The Surprising Truth About Why Dog Euthanasia Increases During The Holidays

Category: Dog Life
Ask any veterinarian when they euthanize the most dogs, and they will tell you “during the Winter holidays.”  In fact, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the nation’s largest provider of in-home end of life care for pets, will see an increase of 20-50% in home visits for euthanasia or hospice care the weeks following both Thanksgiving and Christmas. You may not imagine there being a season for this, but there is, for a few reasons:  more
Dog greetings Gone Wrong

Dog greetings Gone Wrong

Category: Dog Training
No one seems to know how to greet a dog anymore. Every time I see a person gleefully crouch down to someone's whale-eyed, tail-down Lab mix or puffed-up Jack Russell, look them in the eye, then reach out a quavering hand, I want to scream. What is up with this? When did we lose the aptitude to greet dogs? I want to talk about this, not only from a practical standpoint, but from a cultural perspective—what it means about us, and our dogs.  more

One Heart, One Love

Category: NewsBite
We, like the rest of the world, are heart-sick and horrified by the events of the past week. If you’d like to help but don’t know where to start, this list put together by The Skimm is a great place to start. more
Healthy Dog Treats

Healthy Dog Treats Straight From Your Kitchen!

Category: Nutrition
The Fluffy Stuff—Our Cover Dog Rocco

Meet Our Cover Dog Rocco

Category: Dog Life
29-year-old Chicago-based art school student Erin Einbender and her Old English Sheepdog Rocco are winning hearts on Instagram one super-fluffy photo at a time! more


Dog of the Week!

Meet: Dolly Pawton