Petco To Stop Selling Dog & Cat Food With Artificial Ingredients

Petco To Stop Selling Dog & Cat Food With Artificial Ingredients

Advertisement In a huge leap toward better pet care, Petco announced they’re turning their backs on dog and cat foods that include artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. The pet supply franchise is upping their standards when it comes to pet nutrition, and they’re the first national pet specialty retailer to fully support all-natural diets for dogs and cats. The pet food aisles in all 1,500 store locations in the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico will soon go through a major transformation. Starting today, we’re setting a bold new standard for pet nutrition –…continue reading →
How Long Can You Leave a Dog Alone?

How Long Can You Leave a Dog Alone?

Having a dog means having a schedule. You arrange work hours, social outings, and errands based on when you can get home. If you’re anything like me, you sometimes skip a night out because you feel guilty leaving your dog home alone. Dogs enjoy the company of their humans, but that doesn’t mean leaving them home alone is bad or dangerous. Read on to learn how long you can leave a dog alone, and tips to make their time at home safe and enriching. Consider the bladder The first question most people ask…continue reading →
Shelter Pups Get A Big Surprise Thanks To iHeartDogs And Gene Simmons

Shelter Pups Get A Big Surprise Thanks To iHeartDogs And Gene Simmons

Advertisement Maybe you can’t take every shelter dog home, but you can help every shelter dog find a home! iHeartDogs believes that there’s a loving home out there for every dog, and one of our favorite ways to get dogs out of shelters and enrich their lives is through Project Play™. It’s been proven that dogs have a better chance of finding homes if they’re seen playing, so by donating toys, we’re helping to showcase them and their unique personalities to potential adopters! Toys also provide dogs with physical and mental stimulation, which…continue reading →
Why Do Some Dogs Like Hugs And Not Others?

Why Do Some Dogs Like Hugs And Not Others?

Advertisement For every article out there that tells you that dogs like hugs, there’s another one that says they don’t. You may have a dog who leaps into your arms every chance they get, or one who prefers having their bubble to themselves – and neither is unusual. So which is it? Do dogs like hugs or don’t they? The answer is: we may be asking the wrong question. As humans, we recognize that we’re all different, with different experiences and different preferences. We shouldn’t forget that our dogs are individuals too. A…continue reading →
This company invented a dog bed that never goes flat and smells like you!

This company invented a dog bed that never goes flat and smells like you!

If you’ve ever had to throw away a dog bed that went flat too soon, you know how frustrating it can be. Dog beds vary greatly in quality, and many flatten out in only weeks, leaving your dog with thin, worn out padding and allowing their elbows and paws to rub on the hard ground. In addition, you’re out the money! This new stuffable dog bed solves this problem and then some. The design allows you to put old pillows and clothes into a durable bed casing. In addition to be a great,…continue reading →
This Amazon Prime Find is a Great Way to Protect Your Dog From Fleas in the Fall & Winter Months

This Amazon Prime Find is a Great Way to Protect Your Dog From Fleas in the Fall & Winter Months

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 enough,…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 →
15 Signs Your Dog Has Anxiety And How To Help

15 Signs Your Dog Has Anxiety And How To Help

Advertisement Whether you have two legs or four, anxiety can be a miserable experience. Sadly, our fur kids are not immune to anxiety. Many dogs suffer from anxiety, whether it’s only during thunderstorms or a low level of continuous anxiety. How can you tell if your dog has anxiety? What can you do to help your dog if he is dealing with anxiety? Here are signs your dog has anxiety and ways you can help. Signs of anxiety in dogs -Aggression -Tucked tail -Peeing or pooping in the home -Drooling -Yawning -Panting -Licking…continue reading →
This Might Be The Best Coffee You’ve Ever Tasted, And Has an Awesome Twist Dog People Love

This Might Be The Best Coffee You’ve Ever Tasted, And Has an Awesome Twist Dog People Love

Need a reason to justify that next cup of coffee? Look no further. A new line of coffee called “Drink Coffee. Feed Dogs.” makes a striking promise: Every single cup you drink provides a meal for shelter dog. Teaming up with charity partners GreaterGood.org and RescueBank, iHeartDogs donates a full 25 meals to animal shelters with each bag sold, corresponding to one meal per cup of coffee (it’s a 12 oz. bag of beans). And if you think this is all marketing just to sell a mediocre cup of joe, think again. We’re…continue reading →
Sago Palms Are Toxic To Dogs & May Be Lurking In Your Neighborhood

Sago Palms Are Toxic To Dogs & May Be Lurking In Your Neighborhood

Advertisement Take a walk around your neighborhood. Chances are you or someone in your community has sago palms in their yard or home. Rugged and beautiful, these plants are a common choice among landscapers and homeowners alike. Despite their aesthetic appeal, sago palms can spell big trouble for children and pets. Every part of these plants are extremely toxic, causing severe liver damage and possibly death if ingested. According to Better Homes & Gardens, sago palms are not true palm trees as their name and appearance would suggest. They are tropical and prefer…continue reading →
The Healthiest Food Will Bring Your Pet A Thriving Life

The Healthiest Food Will Bring Your Pet A Thriving Life

What do you say when people ask you how your dog is doing? Do you shrug your shoulders and say “fine”? Or do you tell your friends and family that your dog is overjoyed, on top of the world, honest-to-goodness thriving?   Some people may be okay with knowing their dogs are doing “fine,” but others know that our dogs are capable of being so much more than just “fine” and won’t settle for less. How do you take your dog from fine to thrive? Start with his bowl. NomNomNow knows that so…continue reading →
Health Is Wealth, And The Same Can Be Said For Your Dog

Health Is Wealth, And The Same Can Be Said For Your Dog

Pet parents want their dogs to have the healthiest, longest life possible. Every year, we learn more about how healthy eating can affect a human’s mood, energy levels, and overall health – so it makes sense that the same would apply to dog food. NomNomNow has embarked on a journey to revolutionize pet health, starting with the #1 contributing factor to a healthy lifestyle: what they eat. Everybody knows by now how many health problems a lifetime of eating junk food can cause humans, but few people realize that many commercial dog foods…continue reading →
6 Reasons Why Dogs Pant

6 Reasons Why Dogs Pant

Advertisement You’ve seen your dog pant. When you’re running around together, it’s not unusual for you both to be panting! We like to think it’s because they’re happy – and panting does look like a big happy smile, right? But for pups, panting is multi-purpose. Some dogs may even be panting for a reason that requires the attention of a vet. Knowing why dogs pant and paying attention can tip you off and help you take better care of your dog.  1. To Cool Off Your dog doesn’t sweat like a human would,…continue reading →
A Simple Daily Hack That Can Improve Your Dog’s Terrible Gas

A Simple Daily Hack That Can Improve Your Dog’s Terrible Gas

Dog gas is no laughing matter. It’s often the butt of jokes, and “blaming it on the dog” is a common trope, but there’s definitely nothing funny about foul gas when it’s coming from your dog. Stinky dog gas can be caused by an imbalance of bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract. When we think of bacteria we usually think of the tiny invisible monsters that cause colds and diseases, but there are “good” and “bad” bacteria present in you and your dog’s bodies. These are necessary to break down the foods we…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 →
CBD Oil Tinctures vs. CBD Treats for Dogs: Which Is Better?

CBD Oil Tinctures vs. CBD Treats for Dogs: Which Is Better?

So you’ve heard about the benefits of hemp oil for dogs, and you’re ready to try a CBD product. The first question many people have is: Which is better for my dog, an oil tincture or a CBD treat? For many, CBD treats seem like the easier option. Open the bag, grab some treats, and give them to your pup. There are, however, several problems with administering CBD using treats. Based on our research, a CBD oil tincture is probably the better choice for getting the results you want. Here’s 3 reasons why:…continue reading →
4 “Bad Dog” Behaviors You Might Be Accidentally Encouraging

4 “Bad Dog” Behaviors You Might Be Accidentally Encouraging

Advertisement Advertisement Being a little mischievous is part of being a dog, and for the most part, behavioral issues can be addressed with the right kind of training. There are instances, however, when dog owners accidentally encourage their dogs to pick up bad habits. These undesired behaviors develop slowly until they’re second nature for the dog. There’s no such thing as a point of no return, but it’s definitely harder to break a dog’s bad habits than it is to teach good habits right from the start. The sooner you realize you’re teaching…continue reading →
How To Spot And Treat A Hot Spot On Your Dog

How To Spot And Treat A Hot Spot On Your Dog

Advertisement Hot spots go by a variety of different names – hot spots, moist dermatitis, summer sores, pyotraumatic dermatitis, or superficial pyoderma – but all the terms mean the same thing. A hot spot is an area of infected skin. Dogs always carry a healthy population of bacteria, but sometimes certain things can trigger the bacteria to reproduce out of control, causing an infection. What causes hot spots? How can you spot one? How are hot spots treated? We have all the answers you’re looking for. What causes hot spots? A wide variety…continue reading →
What Causes Separation Anxiety In Dogs?

What Causes Separation Anxiety In Dogs?

Advertisement If you know anything about separation anxiety, you know how upsetting it can be for the dog and how frustrating it can be for the owner. But what causes it? Does knowing what may have caused your dog’s separation anxiety help you treat it? Are there certain dog breeds that are more likely to develop separation anxiety? There are a wide variety of factors that can lead to a dog developing separation anxiety. Scientists may not understand all the factors that can cause separation anxiety, but here’s what they do know. What…continue reading →
Bully Sticks Too Stinky? Your Dog Will Equally Love These Weird Cheese Chews

Bully Sticks Too Stinky? Your Dog Will Equally Love These Weird Cheese Chews

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for healthy ways to both entertain and delight your dog. My husky Splash has always been a bit picky when it comes to chews and treats. Most of them, she won’t touch. I’d heard about Himalayan chews but hadn’t tried them until about 9 months ago. The second I pulled it out of the bag, her blue eyes lit up. She was hooked. She barely put it down for 5 days! Here’s a video I recently took after giving her one. She got a little too excited!…continue reading →

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

Looking through your photos to find that perfect picture of your beloved pet is easy, but once you start, suddenly all of the photos are perfect (how could a picture of your pet not be perfect?) It’s ok! We’ve got some tips for picking out that special snap for your Pawp Shop art piece below. Need some tips on how to take a good photo? Click here! Narrow In On Photos In Focus Your first criteria for narrowing in on that perfect shot is to only consider photos in focus. A sharp picture helps…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 →

Pictures of Finger Monkeys

The pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) or finger monkey is a small species of New World monkey native to rain forests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. The species is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world, at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz) (Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is smaller). It is generally found in evergreen and river-edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist, or a gummivore. About 83% of the pygmy marmoset population lives in stable troops of two to nine individuals, including…continue reading →

Pics of Finger Monkeys

The pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) or finger monkey is a small species of New World monkey native to rain forests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. The species is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world, at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz) (Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is smaller). It is generally found in evergreen and river-edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist, or a gummivore. About 83% of the pygmy marmoset population lives in stable troops of two to nine individuals, including…continue reading →
This Website Created an Unforgettable Way to Remember Your Dog

This Website Created an Unforgettable Way to Remember Your Dog

It’s a fact: every dog leaves indelible paw prints on our hearts. Each one is perfectly unique in their both their appearance and personality. One company believes that every dog is so unique that they each deserve their own custom portrait. And not just any portrait, but a uniquely styled piece of art that can be printed on your choice of wood, canvas, or metal. Here’s an example (this one on a wood) You simply send in your favorite picture (doesn’t have to be professional, a clear smartphone picture works just fine) and the…continue reading →
The Adorable Fennec Fox

The Adorable Fennec Fox

A Cute Fennec Fox is adorable enough to be a pet. Unlike adult Fennec Foxes, newborns do not have bat-like ears but as they grow older they will straighten. Their oversized ears are very important and they serve a purpose in their lives. The surface of their ears helps radiate body heat so that they can keep cool under the scorching sun. Their ears are also helpful in listening for prey that is situated in the ground. Fennec Foxes are the smallest species of foxes in the world and they are native to…continue reading →
This Company Just Created The “Second Best Dog Bed In The World”

This Company Just Created The “Second Best Dog Bed In The World”

We know what you’re thinking. What’s the first best bed? Well of course, it’s this! 😃 But for those times when you’re not home, or you’re in another room, we think you’ll love the new PACK&DEN line from iHeartDogs. So what’s so great about PACK&DEN? Here’s 4 reasons what’s it’ll instantly be your dog’s “second favorite bed” Reason #1: Includes 2 inches of high quality orthopedic foam layers: a stabilizing foam layer on bottom and a memory foam layer on top, creating a luxuriously cushy, yet supportive bed for your furry family member. Reason #2: Features…continue reading →
This Company Just Invented Another Reason You Should Allow Your Dog On The Couch

This Company Just Invented Another Reason You Should Allow Your Dog On The Couch

Dogs on the Couch? Yes.Dog smell on the couch? No. Does your pup LOVE hanging out on your furniture? Are you tired of that doggy smell permeating your furniture? Or maybe you just want to provide a comfy spot for your dog on the couch? This throw has you covered – in fact, you’ll probably want to use it just as much as your furry family member! Our luxurious PACK&DEN throws are guaranteed to promote cuddling, here’s why: Luxurious faux, vegan fur that feels amazing and looks phenomenal (we’re seriously obsessed) Easy to…continue reading →

There’s No Excuse to Not Let Your Dog On The Couch With These Throws With a Hidden Feature You’ll Love

Home Is Where The Dog Is Does your pup LOVE hanging out on your furniture? Are you tired of that doggy smell permeating your furniture? Or maybe you just want to provide a comfy spot for your dog on the couch? This throw has you covered – in fact, you’ll probably want to use it just as much as your furry family member! Our luxurious PACK&DEN throws are guaranteed to promote cuddling, here’s why: Luxurious faux, vegan fur that feels amazing and looks phenomenal (we’re seriously obsessed) Easy to clean, machine washable So….…continue reading →

Back Dimple Piercing – Cute or Not?

Those indents sitting above your buttocks have a purpose. Back dimples facilitate good circulation around the pelvic area which then makes it easier for you to climax. As sexy as that sounds, what’s even sexier is that you can add piercings to these so-called “back dimples.”  Back dimple piercing has become rather popular recently. Body piercing is an art and if you’ve got indents you’d want to flaunt, opting to have them pierced certainly draws attention. But is getting that area pierced as easy as it sounds? Let’s put it this way: you…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 →
Army Veteran Reunited With His Retired Bomb-Sniffing Dog After 6 Months Of Separation

Army Veteran Reunited With His Retired Bomb-Sniffing Dog After 6 Months Of Separation

Advertisement When Ali, a bomb-sniffing Dutch Shepherd, was forced to retire due to his age back in December, his handler, Troy Sutton, was still in Iraq and worried that he would never see Ali again. Luckily, K-9 Hero Haven stepped in and helped Ali transition into retired life while Sutton finished his time in Iraq. Sutton had served in the United States Army for 24 years but now works for American K-9 Detection Services, where he works with dogs to sniff out bombs in Iraq. Sutton had worked with Ali for about 5 years and…continue reading →

Penguin Plays With Ipad

Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific were given old iPads, with a cat game on it, to play with. The penguin in this video obviously loved it. Come on Pee Wee, catch that mouse! [embedded content]continue reading →
The Easy (Natural) Trick To Helping Your Pup Overcome Diarrhea

The Easy (Natural) Trick To Helping Your Pup Overcome Diarrhea

Whether your dog’s bouts with diarrhea are frequent or limited to periods of stress, you want to help your dog feel better as quickly as possible. While chronic, unexplained, or mucous-covered diarrhea warrant trips to the vet, there is one thing you can do to help your dog overcome occasional diarrhea and recover more quickly. You may be taking probiotics yourself, but did you know they can be just as beneficial for your dog as they are for you? New research is showing that probiotics are safe for dogs and as useful for…continue reading →

Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many Pugs, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Advertisement You have likely heard that a wet nose equals a healthy dog. In reality, the canine nose alternates between wet and dry in response to a variety of factors. Problems arise when the nose becomes so dry that it cracks or flakes. Overly dry noses are uncomfortable and can affect the way your dog experiences the world. Scent is arguably a dog’s most important sense. It’s how they first recognize the ones they love and explore the environment around them. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell,…continue reading →