Using Prong Collars Incorrectly Is Dog Abuse!

Yesterday, while driving to meet up with some friends for dinner, I noticed a woman walking a black dog who was probably about 50 pounds with a prong collar on. Now, I will say flat out that I am not against prong collars. When used by someone who knows what they are doing and doesn't use too much force, prong collars are an excellent training tool, especially when working with a large dog and a little person. However, this woman was definitely NOT using the prong collar correct. How do I know just by the split second I saw them? The woman was also using a flexi-leash....more

Saving Miley: From Rags To Riches + Video Update One Year Later (VIDEOS)

When Miley was rescued in November 2013, she was living on a garbage dump in South Central Los Angeles, suffering from a severe case of demodectic mange and so sick, she was on the verge of death. Almost too weak to stand, Miley finally made it to the car and was brought to veterinary care center to be cleaned and to receive medical care....more

6 Essential Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe In The Winter (INFOGRAPHIC)

Now that we have definitely entered the coldest period of the year, we have to think about our beloved furry family members and protect them against these extreme temperatures. Just like us, dogs' health can be at risk when they are outdoors for too long in the bitter cold. Therefore, it's up to us to take the necessary measures so our furbabies stay healthy and happy....more

How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog

Dogs are true members of the family that bring love and support with their abundance of licks, playfulness and  unconditional love. Just as we want to feed our human family members right it is also important to look at what would be best to feed our fur ball barking members of the family to enhance their abilities to live a healthy life as well....more

In which Facebook tells me my kids will kill a dog

Facebook.Lovely Facebook.I realize most people use the social media platform to show the world their ideal selves, throw up their highlight reel. I use mine more like a blooper reel, to  be honest, and for the most part, that serves me well....more

Dog Body Language: What Your Pooch Desperately Wants You To Know (VIDEO)

Dogs are not like us when it comes to expressing their feelings, they can't speak. But our beloved pups are full of emotions waiting to come out and even though they can't tell us with words, they are talking to us all the time....more

Of Mites And Mange

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Wanted: The Little Garbage Thief

Unfortunately for us, Arccos seems to have learned a new trick: opening up our bathroom trashcans. I should have known that the little thump thump thump I heard while I was showering was not a good sign, but stupid me, I ignored it. Oh, and want to know the best part? Tasha likes to pick up the dirty tissues Arccos removes from said trashcans and brings them to us in order to tattle on him! Our dogs definitely don’t lack personality....more

Day 29 - Dixie's Third Birthday

Dixie our dog turns three today...Here's this year's video:Dixie turns threeHere's last year's video:Dixie turns twoAnd , here's Dixie's first year video...more

When your Drowsy Pug won't Go Naked

A few years ago, I ran into a bit of a dilemma. My narcoleptic pug, Uniqua, was in a bit of a fashion bind. Okay, to be fair, I should start from the beginning:I have a pug named Uniqua. My kids named her after a cartoon character. If you have little ones you're with me, if not, well, Google it.Anyway, on to the meatier stuff, Uniqua is in fact, narcoleptic. No, I don't have a formal diagnosis (is there such a thing as a doggie neurologist?) but I can assure you this pup is as inactive as a three-toed sloth.  ...more