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!

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…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Anny

Meet Anny, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Anny is a senior Brittany from Jackson, MS. She is housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, a…

Doberman Pinscher

In the U.S., these dogs can simply be known as Dobermans, but the Doberman and the Doberman Pinscher are just two names for the same breed.

Top 10 Therapy Dog Breeds

An even temperament and a surplus of love and affection, many breeds make great therapy dogs. Here are our picks for Top 10 Therapy Dog Breeds.

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.

Komondor

The Komondor is a sneaky flock-guarding dog. With his long, heavily-matted white coat, this dog blends right in with the sheep. He's also a loving companion

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…

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…

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…

Great Dane

The Great Dane could be considered one of the noblest breeds and its general loyalty and friendliness also contribute to making these Danes great.

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.

Why Do We Think Puppies Are Cute? It’s In Our Genes

There’s a scientific reason puppies and kittens make you say “Awwww” Think back to when you brought Fido or Fluffy home for the very first…

The Emily Post Guide To Proper Dog Park Etiquette

Even dogs need to learn manners! We serve up dog park etiquette that all refined pooches should bone up on. Emily Post is quoted as saying: “Whenever t…

Tomato Juice Dog Treat Recipe

Here’s a new ingredient I’ve never used in a dog treat before – Tomato Juice! I wasn’t too sure about it at first, but this Tomato Ju…

Dog Tries To Fetch Baseball on TV

This German Shepherd wants you to take her out to the ballgame. On second thought, that wouldn’t be a good idea, based on what she does when she sees t…

Black Dog Syndrome: Belle’s Story Common Among Shelter Dogs

Have your ever heard of Black Dog Syndrome? It's not a disease or a condition that dogs suffer from, it's actually a problem with humans!

Your Dog’s Noise Anxieties Are Silenced With The ThunderShirt

Just Like A Warm Hug, The ThunderShirt Calms Your Dog’s Anxiety Late summer and early fall is known as a time of year when storms and unpredictable met…

Wild Wheat Dog Treat Recipe

A double dose of wheat goodness - whole wheat flour and wheat bran. Our Wild Wheat Dog Treat Recipe also includes cornmeal, peanut butter and chicken broth.

Top 10 Picks From The 2014 Global Pet Expo

What a rush! Everyone was at the 2014 Global Pet Expo – even Elvis (and his sidekick, Gambler). I had a great time catching up with old friends, mak…

Road To Recovery: Post-Operative Spay And Neuter Care

Before your dog heads into surgery, here’s what you should know about the spay and neuter procedure If you’re going to have your dog spayed or ne…

Landmark Ruling: Animals Can Now Be Considered Victims In The Eyes Of

It’s about time – Oregon judge rules that animals are victims, not property Great news out of Oregon –a landmark ruling has declared that a…

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…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Betty

We know it’s only Tuesday – only four more days until the weekend. To make the beginning of the week more enjoyable, we present to you our Upside…

Dog Travel Essentials: What to Pack for Your Dog

Make a list and check it twice – here’s what you’ll need to pack when you bring your dog along with you on your vacation!There is nothing more exciting than…

Top 10 Wackiest Dog Names of 2013 Announced

Topping the list of 10 Wackiest Dog Names of 2013 are Sir Knuckles da Dragon, HotRod Whoofington and Captain Underpants. We love these names!

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Scootie

It’s time to get upside down with our Upside Down Dog of the Week for Upsidedowndogs.com. This week’s winner is Scootie, a 1-year-old male Borde…

The Honest Kitchen Starter Kit Contest

This month, we’re all about nutrition. That’s why this week we’ll be giving away The Honest Kitchen Starter Kit. And to win it, all you nee…

Chihuahua

Sporting a large head, expressive eyes and a friendly disposition, the Chihuahua fits into many types of households. This breed makes an excellent watch dog

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…

Don’t Worry Human, Science Says Your Dog Loves You… Lots

The way pooches spread the love to anyone and everyone at the dog park, it can sometimes seem like our dogs don’t discriminate in their affections; but…

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a smooth, short-coated dog, with a long, heavy body and wrinkly, short legs. It is easy-going and gets along with children and pets.

Up The Creek: Adventures In Canine Canoeing Part 4

All good things must come to an end – and that’s the case of Kevin Roberts and his canoe crew. It’s the last day of their trip, but Kevin s…

Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale Terrier looks like a mini Labrador Retreiver. They are a compact, working breed that was originally bred to hunt foxes and other vermin.

Bearded Collie

Cheerful and happy-go-lucky, the Bearded Collie is affectionate and playful. A wonderful playmate for children, this dog loves to be near its family.

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…

Top 10 Healthy Vegetables For Dogs

Mom was onto something! No matter how you slice and dice it, you'll want to add these top 10 healthy vegetables for dogs into your pooch's diet.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a great go-to family pet, but because of its small size and its need for companionship, he'll need to be an inside dog.

What To Do If Your Dog Gets Sick While Traveling

Be prepared for the unexpected when your away from home For many pet owners, their dogs are their best friends and also their preferred travel companions. No…

Spots Light LED Dog Collar and Leash Light Up The Night

Jogging at night with your dog can be hazardous if you don't have the right gear. Light up the dark with the Spots Light LED Dog Collar and Leash.

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…

Upside Down Dog of the Week – Spliffy

What are you lookin’ at? It must be Spliffy, our Upside Down Dog of the Week, courtesy of Upsidedowndogs.com. Spliffy is a 3.5-year-old female American…

Icelandic Sheepdog

Also known as the Icelandic Spitz or Icelandic Dog, the adorable Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland's only native canine breed.

Work To Drool: Reasons to Have Dogs At Work

Dogs at work: the benefits of having dogs in the work place, and some great tips on how to convince your boss to let you bring your own dog to work.

5 Warning Signs That You Need Dog Insurance

Dogs can get into all kinds of issues. We've put together 5 warning signs you should watch out for that will let you know if you need dog insurance.

The Pet Loo – An Indoor Potty for Dogs

Suitable for use indoors and outdoors (to keep on your patio or balcony if you live in a condo), The Pet Loo is basically your backyard in a box.

Pros And Cons Of Individual Condition Coverage

Considering Individual Condition Coverage for your dog? Here are the positive and negative points about this type of dog insurance policy. When you’re…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Charlie

Cheerio mate! This week’s Upside Down Dog from Upsidedowndogs.com is Charlie. This Jack Russell and Beagle mix is from South East, UK and is “goi…

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…

Goldendoodle

Fun-loving and playful, the Goldendoodle is a mix of Golden Retriever and Poodle. Highly trainable, Goldendoodles are great for first-time pet owners.

Product Review: Neato XV Signature Pro

Does the Neato XV Signature Pro leave other robot vacuums in the dust? We test it out to see how well this robot vac picks up fur, dust, dirt and hair.

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Layla

Meet Layla, the winner of our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Layla is a a 5 year-old female Boxer from Kansas City, MO. Here’s wh…

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: &…

Collie

Devoted and gentle, Collies make wonderful companions. Your Collie will be an excellent watch and guard dog, and its eager to please and very intelligent.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

The shaggy Polish Lowland Sheepdog (or PON as it's known in the United States) is native to Poland and was bred as a specialist sheep herder.

Zuke’s Grain Free Gift Pack Giveaway

After a couple of weeks off, we’re back with another contest. And let us tell you, it’s bigger than ever. This time around, you could win a Zuke&…

6 Handy Tips When Renovating With Dogs In The House

Kevin Roberts just finished renovating his house, and as a dog dad, that means that extra precautions had to be taken to keep his pooches safe. Here are a fe…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Bo

We’d like you to meet Bo, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This handsome Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix is from Port Clinton,…

The Quest For Dog: 6 Steps For Prepping Your House For A Puppy

Amanda Schlee doesn’t have a dog… yet. But she’s in full doggy mode and is doing all her research before she and her husband decide on the…

Product Review: Bionic Urban Stick

Does Oscar retrieve the Bionic Urban Stick or is it fetch fail? I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before, but let me just reiterate it once more:…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Alfie

From all the way across the pond comes Alfie, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Alfie is a 1-year-old male English Springer Spaniel fr…