If you're reading this article, I'm going to assume you are either an Irish Wolfhound owner thinking about getting a cat; a cat owner thinking about getting an Irish Wolfhound; or someone thinking about getting an Irish Wolfhound and a cat for the first time. Whether or not your Irish Wolfhound will get along well with a cat, depends a lot on which one of those three … [Read more...] about Are Irish Wolfhounds Good with Cats? (It Depends)
We all know that dogs have fur, but did you know some dogs are said to have hair instead? Even though hair and fur are chemically the same, we tend to use the word fur when we're talking about dogs, but some dog experts say certain breeds only have fur, others only have hair, and some have both. What about the Old English Sheepdog? Where does it fall on this spectrum? At … [Read more...] about Do Old English Sheepdogs Have Hair or Fur?
About a year ago, I was making an Indian recipe that called for a spice I was unfamiliar with: fenugreek. I live near Mexico, so trying to find it at my local grocery store was a no go. Instead, I ended up ordering a package of it from Amazon. The herb has a slightly bitter flavor that I find to be somewhat similar to celery, so I don't use it in many dishes, though it … [Read more...] about Can Dogs Eat Fenugreek? Yes, and This Is Why It’s Good for Them
I often talk about my dogs on this site, and I usually refer to them as my Pit bull and Foxhound. However, I have a confession to make: neither of my dogs are purebred. My Pit bull is really a Pit-Boxer mix with possibly something else in him, and my Foxhound is mostly English Foxhound but definitely a little bit of something else, as well. What? I have no idea. Maggie, … [Read more...] about Why Mixed Breed Dogs Are Better
You may have noticed your dog's eyes look a bit crusty or runny from time to time. This usually happens after they have been sleeping for a long time, the same way our eyes can get a bit crusty after a long night's sleep. However, sometimes this discharge, as it's called, can be excessive. Eye discharge is a common problem for most dogs, but Yorkshire Terriers seem to be … [Read more...] about Yorkie Eye Discharge: What You Need to Know
I've noticed a lot of other pet blogs saying Siberian Huskies are not dangerous at all. However, if you look at the statistics and news reports, this assertion is simply untrue. As a dog owner, I understand how easy it is to have a bias towards a particular breed that you own. For example, if you own a lovely Rottweiler that has never harmed another living creature, and you … [Read more...] about Why Siberian Huskies Are More Dangerous than You Might Think
My wife and I have been trying to feed our dogs more whole foods and home-cooked meals. The simple reason for this is that most dog foods are full of junk ingredients. For example, the first three ingredients in Purina Dog Chow – one of the most popular commercial dog foods – are: whole grain corn, meat and bone meal, and corn gluten meal. In other words, it's basically … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Feed Your Dog Canned Beans (But Dried Beans Are OK)
My wife and I frequently use ground cumin in our cooking – it's actually her favorite spice. So that got us wondering: is cumin good for dogs? Even though cumin is safe for dogs in small amounts, it doesn't appear to have any health benefits. On the other hand, in large amounts, it can upset their stomach and cause digestive issues. If you're looking for herbs and spices … [Read more...] about Is Cumin Good for Dogs?
If you're looking for a great family dog that loves to play with kids and other animals, then a Labradoodle might be just the dog for you. However, if you're looking for a guard dog that will fiercely protect you and your home, you may want to consider another breed. Labradoodles are not protective dogs by nature. They are bred to be gentle and friendly, even towards … [Read more...] about Are Labradoodles Protective? (Typically Not, but They Might Learn to Be)
Some dogs will literally eat anything and everything. It doesn’t matter how much you spoil them, or how much love and money goes into preparing their favorite food; they just can’t resist sampling any number of random things, and hair ties are no exception. In May 2019, a Goldendoodle from Texas, US, had to have surgery to remove over 100 hair ties from his stomach. This is … [Read more...] about What to Do if Your Dog Swallows a Hair Tie