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American Kennel Club recognizes 2 new adorable breeds

And both of them can be a little difficult to pronounce.<p>Two new dog breeds can now strut their stuff at a new roster of dog competitions, thanks to …

Dogs

What you need to know about dog flu

This highly contagious illness can spread like wildfire. Here's how to keep your dog safe.<p>As animal experts around the country amplify their warnings …

Public Health

What does 'no-kill' mean at animal shelters?

The answer isn't as straightforward as it sounds.<p>In an ideal world, there would be no need for animal shelters. But stray and unwanted pets need a …

Poverty

Dogs are trying to tell you something very important when they lick their mouths

Hint: it's not because they are hungry.<p>The reason that your pouch is licking its mouth might not be for the reason you think. New research out of the …

These animal control officers are in the doghouse — literally

It's a sure-fire way to raise awareness about leaving pets in the cold.<p>With temperatures expected to drop into the teens, three animal control …

Weather

Why I foster dogs

It can be awfully hard to give up a foster dog, but you're making so many lives better in the end.<p>Pax is sleeping at my feet right now. This sweet …

Pets

24 photos of dogs enjoying a snow day

Man's best friend likes to play in the snow just as much as we do.<p>We may enjoy sledding, skiing and building snowmen, but we're certainly not the …

10 reasons to adopt a dog in 2018

You'll improve a furry life, and yours will be awesome, too.<p>While you're working on your New Year's resolutions, you may want to consider adding a …

Pets

Is it OK for your dog to be a vegetarian?

What to consider before feeding a vegetarian or vegan diet.<p>Lots of dogs eat vegetables. Give most dogs a carrot or a green bean, and they'll be glad …

Nutrition

Can dogs eat clementines?

Not all fruits and vegetables are safe for dogs, but citrus fruits may offer some benefits.<p>Your dog stares at you longingly, eyeing that bright …

Healthy Eating

63 smartest dog breeds

7 reasons you will never forget your dog

For many, the loss of a dog is harder than any other. Here's why.<p>It's been three years, but it was only a few weeks ago that I was able to pull my …

Pets

This pregnant dog's photo shoot will make your heart melt

She even persuaded her sister's photographer boyfriend, Clayton Foshaug, to do a lovely photo shoot featuring the pregnant pug mix.<p>“My bestfriend is …

Pregnancy

10 Holiday Hazards That Cause Pet Emergencies (and Big Vet Bills)

Susan Schmitz / Shutterstock.com Sure it’s supposed to be a happy season, but many of our pets don’t feel it during the holidays. Clearly you love …

Shopping

Don't be mad cat lovers, but dogs are smarter

We've got real research (and neuron counts) to prove it.<p>Depending on whether you're a dog person or cat person, there's a good chance you fall firmly …

Should you give your dog rawhide and other natural dog chews?

Of course you want what's best for your dog — like chew treats that are all-natural and healthy. And your dog just wants something tasty to gnaw on. …

Introducing Meghan Markle's rescue dogs

Newest addition to the royal family has a passion for saving pups.<p>If not for a chance encounter with a famous comedian and animal activist, actress …

How to make your own dog treats

Your dog is your best pal and you likely give him lots of treats. Sure, he likes your love and affection, but tasty goodies really get his …

Which Thanksgiving foods are safe for pets?

You know dogs and cats will be eyeing that holiday table.<p>Thanksgiving is all about being grateful, of course, but it's also about food — lots and …

3 awesome examples of humans forming a chain to save a dog

This will restore your faith in humanity.<p>Deep down, you know people are good — but sometimes it helps to be reminded.<p>Like when these people waded …

Some humans seem to care more about pets than people ... but why?

A Facebook acquaintance of mine recently posted about walking past a pet store where volunteers were outside pleading for pet rescue donations. They …

Animals

9 of the world's largest dog breeds

From tallest to heaviest, these are the biggest breeds of dog found around the globe.<p>The range of size, shape, color, personality and purpose for …

Dogs can't sleep if they've had a stressful day

Any human who has tossed and turned can relate.<p>You know what happens when you try to sleep after a stressful day; you stare at the ceiling and barely …

Wellness

Dogs really can smell your emotional state

Not only can dogs tell when you're scared, but they can adopt the emotional state they sense in you.<p>Dog owners are probably already keenly aware of …

Emotions

Photographer captures the secret life of a stray dog in paradise

Ever wonder what happens to those stray dogs in resort towns, the ones that show up with a playful, wagging tail at the edge of your lounge chair?<p>The …

Dog portraits offer a look into canine souls

Andrew Grant's newest 'Rover' book brims with lifelike photos of both homeless and beloved pets.<p>The dog portraits in photographer Andrew Grant's …

Portrait Photography

California becomes the first state to ban sale of 'puppy mill' pets in stores

Now that a new bill in California has been signed into law, the puppy you see in the pet shop window will be coming from a rescue group or animal …

Dogs

Watch a little puppy take a big leap of faith

Hodol the French bulldog puppy had to think long and hard when his owner asked him to jump into her arms off the safety of his comfy couch. …

French Bulldog

This police dog may have lost his handler, but he won't lose his family

Out of an untimely death comes a compassionate decision.<p>When Sgt. Mike Pershall was killed while riding his bicycle by a suspected drunk driver, he …