A Tale of Two “Pitties” – Georgie’s Total Transformation

First of all, we want to say thank you so much, Sandy, for sharing this incredible story with all of us! Sandy is a hardworking, dedicated pet mom who rescued poor Georgie, saving her from enduring any more pain in her difficult life. Sandy knew how much commitment and care it would take to help this poor soul, who unluckily had a life-threatening case of untreated diabetes, but that did not stop her! If anything, it only made Sandy’s love … Read more

21 Fall Dog Dangers To Avoid This Autumn

Fall brings new growth including late-blooming flowers, plants, and produce. Unfortunately, not all of autumn’s gifts are safe for our nosy pups. In addition to the outdoor hazards, seasonal decorating, cooking, and baking bring their own set of fall dog dangers. Below is an extensive list of hazards your pooch is likely to encounter this fall and how you can help protect them from harm. Outdoor Fall Dog Dangers 1. Acorns Oak trees shed acorns each fall along with their … Read more

Vaccine Resistant Kennel Cough Strain Spreading in Southeast

A new strain of kennel cough is rapidly spreading in classic 2020 style. Veterinarians in the coastal North Carolina city of Wilmington are urging dog families to exercise caution. The outbreak has even led to the temporary suspension of some dog care services at area clinics. Could the disease spread wider? What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough is a highly contagious infection that attacks the respiratory system of dogs. It is passed from dog to dog through droplets from the … Read more

Track Your Dog’s Health & Location With One Amazing Tool

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As pet parents, we are always looking for ways to better understand our canine companions. Though we have a front row seat to their daily lives in our home, there are always going to be little things that we miss. Imagine the benefit of having a sneak peak into your dog’s overall health and happiness with the ease of using one simple tool. Well, thanks to Whistle GO Explore, we can now do just that. Let’s introduce you to the … Read more

From A Vet: 10 Early Warning Signs Of Canine Cancer

We hate the thought of our pups becoming ill, but being educated is key to keeping our dogs as healthy as possible. Everyone knows that the quicker cancer is found and diagnosed, the better the chances are of fighting it off and prolonging your dog’s life. While annual check-ups at the vet are important, a year between visits is just too long when it comes to fighting cancer. Canines are susceptible to the same types of cancers as humans, but they can metastasize at a … Read more

Could Your Dog Have a Hookworm Infection?

By Catherine Barnette, DVM Hookworms are an intestinal parasite (worm) that lives in the small intestines of dogs and other animals. The most common species of hookworm is Ancylostoma caninum, although there are other species of hookworms that can also infect dogs. This parasite primarily causes problems in young puppies, but it can also affect adult dogs. Hookworms get their name from their body shape. These small worms (only half an inch long) have a body that bends to form … Read more

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Dog’s Ears (But Should!)

Our dogs are adorable from their heads to their toes, but almost any dog lover will tell you that there’s something about a pup’s ears that are simply irresistible! Whether it’s because they’re one of the softest parts of a pooch, they’re a “sweet spot” for scratches, or they lend themselves to many endearing expressions, a dog’s ears are part of what makes them unique. While pup pawrents aren’t expected to know everything about their furry friends’ ears, there are a … Read more

4 Common Causes Of Elbow Calluses In Dogs

The rough, dry patches of skin dogs develop on their elbows are sometimes referred to as pressure sores because they are caused by the repeated, long-term pressure of lying on hard surfaces. However, not all dogs that forsake their cushy beds in favor of wood or tile floors develop elbow calluses. At least one of the following factors tend to contribute to their formation. 1. Breed/Size Pressure sores develop on bony protrusions (mainly the elbows, but the hips and hocks … Read more

The Dangers Of Digestive Problems In Dogs And How To Treat Them

By Sarah Wallace, DVM Feeding a dog seems simple on the surface: We buy food, we put the food in the bowl, and the dog eats the food. The next day, anything that is not broken down, absorbed, or used by the body comes out the other end. The cycle repeats. However, we don’t often stop to think about what happens inside a dog’s body after we give him that bowl of food. The digestive system is the collective effort … Read more

Heat Stroke In Dogs – What Does It Look Like And How To Handle It

People often look forward to the warm weather of summer, but dogs are not always excited about it. That’s because heat stroke in dogs is more common for them than it is for humans. Even with all the warnings about hot temperatures, many dog parents still don’t take extra precautions. Going for a long walk or playing in the yard could cause health problems for your dog if the sun is blazing down on them. So, it’s important to be … Read more

Breeds Most Vulnerable To Dental Disease

If you found your way here to this page, odds are pretty high that you, well, love dogs. You even love them when they fight you [literally] tooth and nail to avoid having their teeth brushed. No one likes forcing a toothbrush across an unwilling dog’s teeth every day. Hey, even little humans take a few years to adjust to that idea. Still, dental hygiene is extremely important to your dog’s overall well-being – not just the way their breath … Read more

A WHIMZEES® Chew A Day Helps Keep Doggie Dental Disease Away! Seriously.

If you found your way here to this page, odds are pretty high that you, well, love dogs. You even love them when they fight you [literally] tooth and nail to avoid having their teeth brushed. No one likes forcing a toothbrush across an unwilling dog’s teeth every day. Hey, even little humans take a few years to adjust to that idea. Still, dental hygiene is extremely important to your dog’s overall well-being – not just the way their breath … Read more

How This Delicious Meal Topper Can Improve Your Dog’s Digestion

Did you know that you can improve your dog’s digestion without even changing her food? Many dogs suffer from poor digestion, and a big part of that is what they eat. So, we have created a new dog food topper to improve your dog’s digestion without the hassle of completely changing her diet. Happy, Healthy™️ Topper is a superfood blend you can pour right over your dog’s kibble. Dry dog food doesn’t have all the essential nutrients pups need, so … Read more

How This Delicious Meal Topper Can Improve Your Dog’s Joints

Did you know that you can improve your dog’s joint health without even changing his food? Many dogs suffer from joint and bone problems, and a big part of that is what they eat. So, we have created a new dog food topper to improve your dog’s joints without the hassle of completely changing his diet. Happy, Healthy™️ Topper is a superfood blend you can just pour on top of your dog’s kibble. Dry dog food doesn’t have all the … Read more

How This Delicious Meal Topper Can Improve Your Dog’s Heart

Did you know that you can improve your dog’s cardiovascular health without changing their food? Many dogs suffer from heart problems, and a big part of that is what they eat. So, we have created a new dog food topper to improve your dog’s heart health without the hassle of completely changing their diet. Happy, Healthy™️ Topper is a superfood blend you can pour right on top of your dog’s kibble. Dry dog food doesn’t always have all the essential … Read more

Why Happy, Healthy™️ Topper Is The Ultimate Superfood For Senior Dogs

As dogs age, their appetites may decrease due to issues like arthritis pain, lowered activity, or dental health. In addition, many senior dogs still eat dry food, which just doesn’t have all the health benefits they truly need. If senior dogs don’t take in proper amounts of nutrients, they are at a higher risk of illness. Luckily, dog food toppers are an easy and delicious way to give your older pooch all the beneficial ingredients he needs to stay active … Read more

Is Your Dog’s Nutrition Slowly Killing Him/Her?

Proper nutrition is an important part of keeping your dog healthy and a balanced diet is critically important to your dog’s cell maintenance, growth and overall health.  But what if your dog is experiencing unexplained illnesses that could be due to an excess or lack of nutrients?  A better understanding of how dogs use the various nutrients in food and how much of them they need can help you choose a healthier diet for your beloved pup. Listen for FREE to this episode of the Wag … Read more

15 Ways To Help Your Dog Live Longer

There are a few things all dog parents have in common: We all want our dogs to be healthy; we all want them to be happy; and we all want them to live the longest lives possible. Like humans, some dogs are genetically programmed to live longer. A recent study published in Frontiers In Genetics examined overlapping genes from two dogs in their twenties. While more research is needed to confirm their findings, the authors hypothesize that fine-tuning gene expression … Read more

The DOs And DON’Ts Of Protecting Your Dog From Snake Bites

Most snakes prefer to avoid dogs. They are shy, cautious, and typically only aggressive when threatened. Still, according to a 2011 veterinary study, nearly 150,000 dogs and cats are bitten each year. That means these incidents tend to occur when curious pets initiate a confrontation or simply stumble into the wrong place at the wrong time. Of the world’s 3,000 snake species, only about 600 are venomous, and even fewer are considered a serious risk to pets or people. By … Read more

Separation Anxiety After COVID-19: How Will Your Dog Cope?

It may feel like there is no end in sight, but eventually, lock-downs will be lifted, and folks will return to work. While this will be a time of celebration for most humans, how will dogs handle separation anxiety after COVID-19? According to animal psychologist Dr. Roger Mugford, dog parents should start preparing their pets to cope in a post-Coronavirus world. “With such an overload of quality time with their families, dogs are building up a huge reservoir of over-dependency … Read more

Dog Skin Cancer: What Every Owner Should Know

Did you know that growths on the skin are the most common type of tumor in dogs? While not all of them are cancerous, the ones that are can be quite aggressive. It’s essential to understand the risk factors, symptoms, and protective measures related to dog skin cancer so you can better safeguard your pup. What Are The Types Of Dog Skin Cancer? There are three types of skin cancer commonly seen in dogs: Malignant Melanoma This type of cancer … Read more

7 Ways Happy, Healthy™ Topper Can Benefit Senior Dogs

Dog parents with senior dogs have to be extra careful when choosing dog food. Seniors are often pickier, especially with kibble. They need as many health boosts in their diets as possible. Therefore, the same kibble you’ve been feeding your dog his whole life just won’t cut it as he gets older. Luckily, we have an easy solution that will be healthy and delicious for your senior pup. Our Happy, Healthy™ Food Topper makes it extremely easy to give your … Read more

Here Is An Easy, Affordable Way To Make Kibble Healthier!

Kibble has been the most popular type of dog food for as long as we can remember. The majority of dog parents feed their dogs kibble without even giving it a second thought. However, kibble is actually far from healthy and nutritious. You wouldn’t eat the same low-quality meal every day, so why should your dog? Luckily, with Happy, Healthy™ Topper, you can finally improve your dog’s diet in an easy and affordable way! Problems With Dry Dog Food Dry … Read more

The Definitive Guide To Dog Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. As panic and misinformation continue to spread along with the virus, many pet parents are concerned about what this may mean for their dogs.  In order to answer your questions and help allay your fears, we have created a comprehensive guide to caring for dogs during the coronavirus pandemic. While they are not the ones getting sick, this crisis is definitely affecting their lives. … Read more

Add This To Your Dog’s Food To Give Them A Longer, Healthier Life

As loving dog parents, we always want what’s best for our dogs. We want them to be happy and healthy, and of course, we also want them to live a long life! However, our lives can get busy, and the healthiest dog food can often be pricey and more time-consuming. We want to give our dogs the best possible products, but we often just don’t have the time or money. This is why many good dog parents still choose dry … Read more

This One Thing Can Help Your Dog Avoid Major Health Problems

As a responsible dog parent, your dog’s health is your number one priority. There are lots of ways to get ahead of major health concerns for your dog, but it often takes a lot of extra time and money. However, areas like digestion, joint health, immune systems, and heart health are all things that you need to stay on top of because they can be fairly common for dogs. Luckily, there’s an easy and affordable way to battle all these … Read more

5 Tips For Dogs That Are Picky Eaters

Some dogs love to eat. They’ll eat anything and everything that you put in front of them. However, other dogs are a bit more finicky when it comes to their food. Finding a dog food that your dog enjoys eating can be a difficult task, but it’s not impossible. So, here are some tips that can help your picky dog enjoy mealtime, one of which is our new superfood topper called Happy, Healthy™ Topper! Keep in mind that in some … Read more

People are shocked to learn kibble is 50% carbs! 2 ways to boost your dog’s protein on a budget

First invented in 1860, dry dog food has revolutionized the life of pets around the world. The process of extruding kibble creates a shelf stable product, making it more convenient (and inexpensive) than ever to feed our dogs. However, kibble has one major flaw that many canine nutrition experts would argue is drastically affecting the lifespans, rate of cancer, and dental health of our dogs. The problem with kibble is that a large amount of carbohydrates are required in order … Read more

I Fed My Rescue Dog Ollie For 30 Days And The Difference It Made Is Incredible

As the assistant editor with iHeartDogs, I think I’m pretty well informed. I’ve read nearly every piece of content that has gone out on our site in the last three years. I’ve read almost every story, article, and recall, and have grown to love dogs more and more for the amazing, loving creatures they are.  When I made the decision to adopt, I didn’t take it lightly. I knew it would be a huge responsibility, and that I would be … Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Pet Parents Need To Know

Let’s start with this…there is no cause for alarm if you are the loving parent of a pup. With the current news coverage about COVID-19 and pets, you may be wondering what this means for your fur family. As of now, all reputable sources point to there being no risk for dogs contracting the virus. However, there still seems to be a lot of concern for pet parents. Below are several relevant questions and answers to help you better understand … Read more