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 – Lola

This is Lola, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Lola is a 3-year-old female Bull Terrier Mix from Brussels, Belgium. Here’s what…

Ancient Dogs Provide Clues About North America’s Early Inhabitants

Research digs up evidence on how the North American dog/human dynamic has changed over the centuries New research out of the University of Illinois is using…

Do I Have A Fat Dog? How To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight

Does my butt look big in this collar? Here are a few tips to deal with a fat dog. Dogs are known for being voracious eaters – no matter how well you fe…

My Dog Has A Tooth Fracture – What Should I Do?

Ouch! Did your dog bite off more than he could chew and fractured a tooth? Here’s what you need to know about this common dental issue. Dogs are just a…

Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe

I love me some sweet potatoes! And you know who else loves sweet potatoes – your dog! Not only that, but they also love jerky. This Dehydrated Sweet Potato D…

Hey Kids! Write A Poem About Your Pet And Win $1000

Budding poets will want to enter Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Just about any pet owner can share stories about the positive impact their com…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Sweet Pea

What a sweetheart! Meet Sweet Pea, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. This young lady is a Boxer mix from Phoenix, AZ. Sweet Pea is already spayed, housetrained,…

Talking About Tartar Buildup On Dog’s Teeth

Ick! It’s gross, but you can’t hide from it – tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth can be a serious issue It’s not pretty but we&…

Make Your Dog A Chia Pet With Lincoln Bark Treats

Lincoln Bark sent him Sweet Little Butterpup and Treat Smart treats. Made with Chia Seeds, a superfood that contains antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

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…

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…

Homemade Dehydrated Dog Jerky Recipe

I love our readers - they are so helpful and have some really awesome ideas. Linda Dwyer passed along an idea for a Homemade Dehydrated Dog Jerky Recipe.

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Shadow

We’d like you to meet Shadow, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Shadow is a 2-month-old male Alaskan Malamute and Pitbull mix fr…

Does Your Dog Have The Balls For Neuticles?

Fake testicles, or Neuticles, for dogs help spread "neuter your pup" message in its own macho way. New in plastic surgery for dogs - is it necessary?

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Moose

Meet Moose, the winner of Upsidedowndog.com’s Upside Down Dog of the Week. He is a 1-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever from Quebec, Canada. His own…

Salty Dog Coast: Dog-Friendly Adventures in Florida

Bring your appetite for oysters and bring Fido for seaside fun to Franklin County, Florida Summer is all about getting out there and exploring new destinatio…

Top 7 Luxe Pet Friendly Hotels Where Posh Pooches Can Get Away From It

It’s a dog’s life! To get away from the stress of the dog park, canines can check in for an ultimate hotel experience You want to get away fro…

What You Need To Know About Dog Feeding Guidelines

How much food should I be giving my dog? Here’s what you need to know about dog feeding guidelines before you ring the dinner bell. While it might seem…

Best Gift Guide For Dog Lovers

I love putting this gift guide together – it’s all the stuff that I want to open up on December 25. But on the flip side, I really want everything listed here, so if it’s not under the tree, then I have to buy them myself. Gah – such a double-edged sword! I’m hoping that you can steal a few of these ideas for yourself or a dog lover on your list. Without further ado, I present my Gift Guide For Dog Lovers.

No Pooch? No Problem! This Program Sets You Up With A Four-Legged Hiki

Want a dog but lack the time or space? The Hike with Adoptable Hounds program is here to help. I’ve written extensively here on PetGuide about the chal…

Whole Foods Market Launches Whole Paws Line Of Premium Pet Food

Natural grocery chain the latest to offer its own line of dogs and cat food What promises to be the latest trend in pet food, Whole Foods Market has jumped o…

Gen Y Dogma: 3 Things We’d Do Differently The Second Time Around

Finding her puppy Matilda was fate, but if she had to do it all over again, there are a few things that Christian Peden would do a bit differently They say h…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Kaycee

Meet Kaycee, an adorable little girl with a face you can’t help but fall in love with, and our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Kaycee is a young female Brus…

Oscar’s Oats And Apple Dog Treat Recipe

Oscar is so good about being a taste tester that I thought I would name a treat after him. And so, Oscar's Oats And Apple Dog Treat Recipe was born.

Facebook Doggie Photos Go Viral For Teen With Cancer

Adorable dog pics for a great cause – this Facebook page gives us all kind of warm and fuzzies! We all know there is enough bad news to go around, and…

How To Master The Art Of Dog Massage

You don't have to take your pooch to an over-priced spa to get a doggie massage - you can do it yourself! We've got some tips on how to give a dog massage.

How Often Should You Groom Your Dog?

Rub-a-dub – how clean is too clean? Let’s answer that question for you right now. While it’s a fairly straightforward question, how often y…

Malaysian “I Want To Touch A Dog” Event A Surprise Success

Muslim men, women and children flocked to canine-friendly event to learn more about dogs In our culture, dogs have long been welcomed into our homes and cons…

How To Stop Your Dog Drinking From The Toilet

Want to flush that bad habit? Here’s how to get your dog to stop using the toilet as his personal water bowl. At some point in time, most dog owners he…

If Your Dog Needs Space, Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around His Leash

Canadian dog trainer Tara Palardy is on a mission to help protect DINOS (dogs in need of extra space). I don’t know about you, but I pretty much want t…

Top 10 Reasons To Dress Up Your Dog

Some people say it’s silly, but we don’t! It may be for practical reasons or you may just want to celebrate your dog’s uniqueness. We&rs…

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…

What You Need To Know About Dog Food Labels

What’s going in your dog’s bowl? Read dog food labels carefully before you buy Looking into what goes into your dog’s food is an important…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Pepsi

Meet Pepsi, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Pepsi is a Pug Mix from Homewood, AL, and she’s already spayed, housetrained, up to date…

FreeKibble.com’s 3rd Annual March Kibble Madness Starts Tomorrow

March Madness starts tomorrow, and FreeKibble.com will have you cheering for an animal mascot. Get ready for the 3rd Annual March Kibble Madness!

Britain Passes New Dog Microchipping Law

Britain has decided to make microchipping mandatory for all pets by April 2016 in the hopes of returning lost dogs to its owners.

At What Age Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog?

There are pro and cons to spaying or neutering your dog – weigh all the information before you make a decision If you’ve decided to spay or neute…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Alanna

We’d like to introduce you to Alanna, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Alanna is a young female Boxer mix from Elyria, OH. She is alre…

PetPaint Halloween Prize Pack Giveaway

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re pretty excited to doll your dog up for the big day. And that’s…

What Is Patellar Luxation In Dogs?

Patellar Luxation in dogs can be a pain in the knee - is your pooch at risk? Let's talk about go over the basics, its symptoms, and treatment options.

American Kennel Club Adds 4 Dog Breeds To Its Ranks

Just in time for the New Year, the American Kennel Club gives official recognition to four dog breeds While some of them may be familiar to PetGuide readers,…

AKC Announces The Most Popular Dogs In The U.S. For 2014

This breed may never have taken home the Best in Show title, but the Labrador Retriever is still #1 one with North Americans! Talk about a never-ending winni…

Boing! This Puppy Acrobatically (and Adorably) Defends His Home [Video

This little guy’s willing to defend his territory by any means necessary … even if it means employing a little bit of acrobatic action. YouTube…

4 Blissful Tips On How To Include A Dog In Your Wedding

Here comes the bride… and her dog! There’s no reason why your pooch can’t be part of your special day. Your wedding day is said to be the…

Giant Mutant Spider Dog Terrifies Victims in Hilarious Prank [Video]

Watch out for things that go bump in the night… we hear there’s a giant mutant spider dog on the loose! Residents of a town in Poland got the fr…

How To Use Treats For Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Come! Sit! Stay! Good dog - here's why using treats for positive reinforcement dog training will get your dog motivated to learn good behaviors and tricks.

Terminal K-9 Cop Receives Fitting Farewell From Fellow Officers

When Kaiser, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who has served as a member the Plymouth (MA) Police Department's K-9 unit, was diagnosed with kidney disease, there was nothing that could be done for him.

How To Stop A Puppy From Biting

Puppies love to bite. Those tiny, razor-sharp teeth are a part of a pup's bite inhibition. Here are a few tips for how to stop a puppy from biting.

Molasses and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

When Oscar has tummy troubles, a little pumpkin puree goes a long way. When I found a Molasses and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe, I had to put it to the test.

What Is Littermate Syndrome?

Bringing home two puppies from the same litter may lead to behavioral problems and other training challenges - this is referred to as littermate syndrome.

Gen Y Dogma: A Eulogy For All The Things My Dog Has Eaten

Oh, precious items… how I long for thee, and what a horrible end you came to. Christina Peden longingly remembers a few of the items that fell victim…

Gen Y Dogma: How To Handle Pet Expenses When Your Partner Gets Laid Of

Mom always said: “Expect the unexpected.” And you finally realize what she was talking about when a huge and unwelcome surprise comes knocking at…

Fitness With Fido – Get Moving And Get Muttivated!

Obesity is on the rise – in both humans and dogs. If the thought of a workout doesn’t get you excited, perhaps you’ve been looking at it th…

Paw Myths: Safety Tips For Dog Paws

Hand’s on tips for keeping dog paws safe and healthy As humans, our hands are some of the most important tools we own – we use them to eat, to pe…

WellPet Foundation Makes Donation Worth $1.7 Million To PetSmart Chari

Thousands of homeless animals can expect a full bowl of food, thanks to the WellPet’s $1.7 million donation of pet food to in-need shelters. Taking the…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Bella

We’d like you to meet Bella, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. She’s an adult English Setter mix that lives in Portland, ME. Bell…

Something Smells Fishy… It’s Tuna, In His First VW Ad! [Video]

Tuna melts your heart in this adorable Volkswagen commercial. Don’t you love when a social media site makes someone a bona fide star? Just look at Tuna…

Avert Your Eyes! These Dog Toys Prove That Ugly Is The New Adorable

So ugly, they’re cute! Ummmm, can we have all three, pretty please? Meet Fabio, Isabella and Leo. The Uglies (from Envvy) are not your average chew toy…

Man And His Dog Walk 1200 Miles For Cancer — And You Can Help

Roland Frasier and Wags are walking for a wonderful cause Losing a spouse is devastating. It’s a reality Roland Frasier knows all too well — he l…

Getting Things Ready For Your New Rescue Dog

You can’t wait for your new rescue dog to come home – but is your home ready for him? You’ve taken the plunge and decided to give a home to…