How To Teach Your Dog To Play Nice With Other Dogs

How To Teach Your Dog To Play Nice With Other Dogs

Advertisement The idyllic picture of dogs playing together at the park is something every pup parent wants. You can see the joy on your dog’s face as he makes new friends and stimulates his body and mind. That vision is shattered, however, at the first sign of rough play. Your dog growls, bites, tackles, and chases in a way other dogs don’t appreciate. Instead of making new friends, your dog tries to dominate his playmates. If his rough play hasn’t led to a fight yet, it probably will soon. You don’t want to…continue reading →
How To Teach Your Dog To Play Nice With Other Dogs

How To Teach Your Dog To Play Nice With Other Dogs

Advertisement The idyllic picture of dogs playing together at the park is something every pup parent wants. You can see the joy on your dog’s face as he makes new friends and stimulates his body and mind. That vision is shattered, however, at the first sign of rough play. Your dog growls, bites, tackles, and chases in a way other dogs don’t appreciate. Instead of making new friends, your dog tries to dominate his playmates. If his rough play hasn’t led to a fight yet, it probably will soon. You don’t want to…continue reading →
8 Weird Things Dogs Do When They Poop

8 Weird Things Dogs Do When They Poop

Advertisement Watching our pups poop is a big part of every dog parent’s life. The frequency, color, and consistency of their “offerings” tell us a great deal about their health, so we dutifully pay attention whenever our pooches assume the position. You may have noticed when dogs poop they often perform a number of behaviors that may seem weird to us. But rest assured, they actually serve an important purpose. 1. Holding Out for the Perfect Spot Does your dog search out the perfect poop spot the way a bloodhound tracks a missing…continue reading →
Area Cat Has Serious Case of the Mondays

Area Cat Has Serious Case of the Mondays

There’s only one thing Millie the cat hates more than the vacuum, and that’s Monday morning.  After a long weekend spent sleeping, napping, grooming, preening, sleeping, and napping, the last thing Millie wants to do is drag herself out of bed. “I mean, I get it, none of us like getting out of a warm bed and trudging off to work,” said roommate Carly Hutchison. “But that’s the thing: Mille is a cat. She doesn’t go to work.” Hutchison said an average Monday for the kitty is a lot like any other day: lots…continue reading →
10 Things To Think About Before Bringing Home A Big Dog

10 Things To Think About Before Bringing Home A Big Dog

Advertisement Bringing home a dog—regardless of size—will always take planning and forethought. There are toys to buy, a house to dog-proof, and sorting through potential vets can be a job within itself. Your new family member will always require special attention and care, but there’s no denying the fact a 120-pound Newfoundland is not the same as a 12-pound Chihuahua. The more dog you have, the more there is to think about. Great Danes, Mastiffs, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers—if you can’t help but love a big dog, you need to know about these…continue reading →
ZooBorns

ZooBorns

ZooBorns‘It’s a Boy!’ Red Pandas Welcome Cub at Banham ZooTiny Sea Turtles Find Safety at Brevard ZooLion Cub Siblings Have Their Day in the SunZoo Berlin's Baby Rhino Makes Her DebutChester Zoo Shares Photos of One-Day-Old Baby GibbonRare Western Pond Turtles at Woodland Park ZooAuckland Zoo’s Kiwi Chick Arrives for Special MonthOKCity Zoo's Elephant Mom Gives Birth After Almost Two-Year Pregnancy!'Half-Shell Hero' Hatchlings Get Head Start in OregonKansas City Zoo Welcomes Second Giraffe Calf This Yeartag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-1750623 2018-10-18T10:09:32-05:00 The Newest and Cutest Exotic Baby Animals from Zoos and Aquariums Around the World! TypePad tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a010535647bf3970b022ad3b99f30200b…continue reading →
Atlanta Considers Bill To Ban Sale Of Pets From Puppy & Kitten Mills

Atlanta Considers Bill To Ban Sale Of Pets From Puppy & Kitten Mills

Advertisement This week, three Atlanta City Councilmembers introduced a bill to ban stores from selling animals from “puppy and kitten mills.” The legislation will move to the Public Safety Committee for consideration at the meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Councilmember Amir Farokhi spearheaded the proposal, and it was co-sponsored by Councilmembers Carla Smith and Natalyn Archibong. Farokhi told First Coast News the ordinance is close to his heart. “Atlanta is a humane city and our policies toward animals should reflect that,” he said. “My wife and I own a rescued dog and two rescued cats. Our…continue reading →
Photographer Finds His Calling In Nature With His Canine Companion

Photographer Finds His Calling In Nature With His Canine Companion

Advertisement Czech photographer Jan Řeháček took a winding, bumpy road to find his passion – and coincidentally, it happened to be off the beaten path, with a dog by his side. Řeháček, known to his over 2 million Instagram followers as @Kopernikk, studied business and held a few jobs, but never settled into a career he loved. He worked in insurance sales, and then retail, but had little light in life. On top of his job woes, he also dealt with stress stemming from mental, physical, and financial issues as well as cardiac…continue reading →
Special Needs Golden Retriever Puppy Has His Own Day Out While Waiting For His Forever Home

Special Needs Golden Retriever Puppy Has His Own Day Out While Waiting For His Forever Home

Advertisement Jalapeno is 5 months old and all Golden Retriever! He has a happy-go-lucky personality, a big smile, beautiful brown eyes and is smart as a whip – he has it all! But believe it or not, this lovable little guy has yet to find a forever home. Sweet little Jalapeno was born as a product of breeding, and as often happens with commercial breeding, he was born with a birth defect. A family bought him but quickly realized something was different and surrendered him to Marley’s Mutts. Jalapeno’s condition requires him to…continue reading →
I Spent Years Trying To Photograph Moments Of ‘Catisfaction’ (Part 3)

I Spent Years Trying To Photograph Moments Of ‘Catisfaction’ (Part 3)

I like to call myself a "Catographer" because it's been almost 6 years that I've been taking exclusively cat photos. I've worked on two main projects ("Passions" and the ongoing "C-AT Work") before starting the Cats in Venice project that became a book in April 2018. Show Full Text So during these years, I met many amazing cats, each one with different qualities and behaviors. I've always tried to catch cats' expressions of satisfaction, or 'Catisfaction' as I like to call it, a sort of happy face or feeling. These attempts were previously featured on Bored Panda. This…continue reading →
Why Does My Dog Lick So Much?

Why Does My Dog Lick So Much?

Advertisement When your dog is the king (or queen) of kisses, you get used to wiping away slobber. He licks your face and arms, and some dogs pick up a habit of licking random objects like carpets, walls, and furniture. There’s also the chance you watch him lick his own fur for minutes on end. Either way, there comes a point when your dog’s licking goes from cute to concerning. If the pup in your life can’t seem to control his licker, it might be due to one of these reasons. #1 –…continue reading →
Why Does My Dog Lick So Much?

Why Does My Dog Lick So Much?

Advertisement When your dog is the king (or queen) of kisses, you get used to wiping away slobber. He licks your face and arms, and some dogs pick up a habit of licking random objects like carpets, walls, and furniture. There’s also the chance you watch him lick his own fur for minutes on end. Either way, there comes a point when your dog’s licking goes from cute to concerning. If the pup in your life can’t seem to control his licker, it might be due to one of these reasons. #1 –…continue reading →
Study Suggests Letting Dogs Sleep In Bed Is Good For Chronic Pain Sufferers

Study Suggests Letting Dogs Sleep In Bed Is Good For Chronic Pain Sufferers

Advertisement Healthcare providers often recommend removing pets from the bedroom in order to improve a patient’s sleep quality. While dogs can certainly be disruptive bed hogs, a study conducted by the University of Alberta suggests their presence may be “overwhelmingly positive” for pet parents suffering with chronic pain. “When you ask people to remove an animal they are in the habit of co-sleeping with, it could have consequences the health-care provider hasn’t considered,” says Cary Brown of UA’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. “For some people with chronic pain, their relationship with their pet…continue reading →

14 Totally FREE Ways To Help Shelter Dogs & The Staff Who Care For Them

Advertisement There are all kinds of dog lovers out there, including those who cannot have a pooch of their own due to financial constraints, physical limitations, or housing concerns. Even if you cannot foster, adopt, or make a financial donation, you can still help the pups at your local shelter and the staff who work hard to give them better lives! Non-profit organizations like public shelters and private rescues are in constant need of supplies, products and services from their community. Many of the most valuable things on their wish lists are items…continue reading →
How To Manage Food Aggression In Dogs

How To Manage Food Aggression In Dogs

Advertisement Food aggression in dogs is a form of resource guarding in which the animal is abnormally protective of edible items. Some dogs even go so far as to “guard” their humans’ food. The issue of food guarding can be particularly difficult to deal with because it is considered a normal canine survival instinct. Understanding the problem is key to managing it within your home and beyond. What causes food aggression in dogs? There are several reasons a dog may develop food aggression. Competition for limited nourishment among puppies is often thought to spark…continue reading →
How To Adopt Any Dog Breed Without Buying From A Shop Or Breeder

How To Adopt Any Dog Breed Without Buying From A Shop Or Breeder

Advertisement It may not be our official motto, but we say it often enough that it could be: “Adopt, don’t shop.” It’s a great thing to do, but it might dampen your spirits if you have your heart set on a specific breed. Some might argue that any dog deserves love, and it’s true, but not every dog fits every lifestyle. There are several good reasons you may be determined to have a specific breed. If you’re a couch potato, you’re going to have a sad, disappointed dog if he’s an athletic breed.…continue reading →
6-Year-Old Boy Sells Pumpkins To Raise Money For A Diabetic Alert Dog

6-Year-Old Boy Sells Pumpkins To Raise Money For A Diabetic Alert Dog

Advertisement 6-year-old Ian Unger has Type I Diabetes and relies on an insulin pump and a 24-hour glucose monitor. More than anything, he wants to ride the schoolbus with his fellow kindergarteners. Recently his condition prompted the school district to insist he have a personal aide with him if he is to ride the bus. However, when the family requested an aide be provided, their plea was denied. “Their plan was to put him on an empty bus by himself and take him to school after school starts,” Ian’s mother, Katrina Christensen told First…continue reading →
4 Things NOT To Do If Your Dog Gets Bitten By A Snake

4 Things NOT To Do If Your Dog Gets Bitten By A Snake

Advertisement There are venomous snakes out there and your dog is a nosy character. Let’s face it, he might just borrow some trouble and bug a snake. If you suspect that your dog has been bitten by a snake, here are some important things NOT to do.  #1. Never risk yourself. It is important to try to identify the snake, but not if it puts you in harm’s way. After all, who will take care of your dog if you are bitten too?  #2. Never place a tourniquet. In the old days, we…continue reading →
A New Plaque Scheme Has Launched And It’s All About Celebrating Amazing Animals

A New Plaque Scheme Has Launched And It’s All About Celebrating Amazing Animals

A new scheme has launched in the UK, that is all about honoring animals, rather than people. Show Full Text The ‘Pet Plaques’ scheme takes inspiration from the English Heritage blue plaques that have recognized people for over 150 years and turns the attention fully onto our furry friends. Aiming to highlight the many amazing things animals do and have done over the years. Just over 20 green plaques (complete with pointy pet ears) have been placed around the UK so far, with pets including Flora, a life-saving dog that predicts its owner’s…continue reading →
Meet Rick, The Cutest Hedgehog From Ukraine

Meet Rick, The Cutest Hedgehog From Ukraine

Rick is a 7-month-old African pygmy hedgehog from Ukraine. When I picked Rick up from the breeder, I immediately fell in love with him. He made me smile even on the worst days. I started taking photos of him and created an Instagram page to share the joy he brings me. Rick always works the camera like a supermodel. Show Full Text Prepare yourself for a serious cuteness overload! More info: Instagramcontinue reading →

Grieving Family Warns The Public After Dog Dies From Eating Chewing Gum

Advertisement Canon was a gorgeous 3-year-old Husky that loved to eat, chase cats, and snuggle. His owner, Christy Figlio of Nashville, Tennessee, says he was perfectly healthy until Saturday night when he stopped eating and began drinking excessively. By Sunday afternoon, Canon was vomiting and unable to walk. Figlio rushed him to the local vet. “He started vomiting the water, and so, that kind of was the red flag that made us decide to take him to the hospital,” the dog mom told WMBF News. “They gave us some IV fluids, sent us…continue reading →
Tired Of #FollowMeTo Instagram Pics? This Guy Pets His Dog Everywhere He Goes, And It’s 1000 Times Better

Tired Of #FollowMeTo Instagram Pics? This Guy Pets His Dog Everywhere He Goes, And It’s 1000 Times Better

Honza Řeháček is freelance photographer from Czechia with a passion for nature, travel and his wolfdog Sitka. He can often be found combining his 3 passions, taking Sitka on adventures to wild and beautiful locations and making sure he gets a few amazing photos along the way. Show Full Text Honza loves to shoot scenes full of drama and mood, taking advantage of fog and morning mist in the colder seasons to produce dramatic effects. And the star in each of them is, of course, his faithful friend Sitka. We have collected a…continue reading →

Trendy Dog “Beer” Is Both Delicious & Nutritious

Advertisement Megan and Steve Long are dog lovers, but they had no idea their passion for pups would lead them to open one of the country’s first canine breweries. It all started when their Rottweiler mix, Rocky began having digestive issues. In order to ease his symptoms, Megan began experimenting with his diet and searching online for ideas. Soon she found herself brewing non-alcoholic “beer” to pour over Rocky’s food. One year and a good deal of experimentation later, Good Boy Dog Beer was born! The Houston-based company currently offers three different “beers” in…continue reading →
Shirtless Firefighters Pose With Pups For 2019 Australian Firefighters Calendar

Shirtless Firefighters Pose With Pups For 2019 Australian Firefighters Calendar

Advertisement What could be hotter than shirtless firefighters with dogs? Shirtless firefighters raising money for charity with dogs! The 2019 Australian Firefighters Dog Calendar is ready to grace your wall with 11 beefy firemen and their adorable, fuzzy, canine companions! Not only will you get 12 months of super cute canines and foxy firemen, but you’ll also be helping multiple charities that support cancer research and animals! Photo: Australian Firefighters Calendar 2019 marks the calendar’s 26th year in print, and it hasn’t lost it’s sizzle! Photo: Australian Firefighters Calendar And it’s not just…continue reading →
Big Strong Shelter Pooch Loves Being Tucked In Like A Baby Each Night

Big Strong Shelter Pooch Loves Being Tucked In Like A Baby Each Night

Advertisement Prince is a big boy with an even bigger bark. Like many Pit Bull-type dogs, Prince’s looks – and voice – can be deceiving. The handsome pooch currently resides at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in New York where he has been awaiting his forever home for six months. Each night, before he heads off to Dreamland, Prince climbs onto his bed and waits patiently while a staff member wraps him in a blanket, rubs his belly, and tucks a favorite toy by his side. [embedded content] Prince’s original owner was unable to…continue reading →
6 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Them in ‘Doggie Language’

6 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Them in ‘Doggie Language’

Advertisement Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral research saddened dog lovers when it showed that most dogs don’t like to be hugged. That’s not to say that our pups don’t enjoy receiving affection; they live for our love and approval! Try showing them your devotion in a language they can understand. 1. Gaze Deeply Into Their Eyes Dr, Brian Hare, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University topped the NY Times best seller list with his…continue reading →
Dog Has A Happy Life After Being Rescued From High-Risk Shelter

Dog Has A Happy Life After Being Rescued From High-Risk Shelter

Advertisement Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  iHeartDogs readers have been helping support The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (START) through the Second Chance Movement. START provides transport for at-risk pets in high-risk shelters, and finds them a safe place in a no-kill facility. Tuco was in a kennel at a San Bernardino, CA Shelter. He was found as a stray and taken in, but once his stray hold was up, he’d…continue reading →
Scrawny Shelter Pup Grows Up, Finds Forever Family

Scrawny Shelter Pup Grows Up, Finds Forever Family

Advertisement Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Benton was born to a shy, malnourished mother. Like his mom, he ended up being quite shy as well, so House of Hope Rescue worked with him on his confidence. Benton was incredibly scrawny and ate like he was never going to get food again! It was important to work on his eating habits as he was eating everything. His eagerness for food got the best…continue reading →
A Hoard of Daddy Long Legs || ViralHog

A Hoard of Daddy Long Legs || ViralHog

Occurred on September 29, 2018 / Dillingham, Alaska, USA "These are a bunch of Daddy Long Legs on my house. Here in Dillingham, they are known as Dipdoolies. They show up (more…)

13 Things Humans Do That Dogs Dislike

Advertisement We love our pups so much that it hurts to think we could be doing something that our dogs dislike. Or that makes them uncomfortable, sad, or scared. They love us so much in return that sometimes, they don’t make it obvious when we’re doing something they hate. Since they can’t tell us, we’ve compiled a list of 13 things that humans do that dogs don’t actually like. But lucky for us, our favorite fuzzballs always find a way to forgive us–because that’s just who they are. 1. No Hugging (If They Feel Restrained) This is not to say…continue reading →

The ultimate pup party video

Ad Content by Canon Pancake frisbees, glam portraits, and more Mashable Brand X Pancake frisbees, glam portraits, and more Mashable Brand X What do you get when you combine pancake frisbees, pups, and plenty of photo opportunities? The biggest pup party of the year, brought to you by Canon and Mashable. We threw a photo party bash for any and every dog in Brooklyn, inviting them—and their owners, of course—to our Williamsburg space for a day full of playing, portraits, and pancakes. While their pups caught pancake frisbees, played with free toys, and…continue reading →