Dog Or Hooman? You Be The Judge

They say that dogs and their people start to resemble each other after a while, but this pup’s face just looks strikingly… human! Yogi is an adorable pooch whose photo is making dog lovers scratch their heads. Sure he’s a breed mix, but does that include being part person? Actually, 1-year-old Yogi is a Shih-Poo (a Shih Tzu / Poodle mix) who was recently groomed. Perhaps it’s his stunning green eyes, his full pink pout, or his model-like bone structure that … Read more

10 Dog-Themed Drinks For Holiday Parties

Going to a party hosted by a dog-lover? Take one of these dog-themed spirts with you as a way of thanking them for the invite – you will definitely be invited back next year. #1 – Mutt Lynch Winery As their name implies, this winery is all about the dogs. They have dogs on all their labels and support their local animal rescue organizations and, North America’s largest pet adoption website. #2 – Ugly Dog Distillery Made in Michigan, this vodka … Read more

How To Help With Dog Allergies

As the season changes, so do the allergies, and many search for ways to help with dog allergies. And just like people, your dog can be affected. Although the fall does not have all the blooms and new growths that bother many, such as pollen and grass, it has dying plants and wind, moisture, and cooler temperatures that stir up the irritants. In addition, the fall brings with it mold, which can affect your pet whether he is allergic or … Read more

5 Signs Your Dog Just Had A Stroke (And What To Do)

Strokes are not as common in dogs as they are in humans, but they can be equally serious and frightening. Unfortunately, recognizing the signs of stroke in dogs can be difficult. Our pups are quite stoic, and without the gift of speech to tell us how they are feeling, diagnosis is challenging. Below we will discuss the types of stroke, how to recognize the signs in your dog, and what you can do to help them beat the odds. What … Read more

16 Most Challenging Dog Breeds That Are Full Of Love

All dogs need love, attention, and training – but some dog breeds need a little more than others. Every dog breed has its strengths and weaknesses. That doesn’t make any particular breed less loveable, but these 10 dog breeds may need a lot more patience and obedience training than others. These breeds tend to be intelligent, independent, and stubborn, making then the least obedient dog breeds. Successfully training one of these breeds should win you an award! #1 – Afghan Hound … Read more

The 10 Most Ancient Dog Breeds

#1 – Afghan Hound This elegant breed is considered to have descended directly from ancient dog types, although the common dog we see today typically goes back to dogs brought over to Great Britain in the 1920’s. #2 – Akita Inu The Akita is one of Japan’s oldest native breeds, and is found in many areas of Japan’s history.= #3 – Basenji The Basenji is arguable the most ancient breed in the world today. In fact, dogs resembling the Basenji … Read more

6 Months Later: NomNom Fresh Dog Food Review

Update: Nom Nom is extending a limited time offer to iHeartDogs readers. Get 50% off your first box! Earlier this year, I began feeding my dogs fresh dog food. It was a decision that came with a lot of consideration. Based on everything I read, fresh dog food was the best for my dogs, especially considering I had been feeding them kibble for their first four years. After A LOT of painstaking research, I settled on Nom Nom, for reasons … Read more

Sporty The Beloved Self-Walking Pup Loses Battle With Cancer

Sporty Cancer Battle

UPDATE: A few weeks ago, we brought you the story about the self-walking dog helping thousands as he walked the streets of Chicago. He touched the lives of so many. Sadly, Sporty lost his battle against cancer on November 14th. He passed in the arms of his loving dad who continuously fought to give Sporty all the love and support he could ever need. “He went so peacefully on his blankets with his head on my lap, paw in my … Read more

After Losing His Dog Man Goes To Shelter, Adopting All The Dogs Nobody Wanted

From Darkness into the Light After a hard loss of one of his fur babies that left an emptiness he just couldn’t fill, Steve Greig had the heartwarming and inspiring idea to go to the local shelter and adopt the “least adoptable” dog they had. Steve told the Dodo, “I was just so distraught about [that death]. A month or two went by and I still felt so horrible about it. I decided that the only way I would feel … Read more

Bon Jovi Donates Profits to Veteran’s Nonprofit, Training Dogs for Soldiers with PTSD

Grammy Award winning band Bon Jovi has just released “Unbroken,” a song featured in the upcoming documentary To Be Of Service. The song explores the struggles that are faced by military veterans during war and after they return home – to “normal” life. 100% of net proceeds from the download of “Unbroken” will be donated to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization, providing service dogs to veterans and fire responders in need. “This song is meant to honor America’s … Read more

Woman Kicked, Choked And Hanged Her Dog, Laughed At The Man Trying To Stop Her

Warning: Photos and description of abuse below. A woman in Tarpon Springs, Florida was recently caught on video appearing to abuse her dog. Video taken by a witness showed the woman, 26-year-old Michelle Sieber, choking, kicking and hanging her dog by the leash. She laughed as the man tried to defend the sad dog. A Dog Obeying and Still Continues to Be Beaten The adorable brown and white baby was simply trying to walk beside her. He appeared to be … Read more

90-Day Update: Fresh Food Changed My Dog’s Lives. For the Better!

Over 90 days ago, I embarked upon a journey with my dogs. I started looking into fresh dog food options that would not only improve the health of my dogs, but also their quality of life. If you’ve seen my original 30-Day Challenge or the follow-up 60-day update, you know that the transformation has been amazing. Here we are over 3 months later, and I can’t imagine feeding my dogs any other food. The changes have been that significant. Meet … Read more

After over 1,450 Days in a Shelter, Penny Just Wants a Forever Home. And a Tennis Ball.

There’s a dog for every person. But sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a person for every dog. This truly appears to be the case for sweet Penny. She has spent most of her 5 1/2 years of life in a shelter with over 750 days at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society animal shelter in Washington. This poor pup has faced struggles no dog should ever have to deal with. But most importantly, she has lived a great deal of … Read more

Celebrate National Dog Week Like a Smart Cookie

September 22-28 is National Dog Week, so while we always love and celebrate our pups, why not do something a little extra to show how much you care? These wonderfully delicious peanut butter I Woof You cookies from The Dog Bakery are the perfect tasty treats to share with your pooch during the special time. Or anytime! To celebrate this special event, The Dog Bakery will even donate a portion of  proceeds to animal rescue. Talk about one sweet deal. … Read more

10 Cutting Edge Products Showcased at the 2019 SuperZoo Convention

As part of our commitment to bring you the best of all things dogs, we recently sent a team to the 2019 SuperZoo trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their mission – to find the latest & greatest products and services that the industry has to offer. Bur more importantly, we wanted to find products that could make your lives easy…better. So we saddled up the iHeartDogs pink Cadillac, loaded up with snacks and headed to Vegas. Vegas, Baby! What’s … Read more

Enter To Win A Month Of Free Food For Your Dog And Your Favorite Shelter!

Who doesn’t love the idea of feeding shelter dogs? Well, here’s your chance to not only feed them, but to provide them with warm blankets and fun toys. Need more? How about a 30-day supply of super healthy dog food for your pup? Done. and “I and love and you” are partnering up for this limited time giveaway. Simply fill out the form below, and you’re entered. It’s so simple you could have your dog do it! What’s In It … Read more

RECALL: FDA Issues Warning to Avoid ALL Pig Ear Treats

UPDATE: As of July 31, 2019 the FDA is now warning consumers to avoid buying or feeding ALL pig ears pet treats. In recent weeks, we’ve seen numerous recalls and warnings; however, this most recent warning is not specific to one brand or location. All pig ears should be avoided, discarded and destroyed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA are investigating a suspected link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis. As … Read more

60-DAY UPDATE: See the Amazing Difference Fresh Food Has Made in My Dogs

A little over 2 months ago, I started feeding my pups fresh dog food. At first, I saw some results, but I think I was being pretty optimistic, trying to find the good in my long-researched decision. But 30-days isn’t really enough time to see any major changes no matter what you’re doing. Here I am, over 60 days later, and wow! The results have been pretty amazing. Check out what’s going on with my pups, Scout and Sandy. Back … Read more

Video: Shark Attack on Dog Prompts Pack to Spring Into Action

You can almost hear the music in the background. Dun dun…dun dun! Thank you Steven Spielberg for terrifying beachgoers throughout the years with the 1970’s hit Jaws. Seeing a shark near the shore would be so frightening, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere near the water. But for these lucky pups, a close encounter with an apex predator ended with the feisty fish turning tail and swimming for open water. Dogs -1. Shark – 0. While splashing around in the … Read more

UPDATE: Lovable Lenny Recently Adopted By Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell Has Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

UPDATE:  After a long life of neglect, Lenny the sweet pit bull recently adopted by Sir Patrick Stewart and his wife, Sunny Ozell, has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. A few days ago, this beautiful little pit began showing signs of what was believed to be kennel cough. Like any loving parents would do, Leonard (affectionately called Lenny) was rushed to one of Los Angeles’ top veterinary clinics. While the doctor wasn’t sure Lenny’s condition was serious, Sunny insisted that … Read more

New Study Finds Dogs Can Sniff Out Lung Cancer with 97% Accuracy

A cancer diagnosis requires tests. Lots of tests. Oncologists use highly-expensive methods to diagnose lung cancer in humans. Now, there might be a way to detect the disease by tapping their local Beagle community. Yes, a new study found Beagles can recognize the disease by scent. Medical Breakthrough A study from the American Osteopathic Association says Beagles’ incredible sense of smell can identify the specific biomarkers of the disease. These dogs are so accurate that researchers believe this discovery could … Read more

Every Patriotic Pups Needs The Summer Barkbeque Box This 4th of July!

The 4th of July is a time for celebrating our independence with BBQ’s, iced cold drinks and fireworks. But why not celebrate your pup too? The Dog Bakery has an amazing offer designed especially for your furry friend. The Summer Barkbeque Box is packed full of sweets, treats and squeaks that your dog is going to love. This is a limited time offer, so order yours today. As an added bonus, iHeartDogs readers get over 30% off! Each fun-filled basket … Read more

Only A Very Special Vet Could Help This Sweet Little Girl’s Dog

Some people go the extra mile to be kind to others. We love this story of a goodhearted veterinarian who taught a young girl the importance of compassion. When a South African woman put out a call on her local Facebook group to treat her daughter’s toy dog, she was delighted with the results. Can Anyone Help a Dog In Need? The story begins with a Facebook post. Amanda Le Roux of Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, wrote in a private … Read more

VIDEO: Pup Gets Caught Red-Handed. Decides To Leave No Witnesses.

Most of the time, when dogs are caught red-handed stealing something, chewing something they shouldn’t, or doing some form of mischief, they either run away, or give you that sweet apologetic look that you just can’t resist. They know they’re guilty, so they either flee or they ask forgiveness. And with those cute puppy-dog eyes and that sorry face, we just can’t stay mad at them. But the dog in the video below is different. Harley Quinn, a.k.a. HQ, was … Read more

Discover The Benefits of Fresh Food That Will Last Your Pup A Lifetime – LONG COPY – DON’T USE

Our pups need high quality, nutritious food throughout their lives. It starts when they are puppies and continues through their senior years. In fact, as dogs get older, proper nutrition is even more vital. Older dogs tend to slow down, so the risk of weight gain grows which can lead to a host of health issues. Gastrointestinal health is also a concern as our pups get up in years. That’s why NomNomNow is a great choice for senior dogs. The … Read more

Texas Movie Theater Welcomes Dogs AND Offers Bottomless Wine

What’s your favorite way to spend a night at home? For some of us, we need no more than a good glass of wine, a film, and our dog by our side. One movie theater in Texas takes these simple pleasures to the next level by allowing patrons to consume unlimited vino, watch a movie, and bring their dog.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sara Carson (@thesupercolliesmom) on Feb 15, 2019 at 6:09pm … Read more

BREAKING: FDA Announces Expanded List of Recalled Hill’s Prescription Diet & Science Diet Dog Food

05/22/2019 – UPDATE Once again, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding the list of its canned dog food found to contain elevated levels of vitamin D. According to a company statement made by Hill’s, this update includes only one new date code that was associated with a SKU that was already included in the previous recall. This new list came from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announcement made on May 20, 2019. Here is the latest list of Hill’s Pet … Read more

“Old Dog Disease”: Understanding Idiopathic Vestibular Disease

Most people have never heard of Idiopathic Vestibular Disease (IVD), also known as “old dog disease” or “old rolling dog syndrome.” It is a sudden, non-progressive disturbance of balance most common in senior dogs. If you’ve never heard of it or seen it happen, it can be quite frightening, but rest assured, IVD is typically harmless. What Is Idiopathic Vestibular Disease? If your senior pet suddenly begins to walk in circles, has an unsteady gait, seems dizzy, or holds its … Read more

Celebrate National Rescue Dog Day – Send A Message With These Sweet Treats

May 20th is National Rescue Dog Day! According to the ASPCA, over 3 million dogs enter shelters each year. All of these sweet pups just want to find love and a forever home. Unfortunately, many never get the chance. So The Dog Bakery and Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue have teamed up with a great way to treat your special pup and help countless other rescue dogs just waiting to find that special someone.   Your dog will love these freshly … Read more

11 Must-See Ideas to Celebrate Dog Mamas This Mother’s Day

Nothing brings more joy than being a proud mama – especially when it’s the mama of a loving pup. These gift ideas are perfect for anyone who loves dogs, so show someone special just how much they mean to you this Mother’s Day…even if it’s yourself. Be sure to share this post with other dog lovers – except maybe your pup. Those paws aren’t so good on the keyboard. Who knows what they’d order! Check out all great gift ideas. … Read more