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Fireworks and Thunder Storm Anxiety in Dogs: 2024 Comprehensive Guide Including Natural and Over-the-Counter Remedies

fireworks dog hidingUpdated: I don’t know about you, but around here, fireworks and thunderstorms are a source of anxiety and stress. For my dogs. And therefore, for me. It’s been decades since I’ve actually enjoyed either.

So I’ve created this Fireworks and Thunder Storm Survival Guide that also includes natural and over-the-counter remedies to help your dog get through the 4th of July and more. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to help your dog cope.

These are

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Take a Pass On This Harmful TikTok Challenge-Please Don’t Bark at Your Dog!

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Who doesn’t love watching cute dog videos on social media? They can be very entertaining. But the quest for viral fame can sometimes lead to harmful trends, like the TikTok “Bark at Your Dog” challenge.

This is where you’re supposed to get very close to your dog’s face and bark loudly to capture a dramatic reaction on video. While this might seem funny, it can actually be very stressful and upsetting for your dog.

The Risks of the “Bark at

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Introducing New Dogs to A Dominant Dog

Introducing a dominant dogI recently received this question from a reader. Her situation brings up several tricky greeting/living situations, so I wanted to share my response with all of you. The way she writes her questions already lets me know that she’s more than a little worried and stressed about this. Anyone who’s had to deal with dominance issues can likely relate. It ain’t fun.

We have 2 female show Miniature Bull Terriers aged 5 yrs and 3 yrs both intact. There were Read More

Where Does Your Dog Fall on the Most Popular Dog Breeds List?

lineup of dogsNo surprise, Aussies and Cavaliers make it into the Top 15. Miniature American Shepherds (mini Aussies) are also rising quickly. Always, when a dog breed becomes popular, it’s super important to find reputable breeders who have dogs with good health.

*AKC Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2023-24 Full List

Rank Breed
1 French Bulldog
2 Labrador Retriever
3 Golden Retriever
4 German Shepherd Dog
5 Poodle
6 Dachshund
7 Bulldog
8 Beagle
9 Rottweiler
10 German Shorthaired Pointer
11 Pembroke
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Can Dogs Get Pink Eye?

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Yup! Arrow’s got himself a nice case of Pink eye. Medically known as conjunctivitis, it affects many dogs and can cause discomfort and potential vision issues if left untreated.

What is Pink Eye in Dogs?

Pink eye in dogs is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the mucous membrane that covers the front part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids. This condition can affect one or both eyes, leading to redness and swelling. Other … Read More

Thinking About Skipping Your Dog’s Walk? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Came across this Washington Post article today on

Why skipping your dog’s walk is a bigger deal than you think

Australian Shepherd

While I usually do get my dogs out for walks daily, this was a great reinforcer to keep that up. I do it as much for myself as I do for them. I need my fresh air!

But a friend recently asked why I didn’t just let them hang out in the backyard since we have a big fenced yard. … Read More

What is the Difference Between Border Collies and Australian Shepherds? Which One Should I Get?

Trying to decide between Border Collies and Australian Shepherds?

Border Collie and Australian ShepherdThis is a tough choice! I love both Border Collies and Australian Shepherds! But if I were to counsel someone considering these breeds, the first thing I’d look at is dog experience. The second thing I’d look at is how much time do you have to train and exercise these dogs.

While there are many similarities, as both BCs and Aussies come from the Herding Group, there are also some … Read More

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