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13 Essential Items To Have In Your Dog’s First-Aid Kit

(Picture Credit: PK-Photos/Getty Images) April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and it’s a perfect time to go over exactly what you should include in your dog’s first-aid kit. Even if you already have a first-aid kit, now might be a good time to make sure the supplies haven’t expired or run out. You …

10 Of The Most Common Ways Dogs Are Accidentally Poisoned

(Picture Credit: razyph/Getty Images) We all think that we know the basics of keeping our pets safe, yet each year there are thousands of pet poisoning cases just in the United States. Items that are safe to handle and ingest for humans, including certain foods and medications we may take on a daily basis, can cause …

Are You Ready To Get A Dog? Find Out! [VIDEO]

Are you thinking about adopting your first dog? There are plenty of things to consider before you bring your pup home! DogTime blogger and pet expert Maggie Clancy goes over all of the things you’re going to want to consider before you go out and adopt a dog. Watch the video above to find out …

Dear Labby: My Dog Vomits Every Few Weeks! Is That Normal?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) One of our DogTime readers has a pooch who throws up every few weeks. Is that okay? Should she do something about it? She writes: Dear Labby, My dog seems to be happy and healthy most of the time. I keep up with regular vet visits, serve her an appropriate diet, …

9 Myths About Dogs That Need To Be Busted

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) As dog lovers, it’s our responsibility to provide our furry friends with the best care that we can. In order to do that, we need to understand our dogs and their needs, and we have to know how to keep them healthy and happy. Myths about dogs can make that difficult. …

Dogs In The White House: What Makes A Dog Presidential?

(Picture Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) Forget elephants and donkeys–the White House has often been the domain of canines. Nearly every president since Warren Harding has brought a dog to Washington, and over half of all U.S. presidents owned at least one dog during their terms. Makes you wonder how the White House lawn stays so …

Spaying Your Female Dog: What You Need To Know

(Picture Credit: Liliboas/Getty Images) A spay surgery prevents female dogs from getting pregnant by removing both the ovaries and the uterus. Some people refer to it as getting your dog “fixed.” It’s not as simple as the neuter surgery the guy dogs get–in fact, it’s major surgery–but your darling girl will only be affected for …

Neutering Your Male Dog: What You Need To Know

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Neutering is a simple surgical procedure that sterilizes a male dog so he’s incapable of parenting puppies. “The big snip,” as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don’t become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs. …

29 Best Apartment Dogs for Small Spaces

When it comes to apartment pets, size does matter. Giant paws and long legs don’t always mix well with tiny living spaces. However, the size of your dog isn’t the only thing that matters. When choosing the perfect pooch for your apartment, you should also take into consideration the dog’s energy level, noisiness, and even …

10 Amazing Facts About Your Dog’s Tail

(Picture Credit: crisserbug/Getty Images) Do you think your pet pal wags their tail because they’re happy to see you? You may be correct if that tail is pulling to the right, but more on that later! A dog’s tail is just one of their methods of communication, and according to Psychology Today, certain types of wags indicate specific …