Medical Detection Dogs: Can They Really Sense Cancer?

Medical Detection Dogs: Can They Really Sense Cancer?
Many believe that dogs really do have a sixth sense, and while yes, it can typically be attributed to their heightened sense of smell, the medical field is not only putting it to the test, but putting it to use. Most notably, dogs have been known to – and are now being employed to – detect certain types of cancers, yes cancers, in patients.

Happy Tails: 5 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip

Happy Tails: 5 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip
There’s still plenty of summer of left and many families are gearing up for their annual road trips. Instead of getting a dog sitter or visiting the local kennel, check out these five tips for taking your pet with on your fun family vacation.

Speak: Does your dog really know what you’re saying?

Speak: Does your dog really know what you’re saying?
Sit, stay, fetch, heel speak! All of these are common words dogs of all breeds are expected to know. But have you ever wondered just how much your dog understands when you speak to them? Whether you chatter constantly with your furry companion or just sit together watching television, dogs encounter lots of words throughout the day. And you may be surprised at how many they understand…

Come to your Senses: Do Dogs Really Have a Sixth Sense?

Come to your Senses: Do Dogs Really Have a Sixth Sense?
You’ve heard it before: Dogs can sense a plethora of things that people can’t. Whether it be a mood, an incoming storm, or just an owner’s bad day, it’s obvious that dogs can sense these sort of things. Therefore, many think that they possess a sort of sixth sense. But is this really possible? In short, yes. It all comes down to the inherent characteristics that dogs (and dogs only) possess.    

Fire Safety for your Furry Friends

Fire Safety for your Furry Friends
As active members in the pet & dog spaces, we’re up-to-date on all of the important holidays including July 15th which marks National Pet Fire Safety Day. With around a half-million pets affected by fire-related home accidents each year, this holiday is one we should all pay more attention to. As this day approaches, what better way to honor all of the pups who have suffered in accidents than to highlight important tips to prevent emergencies, and keep your family (humans AND furry friends) safe? Check them out…

I Got A Puppy! Now What…

I Got A Puppy! Now What…
First off, congratulations on becoming a pet parent! Owning a dog is such a rewarding and amazing honor. Whether you got your new furry friend from a shelter, breeder or friend, you’re adding to a growing family, or if it’s just you and your pup, your new dog will make a great addition to your life. You’re probably wondering what many first-time puppy owners are wondering: “What do I do now”?  Here are the top 6 must-follows to turn you from an inexperienced dog lover to a responsible dog owner.   

A Family of Fur: Maintaining a Multi-Dog Household

A Family of Fur: Maintaining a Multi-Dog Household
You know you’re a dog person when you walk into an animal shelter and instantly want to take each and every one of them home. While a house full of puppies may seem like a dream come true, with more dogs comes more responsibility and there’s a lot that goes into managing a multi-dog household. Here are a few things to keep in mind, though, as you expand your fur family.

Focus: Your Dog’s Best Friend this Summer

Focus: Your Dog’s Best Friend this Summer
As the summer sun beats down, we have so many things to look forward to – barbeques, fireworks, pool parties, road trips, and more. But while we’re busy enjoying all of this, your dog may be suffering. The loud sounds of fireworks and thunderstorms or a break in routine caused by houseguests or summer road trips can truly affect your dog’s mental wellbeing.