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Jul 17, 2018
Some Dogs Can Pass Rare Bacteria On to Pregnant Owners, Study Finds
Dogs who haven't been neutered can spread bacteria to their owners, according to new research. Experts warn that one particular strain, which produces flu-like symptoms in humans, could possibly...
Jul 17, 2018
Dogs Who Drink From the Ocean Could End Up With Saltwater Poisoning, Experts Warn
If you're planning on bringing Fido along to the beach, make sure you come prepared with lots of water for him to drink. While it might seem counterintuitive to bring extra H20 for your pup — he...
Jul 12, 2018
Can You Break Into a Hot Car to Save a Dog? Certain States Allow It — With Some Conditions
The thought of seeing a dog in a hot car alone during the summer is very scary. But do you know what's even scarier? Hundreds of dogs die from heat exhaustion in parked cars every year, according...
Jul 2, 2018
How to Tell If Your Dog Is Car Sick — And What to Do If They Are
It's officially family-road-trip season, which might make you wonder, "Do dogs get car sick?" Just like humans, dogs can suffer from motion sickness, even during short car rides. So while you could...
Jun 28, 2018
Put Down the Clippers: Your Pup Is In for a 'Ruff' Summer If You Shave Him
It seems counterintuitive that shaving dogs in the summer would be a bad idea — but you'd actually be hurting more than helping if you decide to give your pup a shorter 'do for the warmer weather....
Jun 25, 2018
Dogs Who Chase Their Tails Nonstop Might Be in Severe Pain
Why do dogs chase their tails? If you own a pup, you've probably asked yourself this question at least once. Although this habit may seem adorable and even funny sometimes, it may be a sign of a...
Jun 22, 2018
Explaining the Zoomies: Why Your Dog Goes From Zen to Crazy in Seconds
Most pet owners are familiar with dog zoomies. One moment your pooch is calm and relaxed, and the next he or she is running circles around the living room. It's almost as if someone suddenly...
Jun 20, 2018
If a Service Dog Approaches You, It's Because Their Owner Needs Help
Perhaps you've noticed a hardworking service dog when you're out and about. It no longer seems out of place to see one at the movies, an airport, or a grocery store. As a result, we've all...
Jun 19, 2018
19 Common Dog Gestures and What They're Trying to Tell You
As dog owners, we think we know a lot about our furry friends — but there's more to dog speak than just tail wags and woofs. Researchers studying animal cognition have discovered our pups actually...
Jun 13, 2018
No, Your Pup Isn't Going to Give You the Dog Flu — But You Should Get Him to a Vet
Flu season has come and gone, but we're not out of the deep end yet. Why? Because now we have to worry about dog flu. Taking care of your loved ones is a top priority, so it only feels natural to...
May 23, 2018
Is Your Dog Graying Prematurely? Here's What It Might Mean
When you think about premature gray hair, chances are that your dog's fur is the last thing to come to mind. But as it turns out, premature gray hair in dogs is just as real a phenomenon for some...
May 18, 2018
Some Dogs Born in the Summer Have Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Study Finds
If your dog has a birthday coming up this summer, there may be a health risk you need to keep an eye on — and no, we're not talking about seasonal tick bites. Recent research has found that some...
Apr 19, 2018
Most Dog Owners Don’t Follow Car Safety Tips for Their Pets, Study Finds
Considering how many dog lovers there are in the world, it's not surprising to see pups riding with their humans in cars — but it is shocking that many people aren't following dog car safety...
Apr 13, 2018
Google Photos Can Help You Identify Pet Breeds
Even the biggest dog fans out there can sometimes get confused about the breed of a cute puppy. Considering that there are about 340 breeds of dogs recognized by the Fédération Cynologique...
Apr 11, 2018
Dogs Strengthen Family Bonds, Study Finds
Moms, if you have a pet dog who your kids consider part of the family, give yourself a pat on the back. According to recent research, the relationship between your fur baby and your human babies...
Mar 22, 2018
The Truth About That Scary-Sounding Pet-Food Study
As proud dog mamas, we all take enormous care when deciding what food to give our fur babies. That's why a new study on a common ingredient in dog food is making some owners a little nervous. The...
Mar 6, 2018
Walking Your Dog Adds Up to Two Million Steps Per Year
If you're a dog owner, feel free to give yourself a pat on the back. Aside from years of companionship and fun, you're also setting yourself up for some great health benefits — dog-walking...
Mar 1, 2018
Dogs Are Suffocating on Snack Bags, Vets Warn
It's every dog owner's nightmare: coming home and expecting to be greeted by an overjoyed pooch, but instead finding the dog lifeless on the floor. In a viral Facebook post, Christina Young...
Feb 26, 2018
Feeding Raw Chicken to Dogs Associated With Increased Risk of Paralysis, Study Finds
If you've ever fed your dog raw chicken, you might not want to do that again after hearing the latest dog health news. The consumption of raw chicken has been linked to paralysis in dogs in a new...
Feb 16, 2018
Smucker’s Recalls Dog Foods After Tests Confirm They Contain Euthanasia Drug
J.M. Smucker Company has issued a voluntary recall after several of its dog food products tested positive for the substance pentobarbital. Veterinarians, animal nutrition specialists, and the U.S....
Feb 15, 2018
Teaching Your Dog to Play Tablet Games Might Help Them Age Gracefully, Study Finds
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? A recent study from researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna found that older pups are not only able to learn tablet games, but...
Jan 25, 2018
Genius Cleaning Products for Pet Owners That Will Help Make Life a Little Easier
When you own a dog, keeping your home clean is a challenge, if not downright impossible. From all the shedding to the dirty floors, sometimes it feels like you'll need a miracle pet cleaning...
Jan 15, 2018
Don't Let Fido 'Catch' Your Winter Blues
With winter in full effect, the tail-wagging companionship of a loyal dog or the addictive purr of a feline friend is just the ticket to lighten the mood and make those dark cold nights all the...
Jan 12, 2018
Melting Snow Puts Dogs at Risk of Electric Shock, Experts Warn
If you have a dog, chances are you've already made sure your furry friend is staying warm and well-fed during the cold winter months. But are you prepared to protect Fido from being electrocuted...
Dec 22, 2017
Puurfect! Your Ultimate Pet Gift Guide From an Animal Behaviorist
Don't forget your cherished cats and dogs — show the love with pet presents this howl-iday season. Animal behaviorist Laura Vissaritis spoke to Your's writer Mark Brook and revealed the best gifts...
Dec 4, 2017
No, Science Doesn't Prove That Your Dog Hates Being Hugged
Is it OK to hug your dog? Though Fido may not hate your warm embrace, he's also not the biggest fan. In fact, he's basically just tolerating it. Heartbreaking, isn't it? But that doesn't mean your...
Nov 13, 2017
Fabulous News: You and Your Dog Can Wear Matching Pajamas
Raise your hand if you're a fan of dogs. Keep them held high if you love a good pair of cozy pajamas. If that sounds like you, we think you'll be just as excited as we were to hear that there are...
Nov 3, 2017
Ever Wanted to Share a Water Bottle With Your Dog?
File this under "things we never knew we needed." There's now a water bottle that you can apparently share with your dog — and it's actually hygienic. Part of a new Kickstarter project,...
Nov 1, 2017
5 Treats to Make for Your Pooch on National Cook for Your Pets Day
Commercial dog food contains low-quality meats, cheap fillers, and toxic chemicals — and aside from being potentially dangerous for your pet, it's expensive. If you truly want to give your dog the...
Oct 27, 2017
Dog-O-Lanterns Are the Trendiest Pumpkin Decorations Yet
This year, celebrate Halloween by honoring your pooch with his or her very own pumpkin portrait, or as the cool kids say, a dog-o-lantern. A dog-o-lantern is literally what it sounds like —it’s a...