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!

How To Treat Flea Bites On Dogs

Save your pet from the suffering of a severe infestation. Take a bite out of pesky flea problems, as we go over ways to treat flea bites on dogs.

Lucky’s MMMMeaty Homemade Dog Stew Recipe

We welcome recipe submissions from our readers and are pleased to share this dog stew recipe from Sherry Faubus: Luckys MMMMeaty Homemade Dog Stew Recipe

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…

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…

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…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Berkley

Meet Berkley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This little fellow is a Rat Terrier mix that lives in New Milford, CT and can’t wait to…

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…

Interested in Pets for Adoption? Adoptapet Has Thousands Looking for A

There are thousands of pets for adoption and this is where Adoptapet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website, comes to the rescue!

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.

Tail Waggin’ Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats Recipe

When you mix bacon with peanut butter youve got a recipe for great yumminess! Thats why this Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats Recipe will be a huge hit.

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 – Beau

This week’s adoptable dog from Adoptapet.com is Beau, a Labrador Retriever mix puppy from Terrell, TX. Beau is as cute as can be. Sporting a black coat…

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…

The Quest For Dog: One Writer’s Search For The Perfect Dog Begins

Bringing a dog into your home shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. It takes research, dedication and lots of planning to make sure you and your…

Top 10 Howlarious Dog Halloween Costumes

This year, I went looking for the coolest, rib-tickling dog Halloween costumes you can buy (online to boot!) and have delivered right to your door.

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&…

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.

Product Review: The TugNTow Mushing Rig

Kevin Roberts couldn't wait to hit the trail with the TugNTow Mushing Rig. And if you're into bikejoring, this is one review you've got to read.

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.

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Brewster

Meet Brewster, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Brewster is an adult male Terrier and Australian Cattle Dog Mix in Jackson, MS. He’s a…

Dog Bike Basket – Snazzy Jazzy Pet Rattan Pet Bike Basket

I love the the Rattan Pet Bike Basket from Snazzy Jazzy Pet. This dog bike basket has a wire lid that attaches with leather straps to hold my pup securely.

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…

Belly Flop! Flynn Makes A Splash As This Week’s Wet Wednesday Winner

This is our last pick for our Weekly Wet Wednesday Winner, and Flynn certainly does make a splash with his entry. Flynn can’t enough of the water. Just…

Tag, You’re It! Play-tag Is The Smart ID System For Wanderlust Dogs

The Play-tag is an invisible leash, emergency LED, and vital information storage device all-in-one wearable ID system. It’s no secret that our pets are…

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…

Top 10 Workouts For Your Dog’s Brain

While a daily walk is essential to give your dog his fill of physical exercise, mental exercise is just as important. This is especially true for highly inte…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Monkey

Another Tuesday, another Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. This week’s winner is Monkey, a 9-year-old male Labrador Retriever and Co…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Charlie

Meet Charlie, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Charlie is a 6-month-old male Labrador Retriever and Pitbull mix from Houston, TX. Her…

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…

Product Review: Head-Lites LED Collars

At this time of the year, days are shorter and the nights are longer. What’s an uber-active musher, skijoring and all-around outdoorsman and dog lover…

Basic Dog Training Tips

We put together some basic dog training tips. When you're just starting out, there are a few important things you should know before you start dog training.

Black Dog Syndrome: Can People Be Color Blind When It Comes To Dogs?

Don't be hard on yourself if you've never heard of Black Dog Syndrome - not many people talk about it. It's not a dog problem... it's how people look at dogs

Christmas Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Oh Christmas Cheese, Oh Christmas Cheese, how yummy in our tummies! I don’t know about your dog, but Oscar is a huge fan of cheese. With all of the che…

Winter Workout: The Frost-Savvy Snowshoe Dog

Release your inner Yeti this winter and bring your dog along for the snowshoeing adventure! Snowshoeing is fantastic exercise, not to mention an avalanche of…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? To start 2015 off on the right paw, the Hairy Dogfathers want to share their own New Year’s Resolu…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Daisy

Things look better upside down – just as the winner of our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. This is Daisy, a 2-year-old Siberian Hu…

Keeping Your Dog Safe During A Thunderstorm

If thunder and lightning have your dog running for cover, we’ve got some tips to keep them safe Personally, I love thunderstorms – as long as I&r…

Hint of Vanilla Dog Treat Recipe

I love the smell and the taste of vanilla. It’s so simple, yet delicious. That was the inspiration behind this week’s Hint of Vanilla Dog Treat R…

Top 10 Dogs For First-Time Owners

You're ready to be a pet parent. We've created a Top 10 list of dogs for first-time owners - take a look at these breeds perfect for first timers.

Product Review: Muttluks Pawstik and Pawmagik Paw Balms

Resident skijoring expert Kev Roberts is always on the prowl for products that help his dogs perform their best and keep them comfortable during the harsh Wi…

Tick SR Makes Dog Tick Removal Quick and Painless

If your dog as ever had ticks, you never forget that experience. But there's a solution for quick and painless dog tick removal and it's called Tick-SR.

All About Spaying Dogs

So you might have heard about spaying, but be wondering what all the fuss is about. Spaying can be a controversial issue. Some people swear by it.

And The Winner Of The Merrick Dog Food For A Year Contest Is…

Drum roll please! The winner of the Merrick Dog Food for a year contest is Lori W. She’s mom to two poodles… and another puppy on the way. She&r…

2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Awards Best In Show To Wire Fox

It’s the end of the another Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (there’s been 138 of them to be exact), and the 2014 Best In Show Trophy was awarded…

Top 10 Things To Do When You Lose A Dog

You want to be prepared if your dog gets loose and you can't find him. We've prepared an emergency list of things you should do when you lose a dog.

How Do You Know If Dog Daycare Is Safe?

Are you a little hesitant to leave your pup at doggy daycare? Read these tips before dropping your dog off for the day. It’s natural to be worried abou…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Tucker

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. This week we’re featuring Tucker, an adult Labrado…

Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe

Dogs love peanut butter. When we can across the Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe, I knew it was right up our alley (in regards to skill level).

The Facts About Microchipping Your Dog

Tags might not be enough – here’s why your should be microchipping your dog. According to the ASPCA, over 8 million animals wind up in animal she…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Ida

What a sweet face! There’s no resisting Ida, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Ida is an adult female Boston Terrier from Providence, R…

The Great Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

Did you know that pumpkin is awesome for a dog's digestive system? The Great Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe is a healthy treat that you can make at home.

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…

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.

How is Commercial Dog Food Regulated?

Ever wonder how commercial dog food is regulated? We go over what companies have to do before kibble hits the shelves. Commercial food products for people ar…

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…

What Do You Know About Whipworms In Dogs?

As one of the most common - and treatable - parasites that your pooch can pick up, here's what you need to know about whipworms in dogs.

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.

Pet Travel And Housesitting: The Joys Of Travelling Full-Time With My

For many, travel is a way of life. Take Lauren Bassart. She packed up her hubby and dog and took to the road to travel the world. Recently, Lauren began hous…

What Your Dog Insurance Plan Covers… And What’s Left Out

While youre shopping around for a dog insurance plan, you need to know what any particular package actually covers. Plans vary from company to company.

How To Treat A Dog With Allergies

If your dog has an allergy, it can present itself in numerous ways. When this happens, what do you do? We know how to treat a dog with allergies.