Dogs

‘Puppies For Sale?’ Consider Adoption Instead

‘Puppies For Sale?’ Consider Adoption Instead

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) “Puppies for sale” is one of the top web-search phrases used by those looking to share their life with a furry companion or expand their existing menagerie. Sometimes people on social media, other sites, or even people down the street will offer “puppies for free.” You may wonder what the harm…

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Are You Ready To Get A Dog? Find Out! [VIDEO]

Are You Ready To Get A Dog? Find Out! [VIDEO]

Are you thinking about adopting your first dog? There are plenty of things to consider before you bring your pup home! DogTime blogger and pet expert Maggie Clancy goes over all of the things you’re going to want to consider before you go out and adopt a dog. Watch the video above to find out…

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Kidney Stones In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Kidney Stones In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Kidney stones in dogs happen when crystals or stones form in the kidneys, usually due to an abnormal concentration of mineral salts in the urine. This is also known as nephrolithiasis, and the actual stones are also called nephroliths or uroliths. In dogs, there are several types of kidney stones that…

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15 Things Every New Puppy Parent Must Have

15 Things Every New Puppy Parent Must Have

(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) If you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re welcoming a new furry friend to your household. Raising a puppy can be a very exciting experience but also time consuming and stressful. Sometimes new puppy parents find themselves unprepared for the flood of responsibilities and needs that come with adopting a…

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Dear Labby: My Dog Vomits Every Few Weeks! Is That Normal?

Dear Labby: My Dog Vomits Every Few Weeks! Is That Normal?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) One of our DogTime readers has a pooch who throws up every few weeks. Is that okay? Should she do something about it? She writes: Dear Labby, My dog seems to be happy and healthy most of the time. I keep up with regular vet visits, serve her an appropriate diet,…

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Yorkshire Terrier ‘Yorkie’ Puppies: Cute Pictures And Facts

Yorkshire Terrier ‘Yorkie’ Puppies: Cute Pictures And Facts

Initiate Gallery Yorkshire Terrier, or “Yorkie” puppies, are irresistibly cute and have the ability to melt your heart into a million tiny pieces. But before you run out to your local Yorkshire Terrier rescue group or shelter to bring this adorable pup into your life, there are a few things to know about the breed. Check…

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Cardiomyopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Cardiomyopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Cardiomyopathy in dogs is a condition where the heart muscle degenerates and the heart becomes enlarged. When the muscle degenerates, the heart stops functioning properly, and this can lead to congestive heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is most common in large dogs, and it’s the leading cause of heart failure in certain large…

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What Is ‘Dock Diving’ Or ‘Dock Jumping’ For Dogs?

What Is ‘Dock Diving’ Or ‘Dock Jumping’ For Dogs?

(Image Credit; Jeff Banke/Getty Images) You may have already seen videos of dock jumping for dogs and wondered about this aquatic canine sport. It sometimes airs on TV around the same time as other dog shows. It’s also a very popular pet-oriented summer sport. Dock jumping, also known as dock diving, is a sporting competition…

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5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated On A Rainy Day

5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated On A Rainy Day

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) So it’s raining, and you’ve got a bored pooch on your hands. Sure, it’s easy to have fun when you can go outside and run around or go for a walk and meet new pups. But when you’re stuck inside, things can get a little dull. Don’t worry, though. There are…

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