Dogs

Dog walker vs dog day care: Which one is best for your dog?

Dog parents who work outside the home often stress about leaving their fur baby home alone all day. These worries are justified: dogs typically shouldn’t be left alone for eight or more hours, says Annie Hudson, owner of dog-walking company Hudson’s Hounds in New York City.  Leaving a dog... more

What losing my pet showed me about the power of grief

One of the most difficult things we can go through is the loss of someone we love. But what if that someone is a beloved family pet? The grief is still difficult, but it can also be different and confusing — and, unfortunately, taken less seriously by those around us... more

Flying with dogs 101: General rules, cost and travel tips

If you’re planning a flight with your pup, you may wonder whether that cute little face will be the perfect passenger or a high-maintenance mess. Knowing your dog is key to pre-travel planning.  Seasoned traveler Hilary Sloan, of New York City, who has flown her small dog Ella Bean... more

8 kid-friendly dog breeds: How to find the furry companion that’s right for your family

Welcoming a furry friend into your home is research-proven to benefit your children’s well-being. Pet ownership may be beneficial to child and adolescent emotional, cognitive, behavioral, educational and social development, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Of all the animals... more

What to look for in your next dog sitter

The Mary Poppins of pet sitters is out there, and you’re determined to find her. If you’re an owner actively seeking pet care, zeroing in on that special someone to take care of your pet can be daunting, especially if you have high standards like most of us do. Beyond... more

How to guides

My dog’s stomach is gurgling! Causes, concerns and when to see a vet

At its most severe, it can sound like a freight train moving through your living room. When it’s mild, it chugs more like a small model train. We’re referring to that gurgling noise coming from your dog’s tummy, and, just FYI, it actually has a name. It’s called borborygmi, and... more

12 delicious doggy ice cream recipes

Dog ice cream? Yes, it's really a thing! While you shouldn't feed your pup the real deal, you can whip up a do-it-yourself summer doggy delight and be the best pup parent or dog walker around. Sometimes regular kibble just doesn't beat the heat like a frozen... more

Kidney failure in dogs: What owners need to know

Your dog is peeing more than usual, drinking copious amounts of water and seems to be sending you a signal that something just isn’t right. If you suspect kidney disease, a vet visit is needed, stat.  "The sooner the signs of kidney failure in dogs are recognized, the earlier... more