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Is Sweet Potato Skin Harmful to Dogs
Dog Food

Is Sweet Potato Skin Harmful to Dogs?

The sweet-tasting potato is a superfood that originated in Central America about 5000 years ago. You may have noticed that sweet potatoes are also a common ingredient in dog food to add extra fiber to a well-balanced diet. In humans, the sweet potato promotes gut health, a strong immune system and it helps improve your […]

How I Use Coconut Oil to Prevent Fleas and Ticks
Dog Health + Care

How I Use Coconut Oil to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

Keeping your dog healthy and happy at all times should be a priority. But when the days get warmer and brighter during spring and summer, ticks and fleas start to lurk around every corner. These bugs are not only nasty but they also carry fatal diseases like Lyme disease or FAD (flea allergy dermatitis). If […]

Dog Sitting Positions and What They Mean
Dog Health + Care

7 Dog Sitting Positions and What They Mean

We all know it and have seen it multiple times: the dog sit. Every dog of any breed and age performs it and it’s seemingly the only command that comes naturally to a canine. The pup is sitting upright with his knees flat to his sides and the feet are nicely tucked underneath. But sometimes […]

pink liver dog nose
Dog Health + Care

Everything You Need to Know About Pink Dog Noses

The black cute nose is a loved canine feature and it’s the most common color you will see. But just like different coat colors, your dog can have different nasal tones. There are five main nose variations: black, liver (pink), blue, dudley and butterfly. Genes directly affect the coloring of a dog’s nose but also […]

Facts You Didn't Know About Doxen Dachshunds
Dog Breeds

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Doxen (Dachshunds)

The Dachshund also called Doxin Dog or short Doxen/Doxie is known for its famous short legs and long body. They were originally bred in Germany 300 years ago to hunt badgers which gave them their unique name: Dachs = badger + Hund = hound/dog ‚á® Dachshund means “badger dog”. But they were not always referred […]

can you cut dog whiskers
Dog Health + Care

Can You Cut or Trim Your Dog’s Whiskers?

Depending on your dog’s breed and coat type, grooming might be a weekly topic including brushing, combing and trimming nails or fur. But what about the prominent wiry hairs that surround your dog’s face? Vibrissae (whiskers) typically grow around the muzzle, the cheeks, the chin and on both corners of the eyebrows. They are thicker […]

how to discipline a dog
Dog Training

10 Tips On How to Discipline Your Dog

Disciplining your dog is an important part of training and when done the right way, it will ensure better behavior and stronger communication. Most people think about discipline as punishment but it’s a crucial behavior forming process that is necessary for everyday situations. Your dog will learn to differentiate between right or wrong, something that […]

best dog cones after surgery
Dog Products

5 Best Dog Cones After Surgery in 2020

If your dog ever had a surgery in his life, your vet will probably recommend wearing the dreaded plastic cone. The dog cone, also known as Elizabethan collar (e-collar) or cone of shame, is a medical tool created to prevent licking and chewing on a fresh incision. Many dog owners are extremely reluctant and can’t […]

can dogs drink tea
Dog Food

Can Dogs Drink Tea?

During the cold months of the winter, there is nothing better than cuddling up in a warm blanket with a cup of tea. Besides the many health benefits of herbal tea, it also helps to get us through the flu season. A week ago, my dog Amalia got pretty sick and I thought about every […]

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Dog Health + Care

Do Dogs Have Lips?

Humans, like many animals, have a visible and distinctive looking upper and lower lip which is separated from the cheeks. But when you look at your dog, you won’t be able to locate them immediately. Do dogs even have lips or is the Canis lupus a lipless race? Dog Mouth Anatomy When looking at a […]