The Doggie Scrapbook: Documenting Your Puppy’s First Year

A retriever lying on his photographs taken by his pawrents during special occasions and outings

The world can sometimes be a complicated and frustrating place; but thankfully all that melts away when you look at your four-legged friend. Dogs are a boundless source of unconditional love and affection. It’s truly amazing how a few minutes of puppy time can turn your whole day around. So, it’s no surprise that some people choose to photograph and scrapbook their pets. This can either be a physical arts-and-crafts project or a digital hobby via social media platforms like Pinterest or Instagram. Either way, it can be a lot of fun to document your puppy’s life, especially in their[...]

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5 Questions About Your Pet’s Habits

French bulldog lying down on the floor

Whether you’re new to dog ownership or are an experienced pupper parent, there are some “unique” behavioral traits you’ve come across. If you haven’t yet, just wait, it’s coming. Like people, dogs have their own distinct personalities. There are dogs who absolutely love being dressed up in and have the receipts to prove it. There are dogs who get the ultimate rush jumping off a pier into the lake to fetch a ball. Then are dogs who would like nothing more than to cuddle up with you underneath a blanket. Every dog is different, but there are a few shared[...]

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The Collar Still Fits! 5 Ways to Help Your Pup Lose Weight

Cute and squishy Pomeranian dog on her pink fashionable clothes

There’s nothing cuter than a pleasantly plump puppy with squishy cheeks and a round belly. But what happens if that baby fat never goes away? What if your canine companion actually starts to pack on the pounds over time? Don’t worry, you wouldn’t be alone. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that over half (54 percent) of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. Besides extra poundage being bad for your dog’s health, it may make their favorite activities difficult, from jumping into the car for a joy ride to strutting about town on leash. You want pet collars[...]

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Should You Buy a Puppy from a Breeder?

Puppies Waiting to be Adopted

If you’re new to the concept of dog ownership, understanding the pros and cons of purchasing your new pup from a breeder can be confusing. If your purchase from a reputable breeder, you’re sure to get a pup who looks and acts the part of a noble breed, free from upsetting past experiences that could cause later behavioral issues. If you adopt a dog from your local humane society, you’re saving them from a life of abuse and neglect. You’re giving a shelter dog a second chance at life, and they will forever be grateful for that, just as you’re[...]

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