10 Most Common Health Problems In Large Breed Dogs

10 Most Common Health Problems In Large Breed Dogs

Advertisement While no breed is immune to health problems, some have more than others and, most importantly, they have different kinds. The major health problems commonly found in large breed dogs are different than those found in small breeds, so it’s important to know what you’re up against should you decide to go with with a large breed. Here we’ll discuss some of the most common problems large breeds are susceptible to. #1 – Hip Dysplasia Hip dysplasia seen in X-ray of a 14 month old Hovawart. Hip dysplasia is an orthopedic condition…continue reading →
iHeartDogs Partners With Audible To Help Feed Hungry Shelter Dogs

iHeartDogs Partners With Audible To Help Feed Hungry Shelter Dogs

We love our dogs, and in a perfect world, we’d spend every waking moment with them. But knowing that our dogs are comfy and cozy while we are away grants us peace of mind. The perfect little bed, a bowl full of their favorite chow, a basket overflowing of toys…but what else can we do to make things just right in our absence? Think about it: what is the most soothing sound to your dog’s ears? A human’s voice! This is why Audible has gone to the dogs–giving your dog an opportunity to…continue reading →

100 Denver Dogs Close Out Pool Season With A Splash

Advertisement The Parks and Recreation Department of Denver, Colorado closed out the city’s pool season this weekend with more than 100 water-loving pups! The fourth annual “Dog-A-Pool-Ooza” event welcomed pawrents to bring their fur kids for an end-of-summer splash at Cook Park pool before it is drained, cleaned and winterized. “It’s a fun way to cap off the whole summer and really just kind of end on a bang,” recreation director Leslie Pickard told Fox 31. “We know Denver loves its dogs, so we’re really just trying to get people out, and get them…continue reading →
The Most Popular Dog Name In Every U.S. State

The Most Popular Dog Name In Every U.S. State

Advertisement The name you choose for your furry best friend is a very personal decision. Some pet parents choose the monicker of a beloved celebrity or fictional character. Others simply pick something short, snappy and cute. With endless options, it may surprise you to learn that many U.S. states share the same top dog names. In fact, according to a roundup from HomeAdvisor, only seven states have a unique name as their number one. Using data obtained from Packdog.com – a social media site for dog lovers – the folks at HomeAdvisor determined America’s favorite breeds,…continue reading →
6 Signs Your Dog Is Your Firstborn Child

6 Signs Your Dog Is Your Firstborn Child

Advertisement Remember that beautiful moment when you brought home your first bundle of joy? The whole world seemed to change, become smaller, and begin to revolve around your sweet, innocent – dog. Even if you are now the proud parent of a tiny human or two, you’ll never forget your very first pup. The one that first taught you the joy of loving another creature more than you love yourself. Here are 6 signs your dog is your firstborn child… Image Credit: Flickr | DavideGorla 1. Your dog’s comfort is more important than your…continue reading →
The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

Advertisement Advertisement With their satiny soft ears, perfectly plump paw pads, and irresistible puppy dog eyes, falling in love with your new puppy is easy. What you teach your new puppy, however, is a different story. Countless cute puppies grow up to be adult dogs with unmanageable behavior problems, and animal shelters are filled with dogs that were surrendered because no one took the time to train them. If you want your puppy to grow into the adult dog you’ve always wanted, training should be a top priority. Puppies are never too young…continue reading →
The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

The First 10 Lessons To Teach Your New Puppy

Advertisement Advertisement With their satiny soft ears, perfectly plump paw pads, and irresistible puppy dog eyes, falling in love with your new puppy is easy. What you teach your new puppy, however, is a different story. Countless cute puppies grow up to be adult dogs with unmanageable behavior problems, and animal shelters are filled with dogs that were surrendered because no one took the time to train them. If you want your puppy to grow into the adult dog you’ve always wanted, training should be a top priority. Puppies are never too young…continue reading →
10 Simple Tricks To Tire Out Your Active Dog

10 Simple Tricks To Tire Out Your Active Dog

Advertisement Does an hour-long walk give your dog more energy instead of tiring him out? Some dogs seem to have endless amounts of energy. If you don’t want them bouncing around your house or becoming destructive, you need to find a way to tire them out. Walking around your neighborhood can get boring for both of you after a while. What can you do? Here are 10 simples tricks to tire out your active dog. #1 – Use a flirt pole You’ve probably seen this type of toy used for cats. It’s a plush…continue reading →

10 Simple Tricks To Tire Out Your Active Dog

Advertisement Does an hour-long walk give your dog more energy instead of tiring him out? Some dogs seem to have endless amounts of energy. If you don’t want them bouncing around your house or becoming destructive, you need to find a way to tire them out. Walking around your neighborhood can get boring for both of you after a while. What can you do? Here are 10 simples tricks to tire out your active dog. #1 – Use a flirt pole You’ve probably seen this type of toy used for cats. It’s a plush…continue reading →
How People With Fake Service Dogs Create Real Problems For People Who Truly Need Them

How People With Fake Service Dogs Create Real Problems For People Who Truly Need Them

Service animals are vital companions to people with disabilities, diligently and selflessly helping them to live their lives with as much freedom as possible, and protecting them from harm. However, some people abuse the system and lie about their dog being a service dog, or get dubious certificates claiming they need ’emotional support’ based on the flimsiest of reasons. Remember the emotional support peacock? Show Full Text This service dog trainer decided to vent her frustration about the situation, and used her experience and expertise to illustrate the difference between an actual, properly…continue reading →
How To Help Your Dog Be More Comfortable With Body Handling

How To Help Your Dog Be More Comfortable With Body Handling

Advertisement Belly rubs and head scratches are one thing, but not every dog is comfortable with body handling. All that poking and prodding puts them on edge, and it can lead to fearful and sometimes aggressive reactions. Having their teeth brushed, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and bodies examined is necessary for their health, but good luck explaining that to your dog. Being comfortable with body handling doesn’t come naturally to dogs, and it’s a dog owner’s responsibility to help their pooch through it. Should You Be Training Your Dog For Better Body Handling?…continue reading →
How To Help Your Dog Be More Comfortable With Body Handling

How To Help Your Dog Be More Comfortable With Body Handling

Advertisement Belly rubs and head scratches are one thing, but not every dog is comfortable with body handling. All that poking and prodding puts them on edge, and it can lead to fearful and sometimes aggressive reactions. Having their teeth brushed, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and bodies examined is necessary for their health, but good luck explaining that to your dog. Being comfortable with body handling doesn’t come naturally to dogs, and it’s a dog owner’s responsibility to help their pooch through it. Should You Be Training Your Dog For Better Body Handling?…continue reading →

Canine Best Man Steals The Show During His Parents’ Wedding Vows

Advertisement Angie Blumberg and Jayce Conway tied the knot on July 28 with an outdoor ceremony in gorgeous Big Sky, Montana. The couple knew from the start they would include their beloved Yellow Lab, Boone in their big day, but they had no idea the happy-go-lucky pooch would end up stealing the spotlight! Photo c/o Angie Blumberg Boone’s job was to serve as best man, standing between Conway and his brother during the ceremony. At first, he sat obediently by his dad’s side as the wedding party made their way down the aisle.…continue reading →
Service Dog Gets Her Own Graduation Cap For Helping Her Master Succeed

Service Dog Gets Her Own Graduation Cap For Helping Her Master Succeed

Advertisement 22-year-old Casey Bruno recently earned her Bachelor’s degree from Central Florida University – but she couldn’t have done it without her faithful service dog, Paisley by her side. So when it came time to pose for photos in her graduation cap, Bruno knew the 2-year-old Dalmatian deserved some recognition, too. The aspiring veterinarian decorated a cap for Paisley to complement her own. Bruno’s cap featured a paw print filled with a colorful floral pattern while Paisley’s cap was decked out with a human hand print in the same pattern. Image c/o Casey…continue reading →

The Best Dog Dental Hygiene Hack Your Pup Will Love

Maintaining dental heath is one of the most important things we can do for our furry friends. Unfortunately, at-home oral care can be invasive and uncomfortable for some dogs, leaving well-intentioned pawrents clambering for an effective solution. Dental issues are frighteningly common, with the majority of dogs over three years of age already showing signs of periodontal disease. According to the American Veterinary Dental Association (AVDA), many owners do not pick up on these symptoms until their dogs are already suffering with inflamed gums, painful infections, even damage to their internal organs. Dog dental…continue reading →
Stray Cats Need Medical Care

Stray Cats Need Medical Care

During last couple of months, we have faced a huge amount of ill stray cats that urgently need veterinary help. Show Full Text Many surgeries were already made, nevertheless there are more to come. Some kittens struggle from renal insufficiency, some have eye infections and skin fungus. We, as a non-profit organisation – Cat Care Community, cannot neglect these health issues and we try to help as many cats as possible. By helping us with fund-raising, many stray cats will be sterilized, operated from various illnesses, supplied with antibiotics and other necessary recovery…continue reading →
The First 15 Seconds Of A Coyote Attack Are Critical  – Here’s How To Protect Your Dog

The First 15 Seconds Of A Coyote Attack Are Critical – Here’s How To Protect Your Dog

Earlier this year, Toni Tesen let her dogs out for a late night potty break. Stanley, an 11-year-old Toy Poodle, suddenly saw movement in the bushes and sprang forward to investigate. Tesen had enough time to register the “fat tail” of a coyote before the animal took off through a nearby field with poor Stanley in its jaws. It happened so quickly, the seven pound rescue dog never had a chance. “Stanley was there one minute and the coyote was there the next,” Tesen later recounted. Sadly, Tesen – who lives less than 10…continue reading →
Coyote Attacks Are On The Rise In The U.S. Here’s How To Keep Your Dog Safe

Coyote Attacks Are On The Rise In The U.S. Here’s How To Keep Your Dog Safe

The number of coyote attacks across the country is steadily increasing. Once known for living exclusively in remote areas of brush and mountains, these canids are now wandering suburban and even metropolitan areas. They’re braver and hungrier than in the past, and it’s causing problems for pet owners. Attacks on humans are rare, but many dogs have already been seriously injured and killed. A coyote attack can happen in seconds, and these clever, elusive animals are known to scale backyard fences and cross city streets. If you live in an area with an…continue reading →
Just Because Your Backyard Is Fenced In Doesn’t Mean Your Dog Is Safe

Just Because Your Backyard Is Fenced In Doesn’t Mean Your Dog Is Safe

If you have a fenced in backyard, you probably just let your dog out to do their business, then turn your back to do something else until they’re ready to come back in. After all, your dog can’t escape from your yard – yet this is a very dangerous practice. Did you know that a 6-foot-tall fence isn’t enough to keep predators out of your yard? Coyotes are becoming a big problem in suburban and urban environments as humans continue to encroach on their habitat, and they are perfectly capable of scaling a…continue reading →

5 Ways To Reduce Risk Of A Coyote Attack

Advertisement When you picture a coyote, you probably see him standing in some dusty, empty desert, but coyotes are found in every state, and not just in tiny, outlying towns or along empty highways chasing roadrunners. Coyotes are incredibly intelligent, adaptable creatures, and though they’re wary of humans, they’re also fond of eating what we throw out and are capable of surviving in urban environments – near our families and our pets. You may feel safer living in a city with lots of people to keep coyotes away, but before you click away,…continue reading →
This Cat Cuddling Peaches Is So Cute That People Started Drawing Him

This Cat Cuddling Peaches Is So Cute That People Started Drawing Him

Cats, just like humans, fall into a spectrum of personalities, with some being smug little jerks and others complete idiots. And yet we cannot help, but love them, especially when they fill our lives with wholesome moments. Ozzy, a lovely Siamese/Tabby mix is here to steal everyone’s hearts away with his surprising fondness for peaches. Show Full Text Yes, you read that right, this kitty really really likes peaches! Lydia Coutré, a journalist from Cleveland, tweeted about Ozzy and peaches back on August 1 and people instantly fell in love with the adorable feline. Everyone…continue reading →

Want To Train Your Dog To Come When Called? We’re Here To Show You How

Advertisement You’ve probably seen us discuss why it’s important to teach your dog a strong recall. And you may have rolled your eyes at us because even after begging… …and pleading… …and calling his name until you’re hoarse, your dog is still anywhere that you aren’t. Across the street. Across the park. He could be across an ocean, because that’s how much attention he’s giving you when you call him. It may seem impossible, but don’t lose hope! iHeartDogs’ Master Trainer Jesse Ciletti and her lovely assistant, Abby show that it CAN BE DONE! Check…continue reading →
17-Year-Old Cat Returns Home After Going Missing 13 Years Ago

17-Year-Old Cat Returns Home After Going Missing 13 Years Ago

Janet Adamowicz was heartbroken when Boo, her beloved cat, ran away from home back in 2005 aged just four. She did everything she could to find Boo, placing ‘missing’ posters around her hometown of Harrogate, England, and even put an ad about her in the local paper. Show Full Text After a year of fruitless searching, Janet gave up hope and eventually decided to give a home to two other cats, first Ollie in 2008, and then Tessie in 2014. That was that, she thought. She could only hope that Boo had found…continue reading →
106+ Dog Tweets That Will Make Your Day

106+ Dog Tweets That Will Make Your Day

Parents love to talk about their kids, and that includes 'dog parents.' But can you really blame them? Dogs aren't only adorable but also endlessly entertaining. Whether you own one yourself or know someone who does it's likely you've witnessed a series of comedic stunts (mostly accidental) by these four-legged clowns. Show Full Text Sadly not all of us are lucky enough to have dogs at the office and must spend most of the day away from our furry best friends, but don't worry Bored Panda is here for you. Below are tweets…continue reading →
Does Your Dog Eat Their Own Waste? Try Adding This Popular Supplement Humans Are Taking Too

Does Your Dog Eat Their Own Waste? Try Adding This Popular Supplement Humans Are Taking Too

Catching your dog chowing down on their own waste is enough to make your stomach churn, especially when you think about the big slobbery kiss they’re bound to give you later. The technical term for consuming feces is coprophagia, and it’s a condition that almost always has to do with a problem in your dog’s digestive system. It could be a general lack of nutrition that has your dog searching the yard for an unsanitary snack, and for many poop-eating pups, an unbalanced intestinal microflora is to blame. A dog’s intestinal microflora is…continue reading →
How Your Senior Dog Can Benefit From Coconut Oil

How Your Senior Dog Can Benefit From Coconut Oil

It seems you can’t go anywhere without hearing about what a miracle coconut oil is, and with good reason. Coconut oil may seem like just another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fad, but this one has stuck, and for longer than you might think. People use coconut oil to get great hair, great skin, great health, and so many more things, but did you know that your dog can benefit from coconut oil too? There’s some pretty incredible claims out there about what coconut oil can do, but there’s a reason people are raving about it, and…continue reading →
Steve-O Slept In A Tent Outside His Hotel For A Stray Dog He Found And Adopted In Peru

Steve-O Slept In A Tent Outside His Hotel For A Stray Dog He Found And Adopted In Peru

Comedian and actor Steve-O recently organized a group of celebrities to climb Peru’s 20,000 ft. Mount Tocllaraju with him, but before the hike began there was a last minute four-legged addition to the team. Show Full Text The actor known for pulling some pretty strange stunts, decided before embarking on the trail he would go around town trying to feed stray dogs. Most of them appeared to be uninterested until he met Wendy. It was love at first sight for the comedian and the feeling seemed to be mutual. But after the brief…continue reading →
9 Myths About Dog Aggression

9 Myths About Dog Aggression

Advertisement Advertisement There’s no denying the fact an aggressive dog is potentially dangerous. It’s a problem that requires attention from a professional dog behaviorist, but there’s a lot more to canine aggression than most people realize. Aggression is one of the most common behavioral issues seen in dogs, and it’s one of the top reasons why dogs are euthanized and surrendered to shelters. Coincidentally, it’s also one of the most misunderstood topics in the dog world. We’re here to clear the air and dispel these common myths about dog aggression. 1. A “good”…continue reading →

Senior Sweetie Celebrates 15th Birthday Like A Queen!

Advertisement Every girl deserves to have at least one day to feel special. Like she’s the most important dog in the world! Lupita Conchita, a senior Chihuahua from Corpus Christi, Texas had her day this summer. The sassy Chi celebrated her (almost) 15th birthday with loved ones and other pups at her very own Quincenera! Photo:@meeggan_ via Twitter Doting owner Miranda Sanchez invited friends, family and pups, then decorated with glittery streamers and pink paper flowers, and decked out the birthday girl in her very own tiara and gown purchased from a local…continue reading →

Senior Chihuahua Finds Best Friend/Ride In His Golden Years

Advertisement It might have taken him 15 years, but senior Chihuahua Tito found a best friend who was worth the wait! When Tito’s owner was hospitalized, he found himself in the care of a shelter in New Jersey. This wasn’t his first time homeless, but at the age of 15, it was likely to be his last. The kind people at Wise Animal Rescue were determined to bring his health up to par and make him comfortable – particularly Adoption Foster Coordinator Kristina Helfer. She fell in love with the tiny boy’s grey…continue reading →
5 Tips For Building An Unbreakable Bond With An Adult Rescue Dog

5 Tips For Building An Unbreakable Bond With An Adult Rescue Dog

Advertisement Puppies are often a first choice when it comes to rescuing a new family member, but mature dogs face a different kind of fate. They’re passed up for reasons like their size and looks, and many adopters decide against adopting adult dogs because they’re worried they won’t find that unbreakable bond all dog owners value. This common misconception that adult dogs can’t bond as well as puppies is leaving countless animals stranded in shelters. It’s true adult dogs are often affected by past experiences, but most are waiting for the right person…continue reading →

5 Tips For Building An Unbreakable Bond With An Adult Rescue Dog

Advertisement Puppies are often a first choice when it comes to rescuing a new family member, but mature dogs face a different kind of fate. They’re passed up for reasons like their size and looks, and many adopters decide against adopting adult dogs because they’re worried they won’t find that unbreakable bond all dog owners value. This common misconception that adult dogs can’t bond as well as puppies is leaving countless animals stranded in shelters. It’s true adult dogs are often affected by past experiences, but most are waiting for the right person…continue reading →
From A Groomer: 3 Reasons Not To Shave Your Double-Coated Dog

From A Groomer: 3 Reasons Not To Shave Your Double-Coated Dog

Advertisement If your dog sheds a lot, you’ve probably thought about shaving them to reduce the amount of hair left around your house. Maybe you thought shaving your dog would keep them cooler in the summer. Perhaps you think your dog would look cute shaved. Generally, dogs whose hair only grows to a certain length and then stops, and specifically double-coated dogs – dogs that have an undercoat that sheds out – should not be shaved. Here are three reasons why it may not be the best option for your dog. Shaving that…continue reading →
3 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs To Know Their Name

3 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs To Know Their Name

Advertisement We’ve all been that person frantically calling our dog’s name only to have them do everything possible to pretend we don’t exist. Not only is this scenario frustrating and embarrassing, it’s also dangerous. The first thing people do when bringing home a new dog is play the name game. They think long and hard about the perfect names for their prized pooches, but most spend significantly less time working on name recognition. Copper, Bailey, Luna, and Jewels are at a major disadvantage if they don’t recognize their names, and it’s up to…continue reading →