As humans, it's easy for us to underestimate just how important a dog's teeth are to them. If we chip a tooth, it's usually a vanity problem more than anything else. We go to the dentist, get the tooth repaired or replaced, and move on with our life as if nothing happened. However, what if your dog chips a tooth? It's usually a much more serious health problem for them. A … [Read more...] about What to Do if Your Dog Breaks a Tooth (Symptoms & Treatment)
When I lived in Florida, my dogs used to chase raccoons out of the backyard every single night. Thankfully, they never caught one – the raccoons were to fast and agile – but what should you do if your dog actually gets close enough to attack one? When Dogs and Raccoons Fight Dogs and raccoons are in fact mortal enemies. They just don't get along. Sure, there are … [Read more...] about What to Do if Your Dog Attacks a Raccoon
I was doing some research the other day, and I noticed there are quite a lot of people posting on forums who are concerned about their Australian Shepherds having "short hair." Many of these owners also expressed concern that their Aussies fur is not fluffy enough. One of the defining characteristics of the Australian Shepherd is their long, thick, fluffy coat; so it's … [Read more...] about Can Australian Shepherds Have Short Hair? (Yes, and It’s OK)
So, you're eating some chicken or pita bread with za’atar on it, and you're wondering if it's safe to give your dog a bite? I wouldn't do it, and this is why... In general, it's usually a bad idea to feed a dog anything that has lots of herbs and spices on it. If you want to give your dog some "human food," it's best to give them whole foods without any seasoning, such as … [Read more...] about Can Dogs Eat Za’atar Spice?
My wife and I are huge fans of the Beyond Burger, as well as Beyond Meat's sausages and other products, but we wouldn't feed them to our dogs. First of all, there's the cost... At roughly $8 per package – 2 patties – in our area, I'd say that's some pretty expensive dog food. But let's forget about the cost for a second, and ask the question: Is Beyond Meat even safe for … [Read more...] about Can Dogs Eat Beyond Meat?
My wife loves watermelon, and so does our dog, Morty. The other night, while the two of them were sitting on the couch as she fed him one piece of watermelon after another, she turned to me and asked, "do you think he would ever stop eating this if I just kept giving it to him?" I laughed and replied, "probably not." Then she asked me, "can a dog eat too much watermelon?" I … [Read more...] about Can a Dog Eat Too Much Watermelon? It’s Unlikely, But Yes…
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a medium-large scenthound/sighthound bred to hunt lions and other large game in southern Africa. They are top-tier athletes, easily recognized by their muscular build, short brown coat, floppy ears, and a distinct ridge that runs down the center of their back. While all of these characteristics make the Ridgeback a very "cool" breed, many of them … [Read more...] about When Will Your Rhodesian Ridgeback Calm Down? That All Depends On You
Cani Corsi can live inside or outside, thought they tend to prefer being outdoors. But what if it's really cold outside? Can a Cane Corso live outside in the winter? The simple answer is: a Cane Corso can live outside during winter months in moderate climates, but they cannot live outside in extremely cold weather. Continue reading to learn more about leaving your Cane … [Read more...] about Can a Cane Corso Live Outside in the Winter? (It Depends Where You Live)
If you live along the southern border of the United States, you likely live in a mostly warm climate with brutally hot summers. Whether you're in Southern California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, or any other southern state, odds are it's pretty hot most of the year, and stifling during the months of June, July, and August. So, can a northern breed, like the … [Read more...] about Can Newfoundlands Live in Hot Climates Like Arizona, Florida, and Texas?
Finding a dog that gets along with cats can be challenging. Even though dogs and cats have a reputation for being natural born enemies, many dog breeds tolerate cats just fine. It's often the cat that wants nothing to do with the dog. Enter the Havanese. It's not exactly clear why, but most Havaneses get along great with cats. The two may even become the best of friends. … [Read more...] about Havanese: A Great Dog for Cat Owners