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Should We Stock Up On Dog Supplies Now? We Asked A Vet And A PetSmart Assistant Store Leader

(Picture Credit: MajaMitrovic/Getty Images) For many people, stockpiling supplies has become as much of a defense against COVID-19 as wearing masks and washing hands. Things like toilet paper, rice, and bread have been tough to find in many stores. But what about for our canine companions? Should we be stocking up on items for them …

‘Star Wars’ Saga Dog Names For Your Force-Wielding Pooch

(Picture Credit: Scott Varley/Digital First Media/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images) Do you have a dog who’s strong in The Force? Is your pup a Padawan Jedi-in-training or a budding Sith Lord on the path to the dark side? Whatever the case may be, your pooch could find a great name inspired by the Star …

Fever In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

(Picture Credit: yacobchuk/Getty Images) A fever is your dog’s body’s way of fighting off infection or inflammation, which can range from mild to life-threatening. Dogs’ temperatures run a bit higher than humans, usually between 99.5 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything higher than that would be considered a fever in a dog. Dogs get fevers to fight …

Tick Control For Dogs: Treatments, Prevention, & When To See A Vet

(Picture Credit: Imgorthand/Getty Images) There’s no doubt about it–ticks are nasty little buggers. Any creature that attaches itself to skin and sucks blood is high on the list of things you want to avoid. Worse yet, ticks present a health risk for both dogs and humans. They can feed on hosts’ blood for a few hours …

Chip Your Pet Month: A Dog Owner’s Guide To Microchips

(Picture Credit: skynesher/Getty Images) May is Chip Your Pet Month, and it’s a perfect time to spread knowledge about microchips for dogs. When it comes to statistics about lost pets, the numbers may concern and shock you. The American Humane Association estimates that one in three pets will get lost or stolen during their lifetime. …

May The 4th Be With You: 30 Dogs Who Are Ready For Star Wars Day! [PICTURES]

(Picture Credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Are you a Star Wars fan and a dog lover? Maybe you’re an ultimate fan who even named your dog after a Star Wars character. If that’s the case, you’re probably as excited as I am for Star Wars Day on May 4th! May the 4th be with you! We …

10 Paw-Some Mother’s Day Gifts For Dog Moms

(Picture Credit: Chris Valle/Getty Images) Mother’s Day is on May 10th this year. If you’re still looking for a gift for an amazing dog mom, you can find plenty of great ideas online. Dog moms take care of their pooches all year long, and they deserve a special day in their honor. If you haven’t …

Dog Mom: Can You Love Your Dog Too Much?

(Picture Credit: valentinrussanov/Getty Images) I used to hate getting on a plane without my husband. In addition to making me queasy, flying triggers my fear of dying. And if I was going to perish prematurely in a giant ball of flames, well, I wanted Mike right there with me. I don’t feel that way any …

5 Things That Will Help Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean Between Doggy Dental Visits

(Picture Credit: K_Thalhofer/Getty Images) Keeping up with your dog’s regular veterinary checkups is a necessity, but some pet parents may forget that keeping up with their dogs’ dental cleanings are just as important. Certain breeds are predisposed to having poor oral health, making it even more difficult to keep up with teeth cleaning. Does your …

National Pet Week: 7 Awesome Things You Can Do For Dogs To Say Thanks

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) National Pet Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of May. That’s from May 3rd to the 9th in 2020. It was first started by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1981 to say thanks to the pets that fill our lives with love, happiness, and companionship. Another goal …