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 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…

5 Vet-Approved Tips For Buying Safe Dog Treats

In the wake of recent dog deaths and illnesses, Dr. Liz Hanson offers tips on choosing safe treats Yesterday, we told you about how nearly 600 pets have died…

American Kennel Club Announces America’s 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

Way to go Labs! For the 21st year in a row, the Labrador Retriever hangs on to the #1 spot on the American Kennel Club’s most popular breeds list. T…

Is Your Pooch A Pessimist? Scientists Say The Answer May Be ‘Yes’

This is probably the closest you’ll get to an answer from your dog when you ask “How are you feeling?” Most of us think of dogs the way we…

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…

Man And His Dog Walk 1200 Miles For Cancer — And You Can Help

Roland Frasier and Wags are walking for a wonderful cause Losing a spouse is devastating. It’s a reality Roland Frasier knows all too well — he l…

“Such A Tease” Merrick Dog Food Contest

This week, we’re going to tease you a little bit. We’ll be giving away three bags of Merrick’s Classic formula for dogs… but this is…

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…

Unexpected Iron Dog Joins The Swedish Adventure Racing Team

Arthur, a stray dog, adopts the Swedish Adventure Racing Team in Ecuador Talk about one tough pooch! Sweden’s Peak Performance team began their journey…

What Are The American Kennel Club Field Trials?

Need a challenge? A wonderful athletic event for hunting dogs, the American Kennel Club Field Trials will test your pooch's skills out in the field!

Best Gift Guide For Dog Lovers

I love putting this gift guide together – it’s all the stuff that I want to open up on December 25. But on the flip side, I really want everything listed here, so if it’s not under the tree, then I have to buy them myself. Gah – such a double-edged sword! I’m hoping that you can steal a few of these ideas for yourself or a dog lover on your list. Without further ado, I present my Gift Guide For Dog Lovers.

What You Should Know About Adopting A Special Needs Dog

Adopting a special needs dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have Since there are many dogs available for adoption, it’s often th…

Top 10 Sneeze-Free Hypoallergenic Dogs

ACHOO! Bless these sniffle-saving hypoallergenic dogs. You love dogs, but hate the allergies that can come along this one. Your doggy dreams are dashed! Bu…

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…

Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe

I'm seeing more sweet potato treats in pet stores. It gave me the idea of coming up with a Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe that you could make at home.

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…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Saffie

Meet Saffie, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Saffie is an 8-month-old Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix from Grimsby.…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Amstel

Please say hello to Amstel, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Amstel is a Shiba Inu Mix from New York City, NY. He is already neutered, house…

Camera-Shy Dogs Get The Puparazzi Treatment With BarkCam App

You love taking pictures of your pooch. Now, how can you make that more fun? With the BarkCam app for iPhone! You'll be addicted to posting hilarious pics!

Chinese Property Developer Buys Puppy For $2 Million

For most of us, bringing home a new dog entails a visit to our local shelter. But for one man, with obviously too much money to burn, it means dropping a coo…

Dog Insurance Dos and Don’ts

Are you confused about dog insurance? We've put together a handy list of dos and don'ts you need to know about before you sign on the dotted line.

A Pet Parent’s Guide To Heartworm Treatments

Is your dog safe? Let's go over the basics about what heartworm is, how and why you should protect your dog, and the heartworm treatments available to you.

Living Well With Your Blind Dog

Loss of vision doesn't mean your pooch can't enjoy his life - we've outlined a few tips on how to help your blind dog cope with vision loss.

Amazing New Harness Helps Dogs And Humans Communicate

The new technology could have applications for everything from search and rescue dogs to our pets and shelter animals Researchers at North Carolina State Uni…

How To Teach Your Dog The Recall Command

Recall is an essential command your dog needs to learn to keep him safe – here’s how to teach it When it comes to training your puppy or dog, tea…

The Road Warrior’s Guide to Pet Friendly Hotels

This guide will not only help you help find pet friendly hotels, but also show you how to help make sure your pet's stay is as comfortable as possible.

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Lil Bit

Meet Lil Bit, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Lil Bit is an adult female French Bulldog and Pug Mix from St Paul, MN. She is already spayed…

Different Dog Insurance Rates And Coverage Types

Looking for the right coverage for your pooch? Chances are, there’s an dog insurance type to fit your needs. If you’re looking for a lower rate o…

Beefaloaf Meatloaf Dog Food Recipe

When you think of comfort food, good, ol' fashioned meatloaf has to come to mind. Now your dog can enjoy my Beefaloaf Meatloaf Dog Food Recipe.

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Olive

“The view from down here is awesome,” says Olive, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Here’s what her owner’s Li…

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…

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…

6 Off-Leash Tips For The Dog Park

Roll down the window - we're going to the dog park!To keep it safe and fun, let's go over a few things to keep in mind the next time you're at the dog park.

FDA Issues Update On Jerky Investigation, But No Answers As To Why It

The new numbers are in – but no definitive answer as to why dogs are getting sick after eating jerky imported from China. The U.S. Food and Drug Admini…

Cycle Safely With Your Dog Thanks To The Bike Tow Leash

Now that the nice weather is here, take your dog for a bike ride with this innovative leash We’re always on the lookout for products that make life wit…

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…

How To Train A Puppy To Stay

Training is essential to a puppy's well being. Let's start off puppy training with some basic commands. Here are some tips on how to train a puppy to stay.

7 Ways a Shelter Dog Can Improve Your Life

If you want to experience the joys of owning a dog but aren't sure that buying a puppy is the right choice for you, think about adopting a shelter dog.

Adjust Your Attitude About The Benefits Of Dog Chiropractic Care

The fact of the matter is that dog chiropractic care can be beneficial for a wide range of problems - it may even help to prevent joint degeneration.

What To Look For In A Quality Dog Boarding Facility

We’ve put together a list of things to be mindful of when you’re looking into dog boarding accommodations One of the hardest things about going a…

Golden Goodness Dog Treat Recipe

We called it the Golden Goodness Dog Treat Recipe because there are a lot of gold ingredients: whole wheat flour, wheat bran, honey and rolled oats.

Top 10 Comfy Dog Beds

I love watching Oscar all curled up in his dog bed. That's why I came up with the Top 10 Comfy Dog Beds that will give your dog the sweetest dreams.

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…

How To Stop A Puppy From Biting

Puppies love to bite. Those tiny, razor-sharp teeth are a part of a pup's bite inhibition. Here are a few tips for how to stop a puppy from biting.

Dos And Don’ts For Boarding Your Dog [Video]

Before you board your dog, make sure you’ve done your homework – and we’ve made it easy for you with this list of helpful dos and don&rsquo…

All About Neutering Dogs

Thinking about neutering your dog? Here are a few basics you should brush up on before making a decision. Neutering is something that every owner of a male d…

Snorf’s Kickstarter Puts The Fun In Functional With Fleece BatHats A

Listen up! This cool custom winter apparel line keeps your dog’s ears toasty warm. We’ve created creatures of habit, animals conditioned to a cer…

Hilarity Ensues When This Dog Helps Forecast The Weather [Video]

We think it’s pretty safe to say that Ripple stole the show on this particular newscast. Weather man Mike Sobel had no idea what he was in for when he…

Outdoor And Indoor Plants: Poisonous Plants For Dogs

How does your garden grow? Does it contain poisonous plants for dogs? Some of the most commonly kept houseplants are incredibly toxic to dogs.

What is an Ovary-Sparing Spay?

If you want to prevent unwanted litters but don't want to put your female dog at risk for health problems, consider a partial spay or an ovary-sparing spay.

And The Grand Prize Winner Of Our Fur-Raising Halloween Dog Costume Co

Drum roll please… The winner is Tiny Tina and Peppino (from spoiledmaltese.com), submitted by maltese manica! These lucky pups win a Drinkwell Pagoda…

Pet Flipping – The New “In” Thing in Crime

Youve heard of House Flipping now get ready for Pet Flipping. People are actually stealing dogs from families and selling them on the Internet.

PetPace Wireless Smart Collar Tracks And Monitors Your Pet’s Health

I'm excited to hear about the PetPace, a new smart wireless collar that monitors your pet's health, vital signs, activity and wellbeing all day, every day.

Top 10 Natural Supplements For Dogs

We all want our precious pooches to be as healthy as they can be. Adding supplements to your dog’s diet can be extremely beneficial to their health. Some sup…

Double Take Alert – Cuddle Clones Are An Exact Replica Of Your Pet

Founded by Jennifer Graham, Cuddle Clones' vision is simple - to capture the emotional connection between people and pets through customized stuffed animals

Limited Nutrisca Dry Dog Food Recall Issued

Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food becaus…

KLM’s Newest Employee Will Make You Want To Lose Your Luggage [Video

Now that’s what we call service! We all that know that flying can be both stressful and tedious. That stress is amplified 100 times when you realize yo…

Product Review: GoPro Fetch Dog Harness [Video]

What’s the perfect accessory for a dog on the go? A GoPro Fetch Dog Harness! That’s we gave it to Kevin Roberts, our resident over-active dog dad…

Jumping Dog On TV Makes Pooch Hopping Mad

Hey, what’s the big idea? Coming onto my TV and jumping up like that? Do you think you can come in here and out jump me? I don’t think so! In fac…

Study: Dog’s Inner Poop Compass Lines Up With Earth’s Axis

I’m going to think twice the next time I get annoyed at Oscar taking his time to find the perfect pooping spot. It turns out his compulsion to turn in…