4 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Ideas to Celebrate Your Irish Pride

4 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Ideas to Celebrate Your Irish Pride

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching, and even if you don’t have any Irish heritage, it’s always fun to put on something green and celebrate. And what better way to display your “Irish Pride” than to spoil yourself, and your pup, with a little St. Patty’s Day fun.   1. No Pinch for You! Be fashionably fabulous with a super comfy St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt from iHeartDogs.com. You’ll be decked out in green AND feed 7 shelter dogs with your purchase.     2. Irish Steins? And what better way to enjoy your favorite…continue reading →
Senior Rescue Dog Diagnosed with Brain Tumor Fights for Her Life

Senior Rescue Dog Diagnosed with Brain Tumor Fights for Her Life

After spending a lifetime in a puppy mill, Chloe was finally rescued. Tragedy struck again, however, when Julia Arney’s vet recommended she euthanize Chloe, her senior Maltese, due to a brain tumor. But Julia was determined to give her beloved pet a fresh start, and Chloe was ready to fight! “Every day is a gift. We were supposed to lose her so long ago.” In September 2017, Julia Arney’s vet recommended she euthanize her senior Maltese, Chloe. Julia was heartbroken – but she wasn’t ready to say goodbye or give up without a fight.…continue reading →
Let Science Uncover The Secret To Your Dog’s Ideal Diet – In His Poop!

Let Science Uncover The Secret To Your Dog’s Ideal Diet – In His Poop!

There is a vast army of microorganisms living inside your dog’s digestive system. These microbes convert food into energy, produce vitamins, and fight a never ending battle against germs. Together, the genes of all these microorganisms are known as the gut microbiome. Using modern sequencing techniques, scientists can “read” these microbial genes and reveal vital information about your dog’s health and dietary needs. What is the Gut Microbiome? The term “microbiome” refers to the combined genes of all the microorganisms within a specific habitat. Each species of microorganism has its own unique collection of genes.…continue reading →
How Examining The Bacteria In Your Dogs Gut Can Help You Find The Perfect Pet Food

How Examining The Bacteria In Your Dogs Gut Can Help You Find The Perfect Pet Food

There is a vast army of microorganisms living inside your dog’s digestive system. These microbes convert food into energy, produce vitamins, and fight a neverending battle against germs. Together, the genes of all these microorganisms are known as the gut microbiome. Using modern sequencing techniques, scientists can “read” these microbial genes and reveal vital information about your dog’s health and dietary needs. What is the Gut Microbiome? The term “microbiome” refers to the combined genes of all the microorganisms within a specific habitat. Each species of microorganism has its own unique collection of genes. The…continue reading →
7 Simple Ways to Make Your Dog Smarter

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Dog Smarter

Advertisement Have you met “The Smartest Dog in the World”? In 2014, 60 Minutes introduced the world to Chaser, a border collie with a vocabulary of more than one thousands words. Woah.Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your dog knew the difference between your shoes and boots and could bring them on command? You may not have the time (or patience) to teach your dog a thousand words. That’s okay. There are easy ways to increase your dog’s intelligence and decrease boredom if you’re not home. Before we suggest seven simple ways to make…continue reading →
10 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

10 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 10 things you can definitely relate to. Advertisement They start small, but they grow fast. Fast is an understatement. All dogs begin as puppies, but big dogs don’t stay little…continue reading →
11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

Advertisement They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 11 things you can definitely relate to. 1. They start small, but they grow fast. Fast is an understatement. All dogs begin as puppies, but big dogs don’t stay…continue reading →
Volunteers Wanted: Must Want To Drink Wine And Feed Shelter Dogs

Volunteers Wanted: Must Want To Drink Wine And Feed Shelter Dogs

Love Dogs. Drink Wine. What could be more relaxing than spending some quality with your pup? Maybe adding a glass of wine and feeding shelter dogs. Great news! iHeartsDogs is excited to announce our new partnership with Winc (pronounced wink). What’s Winc, you ask? It’s just quite possibly the best way to enjoy a glass of wine without ever having to leave home. Plus, with your Winc order 25 meals will be donated to shelter dogs. Even better, Winc is offering a special discount exclusively for iHeartDogs fans. Here’s how it work: Discover…continue reading →
Curious About Nose Work? Here Are Some Tips To Get Started!

Curious About Nose Work? Here Are Some Tips To Get Started!

Advertisement It’s tons of fun, will keep your dog active, and takes only a second to learn! One of the best things about nose work is, unlike other dog sports, it requires little obedience training and relies on your dog’s naturally strong sense of smell. Any dog can participate, and once your dog knows there’s treats to be had, he’s likely to jump in nose-first! Benefits Of Nose Work Nose work is a great way to keep your dog entertained indoors or outdoors. It’ll stimulate his mind and help him work on his…continue reading →
What Are The Best Ways To Give Your Dog Bone Broth Powder?

What Are The Best Ways To Give Your Dog Bone Broth Powder?

Advertisement From stronger joints to better gut health, there’s a long list of reasons why pet parents are feeding their dogs bone broth.  The downside of feeding your dog healthy, homemade bone broth is that dedicated dog owners don’t always have hours on hand to prepare this healthful elixir. Making bone broth is a labor of love, but sometimes, it’s okay if that labor doesn’t take up so much of your time. That’s where bone broth powder comes in. This powdery substance has all the benefits of regular bone broth but without the…continue reading →
How Much Omega-3 Should I Give My Dog? Fish Oil For Dogs

How Much Omega-3 Should I Give My Dog? Fish Oil For Dogs

From the shine of their fur coat to the way their joints help them move around, you want your pup to look and feel their best, because you know it’s a reflection of their health. Chronic health issues including joint pain and itchy skin negatively impact your dog’s quality of life, but a dietary supplement of omega-3 fatty acids with EPA and DHA could help. Usually derived from fish or krill oil, omega-3 fatty acids are something your dog can’t produce on their own. They get what they need from their diets, and…continue reading →
Turn Staying Indoors Into Cozy Fun For You And Your Dog This Winter

Turn Staying Indoors Into Cozy Fun For You And Your Dog This Winter

Advertisement Just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean the fun has to end! iHeartDogs has plenty of indoor activities and cozy cuddling options for you and your dog during the colder time of year. Stock up on warm clothes and rich, delicious coffee for you and lots of tempting treats and attention-grabbing toys for your pup before the cold creeps in. We’ve got everything you need! For You: Coffee for a Cause There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee on a frigid day to raise your spirits. When you choose iHeartDogs’ Medium Roast…continue reading →
A Beautiful Way To Give Back & Save Lives This Holiday Season

A Beautiful Way To Give Back & Save Lives This Holiday Season

Advertisement There’s a reason the holidays are called “The Giving Season.” People feel compelled to reach a little deeper into their pockets at this time of year. Our favorite causes benefit from the giving spirit we feel near the end of the year. iHeartDogs supports a number of different causes. This year, we’d like to ask you to help us save lives this holiday just by continuing your holiday shopping. Adoptable pets fill shelters all over the country. Many of these pets were loved and then discarded. Some were lost and never found. Others…continue reading →
How To Spoil Your Senior Dog This Holiday Season

How To Spoil Your Senior Dog This Holiday Season

The holidays are a great excuse to shower your pooch with gifts. Our faithful friends may not understand the significance of the season, but they deserve the best no matter what day it is! If you really want to spoil your senior dog this holiday, focus on presents that serve a purpose. Health, comfort, and mental stimulation are gifts that will keep on giving all year long! 1. PACK&DEN Faux Fur Memory Foam Bed According to the National Sleep Foundation, dogs spend 80% of their time lying down or sleeping. If your senior sweetie is…continue reading →

How To Spoil Your Dog This Holiday Season

You’ve made your list and you’ve checked it twice, now it’s time to get busy and spoil your dog this holiday season. There might have been a few incidents involving a chewed up pair of shoes or a midnight howling session, but your pup is still very much on the nice list. To show him how much you care, now is the perfect time to treat him to fun new toys and yummy snacks. iHeartDogs has spent all year looking for the perfect presents to put under your tree. There’s something for dogs…continue reading →
Here’s How To Share Your Favorite Seasonal Flavors With Your Dog!

Here’s How To Share Your Favorite Seasonal Flavors With Your Dog!

Advertisement It’s amazing what a little treat can do for your day – especially this time of year. The streets and stores may be packed with busy shoppers, but rest assured that you can step into any bakery, no matter the hub-bub, and take a big, deep breath of “ahhhh!” It’s the time of year where the smells of ginger, cinnamon and sugar are wafting through the air. Sometimes you have to stop running around, sit a moment, and get yourself something warm with your favorite flavors of the season. A small, sweet…continue reading →
8 Items That Will Help Make Your Dog Feel More At Home

8 Items That Will Help Make Your Dog Feel More At Home

Sharing your life with your dog starts at home, usually with a bed and a bowl. Even before we bring home our pup, we make sure we have everything he needs to be happy. Leashes, treats, etc. Once you have the basics, though, what else can you do to make sure your dog feels like your house is truly his home? You don’t have to break the bank to spoil your dog and make him feel like he belongs. He isn’t going to be able to tell the difference between his pet-supply-store bowls…continue reading →
Got A Dog That Loves To Go Crazy With Their Toys? Then They Need This For Christmas

Got A Dog That Loves To Go Crazy With Their Toys? Then They Need This For Christmas

Advertisement There’s no doubt your pup made it to the nice list this year, but picking out the perfect Christmas present is tricky. Between all the balls, ropes, frisbees, stuffed ducks, and squeaky pigs you’ve ever brought home, nothing has lived for the long-term. Your dog is a destroyer of toys, a teddy bear shredder, and she leaves behind stuffing and squeakers wherever she goes. You know she finds her destructive type of play to be the most fun, but that doesn’t mean you can keep charging your credit card with toys that…continue reading →
Spoil Your Pup This Christmas With Their Very Own Christmas Tree Ornament!

Spoil Your Pup This Christmas With Their Very Own Christmas Tree Ornament!

Advertisement Whether artificial or straight from the farm, every Christmas tree tells a story. They’re stories about newlyweds celebrating together for the first time and grandparents looking back on decades of happy memories. No matter what your story says, there’s no doubt it’s all about family. Everyone gathers around to decorate the tree with symbols and pictures that mean the most to them, and this year, it’s time to include the dog. Photo by Jasmin Schuler on Unsplash Decorating the Christmas tree is a holiday tradition the whole family loves. Your pup might…continue reading →
Want To Show Your Pup Just How Loved They Are? Get Them A Pack & Den From Santa!

Want To Show Your Pup Just How Loved They Are? Get Them A Pack & Den From Santa!

Advertisement Your dog has been hinting at what he asked Santa for this year – did you catch it? We’ll give you a hint: On the night before Christmas,when you rest your head,will you sleep soundly,if your dog hates his bed? We may not be poets, but we know dogs. And we know that a good night’s rest on the night before Christmas or any other night is essential to the health, happiness, and well-being of your pup! Because good sleep is so important, iHeartDogs trusts PACK&DEN to get dogs comfortably into Dreamland.…continue reading →
What Is Nose Work And How Can It Help Senior Dogs Stay Mentally Healthy?

What Is Nose Work And How Can It Help Senior Dogs Stay Mentally Healthy?

Your senior dog is past the days of jumping off docks and climbing up mountains, but that doesn’t mean their quality of life should be diminished. The key to keeping your senior dog mentally healthy and happy is getting them involved in something other than snoozing on the couch. Nose work is a canine sport that takes after training methods used for professional scent detection dogs. Every dog with a sense of smell has potential to join in and succeed. It keeps their brains working and their bodies moving, and it’s especially beneficial…continue reading →
Include Your Dog In ALL Your Holiday Festivities With These Treats From The Dog Bakery

Include Your Dog In ALL Your Holiday Festivities With These Treats From The Dog Bakery

Advertisement ‘Tis the season to really spoil your pup, and iHeartDogs doesn’t want him to miss a single thing about the holidays! His presents are tucked under the tree with the rest of the family’s and his cute little ornament is hung in it’s branches. There’s a stocking with his name on it, and we point out the Snoopy balloon when it passes by in the parade. We include him in everything – right? It’s no secret that this is also the time of year that we tend to loosen our belts and…continue reading →
Common Health Issues Senior Dogs Face During Different Seasons And What To Do

Common Health Issues Senior Dogs Face During Different Seasons And What To Do

Do you know what common health issues senior dogs face during different seasons? Senior dogs face some of the same health issues as younger dogs, but they also face a host of health issues that are less common in younger dogs. Here are some common health issues senior dogs face during different seasons and what to do about them. While many many common health issues senior dogs face occur year-round, some health issues are bigger problems in the summer months. Fleas And Ticks While fleas and ticks can be a problem around the…continue reading →
4 Reasons To Invest In A Quality Bed For Your Senior Dog

4 Reasons To Invest In A Quality Bed For Your Senior Dog

Your dog may typically sleep on the floor or a cheap dog bed, and that’s fine for younger dogs. Senior dogs need a little extra care to keep them healthy and happy. A high-quality dog bed can be a bit of an investment, but isn’t your fur child worth every penny when the extra money spent on a superior bed could help your dog have more quality time with you before they cross the rainbow bridge? Here are 4 reasons you should invest in a quality bed for your senior dog. #1 –…continue reading →
4 Ways Your Dog Might Benefit from a Probiotic

4 Ways Your Dog Might Benefit from a Probiotic

Our bodies contain microorganisms that live in our stomachs and intestines, and our dogs have them too. They benefit our dogs by breaking down the food they eat into vitamins and minerals they can absorb. These microorganisms also keep their digestive tracts healthy and working properly. There are different kinds known commonly as “good” and “bad” microorganisms, but really, a healthy digestive tract will contain all of them in amounts that are balanced in a way that keeps everything running smoothly. When these microorganisms are out of balance, our dogs’ bodies pay the…continue reading →
6 Ways An Orthopedic Bed Can Help Your Senior Dog

6 Ways An Orthopedic Bed Can Help Your Senior Dog

According to the National Sleep Foundation, dogs spend 50% of their day sleeping, 30% lounging around, and just 20% being active. As they enter their senior years, they require even more rest to be at their best. With so much time spent lying down, a sturdy, supportive bed is essential for reducing pain and ensuring optimal sleep. In addition to comfort and durability, high-quality orthopedic beds offer the following 6 benefits for aging pups: 1. They allow senior dogs to sleep more soundly. As many dogs age, they begin to have trouble sleeping through the…continue reading →
How To Help Your Senior Dog Find Relief From A Dry Nose

How To Help Your Senior Dog Find Relief From A Dry Nose

Your dog’s slobbery kisses aren’t the same without that cold, wet nose pressing up against your face. And if your senior dog’s nose is dry or cracked, you have more than the quality of their kisses to be concerned about. As one of a dog’s most important features, the health of their nose is always important. A dry nose is irritating and in the worst cases, it’s even painful. It’s sometimes a symptom of serious illness, but most of the time, it’s caused by a mix of environmental factors and the dog’s age.…continue reading →
How To Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose Naturally

How To Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose Naturally

Have you noticed that your dog’s nose has been drier than usual lately? A crusty, flaky nose on your dog is not just an eyesore – it can actually be quite sore and uncomfortable for your dog. Dry, cracked skin isn’t just painful. A wet nose is actually required for your dog to smell properly. Since dogs rely heavily on their sense of smell, it’s unfair to take that away from them by failing to treat their dry nose. Let’s talk about what causes dry noses and how to heal your dog’s dry nose…continue reading →

These Cute, Cozy Tops Have An Unexpected Perk – Helping Shelter Dogs Get Adopted!

In cooler weather, wearing cozy clothing is just the best. Even better is when on top of feeling warm and comfy, you feel super cute in what you’ve got on! The following tops are exactly that – cute and comfy. But, if you’re new to iHeartDogs (welcome!) this may blow your mind… each of these tops also helps shelter dogs get adopted. “How?” you might be asking. Each piece of iHeartDogs apparel provides a special donation that helps dogs! For example, many of the pieces below provide a number of healthy meals for…continue reading →
The Only Halloween Costume That Could Save Your Pet’s Life

The Only Halloween Costume That Could Save Your Pet’s Life

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s about time to make a big decision for your pet – what costume is he going to wear this year? The choices are endless and pet supply stores are stocked to the gills with cute hot dog, shark, and bumblebee costumes. And while your dog may look so adorable as a wookie or pumpkin, there’s only one outfit out there that’s going to keep him safe while you’re out trick-or-treating. You probably don’t think about coyotes when you think about Halloween – especially if you live…continue reading →

The 60 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Dogs & Dog Lovers [Early-Bird Release]

The AgriChew has a fascinating story, it was accidentally discovered as a popular toy from a piece of farming equipment. Its unique shape makes it easy for dogs to handle, and its tough surface makes an excellent and durable chew toy. If your pup spends part of the day away from you, odds are they crave your smell. In fact, its been found that your smell has a calming effect on your dog. This toy, known as the Comfort Cuddler, allows you to leave a small article of clothing or your pillow case…continue reading →
Improve Your Dog’s Health And Get To Know Him Better Than Ever With Animo!

Improve Your Dog’s Health And Get To Know Him Better Than Ever With Animo!

The fitness tech game is continually changing the way many of us exercise, eat, and live. Being able to track our activity gives us an edge when it comes to our health and wellness, granting us the ability to tackle health goals and take better care of ourselves. With that being said, it’s about time there was a way for us to offer this powerful insight into the lives of our four-legged best friends! Tech trackers have the ability to grant us health and wellness like never before, our dogs should be able…continue reading →
Why Bone Broth is The Ultimate Superfood For Senior Dogs

Why Bone Broth is The Ultimate Superfood For Senior Dogs

As our dogs age their appetites may begin to wane due to dental soreness, arthritis pain or decreased activity. Seniors that don’t take in adequate levels of essential nutrients like amino acids, potassium, zinc, and calcium are at a higher risk for illness. Bone broth is an easy and delicious way to give your older dog a power punch of nutrition and the calories she needs to keep her active and feeling great! Physicians and veterinarians have long hailed bone broth as a superfood, using it to help ease symptoms from or even treat…continue reading →
3 Reasons Why Dogs Need a PREbiotic Just As Much As A PRObiotic

3 Reasons Why Dogs Need a PREbiotic Just As Much As A PRObiotic

Keeping track of everything your pet needs to stay healthy can be tricky. There’s a lot to know and understand, and getting your facts straight is key to having a happy dog. One of the health-related topics pet owners often get confused about is the need for prebiotics. No, that wasn’t a typo. You’ve heard of probiotics, but prebiotics are different. Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for canine gut health, but the majority of dogs in the U.S. are missing out on the former half of that equation. The first step in…continue reading →
5 Herbs To Help Sooth Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

5 Herbs To Help Sooth Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

No one likes an upset tummy, and that includes your dog! While our four-legged friends can’t tell us if they have a belly ache, pet parents know when something isn’t right. Whether your pup vomits, has a bout of diarrhea, or just seems under the weather, loving pet parents will do just about anything to help. While you should consult with your vet if there are any noticeable changes in your dog’s health or habits (especially if they’re prolonged), sometimes it’s just anxiety, car sickness, or unsettled food that’s the culprit. Below, you’ll…continue reading →
Do I Still Need To Worry About Fleas During Cooler Months?

Do I Still Need To Worry About Fleas During Cooler Months?

Advertisement Many people assume that fleas die off in the winter and it’s safe to stop your dog’s flea and tick preventative. But is it really safe to do that? Do you need to worry about fleas during cooler months? The surprising answer is that YES, you do still need to worry about them during cooler months, and it’s all about their life cycle. About the flea life cycle You may be surprised to learn that much of a flea’s life cycle takes place OFF of a host. As long as it’s warm…continue reading →
A Perfect Pairing: How Omegas & Probiotics Can Help Ease Allergies

A Perfect Pairing: How Omegas & Probiotics Can Help Ease Allergies

Since the release of our Pronine™ Flora 4-in-1 Canine Probiotic, Prebiotic, Digestive Enzyme, Herb Supplement, people have been asking whether or not they should switch their dog to that from the Project Paws® Omega 3-6-9 Select Chews to help control their dog’s allergies. While each product individually can help reduce symptoms of allergies, the products work differently and actually work best in conjunction with each other to reduce your dog’s itching and scratching. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation. Inflammation can cause all sorts of health problems including allergies, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease,…continue reading →
How A Dog Carrier Sling Can Keep Your Dog Safe & How To Use One Safely

How A Dog Carrier Sling Can Keep Your Dog Safe & How To Use One Safely

When you want to take your pint-sized pup with you everywhere you go, a dog carrier sling is your perfect solution. Slings are a convenient way to keep your pup close, and they even help keep pets safe from harm. There are several situations where using a sling is beneficial to both dogs and their people. Pretty soon, your sling will be your favorite pet accessory. If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of the experience, you need to know how to use it properly. Best Ways to Use…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 →