5 Signs You Love Your Dog More Than Your Family Members

We can all agree that we love our dogs like family, but do you prefer the company of your canine companions over your human family members? You may be afraid to admit this out loud, but for the record, we can totally relate! Dogs are our best friends, confidants, and furry family members, and their love and loyalty is unconditional and everlasting. They don’t judge, they’re always happy to see us, and they never, ever let us down – even … Read more

The 10 Most Ancient Dog Breeds In Existence

#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

12 Must-See Products Showcased At The 2020 Global Pet Expo

Here at iHeartDogs, we want to make sure you have the best products for your furry friends. So, we recently sent a team to Orlando, Florida, to check out the 2020 Global Pet Expo. We went intending to find the most incredible new products, and of course, products that will make your dog’s life even better! We wanted to show you some of the amazing items that caught our eyes during our visit to Orlando. What’s the Global Pet Expo? … Read more

5 Red Flag Smells To Look Out For

It’s no secret your dog has an uncanny sense of smell, but did you know your vet also has a well-trained sniffer? When checking out a canine patient, veterinarians utilize four of their five senses. They visually examine your pooch from head-to-toe, listen to the heart with their stethoscope, palpate for lumps and bumps, and yes, even sniff for tell-tale odors. Here are five red-flag smells to look (smell) for with your pup: 1. Skin Infections Dogs do not sweat … Read more

Study Shows Dogs Really Do Prefer Baby Talk

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Do you use baby talk when you’re showing your pup some love? A lot of us express our love to our dogs with a puppy-dog or baby voice. An animated, high-pitched voice helps human babies learn the language, but dogs aren’t going to speak (we wish!) So, why talk to them in a baby voice? Well, if you use baby talk, we’ve got good news for you: science says dogs respond to it. Baby what? Before we get into the specifics, … Read more

Do Dogs Like To Be Kissed?

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How does your pup greet you when you get home after being away? Does your dog give you a kiss? Think about when you’re hanging on the couch. How do you show affection to your pooch? Many people with dogs like to smother them with kisses. But your pup can’t talk. So, does your dog like kisses? via GIPHY Pucker up! Kisses are well-accepted displays of affections between humans. So, it makes sense we kiss pups to show them how … Read more

5 Warning Signs To Look Out For In Dog Sitters

At some point, you may be required to leave the joy of your life with a dog sitter. You try to get referrals and read reviews, but how can you be sure this stranger will love and care for your dog the way you do? Eventually, you have to take the leap. But have you ever returned home from a trip and wondered if your dog sitter really did all that you paid him for? There is a lot of … Read more

Man Pens Letter From The Dog You Rescued

If you’ve ever rescued a dog, no doubt, you’ve heard or even used the expression, “they rescued me.” But make no mistake. You saved this fragile life. That life that had its time on earth measured in days. As great as that little pup may make you feel, you may never know the boundless, heartfelt gratitude that your friend has for you.   A Letter From Your Rescue Dog My life hasn’t always been easy. I’ve been yelled at and … Read more

8 Things Only Dog People Understand

Dogs. They hog our beds, steal our shoes, and often cause us just as much worry as our human children. People who don’t have pets must wonder why we choose to share our lives with these furry little menaces. Only dog parents understand the devotion and unconditional love they offer. They may be challenging and downright naughty at times, but the adoration we see in our dogs’ soulful eyes makes it all worthwhile! If you have canine roommates, you’ll definitely … Read more

10 Cancer Preventing Foods For Your Dog

We know it by many names and fear it by them all. Cancer. The word alone has the power to conjure up deep and dark feelings in those of us whose lives have been impacted by it, which is most of us. Statistics show that the majority of American families have relatives who have been diagnosed by cancer. Unfortunately, our canine family members are at risk in high numbers as well. Stats vary largely depending on breed, but overall between … Read more

5 Signs Your Dog Is Really A Human In Disguise

Dogs certainly have a way of bringing out the best in us. They read our emotions and provide quiet comfort or a good belly laugh when we need it most. Despite our shortcomings, they love us unconditionally, and would happily lay down their lives for us. With so many complex and admirable traits, it makes you wonder if your dog is really a human in disguise. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say they are the humans we aspire to … Read more

9 Things Humans Do That Stress Our Dogs Out

When we love our dogs like family, we sometimes forget that they don’t understand us quite like our human relatives. Sometimes we try to have full-on conversations with them or unknowingly send them body language signals that are interpreted differently in the animal kingdom. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of 9 common things that humans do that stress dogs out. If you’ve done any of these things, don’t worry–we all have! But by being more aware, we can try to communicate with our … Read more

5 Reasons Dogs Don’t Like Certain People

Getting on a dog’s good side might seem as easy as having a pocket full of treats and knowing the trick to a good belly rub, but our four-legged friends aren’t always easy to please. They’re quick to judge a person’s character, and there are some people they simply don’t like. It could be a specific person in the dog’s family, a friend of their owner’s, or a random person they meet on the street—but dogs know a foe when … Read more

Naughty Panda Cubs Give Worker A Run For Her Money

By Chesney McDonald Contributor at Animal Channel Clearing leaves is a monotonous and tiring task as it is. And if we know anything abut baby Panda’s, it’s that they are notoriously clumsy, mischievous and just seem to want to have fun. Their curiosity and playful nature cause them to create havoc for anyone who may be in charge of them. Nanny Mei, I guess that’s you! Mei is a keeper at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The … Read more

10 Things Small Dog Lovers Will Understand

Ever heard, “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”? Shakespeare said that, and I think he was talking about dogs – maybe without knowing it. If you have a small dog then you know that size doesn’t really matter. In fact, small dogs have just as much spark, personality, and loyalty as their bigger canine counterparts – usually even more. For little pup devotees, you know what it’s like to have one of these peanuts at home. If you have … Read more

11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 11 things you can definitely relate to.   1. They start small, but they grow fast. Fast … Read more

11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 11 things you can definitely relate to.   1. They start small, but they grow fast. Fast … Read more

Why does my dog like sniffing butts?

Most of us consider ourselves polite people in polite society. We greet each other with smiles, kind words, head nods and handshakes. Our best friend, however, has a different sort of greeting. They choose to sniff bums. I would guess that most people with dogs conclude their pups do not have manners. But there’s more to the story. What does your dog get from sniffing butts? Since our canine friends are unable to shake hands, nature has provided them a … Read more

Here’s The Reason Why Your Dog’s Feet Smell Like Fritos

Despite the weird looks you get from people who don’t own dogs when you mention that your pup’s paws smell like Fritos, you aren’t crazy. Many dogs’ paws do smell like Fritos (or popcorn, depending on who you ask). The reason why they have that smell is rather mundane, but we’ll get to that. It should go without saying, but if your dog’s feet are excessively stinky or swollen or have a discharge, a trip to the vet is definitely … Read more

12 Celebs Who Are Passionate About Pit Bulls

We all know pitties often get a bad rap, but many celebrities are stepping out as self-proclaimed Pit Bull lovers who are passionate about their favorite breed. Many have adopted them and become advocates, and some have even started nonprofits to help the breed and end stereotyping. These 15 celebrities are a few of those pit bull-loving stars who we love in return. #1 – Jessica Biel Jessica Biel and her Pit Bull, Tina, are two peas in a pod. … Read more

The 10 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds

Obedience isn’t everything. These dogs might be lazy, some are playful, some are independent, but the one trait they all share for sure? Stubbornness! All these breeds are completely loveable and have other traits that could still make them your perfect compaion… if you don’t mind a training challenge! #1 – Beagle Lovingly independent, the Beagle will find amusement anywhere if left to their own devices. There will be trouble with a indifferent owner who doesn’t appreciate what the Beagle … Read more

5 Signs You Love Your Dog More Than Your Family Members

We can all agree that we love our dogs like family, but do you prefer the company of your canine companions over your human family members? You may be afraid to admit this out loud, but for the record, we can totally relate! Dogs are our best friends, confidants, and furry family members, and their love and loyalty is unconditional and everlasting. They don’t judge, they’re always happy to see us, and they never, ever let us down – even … Read more

10 Dog Breeds Who Are Absolute “Drama Queens”

Which dogs breeds have the most tendency to be drama queens (or kings?) We put this question to our fans recently on Facebook, and you responded with no shortage of answers! The below list is a result of our own research and your votes, along with a few stories from our community users! Would you add any to our list? Tell us in the comments on Facebook. #10 – Pomeranians Community user FabiolaJM loves her “diva” Pomeranian Peluche – but … Read more

Artist’s Breathtaking Pics Remind Us To Appreciate The Little Moments With Our Dogs

It can be difficult to put into words just how much you love your dog. The pure joy they inject into our lives can elevate even the most everyday moments into something worth telling everybody about. Los Angeles based artist Yaoyao Ma Van As tells the story of her and her beloved pooch in incredible illustrations on Instagram. The cute, colorful pictures are guaranteed to give you warm, fuzzy feelings when you see yourself and your favorite companion in the … Read more

Step-By-Step: How To Be A Dog In 21 Hilarious Illustrations

If you’ve been thinking about a career change, now’s a great time to consider becoming a dog. It’s the good life. Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar, the New York Times bestselling authors and artists behind the creative studio Last Lemon, have created a simple and funny user-driven guide for “How To Be A Dog”. Dog owners, experts and dogs themselves submit ideas from around the world, and if the Last Lemon team likes the concepts (i.e. if they are funny … Read more

10 Dog Breeds That Are Extra Clingy

While every dog loves being with their human, there are some that really, really love to be with you. Dogs are sensitive creatures, and their desire to be near you is very strong–but for some, it’s more than that. Like a dog that clings to your side, ready to be your pal wherever you go? Then one of these breeds might be just the one for you! #1 – Labrador Retriever Labs are known for their easy going personality and attachment … Read more

I Switched My Dogs From Kibble To Fresh Food And Documented Everything For 6 Months

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 NomNomNow, for reasons I’ll share with you shortly. Six months have passed, and the results have been beyond my highest expectations. My … Read more

Heartbroken Man Who Was Saved By A Dog Now Lives With Over 30 Rescued Tiny Dogs

Bobby Humphreys is a big guy doing big things in rescue – for little dogs! Big Guy Littles World Sanctuary is Bobby’s passion project. He cares for and rehomes tiny Chihuahuas who have had rough beginnings or special needs. But just a few years ago if you had told Bobby that he’d be spending his days with a pack of teeny Chihuahuas, he might’ve called you crazy. For years Bobby’s breed was Rottweilers. The beautiful, athletic dogs are more the … Read more

Little Girl Mails Letter To God After Dog Passes. He Writes Back.

When Meredith was a just a baby, her parents got her a dog. Now, Abbey wasn’t just any dog. She was Meredith’s protector, playmate and friend. For years, they were inseparable with Abbey always following wherever Meredith would go. Like all dogs, Abbey got a little older…a little slower, but she was always there right by her best friend’s side. So it was only fitting that when Abbey passed away recently, Meredith was right there with her…by her side. The … Read more

5 Ways People Unknowingly Hurt Their Dog’s Feelings

A Harvard psychologist recently declared that when dogs dream they are likely reliving their experiences with their humans. Those yips and kicks we see are their reactions to either pleasing us or annoying us in dreamland. For better or worse, our dogs’ entire lives revolve around us. If they do not get enough of our time or that time is marred by unwarranted punishments, it can leave lasting emotional scars. Dog owners usually make one of these 5 mistakes because … Read more