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!

Dry Vs. Wet Dog Foods: Which Is The Right Choice? Part 3

In Part 3 of her series on Dry vs. Wet dog food, Sabine Contreras, Canine Care and Nutrition Consultant, goes over a few popular myths of feeding wet food, a…

Lagotto Romagnolo

Don't let their curly, clown-like appearance fool you. The Lagotto Romagnolo has a rich history behind it and is one of Italy's oldest known dog breeds.

RELIQ Mineral Shampoo For Dogs Review

Rub-a-dub – Look’s who’s back in the tub to test out RELIQ Mineral Shampoo For Dogs Who doesn’t like a day at the spa? Well, Oscar fo…

Should You Be Adding Dog Supplements To Your Pooch’s Diet?

Dog supplements can provide your dog with essential nutrients he doesn't get enough of in his everyday diet.and can treat lingering health issues.

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.

20 Puppies Abandoned In A Field Will Get Their Happily Ever After

This could have been a sad story. Thanks to the kindness of strangers, it’s going to have 20 happy endings. Hunter Greg Zubiak thought it would be just…

Bedlington Terrier

If you saw this dog, you may do a double take. Was that a lamb or a dog? The Bedlington Terrier is most certainly a dog, even if it's unusual looking.

Leonberger

The Leonberger is a giant breed of dog that is a bundle of energy and craves being close to his family. A relatively easy dog to train.

Amazing Documentary Of The Bond Between Disabled Boy And Three-Legged

Now here’s a wonderful story about a boy and his dog that will leave you misty eyed and smiling from ear to ear. Meet Owen Howkins and his Anatolian Sh…

Top 10 Unusual Dog Names for 2012

If you're looking for unusual dog names, Banfield Pet Hospital, the world's largest veterinary practice, has a few ideas you can use.

How To Introduce Your Dog To A New Baby

Make the first meeting a joyous occasion – a few tips on how to introduce your dog to a new baby Who is the new, hairless puppy? Why does it smell so s…

Pomsky

A Pomsky puppy is without a doubt one of the most dangerous sights a dog lover could ever lay eyes upon. Simply because of the fact they are so darn cute.

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Elvis

This week’s Upside Down Dog of the Week, courtesy of Upsidedowndogs.com, is Elvis. Elvis is an 10-year-old Golden Retriever who lives in Linz, Austria.…

Barking Bacon and Apple Dog Treat Recipe

I love bacon. And you know who else loves bacon? Oscar! And chances are, your dog is a big fan, too. Our Barking Bacon and Apple Dog Treat Recipe not only ga…

How to Make Sure Daycare is a Pleasant Experience for Your Dog

Dog daycare can be a wonderful experience for your pooch, but you have to do your part to ensure a good time is had by all Sure, daycare might seem like a fu…

Most Likely To… Take The World’s Most Epic Yearbook Photo

Diane Wilkinson might just be the coolest principal on the face of the planet, after she and a student take ’80s-inspired yearbook photo with their pet…

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Our Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe is a flavorful combination. We combined peanut butter with a digestible favorite, pureed pumpkin.

Almond Butter Dog Treat Recipe

I bought some new cookie cutters and I couldn’t wait to try them out. And the Almond Butter Dog Treat Recipe was the perfect dough to sink them into. N…

Pharrell’s “Happy” Gets Even Happier When It’s About Dogs [Vid

Put your paws up in the air if you’re happy it’s Friday! Get ready to be even happier, because this parody of Pharrell Williams’ song &ldqu…

Top 10 Kid Friendly Dogs

To find the perfect dog for your family, you need to know which breeds will be a better fit for your kids. Here's our top 10 list of kid friendly dogs.

Irish Terrier

Versatility should be the middle name of the Irish Terrier. This breed is full of energy and courage. He doesn't realize that he is a medium-sized dog.

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…

Lambert Kay Fresh ‘n Clean Protein Infused Dog Shampoo and Cologne

Its our first product review for PetGuide.com and we tested Lambert Kays Protein Infused Oatmeal N Baking Soda Dog Shampoo and Cologne Finishing Spray.

Papillon

The Papillon exhibits characteristics like being a big dog in a small dog's body. It can be one of the most spirited toy dog personalities you come across.

The Art Of Animal Reiki And Dog Energy Healing

What is Animal Reiki? In this article you will learn the basics about animal reiki including how to administer the practice and how it may help your pet.

Cane Corso

Nobel and brave, the Cane Corso is strong in mind, body and conviction. His intelligence makes him the perfect candidate for obedience training.

8 Sizzling Summer Dog Travel Tips From The Experts

When it comes to Dog Travel Tips, who better to go to than the Experts? We asked Amy Burket and her dogs to give us some of their top dog travel tips.

Here’s To Your Health Dog Treat Recipe

We wanted to give you a recipe thats both nutritious and delicious. And we think our Heres To Your Health Dog Treat Recipe fits the bill on both accounts.

It’s Duck Season! PetGuide Gets Happy, Happy, Happy For Duck Dynasty

Fans of A&E's Duck Dynasty can pass along the redneck love to their dogs, thanks to Quaker Pet Group's line of Duck Dynasty Collection for Dogs.

Upside Down Of The Week – Bim

What a mug! Meet Bim, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. He is a 6-year-old Pointer from Latvia. Here’s what his mom, Laura, has…

Pugzoo.com’s California Gold Small Dog Pet Food Giveaway

Guess what time it is? It’s time for another contest! Woo hoo! This week, you have the chance to win a 2lbs bag of California Gold Small Dog Pet Food f…

The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth for Dogs

A natural alternative for fleas, ticks and other pests and parasites, diatomaceous earth for dogs is a safe and chemical-free treatment for your pooch.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Normandy

Say hello to Normandy, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Normandy is a young male Labrador Retriever and Shar Pei mix from San Diego, CA. He…

California Passes Law That Allows Dogs To Dine On Restaurant Patios

Take your dog on a dinner date – new law lets your dog dine with you It’s a great day for Californian foodies who want to bring their dogs out to…

What Factors Influence Dog Insurance Rates?

Although we can't give you an exact amount you'd pay for dog insurance, we can let you in on some of the factors that affect dog insurance rates.

The ABCs On How To Extend Your Senior Dog’s Lifespan

There’s no reason why senior dogs can’t shine in their golden years – we’ve got some tips to extend and improve your pooch’s li…

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.

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…

Turn Up The Heat With Winter Coats For Dogs

They're not just fashion statements - winter coats for dogs help keep the chill at bay. A winter coat can make a huge difference for your dog this winter.

Top 10 Reasons for Adopting an Older Dog

It's a sad fact that older dogs in shelters and rescues have a harder time finding a forever home. But we have lots of reasons for adopting an older dog.

How To Find The Right Dog Trainer For You And Your Dog

What’s the right way to train a dog? A professional explains how and why finding right dog trainer is personal. I’ve worked in the industry for a…

Take The Itch Out Of These Common Dog Allergies

Let's go over the most common dog allergies you'll come across, what kind of symptoms you can expect to see and what you can do about them.

Carrot Delight Dog Treat Recipe

When I make dog food for Oscar, I always throw in at least one carrot for good measure. Carrots are one of the wonderful veggies that humans and dogs can sha…

Fall In Love With Our Furever Love Valentine’s Day Contest

How much do we love thee? We could count the ways, but that would make for one long blog post. So instead, we just decided to buy your love with some cool pr…

How to Quickly Cool Your Dog Down

Like every other mammal, dogs can overheat. When your dog heats up, you need to act quickly to cool him down. Don’t panic, here’s how to do it

Upside Down Dog of the Week – Luke

Meet Luke, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Luke is an 8.5-year-old male Pitbull and Boxer mix. Here’s what his owner Bailey sa…

6 Puddle-Proof Tips For Potty Training Your Puppy

Potty training your puppy may seem like tricky, but it really doesn't need to be. Stay positive and persevere, and your puppy will soon be house broken.

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…

Cocker Spaniel

In this brief guide, we'll take a look at the Cocker Spaniel and address how it became a breed synonymous with "quality dog."

Pitbull Named Top “American Hero Dog” At The 2013 American Humane

Elle the therapy dog teaches children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice Each year, the American Humane Association honors American Hero Dog…

Safety Tips: Flying With A Dog

Nothing is more satisfying than leaving your house and going on vacation - along with your dog. Here's what you need to know before flying with a dog.

Golden Retriever

When it comes to the perfect family dog, it's hard to go wrong with a Golden Retriever. This dog is obedient, intelligent, eager to please and frisky.

Chock Full Of Carob Chip Dog Treat Recipe

Chocolate is deadly to dogs, so they miss out on the joys of chocolate chip cookies. But they can have the next best thing – carob! Carob is naturally…

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…

Expert Advice: Supplements and Diet For Senior Dogs

Older dogs have specialized dietary needs. Sabine Contreras, Canine Care and Nutrition Consultant, knows just what to serve up to your senior dog to ensure h…

8 Tips For Boarding a Dog With Separation Anxiety

Ways to make the experience of staying at a kennel easier for your anxious dog Going into a boarding kennel can be stressful for any dog, but even more so fo…

Zuchon

No, that's not a teddy bear - it's a Zuchon! A designer dog breed, the Zuchon is a mix of Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise. A wonderful addition to your family!

DIY Dog Treat Filled Ornaments

I'm not the craftiest person out there, but I found that these DIY Dog Treat Filled Ornaments were fun and easy. The kids can get on this DIY dog craft too.

New Canine Cancer Research Findings Could Benefit People, Too

Veterinarians at Mississippi State University are searching for new ways to understand cancer in dogs — turns out, their findings may help us as well.…

Belgian Laekenois

Bred to herd and protect, the Belgian Laekenois still has these instincts. This dog is not a suitable choice for families with young children or other pets.