Dog Care

Knowing the basics of how dogs function as well as the basics of how to take care of a dog are important aspects to keeping you and your pooch happy and healthy.

Featured
Home Remedies for Dogs With Porcupine Quills and Foxtails

Spending time outside is great for your pooch, but there are some hazards. What do you do when your dog has a nasty encounter with spiky plants or animals?


Dogs Happy to Share Food With Friends

Think your dog would be willing to share his treats with other dogs? Studies show he probably would.

Fido’s Getting Better Flu Shots

Scientists have developed two new vaccines for canine influenza that are far superior to those now available.

What Do Dogs Prefer: Food or Praise?

What's it going be, Fido: kibbles or kudos? A new study tackled the question.

For the Guinea Worm, Man's Best Friend Is the Warmest Hiding Place

Only seven cases of Guinea worm have occurred in humans so far in 2016. But hundreds of cases have appeared in dogs. What does this mean for guinea worm eradication?

No Bull: Why Pet Stores Are Afraid of the Word 'Penis'

Pet stores provide scientific, anatomical names for dog chews, so why resort to euphemisms like "pizzle" and "bully stick"? Dogs have no shame — but we humans do.

Persistent Stigma of 'Pit Bull' Label Hinders Dog Adoption

Regardless of what a dog's breed actually is, if it's labeled a "pit bull," its chances of adoption drop. Pity the poor pit pup.

How Dog Flu Works

All dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible to the flu. What do you need to know before you drop your pup off at doggie day care?

Is a 'dog year' really seven years?

The old rule of thumb of seven dog years per human year typically makes dogs seem older than they really are. No fear, there's a formula to estimate your dog's age the right way!

Do you need to take a pet greyhound on runs?

Thanks to your pet greyhound's superior speed, trying to keep up with them on a run would be an exercise in futility. Surprisingly, these dogs are lazier than you think!

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

When it comes to dogs, age really is just a number. If you've got the patience, you surely can teach an old dog some new tricks.