10 Types of Service Dogs and What They Do

Many dog people would say their canine companions are their best friends, but for a growing number of individuals with specific physical, neurological or mental health needs, different types of service dogs are also invaluable partners in day-to-day life. Legally, these dogs are welcome in places where pet dogs are not. Unfortunately, the practice of non-disabled […]

Special-Needs Pup Piglet Uses His Platform to Raise Awareness

Piglet is using his “ruff” start in life to act as a spokesdog. This adorable and differently abled double-dapple Dachshund–Chihuahua rescue pup was born into a hoarding situation. He encourages people to spay and neuter their pets, and educates about the consequences of breeding two dapple-colored dogs. Piglet is deaf, blind and tiny. He overcomes […]

6 Household Cleaning Products That Are Not Safe for Dogs

Many dog owners keep cleaners in their homes that are not exactly pet safe out of habit or ignorance of the bad effects they have on the household. Cleaning products with ingredients such as bleach, ammonia, chlorine, gycol ethers or formaldehyde can cause many problems in adults and children, but young children and pets are […]

Puppy Diseases and Other Conditions to Worry About

Puppies are the epitome of youth. Full of vim and vigor, they exude joy and energy in everything they do. Unfortunately, it’s their very youth that makes them susceptible to certain conditions and puppy diseases that may be life-threatening. An immature immune system, lack of life experience and judgment, and bad genetics can all add […]

Autoimmune Disease in Dogs — Four Main Causes and Treatment Plans

One night when Carol Bryant prepared to brush the teeth of her Cocker Spaniel, she discovered bleeding and splotchy-colored gums. Scared and worried, she immediately took Dexter to the nearest veterinary emergency room. At the animal hospital, veterinarians confirmed the diagnosis: an autoimmune disease called Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (IMT) that attacks the blood-clotting platelets. “My veterinarians […]

How custom ERP integrations help ensure food safety

Food safety and security have become big driving forces in food manufacturing, whether for humans or pets. ERP integration solutions can help address these issues by tracking essential information about inputs: when materials arrive at a plant, where they came from, how they are used, and more. This data makes it easier to prevent safety […]

Do pet treats contribute to rising pet obesity?

Human food trends and data show that consumers are seeking healthier choices even in indulgent categories like candy and snacks — and we’re seeing that concept carry over into pet treats and similar categories like toppers and mixers. Yet with pet obesity levels continuing to rise, especially in developed pet food markets, is “healthy indulgence” […]

Wondering How to Feed a Puppy? Let’s Take a Closer Look

If only puppies came with an owner’s manual — especially when it comes to how to feed a puppy. Decisions you make around the food dish can greatly impact your fast-growing pup’s overall health and attitude about meals and treats. That’s why we created a list of feeding do’s and don’ts when it comes to […]

How to Stop Toy Guarding in Puppies

Most dogs love their toys, but sometimes they love them just a little too much. Toy guarding and hoarding behaviors are very common. So, what’s acceptable and what isn’t? And what can you do about it? Toy guarding — what’s normal Some amount of toy guarding IS normal. Photography ©Mexitographer | Getty Images. It’s normal […]

Are These Halloween Dangers for Dogs Lurking in Your Home?

Halloween harbors a host of frightfully funny sights and sounds, especially for pet lovers: Beagles crooning along with golden oldies like “Monster Mash.” Chihuahuas dressed up as Bruno Mars, sporting miniature guitars and indignant expressions that seem to proclaim, “Let It Go.” Unfortunately, many common trick-or-treat activities aren’t so entertaining. They can prompt pet panic […]