RECALL: Another Popular Dog Food Has Dangerous Vitamin D Levels

PureVita dog food recall

Elevated vitamin D levels are among the most common causes of pet food recalls. Earlier this month, another popular dog food brand was voluntarily recalled for this reason. Now, Tuffy’s Pet Foods has also recalled some of their NutriSource dog food due to dangerous levels of vitamin D. Of course, vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs because it promotes healthy bones. Yet, in high doses, any ingredient can become dangerous. So, if you have any of the affected … Read more

How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth: 5 Key Steps

A common question we get here at iHeartDogs.com is: “How do I brush my dog’s teeth?” We have spent years working with owners in understanding dental hygiene and how to help your pup the most. Here is how to brush your dog’s teeth: Dogs suffer from all the same dental problems that we do, such as tartar, plaque, and calculus buildup; broken or fractured teeth or roots; developmental or orthodontic problems; abscesses or infected teeth; cysts or tumors in the mouth; and gum disease … Read more

Pet Insurance: Rip-Off Or Life-Saver?

Pet Insurance: Rip-Off Or Life-Saver? In this article, we are going to cover the topic of pet insurance. It is hotly debated by dog owners, vets, and others alike. As an informed owner, it is something you’ll want to understand. So what is it? Pet Insurance is an insurance policy that pays for your vet bills should your dog get injured or sick. Most policies have limits on what they cover, and many reimburse you for money spent vs. paying … Read more

Why ‘Alpha Leader’ Training Has Been Debunked In Dogs

For many years, we’ve been told that we need to be the leader of the pack to gain our dog’s respect. Many training programs have led us to believe that our dog’s undesirable behavior is due to them asserting dominance, essentially making dominance a personality trait in our pups. Dog trainers around the world have begun to question these methods in the last five years, arguing that positive reinforcement is the way to go. So how is dominance training harmful … Read more

RECALL: Popular Dog Food Brand Has Elevated Vitamin Levels

Husky Fromm Pet Food

Fromm Family Foods of Mequon, Wisconsin, recently issued a recall related to some of its canned food recipes. The brand has only had one other recall, which was in 2016 for a similar issue. The company voluntarily recalled about 5,500 cases of canned dog food due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. If you have any of these cans, Fromm urges you to stop serving them to your dog right away. While Vitamin D is healthy for dogs, high amounts can … Read more

Do You Know These 5 Warning Signs Of Pet Cancer?

Today, your dog isn’t interested in eating, nor has energy that was exhibited yesterday. Normally, your dog is eager to eat and equally eager to play and get into mischief. Being the excellent parent that you are, you make an appointment for your dog to see your veterinarian. While you aren’t sure what may be going on, in your gut, you know that this isn’t normal behavior. Your vet comes in and asks qualifying questions. You both agree to run … Read more

“People Science” Can Help Dogs Too. Here’s How.

CBD products can help both people and dogs with a variety of medical and emotional issues. Your dog should have access to these useful treatments just like you do, and as their parent you should feel comfortable knowing they are safe and can actually help. One U.S.- based CBD company, co-founded by a practicing veterinarian, believes that people science can and should be used to help our pets too. Their Hemp Paw Wax, Hemp Nose Balm, and Hemp Bath Bombs … Read more

RECALL: Dog Food Batch Contaminated With Listeria And Salmonella

Beef HVM Recall

What your dog eats should keep them healthy, but recalls can get in the way of that. So, it’s important to stay on top of dog food recalls to ensure your pup’s safety. Maryland dog food brand Top Quality Dog Food recently recalled a batch of dog food. The food might’ve been infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Both bacteria could be harmful to humans and animals, so here’s what you need to know about the recalled products. What Was … Read more

5 Things You Should Know About Lick Granulomas

Have you heard about lick granulomas? If your dog already has one, you may already know how difficult they can be to treat. If you have never heard of them before, what do you need to know in order to prevent your dog from getting one? What is a lick granuloma? What causes them? How are they treated? Is there anything that can be done to prevent them? Here are 5 things you should know about lick granulomas – hopefully … Read more

ATTN: J.M. Smucker Co. Pulls Two Flavors Of Pup-Peroni After Recieving Multiple Complaints Of Mold

The J.M Smucker company has announced that they are “withdrawing” multiple lots of their popular Pup-Peroni treats after several complaints were made online regarding mold. Concerned pet parents have been posting photos of spotty, discolored Pup-Peroni treats for months now, claiming that their brand-new packages of the popular treat were contaminated with mold. In response to multiple claims, J.M. Smucker has initiated a withdrawal – not a recall – of two Pup-Peroni flavors: Original Beef and Triple Steak. If you … Read more

Can My Dog Eat Almonds? What Owners Need To Know

Your dog is likely to look at any food in your hand like it’s the only food in the world – even if his bowl is overflowing with a meal of his own. But taking a moment to think about what’s in our snacks before we offer a bite or two can keep our dogs safe and healthy. Almonds are a favorite snack for people looking to live a healthier lifestyle, and an excellent choice according to nutritionists. Munching on … Read more

7 Ways Pet Parents Can Help Control Their Dog Allergies

15 to 20% of Americans have some sort of allergic reaction to dogs. Despite the prevalence of dog-related asthma, sneezing, itchy skin and hives, nearly half of US households have at least one pup. Pet lovers are clearly willing to endure their symptoms in order to enjoy the many benefits of sharing their lives with dogs. Luckily, there are several things these pawrents can do to help control their dog allergies. What Causes Dog Allergies? According to the Mayo Clinic, … Read more

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over Aflatoxin & Plastic Pieces

Two recalls have been issued for dog and cat food products from two different companies. These recalls have been issued for separate reasons. First, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to the potential for elevated levels of Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring by-product resulting from the growth of Aspergillus flavus, a corn mold which can be harmful to animals when consumed in significant quantities. Earlier this year, Sunshine Mills issued food recalls over … Read more

Dogs Can Tell When You’re Lying And Will Ignore You Because Of It, New Study Finds

The scientific research is in: dogs can actually tell when you’re lying — and will even ignore you because of it.  In a recent study by Austrian researcher Ludwig Huber, 260 dogs were presented with two covered bowls. One bowl was empty and the other was filled with food. A person would then present the dog with the two bowls, suggesting that the dog eats out of the full bowl by saying, “Look, this is very good!” Then, once that … Read more

This Company is So Sure CBD Can Help Your Senior Dog, They’re Giving Away Free Bacon CBD Chews

If you’ve been considering trying CBD oil for your dog, this might be your best opportunity yet. Many pet parents are nervous about giving a CBD oil tincture to their dog. Will I administer the right dose? Will my dog take the oil in their mouth? Our sister company, Cannanine.com created a bacon flavored CBD chew that dogs go crazy for. Instead of having to worry about administering the right dose, or whether or not your dog will like the … Read more

Vet Bills Are Often Unaffordable, But Pawp Can Help

You’ve heard the horror stories. You’ve seen the many crowdfunding pages. Maybe you’ve even experienced it for yourself. Vet bills can be extremely expensive, even unaffordable. There are countless cases of pet parents bringing their animals to the vet and ultimately not being able to afford the treatment their best friends need. Even the visit itself can cost a pretty penny. Fortunately, there are options that don’t involve emptying your account when your pets are sick. Millions Of Pet Owners … Read more

RECALL: Dog Food Recalled After Life-Threatening Salmonella Contamination

Natural Instinct salmonella recall

Several formulas of raw dog food have been recalled due to salmonella contamination. Salmonella is not a high risk for dogs, but it could be life-threatening for humans. After all, dogs can carry the bacteria without showing any symptoms. UK company Natural Instinct recalled several duck-flavored products due to a potential risk of salmonella. This outbreak is only in the UK, and the affected products have been pulled from the shelves. Which Products Were Recalled? The following Natural Instinct duck-flavored … Read more

iHeartDogs Editor’s Summer 2021 Choice Awards

Sponsored Content You love to spoil your dog with new stuff, but it’s a real bummer when a product doesn’t work out for your canine BFF. With all the products and services available for dogs, you can easily get lost trying to decide what works and what doesn’t for your furry family. But the dedicated dog lovers of iHeartDogs are here to help. We’ve pawed through tons of products to find the hidden treasures you and your dog need. Here’s … Read more

RECALL: Company Accidentally Sends Salmonella-Contaminated Food

Freshpet first recall

Freshpet dog food recently announced its first recall. They issued a voluntary recall for a single lot of dog food due to potential salmonella contamination. All the affected food was “targeted for destruction” to make sure it never made it to consumers. Yet, despite catching it early on, the company accidentally sent the food to retailers. Only one lot was affected, but dog parents should keep an eye out for the affected product in stores. After all, it’s always better … 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

Are Avocados Bad For Dogs?

Avocados For Dogs We all know things like chocolate, Xylitol and caffeine are toxic to dogs, but then there are avocados. The avocado has been a source of debate for decades. Many say it’s toxic and dogs shouldn’t eat it. We wanted to get to the bottom of the debate once and for all. To answer the question “Are avocados bad for dogs?” we went to four sources: The ASPCA’s Poison Control Center VetVine – a growing online community for veterinary … Read more

RECALL: Multiple Brands Pulled For Salmonella Contamination

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Pet food company Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing another voluntary recall for its lines of dog food. No illnesses have been reported, but some of the food tested positive for salmonella. So, they pulled four brands off the shelves. In 2020, Sunshine Mills experienced a massive recall for aflatoxin contamination. Some of the brands in the new recall were also affected in the previous recall. So, if you serve your dog any products … Read more

Why CBD Oil Might Be Your Dog’s Best Friend During Fireworks

Fireworks are an important part of many of our holiday celebrations, but not everyone in the family is excited about these displays of color and sound. When you see pretty lights in the sky, your dog experiences all the worst kinds of fear. Keeping your pup at home, closing all the doors and windows, and wrapping them up in an anti-anxiety scarf are all ways to help them cope with fireworks. For dogs with serious anxiety, however, it might be … Read more

Dog Tragically Dies At Home After Initially Surviving Rattlesnake Bite

It’s that time of year when days get longer and temperatures rise. Sadly, the warmer weather also brings out snakes, some of them venomous, along with the chance one may bite your dog. The death of Jersey, a three-year-old mixed breed dog in California, earlier this month is a reminder of how important it is to know what to do if a snake bites your dog. The Attack Jersey was playing on some rocks outside of her home in Pranther, … Read more

MOLD WARNING: Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats

Pet parents may want to check their pantries – Zuke’s is voluntarily removing all of their Mini Naturals treats from store shelves after customers reported the presence of mold inside the package. “We’re pet parents, too, and only want the best for our four-legged family members. For this reason, we are proactively and voluntarily removing Zuke’s Mini Naturals from store shelves as well as various online retailers, due to a quality issue with a recent batch of products.” If you … Read more

Monch Bars Are The To-Go Snack Every Dog Needs This Summer

Monch bars to-go

Dog parents love to spoil their pups, but treats can be frustrating. It’s especially difficult to find a healthy, all-natural treat to carry on walks. But luckily, this Canadian brand has the answer to our messy pocket problems with their Monch Bars – an all-natural protein snack bar for dogs! After Vino the fresh dog food founder adopted his energetic Black Mouth Cur, he struggled to find training treats that would be easy to digest and convenient to carry on … Read more

5 Powerful Reasons Why Your Dog Needs Colostrum – ASAP!

Colostrum Benefits for Dogs

No dog wants to itch day and night, and seasonal allergies can often be too much to bear. You might feel like you’ve tried everything to soothe your dog’s irritation but to no avail. But what about colostrum? Many families turn to colostrum for dogs due to its benefits related to allergies, digestive problems, and other health concerns. The iHeartDogs Happy, Healthy™ Allergy & Itch Relief for Dogs uses colostrum to help with your dog’s discomfort. So, let’s take a … Read more

Celebrate Earth Day With These Eco-Friendly Treats!

Chippin dog treats featured

April is the proud month of Earth Day! We all want what’s best for the planet and for our dogs’ health. Luckily, Chippin pet treats are high-quality, allergy-friendly, and good for the environment. So, you and your furry friend can celebrate the planet by trying these tasty treats. Here’s how Chippin can make the world a better place. It Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions Did you know that pet food production creates 64 million tons of greenhouse gases per year? To … Read more

Are Dog Years Real? Here’s How to Calculate Your Pet’s Age

Calculate dog years to human years

Most people think dog years to human years is simple: multiply your dog’s age by seven. But modern research shows that this isn’t as effective as you’d think. Not all dogs fit into a cookie-cutter mold, especially dogs of different sizes. If you’ve been using the “times seven” approach for your dog’s age all these years, there’s now a better way to do it. So, how old is your dog really? Are “dog years” even real? And how many dog … Read more

RECALL: Dog Food Company Pulls Over 55 Products For Salmonella Contamination

Midwestern Pet Foods Recall

Pet food company Midwestern Pet Foods had a rough start to 2021. They recalled over 1,000 lots of three of their brands after at least 70 dogs died from aflatoxin contamination. They thought that was all behind them, but now a new recall has surfaced. The company is voluntarily recalling some CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian products due to salmonella contamination. If your dog eats any of these brands, … Read more