

'Furever' Young: 5 Tips for Caring for Older Dogs

Sean Conlon | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Sean Conlon

It's easy to add happiness, health, and years of life to your aging pup. Here are five ways to care for your older dogs.

Single in the City and Want a Dog? 10 Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

Jillian Fischer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Jillian Fischer

You've been told that dogs can cure all of you're singleton problems. Like helping you attract that cute blonde you met in the dog park. Or saving you from choking on that doughnut hole so you don't die alone in your apartment. However, raising Fido in an urban environment is a lot different than in suburbia.

5 Pet-Friendly Alternatives To The Cone Of Shame

Posted 09.14.2013 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Patty Khuly: It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone. So goes the caption to an irresistible LOLcat image ...

Essential Items to Include in a Dog First Aid Kit

Andrea Servadio | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Andrea Servadio

Summer is coming to an end and we are are scrambling to get our kids ready with new clothes and supplies while also prepping our households for after-school safety with first aid kits! But what about Fido?!

The Holiday Puppy

Jennifer Arnold | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Jennifer Arnold

Having raised over 1,200 puppies in the past 20 years with Canine Assistants, I've learned a few things that may help to maintain your dog's good health and devotion -- and your sanity.

Rat Bait on Chicago Streets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

After practicing over 26 years, one would have thought that I've seen almost everything. A few days ago, however, I saw a case that taught me something new and reconfirmed the importance of a thorough physical examination.

Doggie's Day Out

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 09.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

For those of you who've recently found yourself mothering an adorable little pup we've put together the following "I'm not a regular (dog) mom, I'm a cool (dog) mom" itinerary.

Pet Obesity Is OUR Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Obesity in our pets is a disease, but it is our decision. We choose when to feed our pets and, for the most part, when to exercise our pets.

Get Ready for the Dog Days

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Have fun in the sun, but be careful. Don't push your pets too hard in the summer! Here are my top 10 interesting facts or suggestions regarding summer heat and your pets.

The Huge Benefits of Foot Soaks for Dogs

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Did you know about 50 percent of foot licking and chewing can be alleviated by mechanically removing (rinsing off) allergens and other irritants collected on your dog's paws?

Brain Games For Your Dog

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Anna Jane Grossman

We can help our domesticated canines satisfy their natural urges to chew and problem-solve by giving them toys that make them work for their food.

How To Keep Your Pet Heart Healthy

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

Valentine's Day -- a time to think about your heart and the heart of someone you love. Where do you find more love than in the heart of your pet? Yes, we have husbands, wives, family and friends, but there's no substitute for that happy thump-thump-thump of a wagging tail.

How To Keep Your Pet Safe And Happy In The Cold

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

A pet on the lap is a simple and wonderful way to lower heating bills, but what can we do to reduce their risk of illness from the tolls of winter?

Treating Seizure Disorders in Pets

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A significant number of dogs and cats with seizure disorders don't do well on traditional drugs for epilepsy.

PHOTOS: Top 25 Dog Names Of 2011

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Does your dog have a popular name? Many names are personal or silly, while others have stuck with pets throughout history. If you're curious what ...