Dog Breeds/Traits

Claire the Scottish Deerhound - Photo from The Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show Facebook Page

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The National Dog Show

Every Thanksgiving, dog lovers look forward to more than just a delicious meal with their family. Thanksgiving Day is also when The National Dog Show airs on NBC! Before watching this year’s collection of remarkable dogs compete on the big stage, check out these five facts you may not know about this Thanksgiving tradition. Read post »

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Back To School: How To Help Your Pet Beat The Blues This Fall

Summer is winding down, the mornings are getting a little cooler, and September is right around the corner. The back-to-school season is an exciting time full of new teachers, new friends, and new possibilities. It also means changes for your four-legged family members.

Changes to your pet’s daily schedule can cause abnormal behavior, new habits, and even depression. Getting your kids ready for school may already be a handful, but don’t forget to prepare your canine and feline family members as well!

Here are FIVE ways to help your pets transition into the fall season.

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5 Dog Breeds Who Hate Summer And How You Can Keep Them Cool

Does your dog hate the heat? As the sweltering and hazy dog days of summer arrive, dogs who are sensitive to humidity and heat may grow lethargic and are often more than happy to sit in an air-conditioned home all day.

What may seem like a natural response to heat can be a serious problem for some breeds. Here are FIVE breeds of dogs who do NOT thrive in the hot weather and what you can do to keep them cool.

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Canine Companions: How To Tell If Your Dog Has A Best Friend

Though you may believe that you are your dog’s best friend, they may have canine best friends as well.

Like many mammals, dogs evolved as pack animals, most likely to increase their likelihood of survival. But along with that pack mentality, dogs also developed the ability to bond socially. That bonding led to the ability to work proficiently as a team while hunting and a sense of loyalty between members of the pack.

While most of that bonding has now passed to dog-owner relationships, your dog probably still bonds with other canines. You may notice your pet has preferred playmates, who they may be less aggressive towards or more tolerant of their presence. Several factors contribute to this preference, such as playstyle, energy level, and temperament.

Here are a few ways to figure out if your dog has a best friend.

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