Lifestyle

Do Dogs Need Carbohydrates?

Carbs have been blamed for everything from canine obesity to cancer. This is not only a shame but potentially harmful because the healthiest foods on the planet and the bulk of anti-cancer foods contain — get ready for it — carbs. In this article, I speak up for the carb and talk about why your …

6 Tips For Bringing Your Dog To A Thanksgiving Celebration

(Picture Credit: YinYang/Getty Images) Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all of the wonderful things in our lives, including our beloved four-legged friends. To dog lovers, it makes sense to include your pup in the Thanksgiving festivities. If you’re not the one hosting, however, there are things to consider before simply bringing your …

11 Of The Weirdest Guinness World Records Held By Dogs

(Picture Credit: Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) All dogs are amazing, but some pups go above and beyond to be the best at what they do. A select few even make it into the Guinness World Records! But sometimes the those doggy records leave us scratching our heads and asking questions like, “How? …

The 49ers’ Adorable Emotional Support Dog Plays A Big Role In The Team’s Wins

(Picture Credit: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) The San Francisco 49ers may have another MVP in their midst, but she hasn’t yet played on the field in any of their games. When the 49ers claimed a (so far) undefeated season, one of the players, Solomon Thomas, attributed the wins to their emotional support dog, Zoë. …

11 Things Dog Owners Do That Put Their Pups In Danger

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) As dog lovers, our pups are precious to us, and we’d never do anything to put them in danger. Well, not intentionally. There are many common practices among dog owners that put our best friends at risk, even if they aren’t intended to do so. Sometimes it’s simply slacking on certain …

6 Dogs Who Found Funny Ways To Overcome Their Fears [VIDEOS]

(Picture Credit: kozorog/Getty Images) We can learn a lot from our pups about love, loyalty, and facing our fears. Dogs have phobias just like humans, but sometimes they can summon the courage to deal with what they’re afraid of. Here are a few pups who found creative and funny ways to be brave in the …

Study Shows Pets Ease Older Adults’ Depression & Loneliness After Loss Of A Spouse

(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) We all know there are many benefits of having a pet at home. From promoting mental health to encouraging physical well-being, owning a dog or cat can improve your life in many ways. One of the ways pets help us is by being there for us when we cope with difficult times …

Food Allergy or Intolerance

Man’s best friend has a reputation for being kind and accepting of everyone. But perhaps not everything. When it comes to food, dogs can be as intolerant as that narrow-minded uncle you dread spending Thanksgiving with. But with dogs it’s different. Sometimes a food intolerance can be an actual food allergy. But how to tell …

6 Songs That Famous Musicians Wrote About The Dogs They Loved

(Picture Credit: Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images) Everyone loves dogs. How can you not? Even your favorite musician or band probably can’t help but fall in love with those furry four-legged pups. And just like us, many musicians have been inspired by their best friends at one point or another. In fact, you might have heard …

8 Myths And Legends About The Origins Of Dog Breeds’ Unique Traits

(Picture Credit: Maya Karkalicheva/Getty Images) Lots of dog breeds are adored for their unique looks and personalities. But did you ever wonder where these traits come from? Most dog breeds’ full lineages are hard to trace exactly, as pups have been our personal companions for thousands of years. But there are plenty of myths and …