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Cooling Collars for Dogs for the Dog Days of Summer

We’re in the dog days of summer, and it’s HOT out there. It’s important for everyone, human and canine alike, to stay cool and hydrated to avoid overheating, bad moods, and heat stroke. While keeping hydrated is fairly straightforward–this is your reminder to get a drink of water for both you and your pup–cooling is…

The Best “Dog Days of Summer” Quotes

The dog days of summer are nearly here, with their scorching, sweltering, oppressive heat. This period of time is named after the position of Sirius, the Dog Star. Since astronomy has been around for thousands of years, that means that the concept of the “dog days” have too. So it’s no surprise to find mentions…

25 Dog Breeds With Curly Tails

Dog tails have many purposes, from communication to stability to, ahem, sharing their scent with other dogs. Dog tails are also cute. Who doesn’t love to see a dog happily wagging its tail? There are many types of dog tails, including curly tails. There’s even variety within the “curly” category, including snap, corkscrew, sickle, and…

A Review of Pit Pat Dog Activity Monitor

Last Christmas, my sister gave me a Pit Pat Activity Monitor for my dog. Much like a fitness tracker for people, it tracks activity length and intensity, among other metrics. I’ve used it more or less consistently with my dog since I received the monitor. There are things that I both like and dislike about…

What Do Healthy Dog Gums Look Like?

You know how when an unconscious human is rushed to the ER, one of the first things doctors do is check their pupils? For dogs, gum color and texture are equally important indications of health. Dog gums can tell us if they’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency, heart conditions, or malnutrition among many other conditions. But…

Ty Tags for Dogs: Make your pup look like a Beanie Baby!

90s kids (and their parents) will remember the absolute craze known as Beanie Babies. These cute stuffed animal toys were recognizable by their distinctive “Ty” heart tag. Beanie Babies were created in 1993 and by the mid to late 90s, there were appraisal guides to track your plush investments, as some Beanie Babies resold for…

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