Dog Blog

PetGuide.com’s dog blog keeps you in the know about the coolest dog supplies, events, dog shows and breaking dog news. In fact, if you missed your local pet expo/extravaganza (again) and you just know your little guy would have loved all those yummy sample treats and fun contests, don’t feel guilty… feel determined to stay on top of all future opportunities for you and your pooch to spend some quality time together by using PetGuide.com’s Dog Blog to help build your social calendar!

Read up on the latest news and events taking place near you and then just mark the dates to make sure you and your pup are always ahead of the pack when it comes to getting tickets. Or perhaps you’re feeling like one lucky dog – PetGuide has loads of great contests and competitions where you can enter to win super cool prizes that are sure to turn your good boy into top dog of the neighborhood. And because we love newshounds and those who can’t start the day without reading all about it, we’ve fetched the top stories from around the canine world – from new laws to celebrity pets to adoption drives and more, our dog blog keeps you in the know.

Think you’re an alpha when it comes to having all the latest gadgets? Then you’re going to love the fun and quirky stuff you can pick up through the many kickstarter campaigns we feature to help promote unique, entrepreneurial ingenuity when it comes to pleasing our pets. We even have stuff for those who love to settle in for a heart-warming reading with our many canine-interest stories on the good deeds done by therapy, service plus search and rescue dogs throughout the world.

PetGuide.com’s dog blog is always being updated with pet pictures, videos and great information so check back often!

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Masie

Some dogs just can’t get enough of the spotlight… like Maisie, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Here’s what her ow…

Shelter Spotlight: Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc.

Adorabully cute and noble, Adopt-A-Bull Rescue helps Bulldogs in need We’re so pleased to present a new feature here on PetGuide.com – our Shelte…

Winter Workout: The Frost-Savvy Snowshoe Dog

Release your inner Yeti this winter and bring your dog along for the snowshoeing adventure! Snowshoeing is fantastic exercise, not to mention an avalanche of…

Meet Faber, San Francisco’s First Courthouse Therapy Dog

What a great idea! We think this program should be instituted everywhere. We all know there’s nothing like the love of a dog to help soothe the stress…

Researchers Say DNA Testing In Pedigree Dogs Not Enough

Research out of the UK shows that a single genetic test may not be enough to improve the health of pedigree dog breed lines. For Harry Potter fans, we know i…

These Beautiful Photos Of Old Dogs Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye

Photographer Pete Thorne’s photo series “Old Faithful” is going to tug at your heartstrings. Guaranteed. If you’ve ever had one, yo…

Are Some Breeds Of Dog More Expensive To Insure?

Every dog is different, and your dog insurance rate may reflect that When it comes to taking out an insurance policy for your dog, you might wonder whether s…

Upside Down Dog of the Week – Sugar

Meet Sugar, this week’s Upside Down Dog from Upsidedowndogs.com. She’s a 6-year-old female Boxer and American Bulldog mix from Maryland. Her owne…

Petco Pulls All Pet Treats Made In China From Stores

Woo hoo! Way to go Petco! The mega pet store chain has just announced that it will stop selling all pet treats (dog and cat) that are made in China. All of t…

Heartwarming Ad: Dogs Help People Who Have Seen Too Much [Video]

Not all dog videos are created to make us laugh or hypnotize us with their adorableness. We often forget the special bond we share with dogs, and this video…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Dusty

Our Upside Down Dog of the Week for Upsidedowndogs.com proves that it certainly is a dog’s life. Meet Dusty, a 7-year-old male Golden Retriever from Ph…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Rosie

Say hi to Rosie, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Rosie is a young Golden Retriever mix from North Little Rock, AR. She is already spayed, h…

Gen Y Dogma: How to Survive Your First Veterinary Emergency (Without L

I need 10ccs of red wine, stat – my boyfriend and dog are sick at the same time! Christina Peden had her hands full with two medical emergencies: one o…

Living Well With Your Blind Dog

Loss of vision doesn't mean your pooch can't enjoy his life - we've outlined a few tips on how to help your blind dog cope with vision loss.

Grain-Free Pumpkin Dog Treats

One of our readers, Elliot, asked us to come up with a few grain-free recipes for Asterix, his German Shepherd, and I was happy to oblige. You’ll be se…

How We Can Do Better: Try Compassion, Not Verbal Abuse When Educating

Sarah Palin’s now-famous photograph shouldn’t be used as a political platform, but as a chance to respectfully educate and openly communicate abo…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Sugar

Meet Sugar, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Sugar is a 2-year-old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier from California. Here’s wh…

Study: Electronic Dog Collars Could Do More Harm Than Good

Researchers in the UK have come up with some shocking findings about the effect an electronic collar could have on your dog’s behavior. Sometimes trai…

5 Essential Dog-Friendly Thanksgiving Travel Tips

We've got the recipe for safe and stress-free travel with your dog this Thanksgiving. You need to plan in advance - you'll be thankful that you did!

Basic Dog Training Tips

We put together some basic dog training tips. When you're just starting out, there are a few important things you should know before you start dog training.

The Quest For Dog: Learning From Experience

In the second article of Amanda Schlee’s quest for the perfect dog, she takes a look back at a breed she has already owned growing up – but is it…

Watch Hero Dogs of 9/11 Tonight On Animal Planet

On September 11, 2001, 300 of the 10,000 emergency rescue workers were dogs. Their job was not only to help rescue efforts when the towers fell; they were al…

J.J. Fuds Expands Recall Of Premium Natural Blends Pet Food

J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is expanding their recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Te…

Shocking Stats Reveal The True Cost Of Greyhound Racing

Grey2K USA and the ASPCA study shows 12,000 dogs injured at the racetracks over seven-year period. Greyhound racing has proven itself to be a cruel sport tha…

Family Dog Helps Man With Alzheimer’s Speak Again [Video]

Is there any doubt that dogs have the power to heal? If there was any, just watch this video and it will be erased. It highlights how one special dog has hel…

Dream Job Contest: Slovenian Castle Is Looking For Dog (And Owner) Car

The winner of this contest will be living large with their dog in a real Slovenian Castle… with a salary to match the lifestyle Is your dog looking fo…

What Is Annual Coverage Dog Insurance?

Annual Coverage gives you peace of mind for a full year when it comes to your dog’s health While you probably know why it’s important to have you…

Stealthy Honest Kitchen Bike Ninjas Invade San Diego With Free Swag

Love free swag and dog food? Be on the lookout for The Honest Kitchen’s wily Bike Ninjas We can all agree that ninjas are pretty bad-ass. So what happe…

The Best In Show Facts About The Westminster Dog Show

The 139th Annual Westminster Dog Show (presented by the Westminster Kennel Club) is coming and we are at the edge of our seats already!

Designer Dog Clothes From Global Pet Expo

We were on cuteness overload at this year's Global Pet Expo. There were so many adorable designer dog clothes to choose from. Here are a few of our picks.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Lightning

Meet Lightning, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Lightning is a 3-year-old Poodle mix from Cheektowaga, NY. He’s already neutered, goo…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Beyonce

You’d better put a ring on it, because Beyonce, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, sure isn’t going to stay single for long! She’s a 2-year-old…

Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

There are hundreds of breeds to choose from - how do you make your choice? If intelligence tops your list, here's a list of the top 10 smartest dog breeds.

Five-Star Road Trip: Meet Dog Bloggers Who Travel Like Rock Stars

The life of a dog blogger is glamorous – especially if you’re Amy Burkert. Recently, she traded in her Class C motorhome she, her dogs and her hu…

DIY Natural Home Remedies For Dogs

If your dog suffers from a mild upset stomach, dry skin, or other problems that aren't serious enough to involve a vet, try these home remedies for dogs.

FDA Sends Warning Letter To Purina, Citing Significant Violations At F

Nestle Purina starts 2015 off on the wrong foot – with a warning letter from the FDA What a way to start off the year! Nestle Purina PetCare recently l…

Affordable Pet Insurance Can Prevent Unnecessary Euthanasia

How planning ahead can save you heartache in the future If you are a dog owner, the chances are that your pet has become more like a member of the family and…

Beef and Rice Stir Fry Dog Food Recipe

When I want to eat healthy, I whip up a stir fry. After prep and cook time, it takes about 20 minutes, from counter to table. So that got me to thinking&hell…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Louise

Prepare to fall in love with Louise, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Louise is an adult Labrador Retriever Mix from Providence, RI. She is already spayed and…

What is Hypothyroidism in Dogs?

Let's talk facts. In this article you will learn the basics about what hypothyroidism in dogs is, how it affects dogs, and what can be done to treat it.

Adventures In Dog Sitting: Let The Fun Begin (Part 2)

Let's hear it from the dogs! Mickey and Oscar tell their side of the story during our first few days together as we embark in our doggy sitting adventure.

Are More Women Picking Bichons Over Babies?

Is pet parenthood overtaking motherhood? Don’t be surprised if the next time you look into a stroller expecting to go ga-ga over a cute little baby, yo…

Beautiful Blueberry and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Blueberries remind me of warmer weather – and I could sure go for some of that right now. But that’s not going to happen (unless I hop on a plane…

Man Buys Toy Poodles But Gets Ferrets on Steroids Instead

Think you know the difference between a poodle and a ferret? For one Argentinian man, it turned out that the toy poodles he thought he was buying were in fac…

KLM’s Newest Employee Will Make You Want To Lose Your Luggage [Video

Now that’s what we call service! We all that know that flying can be both stressful and tedious. That stress is amplified 100 times when you realize yo…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Shanghai

You’ve got to love Shanghai, an adorable mop of fur who happens to be our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Shanghai is a 1.5-year-old male Shih Tzu and Bruss…

Organic Oscar Aloe Vera Shampoo And Conditioner Giveaway

Just as we wrap up one contest, another one begins! This time around, we’re making sure your dog is squeaky clean by giving you the chance to win a set…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Gabby

Meet Gabby, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Gabby is an adult Shih Tzu that lives in Lexington, KY. She is spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

What is Dog Bloat?

For canines, dog bloat is a serious problem that can cause damaging and irreparable harm. There are things you can you do to stop and treat it.

6 Jolly Ways Exercise Will Help You Survive The Holi-Dogs

Merry Skijormas! Kevin Roberts serves up a few bright tips on how to make the most of the holidays – especially when active dogs are part of your festi…

Upside Down Dog of the Week – Razi

Meet Razi, this week’s Upside Down Dog from Upsidedowndogs.com. He is a 21-month-old Anatolian Shepherd from Boulder, Colorado. His owner James says: &…

Is There A Difference Between Natural Vs Organic Dog Food?

Aren’t they the same thing? Nope – here’s how to make the choice between Natural or Organic dog food When it comes to choosing a food for y…

Wholistic Pet Organic Soft Chew Supplements

Healthy supplements that are easy to chew on Sometimes, feeding our dogs a balanced diet doesn’t cover all of the health and nutritional needs they hav…

Puppy Bumpers Stop Dogs From Slipping Through Fences and Gates

Got a small dog and a fence? No more great escapes - Puppy Bumpers are perfect for small dogs that can squeeze through fence posts

Adopting a Dog: Tips for Success

If you decide to adopt a dog, you obviously want everything to go as smoothly as possible and end up a resounding success. Before you can even get a dog home, you'll have to be successful in your application to adopt.

Bestselling Author Offers Giveaway In Support Of The Beagle Freedom Pr

For a limited time, author and cancer-survivor Teresa Rhyne gives you something extra special when you order her new book In 2012 author Teresa Rhyne gave th…

Spiced Apple and Carrot Dog Treat Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in full holiday baking mode for a few weeks now… and it’s all for dogs. When we’re in th…

The Ark: JKF’s Massive, Animals-Only Terminal To Open In 2016

Pets and animals will get first-class treatment at The Ark airport terminal, complete with private kennels, an aviary and a veterinarian Ready for takeoff? I…

For Homemade Dog Biscuits, Bo’s Hempaw Cookie Mix Will Give Dogs The

Dude, these cookies are so good! After one batch of these homemade dog biscuits, your dog will have the munchies for these munchies.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Oscar

It’s a Pug Life for Oscar, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Oscar is an adult Pug from Omaha, NE. He is already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to d…