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!

Amazing Therapy Dogs Help Diabetics Live Healthier, Happier Lives

Is there anything dogs can’t do? Non-profit organization Dogs4Diabetics is training therapy dogs to detect low blood sugar. More and more, we’re…

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…

Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recipe

Right now, my kitchen smells better than any air freshener you could buy at Bath & Body Works. It’s all thanks to this new Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recip…

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…

Talking About Palliative Care For Older Dogs

Let's go over the basics about what palliative care is, in which situations it might be needed and how to create a palliative care plan for older dogs.

Just Pet Me! Why Your Dog Wishes You Would Stop Talking And Start Pett

Scientists have discovered something many dog lovers may already know, at least intuitively: our canine companions prefer petting over vocal praise. Two rese…

What’s The Deal With Designer Dog Breeds?

What is the draw of designer dog breeds and what are some of the most popular examples? Things you should know before bringing a designer dog home.

How To Convince Your Boss To Offer Pet Insurance

Dog insurance is becoming an increasingly popular workplace perk. Here’s how you can talk to your boss about adding it to your benefits package. Pet i…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Mama

Meet Mama, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Mama is an adult female King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise mix from Baton Rouge, LA. She is already spayed, hous…

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.

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.

Three-In-One Stride Dispenser Makes Every Step Of Your Dog Walk Count

stride makes dog poop disposal stylish, sanitary and strong At this year’s SuperZoo, we were introduced to hundreds of cool products for dogs. One that…

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Adopt A Dog

You've been thinking about this for a while now and you really want to adopt a dog. Ask yourself the following 7 questions before taking the plunge.

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…

Petzila Wants To Connect You And Your Pet Anytime, Anywhere

Pew! Pew! A WiFi gadget that lets you connect with your pet AND launches treats? You know you want the PetziConnect under your tree this holiday season. Woul…

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…

So You Think You Can Pet Sit?

Take it from a pro – being a Dog Nanny isn’t as easy as you think When I first opened my business, it was primarily obedience training. After a y…

Gen Y Dogma: Why Pet Parenthood Is The Perfect Choice For Millennials

Mommy, and Daddy, and Puppy makes three – Christina Peden explores why her generation is more oft to choose pet parenthood over kids. “When I was…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Help – My Dog Has Cabin Fever!

Is your dog going stir crazy from being kept indoors during the cold winter months? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas on how to keep sane until spring ar…

Get Me Outta Here! Jasper Is This Week’s Wet Wednesday Contest Winne

Not everyone likes to smell sweet. Take Jasper from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. This little guy looks like there should be a country song written about him.…

Product Review: Kurgo Collaps A Bowl

For people and dogs that are really active, a quality collapsible bowl is indispensable. That’s why our all-things-dog-sports writer, Kev Roberts, want…

Just As Gross As Is Sounds: The Low-Down On Roundworms In Dogs

We've got the poop-scoop on roundworms in dogs - and it ain't a pretty sight! Found in animal feces, it can be passed along from dog to human.

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…

Take A Hike: Adventures In Dog Hiking Part 1

A-hiking we will go! Oscar and I take on the challenge of dog hiking Oscar and I decided we needed a new challenge this summer. We’re not the most athl…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Carlton

With a look like that, you can’t help but wonder what Carlton, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is thinking about. Whatever it is, we don’t care &n…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Xena

Please say hello to Xena, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Xena is a 6-year-old female Labrador Retriever/Shepherd Mix from Philadelphia, PE…

Disaster Strikes! Do You Have An Emergency Plan For Your Dog?

There’s something to the motto “Always be prepared” – especially when it comes to what to do with your dog during an emergency situat…

Hot Dog – We Have A Wiener!

What a contest! We are so overwhelmed with the response from our Dog Days of Summer contest – we received almost 200 entries, which made picking just o…

Pros And Cons Of Retractable Dog Leashes

Are you for or against retractable dog leashes? I'm not a huge fan, but I know pet parents who won't leave home without them. Here are some pro and cons.

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…

Houston, We Have The Best NASA Portrait Ever Taken

What’s more attractive than a man who loves dogs? A really cute ASTRONAUT who loves dogs! That’s right ladies – feast your eyes on eligible…

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…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Lou

Meet Lou, the winner of our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Lou is a 6-year-old male Dogues de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) from Little Sai…

Lending A Helping Paw: What’s Involved In Therapy Dog Training

Does your pooch have the right stuff to make a difference and help people who need a furry friend the most? Then you should consider therapy dog training.

Michael Vick Spotted Taking Dog Training Classes

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and infamous dog fighter Michael Vick was spotted at a PetSmart, attending dog training classes.

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.

“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…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Esperanza (Espy)

We can’t say “No” to a lovely lady – you look into Esperanza’s eyes and try to tell her that she can’t come home with you…

Top 10 Flea and Tick Prevention Tips

It's flea and tick season, so we've put together our Top 10 tips on how to get rid of those pesky critters. YWe've got a few surprises in store for you!

Is World’s First Wingsuit BASE Jump With A Dog Cruel Or Cool? [Video

In his latest video, adrenaline junky Dean Potter, a famous rock climber, high-liner and human flyer, wingsuit BASE jumps with his dog, Whisper from the Eige…

What To Expect When You Adopt A Dog

You've decided to adopt a dog! That's wonderful news. And because you're such an awesome expectant pet parent, you need to know just what you're in for.

Honest Kitchen Goes Gluten-Free With Its Dehydrated Dog Food

Going gluten free and all natural has never been easier It seems like everyone is going gluten free these days. And it’s not just humans – dogs a…

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.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Maury

Get ready to fall in love with Maury, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Maury is an adult male Basset Hound from Albuquerque, NM. He is neute…

Teen’s Inspiring Mission Will Melt Your Heart And Brighten Your Wall

Annie Blumenfeld and her rescue dog, Teddy, have a calling: to raise money and awareness for other rescue pups in need What were you doing when you were 16?…

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.

Who Cut The Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Who Cut The Cheese Dog Treat Recipe - a cheesy dog treat recipe that's made will all-natural ingredients. Plus, they are fun and easy to make. A must try!

Honor Pets That Have Passed Sunday During National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day is a day for pet parents to celebrate the lives of pets that have passed on. In 2013, it falls on Sunday, September 8.

Effective Alternative Treatments For Dog Arthritis

Arthritis affects many adult dogs, as many as 1 in 5. For those looking for a non-traditional route, here are a few alternatives for treating dog arthritis.

French Bulldog Scared Of His Own Farts

All this French Bulldog wanted to do was to enjoy a nice, quiet bathroom break. The last thing he was expecting was… a FART! Dog farts can be smelly,…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Rylee

We’re suckers for a lady with looks and smarts – and Rylee, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, has both in spades! Rylee is a 1.5-year-old female Ger…

Pet Insurance: Why I Think It’s Worth It, No Matter The Cost

Pet insurance costs may be rising, but people are still buying! As I settled in to write this article, my dog Maria, settled in with me. She reached her head…

Bow Wow! Beef Dog Stew Recipe

You gotta love a beef stew that has everything that’s good for your dog built in. There’s meat for protein, vegetables for vitamins, and gravy fo…

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&…

Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe

If you're sick of being woken up in the morning with the foul stench of dog breath right, you'll want to try our Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe.

Muffin’s Halo Is A Fashionable Guide For Blind Dogs

This adorable accessory lets blind dogs lead a normal life and make a fashion statement at the same time Some accessories aren’t purely for fashion and…

6 Tips To Improve Your Dog’s Physical Fitness

Get moving with your pooch with these tips on fun and free physical activitiesRegular exercise is incredibly important for your own health and fitness, but it is also necessary for your pet. The more active your pet is, the healthier he is going to be. You don’t necessarily need to take your dog on a 5-mile run every day, but there are some simple ways you can improve your pet’s physical fitness – and your own! In this article you will receive 6 helpful tips to get your pet to be more active and to improve his health.

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Pick Up Dog Poop

Do you poop and scoop, or bend and pretend? We've put together the top five reasons why you should always pick up dog poop after your pet's bathroom break.

Introducing A New Dog Into Your Multi Dog Household

If you're planning on adding a new dog into your multi dog household, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure all of your pets are just happy.

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…