Wendy Wilson

How Does Dog Insurance Work?

How Does Dog Insurance Work? A dog is examined by his veterinarian. the visit is covered by his insurance

Why Dog Insurance No matter how careful you are with your dog, accidents happen — and sometimes they’re costly ones. Just ask Les Kaciban of Ashburn, Virginia, whose Komondor puppy Charlie swallowed a corn cob and required emergency surgery to remove it. The bill came to a whopping $3,600. It was a good thing that […]

Hydrate Your Hound For Health

Hydrate Your Hound For Health A dog gets some fresh water on a hot day.

Have You Replenished Your Dog’s Water Bowl Today? Water nourishes, cleanses and hydrates all living creatures on earth, including our canine companions. Dogs, like humans, are made up of nearly 80 percent water. Without enough of it, they can suffer — or worse, notes Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD, who is board certified in veterinary emergency […]

Tips For Safer Cleaning

Tips For Safer Cleaning A dog makes a mess in the kitchen.

We love our dogs, but they sure can make a mess! They track mud and dirt into the house, they topple their food and water bowls, they leave behind that distinct doggy odor, and they have accidents — all of which require the right clean-up products. Commercial over-the-counter cleaners, when used as directed on the […]

Dishing Up Variety

Dishing Up Variety A dog with a variety of foods.

“Broiled chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli — again?” When you sit down to dinner, you probably prefer a little variety, right? Day after day of the same mix of protein, carbohydrates, fats, and veggies can hamper just about any appetite, whether human or canine. A diet packed with different food types can make the […]

8 Must-Have Puppy Products

Finding the perfect products for your puppy can be a blast — and there are plenty of them to choose from. Walk through any pet boutique, big-box retailer or department store, and you’ll see aisles of premium foods and treats, plush beds, toys of every shape and size, and even doggy haute couture. It will […]

Keeping Fido Fit, Not Fat

Keeping Fido Fit, Not Fat

Our pets weigh too much. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s latest veterinary survey, 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of adult cats in the United States — that’s 88.4 million pets — are classified as overweight or obese by their veterinarians. But the bigger problem, reports APOP founder Dr. Ernie […]

Are You And Your Dogs Prepared For Disaster?

Are You And Your Dogs Prepared For Disaster? A dog waits to be rescued after a hurricane.

If a natural or human-triggered disaster strikes, what will you do with your pets? When faced with an emergency situation, pet owners need to intervene on behalf of their dogs and cats to ensure their safety. How four-legged family members fare will depend on their preparedness, says Janell Matthies, emergency services manager for the United […]

6 Tips To Enjoy The Great Outdoors With Your Dog

6 Tips To Enjoy The Great Outdoors With Your Dog A woman sits with her dog to enjoy the view.

If you’re like many dog owners, you probably love spending time in the great outdoors, but before you hit the great outdoors with your four-legged pal, consider these expert-approved outdoor tips. Tips to Follow Know before you go Whether you plan to camp with your pup in an RV park, pitch a tent at your […]

Beyond Obedience And Agility: 5 Unusual Dog-Powered Sports

Beyond Obedience And Agility: 5 Unusual Dog-Powered Sports

Exercise is good for us, and it’s good for our four-legged pals, too. As evidenced by the growing rates of overweight and obese pets, our dogs need more of that physical activity to not only help burn off excess weight, but improve their quality of life, too. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reports that […]