With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.
While parents spend about $600 a year per child in back-to-school purchases, pet parents will find it far less expensive to outfit their pooch for training classes or doggie day care. But as with any kind of shopping, it pays to research and compare before making your purchasing decisions.
Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.
Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.
Reading assistance dog programs are popping up at libraries, schools and nonprofit organizations. Both organizers and participants say the literacy dogs are making a significant difference in the lives of children.
Although the old saying holds that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," it's actually never too late or too early to train your dog.
A recent survey from Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) identified the top 10 most common claims that cost $1,000 or more. Read here for the list and how to prevent expensive vet bills.
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