How to Get Rid of a Dog Smell in the House

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The infamous ‘doggie smell’ can be unpleasant for your family and embarrassing when you have visitors. Here are 11 practical tips for reducing or eliminating those nasty odors. While us owners can become accustomed to dog smells, the same isn’t true for visitors. Bad smells can also be a sign of an unclean house, which … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes? (Raw, Cooked & Fries)

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Sweet potatoes are a versatile and nutritious food for humans. But can dogs eat sweet potatoes? Or is this root vegetable unsafe for your dog to consume? Read on to find out more. The good news is that sweet potatoes aren’t toxic for dogs. This vegetable has actually become a popular addition to dog foods … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Poppy Seeds?

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Poppy seeds may be packed with vitamins and minerals, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe for dogs to eat. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t let your pup eat poppy seeds. Did you know there are over 70 types of poppy? The most iconic is the common red poppy (also known as the … Read more

Why Do Dogs Roll On Their Backs?

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There are many reasons why your dog might roll on his or her back. Here’s an overview of the most common reasons, along with tips for identifying the most likely cause of this dog behavior. A dog who rolls on his back might be feeling happy or relaxed – but not always. You shouldn’t assume … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Caramel?

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Caramel might seem like a relatively harmless treat. But can dogs eat caramel? Or should you keep this sugary food away from your pup? Keep reading to find out. Caramel is a sweet treat used in baking, as an ice cream topping, and as a candy. It’s not toxic to canines, but that doesn’t mean … Read more

What to Do When You Adopt a Puppy: A Guide to the First Week

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As exciting as it can be to welcome a puppy into your home, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the demands of a new family member. Read on for tips on how to manage the first week of your puppy’s new life with you. After all the waiting, planning, and anticipation, it’s a wonderful feeling … Read more

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? (And What to Do About It)

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Dogs often lick their paws as part of a self-grooming routine, but it can also signal a behavioral or medical issue. Read on to learn why your dog might lick her paws and what to do about it. The occasional paw lick is probably nothing to worry about. It might not seem hygienic by human … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Radishes?

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Radishes make a crunchy addition to salads. But can dogs eat radishes? Or should your canine friend avoid this root vegetable? Read on to find out more. The radish is an underrated root vegetable. Packed with nutrients, fiber, and a great bite, it’s the perfect addition to summer salads. Radishes are also non-toxic for dogs. … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Mashed Potatoes?

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Creamy mashed potatoes are popular around the world (and not just at Thanksgiving!) But can dogs eat mashed potatoes? Or are they unhealthy for our canine friends? Read on to find out more. Potatoes aren’t toxic to dogs in small quantities. In fact, many modern dog foods contain this root vegetable (although this may not … Read more