Letting Buddy lick off the last bits of gravy from your dinner plate might feel generous and loving, but not everything on your plate is kosher for your dog. Some of your favorite (and healthiest) foods can actually be...
How should owners protect themselves and their dogs from the disease?
Fostering a dog for a temporary period of time will increase the likelihood that the dog will find a forever home.
Similar to selecting a day care for a child, choosing a doggie day care center is a process that takes some time and consideration.
Across the country, dog social groups are enabling dog owners and their pets to find common ground.
Increasingly, dog owners understand that their pets need regular exercise and preventative efforts to maintain good health. They're finding that the sorts of therapies we humans enjoy, such as aromatherapy and massage, also serve their dogs well.
Here, 10 things every dog owner should do to keep their pet happy, healthy and in good shape.
Not only is it possible to enjoy a fun vacation with your dog, but it's also easier than ever to do so while being frugal.
Shy dogs can be like shy people -- They may become anxious and even defensive when exposed to strange situations. Check out these tips for properly socializing your dog.
Want to get fit? Dogs make some of the best workout partners. Here's how you and your dog can get healthy together.
During tough economic times, who doesn't want to save money and spend less? With these tips, pet parents can save big.
I've seen owners dancing with their dogs, doing some really cool moves. I'm not interested in competitions for this, but I would still like to train my dog to dance with me. Any tips?
When it's raining cats and dogs outside, plenty of indoor fun can be found with a dog craft day.
The slow-food movement isn't just for organic foodies anymore.
Just by owning a dog, you are improving your chances of living a longer life.
Grab the popcorn, turn the cell phone off and snuggle up with your BFF (best furry friend) to enjoy 10 of the best movies about dogs.
A few simple steps on your part could mean more years of happy times with your dog.
Hydrotherapy provides important physical therapy to dogs, especially those who have difficulty engaging in regular outdoor activities.
As our canine companions grow older, they are subject to the same degenerative problems as we are.
Older dogs might not fill a home with happy chaos as energetic puppies do, but these senior pets still enrich our lives in so many ways.
Traveling with a dog can be fun, exciting and memorable, but it can also be a bit of a challenge if its idea of bathroom etiquette is finding the nearest patch of grass that smells like home.
Since dogs are unable to verbalize what they are really thinking, there are nonverbal cues that we can learn from and respond to accordingly.
Dogs are social animals, and generally don't tolerate long periods of being alone.
These days, dogs are on Facebook and Twitter, and they're even "blogging" with help from their owners.
Is it true that seven human years are equivalent to one dog year? Can dogs really smell cancer? Here, we debunk some commonly held canine myths.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about specific dog breeds that are "hypoallergenic" and perfect for families with members who have pet allergies. Is this talk fact or fiction?
Since your dog hasn't mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language.
What item do you grab numerous times a day but rarely, if ever, wash?
Inviting guests to your home when you have a new or energetic dog can prove to be challenging. Just a little training -- for both your dog and your guests -- will make visits more enjoyable for everyone.
There are many ways to show your dog that she is your best friend and an important member of your family. From doing activities together to creating a space just for her, these are some easy ways you can strengthen your bond with your four-legged friend.
Being a dog owner means sometimes taking on tasks that might not be that pleasant -- for either you or your dog. Nail clipping, in some cases, is one of the tasks.
Though cats and dogs are the most common household pets in North America, the similarities practically end there.
Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, a small study suggests.
One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.
Dogs have different levels of intelligence that can be measured, and researchers say this new finding might one day help improve understanding of the link between health and intelligence in people.
While dogs read facial expressions in much the same way as people do, they consider the source of a threatening expression before deciding how to respond, a new study suggests.