(Image Credit: Getty Images/Bernard Van Berg/EyeEm) If you have a dog, you probably have one or more dog gates. Unless, like me, you have a dog that can jump higher than you are tall. Never fear, however, as there are still some ways to keep your Olympic-high-jump-qualifying pooch out of trouble. Dog gates and other
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat peanuts? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat peanuts, but there are some big exceptions and things you should know before you feed them to your dog. Peanuts are high in beneficial, healthy nutrients for your dog, but they should only be eaten in moderation, and only
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(Picture Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Alternative Therapies Lots of different therapies fall under the umbrella of alternative medicine (also called holistic medicine). But many of them have this philosophy in common: consider and treat all aspects of the patient’s life, not just the symptoms. Here are a few of the most popular ones: Acupuncture involves
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(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) Almost every dog seems to have a matching personality type in people’s heads. We think of Golden Retrievers as friendly. Shih Tzus are regal and aloof. Chihuahuas appear to be very nervous. Collies are affectionate. Some stereotypes are cute, while others are harmful. Most of us know at least one dog
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We were surprised to learn that a lot of people on the Internet search for “Blue Heeler,” which is actually just another name for the Australian Cattle Dog. We wondered whether those people thought they were looking for a separate breed or if they knew they could have also searched for “Australian Cattle Dog.” Then we thought,
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Dogs can’t have peppermint hot chocolate (and they definitely can’t have peppermint schnapps…), but they can have mint dog treats that taste delicious—and kill bad breath. We’re rounding up the easiest homemade minty dog treats that can be whipped up in no time. Happy DIY-ing! Looking for a tasty way to improve your dog’s occasional bad breath?
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. We could all benefit from wearing a few extra layers when we venture out into cold weather, and that goes for dogs, too. Despite having fur, most dogs, with the exception of mountain and husky breeds, are susceptible to freezing temperatures, just like people are. That’s why,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat apples? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat apples, but there are some things you should know before you feed them to your dog. These frruits are full of nutrients that can be beneficial to your dog’s health, but there are some dangers to look out for,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) DogSpeak is a series that translates canine behaviors so that we, as pet parents, can better understand and communicate with our dogs. Aggression can be challenging for dog lovers to understand, and there are many reasons a dog might engage in aggressive behaviors. There are very few dogs who are prone
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/jarih) For as many of us who own dogs, few of us have actually used a dog whistle before. What are dog whistles, exactly? What do people use them for? Do they whip dogs into a frenzy like in cartoons? A dog whistle, known also as a silent or Galton’s whistle–after inventor
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In one memorable summer for a Samoyed Rescue in Minnesota, three dogs arrived, one after the other. All 18 months old, the white fluffy dogs were typical mischievous adolescents—if a little unrulier than most. Your bundle of joy can become a holy terror if you’re not prepared. “None of the dogs
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Trainer Annie Grossman of School for the Dogs, one of NYC’s most respected dog training centers, has plenty of wisdom to share with dog people. She covers common dog behavior questions and training tips in her weekly podcast. We’ll be sharing some of those responses right here in a regular feature! Have a training question of your
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/kandypix) Peanut butter is a healthy sometimes-snack for humans. However, this is not necessarily the case for dogs. Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. It’s usually extracted
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