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!

How to Get the Right Dog Insurance Coverage Without Overpaying

When it comes to picking the dog insurance coverage you need, it's worth the time, effort and cost to do your homework.

Bella Is The Belle Of The Ball Game – And Our Latest Wet Wednesday W

Who says baseball games are boring? Bring Bella the Bulldog and you’ve got a homerun on your hands! Bella proves she’s one cool dog at the ball p…

Jusani Culture Online Shop Gives Back To Pet Shelters

With proceeds going toward animal shelters, you’ll feel good about your purchases We love stores and products that are designed to make the lives of do…

Gluten Allergies And Intolerance In Dogs

Does your dog need to go wheat free or is it a passing fad? Here's what you need to know about gluten allergies and intolerance in dogs.

The Importance Of Raw Bones For Dogs

Throw your dog a bone - a few reasons why we like raw bones for dogs and how you can incorporate them in your dog's diet.

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!

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Tanner

Well, hello handsome! How can we resist such charm? This irresistible gentleman is Tanner, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. A dashing young…

Gen Y Dogma: How to (Semi) Successfully Get Your Cat And Dog To Like E

When Christina Peden brought Matilda home, she was introduced to her reluctant cat brother, Oscar. And like any set of siblings, they didn’t see eye-to…

Lazy London Pet Parents In For A Crappy Surprise

You’d better make sure you’re picking up after your dog if you live in this London neighborhood! We all know how gross it is when people don&rsqu…

Gen Y Dogma – Compromising Pet Parenting Styles

Raising a dog in a two-parent household, you need to come to some agreement on what style pet parenting you’re going to employ. If you don’t work…

Why Dental Health Is So Important For Dogs?

Here are some important reasons why you need to keep your dog’s smile healthy Dental health is often overlooked in dogs. Owners expect their dogs to ha…

BarkCode Helps Lost Dogs Get Home Quicker

Lost dogs can find their way home with BarkCode’s range of loss prevention products With our loss prevention month coming to a close, we wanted to high…

The Latest in Dog Travel Essentials From Global Pet Expo

At 2013 Global Pet Expo, we saw so many new and fashionable ways to travel with your pup. Here are just a few of the options we spotted.

Adoptable Dog of the Day – Max

We’d like you to meet Max, our Adoptable Dog of the Day from Adoptapet.com. Max is an adult male German Shepherd from Portland, Oregon. He is already n…

Therapy Dogs May Be The Key To Less Stress And Loneliness At Colleges

Feeling stressed or depressed? Spending time with a furry friend may be just the thing you need. We all know it to be intuitively true: when we spend time wi…

Gen Y Dogma: I’m Afraid My Dog Will Ruin Christmas

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Matilda will deee-stroy thee! A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how we were planning to celebrate Matilda’s firs…

Study: When It Comes To Sniffing Out Lies, You Can’t Get Fool A Dog

Even the best poker face won’t work on your dog – a new study shows that dogs can tell if you’re untrustworthy. While we may feel like the…

On The Road Again: Basic Car Etiquette For Well Behaved Dog Trippers

What’s the longest period of time you’ve ever been in a car with a dog (or four dogs, for that matter)? For Kevin Roberts, he’s driven thro…

Why You Should Start Puppy Crate Training Now

Puppy crate training can be the best thing for your new furry addition to the family. Over time, the crate will become your puppy's own private den.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bentley

Meet Bentley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. He’s a young Yorkshire Terrier who lives in Madison Heights, MI. He is already neutered…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Leeta

We’re pleased to introduce you to Leeta, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Leeta is a young female Boston Terrier and French Bulldog mi…

Bringing A Dog Home From the Shelter – What To Expect The First Day

There are a few things you can do when bringing a dog home from the shelter that will make the first few days in your dogs new home happy and calming.

What Is Dog Bite Liability Insurance?

If your dog bites someone, it can bite into your finances - is Dog Bite Liability Insurance necessary for you? Find out to protect yourself and your dog.

FDA Issues Update On Jerky Investigation, But No Answers As To Why It

The new numbers are in – but no definitive answer as to why dogs are getting sick after eating jerky imported from China. The U.S. Food and Drug Admini…

6 Sanity-Saving Tips On How To Manage Your Multi Dog Household

Your home doesn't have to descend into furry anarchy! We have a few sanity-saving tips on how to manage your multi dog household.

Bravo Recalls Select Pet Foods Due To Possible Salmonella Risk

Bravo is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Sa…

Emergency 911 Tips For The Prepared Pet Parent

Help! Kevin Roberts has fallen and he can’t get up! Here’s what he learned about what it means to be a prepared pet parent during a human medical…

7 Natural Essential Oils For Dogs

Looking for natural treatments? ! It's not new-age nonsense or aromatherapy - essential oils for dogs offer a variety of health benefits when used properly.

Celebrity Lineup Announced For 2014 American Humane Association Hero D

The stars will be coming out for the 2014 American Hero Dog on September 27 at a red carpet event in Beverly Hills The fourth annual American Humane Associat…

The Winners Of Our Tongues Out Contest

These pictures got our tongues wagging during our Envvy Uglies contest Let’s start out by saying that you guys really outdid yourselves with the photos…

Cat Takes Her Dog For A Walk

Well, I guess we know who the boss in this household is! We love how the cat takes charge. Sure, the dog may seem a little hesitant at first, but he goes alo…

Zee.Dog Leash Perfect For Pooches That Love To Pull

We really liked the idea of Zee.Dog's Ruff Leash. This dog leash is made for pooches that take you for a walk, rather than the other way around.

5 Zen Ways To Manage Dog Stress

It may not seem like it, but a dog's life can be stressful. Your dog may not be able to take a "Mental Health Day," but there are ways to manage dog stress.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Arlo

Say “Howdy” to Arlo, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Straight out of Nashville, TN, Arlo is an adult male who can’t wait to meet his forever…

All About Kidney Stones In Dogs

Kidney and bladder stones in dogs can be painful and even life-threatening if not properly treated. Let's go over the basics about kidney stones in dogs.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Fred

Every dog deserves a loving forever home – especially Fred, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Fred is a 9-year-old Shepherd mix from Jackson, MS. Fred&rsq…

What Should You Do If Your Dog Gets A Sunburn

What happens when Fido gets too much sun? The same thing that happens to his humans. It hurts! So, it’s important to know what to do if your dog gets t…

How Do You Know If Dog Daycare Is Safe?

Are you a little hesitant to leave your pup at doggy daycare? Read these tips before dropping your dog off for the day. It’s natural to be worried abou…

Gen Y Dogma: The Unexpected Costs Of Being An Urban Pet Parent

Living in a bustling urban center can have its advantages. But it also comes with a host of costly extras you may have never had suspected… especially…

How to Brush Dog Teeth

We're going to introduce you to how to brush dog teeth. If you stop to think about it, brushing your dog's teeth makes sense.

What To Do When Making A Dog Insurance Claim

You may have been happily paying your dog insurance premiums for years. However, the confusion comes for many people when they need to make a claim.

What You Need To Know About Dog Insurance Policies

Is it a gamble? We've put together some valuable information about dog insurance policies so you can be fully informed before you decide whether to buy one.

Product Review: Push Pushi Raincoats

To infinity… and beyond the dog park! Push Pushi Raincoats prepare your dog for rain and space adventure (or at least just look like it) I’ve ne…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Angus

Meet Angus Maximus Derby-Giddings, this week’s Upside Down Dog from Upsidedowndogs.com. He is a 2-year-old English Bulldog from Charlestown, MA. His ow…

City Of Mississauga Passes Milestone Ban On Outdoor Confinement For Pe

With the new bylaw in place, owners will no longer be allowed to leave dogs outside for extended periods of time. Dogs in Mississauga, Ontario, just let out…

Product Review: Chuckit LIGHTPLAY Line [Video]

Now that the days are shorter, there’s less light. That means when you get home from work, it’s hard to get outside to play fetch. But Kevin Robe…

Top 10 Friendliest Dog Breeds

While the temperament of individual dogs may vary, the dogs on our friendliest dog breeds are recognized for being sociable, and happy to make a new friend.

Product Review: Petprojekt Squeeki Tiki Moai Dog Toy

This time around, Oscar turned over his dog testing duties to Watson, an adorable Cockapoo that couldn’t wait to prove his testing chops. His mom Stacy…

A Jet Setters Guide To Dog Travel Insurance

Whether you're a jet setter or a road-trip warrior, if you're bringing Fido along for the ride, you need to look into Dog Travel Insurance.

Potential Corgi Shortage – Say It Ain’t So! (Spoiler Alert: It Ain

Pembroke Welsh Corgis join the Vulnerable Breed List in the UK, but hold strong in the hearts of Americans Corgis have captured the heart of the royal family…

“They Ate WHAT?” — Well, Just About Anything, According To These

Check out the “winners” of the ninth annual “They Ate WHAT?” radiography contest. The photos will have you howling! Any pet lover can…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Scout

Let’s all say hello to Scout, the winner of our Upside Down Dog of the Week from UpsideDownDogs.com. Scout is a 9-month-old male German Shorthair Point…

Clear Conscience Pet SuperGravy Review

It amazes me that Oscar is so picky when it comes to dry kibble. That's why I was intrigued when I received Clear Conscience Pet SuperGravy to try out.

Hear Doggy! Ultrasonic Martian Toy Review

The Martians have arrived - can our brave testing dogs protect us from the Hear Doggy! invasion? Let's talk about what makes the Hear Doggy! different.

Upside Down Dog of the Week – Sinbad

Meet Sinbad, the week’s Upside Down Dog from Upsidedowndogs.com. His owner Kim says: “This is Sinbad in his chair. He is a 5-year-old. Pitbull mi…

Pros And Cons: The Collar Vs. Harness Debate

Does your dog wear a collar or a harness? We’ve leashed in points to keep in mind before making a decision. When it comes to doing what is best for you…

Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe

I'm seeing more sweet potato treats in pet stores. It gave me the idea of coming up with a Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe that you could make at home.

How To Treat Flea Bites On Dogs

Save your pet from the suffering of a severe infestation. Take a bite out of pesky flea problems, as we go over ways to treat flea bites on dogs.

Adoptable Dog of the Month – Paisley

Say hello to Paisley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Paisley is a female adult Bull Terrier/American Bulldog Mix from Southampton, PA. She…

Top 10: What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

There are some human foods you can give you dog, guilt-free. But what fruits can dogs eat? These are nature's desserts you'll happily give your dog.