Top Menu

Cute dog in Santas hat opening present

Special Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Dog

Since many of us see our dogs as almost human (some of them are even preferable to some humans…), it seems only fair that we should get our best friends some special gifts – for holidays, birthdays,or just because. Here are some of the more interesting dog gifts I’ve come across recently. When I first […]

Continue Reading
Inspecting Dog teeth

Common Dental Problems to Watch for in Dogs

While the overall condition of your dog’s health is important to pay attention to, one area that is of particular importance is the condition of their dental health. When you take a minute to think of all the different activities that a dog performs with his teeth, it becomes quite clear why dental check-ups are […]

Continue Reading
dog and Turkey

Is That Thanksgiving Food Safe For Your Dog?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I hope that we all stop for a few moments and think about all that we have to be thankful for – no matter how challenging life is at times… We also need to be sure to take a few moments to think about Thanksgiving dinner for our dogs – assuming […]

Continue Reading
Calendar

Best Dog Calendars For 2015

As the year 2015 is just about here, do you already have your 2015 dog calendar? I reviewed many of the available calendars and here are my favorites in three different categories: Dog Humor Calendar If I had a to come up with a shorter name for this calendar I would call it the “Laugh […]

Continue Reading
Dog Sitting at Table

Doggy-Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a special day where our country unites in honoring our heritage as well as giving thanks to friends and loved ones. But what about Fido?! What better way to give thanks to our lovable dogs than by allowing them to indulge in a dog-friendly thanksgiving feast together with us!? Andrea Servadio, Co-Owner of […]

Continue Reading
halloween pumpkin witch dog

Dogs and Halloween – Safety First

Guest Post By Andrea Servadio of Fitdog Sports Club Did you know that most dogs hate people wearing hats? Experts claim that it has something to do with the changing silhouette. The simple act of wearing a hat can cause the calmest of dogs to bark, growl and attack people. Now consider the effect that […]

Continue Reading
Cartoon Dog Thumbs Up

Do You Remember These 10 Famous Cartoon Dogs?

I came across this fun list of Top 10 Famous Cartoon Dogs – It brought back lots of great memories. How many can you name? I’ll give you three to get started: Which is YOUR favorite? Check out these great Dog Cartoons. You Might Also Like: Did you enjoy this post? Please click on the […]

Continue Reading
Dog at the vet being groomed

Elements of Complete Dog Grooming

When you have taken on the responsibility of caring for a pet it is important that you are aware of the grooming needs that they have. While there are some dogs that actually need very little in this area, there are other breeds that have coats that must be tended to on a regular basis. […]

Continue Reading
Hot Weather

Protect Your Pets During Heat Waves

We are once again experiencing another crazy heat wave in southern California – that makes this a good time to review these safety tips & heat relief ideas to keep your pet cool, offered by spcaLA. Rule #1: DO NOT leave pets (or children!) unattended in cars. Not only is it illegal, it can also […]

Continue Reading
angry dog with bared teeth

Preventing Dog Bites

In response to a report that California leads the nation in dog bite insurance claims, spcaLA offers the following practical and important tips for dog bite prevention. How should I meet an owned dog? What clues will an owned dog give me to tell me whether it’s okay to pet him? The dog is okay […]

Continue Reading
Dog on 10 Foot Chain

Dog On A 10-Foot Chain

A beautiful, moving, and powerful song written by singer-songwriter Donna Hughes that was inspired by dogs on chains. Let’s change the world with a song! Hoping to change many hearts on this issue! You Might Also Like: Did you enjoy this post? Please click on the buttons below to share with your friends!

Continue Reading
Fireworks

Protect Your Pet During July 4 Celebrations

Most of us are already looking forward to the American traditions on the Fourth of July, such as parties, barbecues, and fireworks. However, dogs and other pets can sometimes be startled by all the unusual commotion and loud noises. Every Independence Day shelters fill with lost and injured pets. The Society for the Prevention of […]

Continue Reading
Dog in Beach Chair

Dogs Get Sunburns Too

While we may be in the habit of putting sunscreen on ourselves before going outside for long periods of time in the summer, we sometimes forget that our dogs can also get burned by the sun. The American Kennel Club offers some good tips to protect your dog when you are out having fun together: […]

Continue Reading
Dog Watching TV Cartoon

Dogs Starring in TV Shows

Here’s a fun article that reviews popular TV shows that featured dogs in major roles. Some of them, like Lassie and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin are pretty obvious. But do you remember these other shows – and can you name the dogs that starred in them? Leave your answers in the comments – […]

Continue Reading
Casting Talented Dogs

Want to be on TV With Your Dog?

Early this week I was contacted by a casting director from a major production company, with the following requirement for one of their shows: We are looking for a teen and a parent who have a dog that does some kind of trick or agility/obedience training. Whether they ride a skateboard or are agility enthusiasts, […]

Continue Reading
Veterinarian examining animal x-ray

Mickey Rooney Judged By How He Rescued a Dog

As popular as he was, when Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died at the age of 93, even more stories about this extraordinary man started to appear in the media. Here is a special one for dog-lovers, as reported by Mother Jones: Rooney was a personal friend of actor/US President Ronald Reagan. Below is one of […]

Continue Reading