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!

Top 10 Gifts For Dog Lovers

We're not just about dogs here - we're also about the people who love them. And that's why I've dedicated a Top 10 Gifts for Dog Lovers list (hint, hint).

Bordatella: Kennel Cough Symptoms And Treatments

Also referred to as Bordatella, this illness is not just a common cold. Be on the lookout for these kennel cough symptoms and know what to do about it.

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…

Enter Your Biker Dog In The Tails & Tailpipes Biketoberfest Phot

Does your dog like to ride on a hog? If so, your motorcycle-lovin’ pooch could win you a three-night stay in Daytona Beach. Biketoberfest® Daytona…

Dog Days Of Summer Contest

We’re panting to telling you about our Dog Days Of Summer Contest, where you could win a Petlinks Patio Pad, a Solvit Deluxe Safety Harness and a Solvi…

5 Spooky Smart Safety Tips For Your Halloween Hound

Keep your dog safe, happy and calm during the spooky festivities this Halloween Halloween will soon be here, and while we know that it’s all in good fu…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Alex

Say “Cheese!” Meet Alex, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Alex is a 5-year-old male Bullmastiff from Saltdal, Norway. Her…

Totally Tongue Out Photo Contest

Send us a photo of your dog with his tongue out for your chance to win a set of Uglies Dog Toys It’s not rude to stick out your tongue – well, at…

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…

7 Common Symptoms Of Diabetes In Dogs

It's important that owners are able to recognize the symptoms of diabetes in dogs in order to get their pooch into the veterinarian and treated right away.

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Penny

Talk about the dog days of summer! It looks like our Upside Down Dog of the Week, Penny, from Upsidedowndog.com is taking advantage of all the sunny days she…

6 Advantages Of Living In A Multi Dog Household

Two dogs are better than one – Let’s look at the pros of a multi dog household The more, the merrier – that’s the motto of many famil…

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…

New “Pig Perfume” Spray Stops Barking Bad Dog Behavior

No, it doesn’t smell like bacon, but “Stop That” spray may stop your dog from acting like a ham Sick and tired of your dog’s endless…

What’s The Point Of Dog Acupuncture?

In this article you will learn the basics about what dog acupuncture looks like and how this alternative and ancient treatment might help your pooch.

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,…

New Study Shows How Movies Affect Dog Breeds’ Popularity

Call it the Lassie Effect: Researchers have proven that movies featuring dogs create a major surge in breed popularity. Lassie. The Shaggy Dog. 101 Dalmatia…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Newlywed Puppy Problems

Does your dog like to get into hairy situations? Does he have a bad habit he just won’t give up? Does she not play well with others? That problem isn&r…

Top 10 Dog Breeds With Allergies

There are some breeds that are more susceptible to having allergies. We're going to go over the Top 10 dog breeds with allergies.

J.J. Fuds Expands Recall Of Premium Natural Blends Pet Food

J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is expanding their recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Te…

Cannonball! Check Out These Adorable Pictures Of Puppies Underwater

Yes, this is actually someone’s day job (and it’s okay to be jealous). Professional photographer Seth Casteel has made a career out of taking gre…

Quinoa Dog Food Recipe

This is the first time I’ve used quinoa in a dog food recipe. I’m a big fan of this super seed that’s high in protein. To cook it, I used…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Django

Ears up! We’d like you to meet Django, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Django is an adult male Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua Mix from…

Rover Boutique Offers Designer Dog Clothes for Refined Pooches

Some dogs like glitz and bling, other prefer to don a more refined, classic style. And for posh pups that love designer dog clothes, theres Rover Boutique.

Carrot And Banana Dog Treat Recipe

Are you having a hard time feeding your dog veggies and fruits? May I suggest putting them cookie form – because everything tastes better when it&rsquo…

Can You Feed Your Dog Table Scraps?

Can’t finish your plate? Here’s what you should know before you give your dog table scraps. If you’re the sort of person who ends up with a…

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.

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall Over Salmonella Concerns

Natura Pet has issued a voluntary recall of its dry kibble due to possible Salmonella, including EVO, Innova, California Natural, and Healthwise dog foods.

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.

Cody’s Blend Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Cody's Blend Homemade Dog Food Recipe combines plenty of healthy ingredients: ground turkey, lentils, peas, carrots and split peas. Easy and delicious!

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…

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.

Your Jealous Dog: Study Shows Jealousy In Dogs Is Real

Does it surprise you that Fido may have a jealous side? Researchers find that pooches can turn into a green-eyed monster, too. Ever met a dog at a park or 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.

Picture of Pitbull Cuddling With Bunnies and Chick Goes Viral

The picture features a Pitbull hanging out with a chick on its head and a basket of bunnies has gone viral, and has people talking about the breed.

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…

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…

Vote For Your Shelter During PAL’s Shelter Showdown

Second Annual Shelter Showdown hosted by Pets Add Life to award $50,000 to animal shelters From October 22 to November 19, 2014, Pets Add Life (PAL) will be…

Touch of Coconut Dog Treat Recipe

We've talked about the benefits of coconut oil and wanted to add it to a treat recipe. Viola - the Touch of Coconut Dog Treat Recipe.

Tails From A Pet Sitter: Walking In A Winter Blunderland

An excited dog and slippery conditions don’t mix. Here’s how to safely walk your four-legged friend in the snow. This time of year can be dishear…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Massey

Meet Massey, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. He’s a 2-year-old male Weimaraner from Wichita, KS. Massey is already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a s…

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&…

Contest Alert: #BegForZukes On Twitter With @PetGuideTweets

It’s our first official giveaway of 2015, and we’re taking to Twitter to celebrate. From January 16 to January 23, 2015, we’re going to be…

True Love Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

PHOTO SUBMISSION IS OVER – VOTING BEGINS! We want to share the love of the most affectionate day of the year. That’s why we want you to enter ou…

Product Review: P.L.A.Y. Wobble Ball

The P.L.A.Y. Wobble Ball looks like a treat, but will it wobble its way into our hearts or out the door? When I eat chocolate, I like to shovel it into my mo…

Product Review: Madra Mor Mud Treatment

Because it’s Pampered Pooch month on PetGuide.com, I can’t think of a better time to try out Madra Mor Mud Treatment When I heard about the Madra…

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.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Angela

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Angela from San Diego, CA. Just look into those eyes and tell us that you don’t melt! This sweet…

Mix And Mingle With Canadian Stars To Help Build A Humane Canada

If you live in Toronto and are looking for something to do tomorrow night, you should make plans to go to A Humane Canada, an exclusive event that supports t…

Canadian Beagle Miss P Is 2015 Westminster Best In Show Winner, Eh?!

No Doot Aboot it – B.C. Beagle Miss P announced as 2015 Westminster Dog Show’s top dog. Way to go Miss P! This 4-year-old Beagle from Enderby, B.…

Product Review: Kurgo Skipping Stones [Video]

Our dogs love to fetch, and they love to swim! And fetching and swimming together, means they burn off that energy faster as well – that’s a win-…

Shelter Spotlight: Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc.

Adorabully cute and noble, Adopt-A-Bull Rescue helps Bulldogs in need We’re so pleased to present a new feature here on PetGuide.com – our Shelte…

Gen Y Dogma: Puppy Vs. Baby Edition

Is getting a puppy a logical first step toward having kids? Not necessarily. Christina Peden talks about the ways puppies and babies are similar and differen…

My Dog Has Diarrhea – How Do I Treat It?

The Poop On What I Do When My Dog Has Diarrhea. Because of Oscar's sensitive tummy, I've picked up a few tips that have helped when he gets the runs.

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.

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…

5 Basic Tips For Introducing Dogs To Strangers

A stranger is just a friend your dog hasn't met - make a good first impression with these five basic tips for introducing dogs to strangers.

7 Common Veterinary Treatments For Dog Allergies

Sneezing, itching, licking, runny eyes - dog allergies can present in many ways and come from different sources. Here's how you can give your dog relief.

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Molly

Well hello Molly! Please say hello to Molly, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Molly is a 9-month-old female Goldendoodle from Mahtome…

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.