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 →

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 →
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 →
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 →

11 Natural Ingredients To Help Keep Fleas Away

You definitely don’t want your dog and your home to be infested with fleas, but you might be a little concerned about using the hardcore chemicals and pesticides found in traditional flea repellents, whether they’re topical or ingested. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between using chemicals or not protecting your dog. There are lots of natural ingredients that can help repel fleas without exposing your dog to chemicals and pesticides. But first, if you live in a climate with cold winters, the better news is that you may not need to worry…continue reading →
iHeartDogs Partners With Amazon Audible To Help Feed Hungry Shelter Dogs

iHeartDogs Partners With Amazon 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 by Amazon has gone to the dogs–giving your dog an…continue reading →
How CBD Oil Can Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

How CBD Oil Can Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

When you come home to find your perfectly house trained dog left you a stinky surprise (or two) on the carpet along with the remains of a couch cushion, expensive shoe, or maybe the TV remote, there’s a good chance they have separation anxiety. If the neighbors complain of your dog’s constant barking and whining when you’re not home, that’s another sign your dog has separation anxiety. And if you worry about your dog jumping through a screened window, chewing through a door, or hurting themselves while you’re not there to watch them,…continue reading →
Does Your Pup Have Greasy/Fatty Looking Poos? This Could Be Why…

Does Your Pup Have Greasy/Fatty Looking Poos? This Could Be Why…

Does your dog’s poop look different lately? Your dog’s feces are a huge indicator as to what’s going on with his overall health, so any change is important to note. While unusual poop or diarrhea should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian if it doesn’t clear up within a couple of days, poop that looks greasy or fatty may indicate that your dog isn’t digesting his food properly. What could be causing that, and what can you do to help? Read on for these answers and more! Your dog may be…continue reading →
Is Your Dog Shedding Like CRAZY? This Can Help!

Is Your Dog Shedding Like CRAZY? This Can Help!

All dogs shed. Now, dogs that have hair that grows continuously such as Poodles, Bichons, Shih Tzus, and Yorkies shed very little, and what they do shed tends to get trapped in the rest of their hair instead of winding up on your sofa, but they do shed a little bit. Some breeds of dogs shed A LOT, usually with the change of the seasons, such as Golden Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Shelties, and German Shepherds. Other dogs just shed all the time, like Labs, Pugs, and other short-haired dogs. Any dog that…continue reading →
The 3 Most Wonderful Ways To Remember A Dog No Longer With Us

The 3 Most Wonderful Ways To Remember A Dog No Longer With Us

Losing a dog can be just as painful and devastating as losing a beloved human family member or friend. Many of us go through the exact same grief process as we would with the loss of a human loved one. There are many constructive, positive ways to deal with your grief. Memorializing and celebrating the life of a deceased pet can help those who have experienced loss cope with the effects of grief. Whether you’ve lost your pet or someone you care about has lost a dear furry companion, these 3 wonderful ways…continue reading →
How To Take The Perfect Photo Of Your Pet For A Pawp Shop Art Piece!

How To Take The Perfect Photo Of Your Pet For A Pawp Shop Art Piece!

Taking the perfect pic of your pet doesn’t have to be something only a professional photographer can accomplish. You happen to be one of the best suited for taking pics of your pet. Why? Because, for starters, your furry family member LOVES you and loves getting attention from you. Also, you know all of your pet’s best poses, expressions, and angles! All you need is a camera or camera phone, your pet, and these tips: Keep It In Focus Blurry photos rarely make it into photo albums or fine art photography, and for…continue reading →
5 Things People Should Give Their Senior Dogs To Make Them Happier And Healthier

5 Things People Should Give Their Senior Dogs To Make Them Happier And Healthier

Aging is difficult, whether you’re human or canine. Luckily, we live in a day and age where there are plenty of products to help our furry kids feel better as they age. At what age is a dog considered “senior,” anyway? It depends on your dog’s size and breed. On average, dogs are considered seniors at 7. Giant breed dogs are considered seniors at the age of 6. Toy breeds may not be considered senior until they reach 10 years old. Of course, these are just general guidelines, and if your dog has any…continue reading →

8 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Mind Healthy

Advertisement Mental stimulation is just as important as physical exercise when it comes to your dog’s overall well-being. Just as physical activity helps stave off obesity and disease, exercising the brain prevents boredom, anxiety and depression to keep your pooch healthy and happy! Doggy dementia is an ever-growing problem in the United States. About 25% of dogs over the age of 10 show signs of brain aging, and more than 60% have symptoms by the age of 15. Regular walks are a great start, but there are many other fun, creative ways to exercise your…continue reading →
How Digestive Enzymes Can Help Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

How Digestive Enzymes Can Help Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

Thanks to technological advances, pet parents have the option to conveniently feed their pups pre-packaged food rather than having them hunt for meals themselves. While this makes life easier for us and our domesticated friends, there’s one small issue: prepared foods don’t contain all the digestive enzymes that they need for a balanced and healthy gut. What are digestive enzymes? According to Dr. Karen Becker in an article by Mercola Healthy Pets, these are the four major digestive enzymes: Protease – helps break down and digest protein Amylase – helps break down and digest carbohydrates…continue reading →
A Leading Veterinarian Calls This “The Supplement Most Needed By Your Pet”

A Leading Veterinarian Calls This “The Supplement Most Needed By Your Pet”

There are so many supplements being marketed toward dogs these days. How can you possibly know which one or ones are the best for your dog? While each dog has his own health, nutrition, and supplemental needs that you should discuss with your vet before adding supplements to your dog’s diet, one veterinarian believes that nearly every dog in the country would benefit from one supplement in particular. Which one would that be? Read on to find out! Dr. Karen Becker is a holistic, proactive, and integrative wellness veterinarian who offers the most up-to-date information…continue reading →