Blogs, Guest essays and contributions

How my dog changed my life during the pandemic  

By Jane Barcenas-Bisuña During difficult times, we can turn to our dogs to lift our spirits. I am reprinting this account by Jane Barcenas-Bisuña, who was able to overcome her fear of dogs and now basks in the joy that they bring. Being holed up at home in the middle of a pandemic―seemingly with little hope in sight—has aggravated my… Continue reading How my dog changed my life during the pandemic  

Guest essays and contributions

Caring for Your Dog Between Trips to the Groomers

By Sara Rupp, The Bark, September 2019 W​hen you adopt a dog, you adopt a family member. You carefully consider what would make him or her feel happy and loved, then execute the fun pet supply shopping trip. Many don't consider grooming right off the bat, and that's okay, for a little while. No matter what… Continue reading Caring for Your Dog Between Trips to the Groomers

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A Guide to Dog-to-Dog Greetings

What are dog greetings? Greetings between dogs allow people to assess their own ability to handle stress, but that is of course not their primary purpose. Dog greetings serve a lot of functions in social species, from reducing uncertainty, fear and arousal to gathering information. They can be used to signal status and to increase… Continue reading A Guide to Dog-to-Dog Greetings

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Puppy Care 101: How To Deal With Puppy Separation Anxiety — Pets Kingdom

Does your puppy have an absolute meltdown every time you leave the house? Your dog might be suffering from puppy separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs ranges from mild to severe. Puppies with separation anxiety may destructively chew your belongings, bark or howl, have potty accidents, or intensely pace the room. If these behaviors regularly… Continue reading Puppy Care 101: How To Deal With Puppy Separation Anxiety — Pets Kingdom

Dog health, Guest essays and contributions

Can dogs eat rice?

This post is from the American Kennel Club newsletter. I am reposting it as is because rice is a staple in the Filipino diet, and is easily accessible to all those who want to give their dogs something else beyond kibble.  One of the most popular foods around the world is rice. But can dogs… Continue reading Can dogs eat rice?

Dog health, Guest essays and contributions

The Dog is Throwing Up: Your Guide to All Things Dog Vomit | Whole Dog Journal

By C.J. Puotinen [Updated August 22, 2018] Oh, that dreadful retching – followed by the up-chucking of anything from green bile to undigested dinners to things we’d rather not think about. How can you tell whether vomiting is serious enough for a vet visit or something you can treat at home? And what makes dogs… Continue reading The Dog is Throwing Up: Your Guide to All Things Dog Vomit | Whole Dog Journal