Dog diseases transmitted to humansWhat dog diseases are transmitted to humans? Almost everyone will respond with “rabies”, but then what? How do these zoonotic diseases jump from dogs into people and more importantly, how can you prevent it? While we’re at it, what diseases can we give our dogs? We’ll be exploring these questions and what you need to know, but first a quick look at the big picture. [click to continue…]


Dog Dental Care: How To Prevent Disease

by Mary Haight on July 31, 2014

pet dental carePet parents usually have at least one eye on the lookout for the best ways to manage the health, safety, and welfare of their furry family. Dog dental care is one of the quickest gateways to covering a host of ills that begin with those maybe not-so-pearly whites. How can you prevent dental disease from taking hold and keep your dog’s teeth clean? Do you know what works, and sometimes more importantly, do you know what doesn’t? [click to continue…]


pet safety tips for SummerPet safety tips for Summer in the city with canine friends range from simple fixes like booties to keep those pads from getting burned by hot concrete, to the more elaborate cooling jackets that can help all dogs keep cool, but are especially useful for those who more easily succumb to heat, like our pals with short snouts and pushed in faces, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Pugs, Pekingese, and the like. But more on that later. [click to continue…]

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ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies Day

July 21, 2014

ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies Day is heralded today as part of the on-going push to end the cruelty of puppy mills. By spreading the word that most dogs in pet shops are from puppy mills, the effort to end sales of puppies (and kittens) in pet shops grows stronger. Once the reality of that [...]

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Be The Change For Animals: It’s Easy, Free, And It Works! #BTC4A

July 15, 2014

If you want to be the change for animals look no further than btc4animals! Fresh from building a hands on shelter and being the change for animals, BTC’s founder Kim Clune is back to help showcase scouts and writers who give you the lowdown on animal-related causes and information important to your pet’s welfare. No [...]

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Dancing Dog Blog Up for “Best Dog Blog 2014″ DogTime Petties Award

July 10, 2014

Gobsmacked. That’s the word that fits exactly what it felt like when a friend told me Dancing Dog Blog was a finalist for “Best Dog Blog 2014″. I blinked, and then blinked again. I hoped that what I was typing on my phone was readable as I asked “What — really?” I was so confused! [...]

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Obesity in Pets: Chewing the Facts on Fat, Prevention, Weight Loss

June 30, 2014

Obesity in pets eerily mirrors what’s happening with people across the U.S. — a reflection that isn’t flattering. Fat dogs and chubby cats have fallen victim to one of our most unshakable, revered cultural pastimes,  food. You’ve probably thought about this: Whether someone is sick, has died, got fired, got promoted, is having a birthday [...]

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