The Iditarod: Alaska’s Great Dog Race

More than a race to commemorate a desperate measure taken to save residents of Nome, Alaska, from the ravages of diphtheria in 1925, the Iditarod and races like it were established to save a part of Alaskan culture that was starting to disappear. Sled dog races, even the sleds and dogs themselves, had become more

Westminster Dog Show: Feb. 16-17: Is Your Dog Show Quality?

Once a year, in February, champions from across the country and around the world gather in New York City for a unique event. Held annually since 1876, it is the second longest running sporting event in the United States. The Kentucky Derby is one year older. For dogs and their fanciers, the Westminster Kennel Club

Fashion Week in NYC is Feb. 12-19: Canine Fashion Trends

Fashion Week in NYC is coming up February 12th through the 19th, and everyone will be watching the latest trends hit the runway. You don’t have to be human to be fashionable though, and our canine companions want to stay stylish with the hottest looks, too! Coming out of the winter doldrums, expect to see

Caring For Your Dog in Cold Weather

Winter is definitely upon us, as evidenced by the dry skin and chapped lips, not to mention hair standing on end from static electricity, plaguing pretty much everyone not residing in Miami or Phoenix. It can be fun and invigorating to head out to explore your winter wonderland with your dog, but as you zip

Boston Police K-9 Pup Captures Our Hearts

It is just as important to protect our K-9 cops.  This adorable German Shepherd puppy may one day become a K-9 unit for the Boston Police Department.  This photo went viral on the internet and is stealing everyone's heart!  The adorable image is of 9 month old Tuco, who one day will grow into his

Can Pets Get or Spread Ebola?

(CNN) —A nurse's aide in Spain catches Ebola; her dog is taken away and put to death. A nurse in Texas catches Ebola; her dog is fed, taken away and put into quarantine. The stark difference in treatment illustrates the lack of solid protocol on what to do with Ebola victims' pets -- and highlights

Great Dane Eats 43 Socks!

It's a mystery many have wondered about at times: Where do all those missing socks go when you lose them? Next time it happens, you may want to check your dog.Recently, surgeons at Dove Lewis Animal Hospital operated on a 3-year-old Great Dane, who ate 43 (and a half) socks."We opened up his stomach and

Today is National Mutt Day!

Today is National Mutt Day and is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. According to HelpAMutt.com, about 25 percent of all dogs who end up at animal shelters are purebreds. That means a whopping 75 percent — the vast majority of shelter dogs waiting for homes — are mixed breed dogs, otherwise

Honoring US War Dogs On Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner. It is a time that we can remember and pay tribute to all of those men and women who have died fighting for our country. As we remember these brave heroes, we should also take time to also remember the dogs who have valiantly fought for our country.

If Your Dog Is Itchy This Spring, He May Be Suffering From Seasonal Allergies

It is that time of year. Flowers are in full bloom, the birds and bees are busily flitting from blossom to blossom pollinating away, and we humans are suffering with the sneezing, runny noses, and itchy and watery eyes that come along with seasonal allergies. You may have noticed that about this time of year,