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Dog Category

Jun 25, 2019

It’s Raining Treats

Whether it’s a perk of the ears, a bark or even a jump in the air, dogs love to show their appreciation for treats. There’s no doubt that such reactions are entertaining, but dog owners are just as happy, if not more, knowing that the treats they give their pups will benefit the pet’s overall […]

Jun 19, 2019

Taking Care of Business

It’s hard to miss the unpleasant odor when dogs do their business, and picking up their waste is not one of pet parents’ favorite tasks. But while some may want to cut corners when it comes to their dog’s waste, leaving pet feces unattended in any way can be hazardous. Many people believe pet waste […]

Apr 24, 2019

Getting Protein Gains

Found in meats, eggs, dairy products, as well as some grains and legumes, protein is an important part of a canine’s diet. Protein is needed to form new skin cells, grow hair, build muscle tissue, and more. It also assists in creating hormones and enzymes that are needed for normal function, provides energy (like carbohydrates […]

Apr 17, 2019

Who Wore it Better?

The phrase “pet apparel” has been a relevant buzzword in the industry. And the debate of whether or not to dress up pets in any sort of clothing is an ongoing topic of conversation. But whether you support pet fashion or not, there is no denying that pets are being treated more and more like […]

Mar 27, 2019

The Human Touch

There’s no question that the pet industry has evolved over the years and continues to do so. As time goes by, manufacturers are diving further into their creative roots to expand their repertoire of innovations and retailers are refining their knowledge in order to present those innovations to the customers in ways that strongly resonate […]

Mar 15, 2019

Endless Chew and Play

Dogs have a natural urge to chew. This instinct is strongest when they are puppies but continues throughout their life. As puppies, chewing provides relief from irritated gums as a result of teething. As they age, chewing exercises jaw muscles and helps scrape away dental plaque. It also helps relieve boredom. Additionally, dogs gain natural […]

Mar 1, 2019

Repel Pesky Pests

Without a doubt, fleas and ticks are among the most troublesome pests for both humans and pets alike. Drawn to the soft, warm fur of pets, these common pests feed on pets’ blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to serious illnesses, including Lyme disease. And with dogs spending more time outdoors […]

Feb 19, 2019

What’s in a Can?

Understanding how a dog approaches its food, whether by sight, taste or smell, is a great recipe for figuring out their dietary preferences. No matter what food consumers choose for their dogs based on their sensory preferences, they have to be provide nutritional value. Canned or wet dog foods offer dietary benefits that other types […]

Jan 29, 2019

Weighing In on Dogs

While obesity continues to remain an ongoing issue for humans, it is just as important to address for overweight dogs. Like humans, overweight pups are more at risk for health problems like diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases and more. But exercise alone is not going to remedy the issue. Maintaining a healthy diet and portioning […]

Jan 22, 2019

Being in the Know

According to the 2017-2018 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, a dog owner spends an average of $84 per year on groomer/grooming aids. That’s an increase of $23 per year from APPA’s findings in the 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey. The grooming sector of the pet product industry is expanding as more […]

Dec 4, 2018

Address the Common Pet Problem of Obesity with Educated Food Choices

According to recent survey results published by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), the rate of pet obesity in the U.S. has increased, with an estimated 56 percent of dogs and 60 percent of cats weighing in as overweight or obese. “Studies have shown that dogs that are kept at a healthy weight have […]

Nov 7, 2018

Healthy Diet Can Improve Older Dogs’ Quality of Life

While pet owners are generally aware that there are diets for senior dogs and specific formulas that address aging issues such as bone and joint care, a survey conducted by Nestlé Purina PetCare in 2016 indicated that there was a gap in knowledge among dog owners on topics related to canine brain health and healthy […]