Legally, you're allowed to euthanize your pet through a licensed veterinarian in every state. In some states, laws even permit a non-veterinarian putting an animal to sleep, though these euthanasia techs are normally required to undergo training. For the purpose of "emergency" euthanasia, several states allow animal control agents, law enforcement officers and veterinarians to shoot or put down a dangerous, injured or sick dog that is beyond saving.Read Full Story
Do you think your dog is in the top 10th percentile of its species? Should you start filling out that Mensa application for Fido? Take a peek at our list to see if your dog's breed is one of the top 10 smartest dog breeds in the world. Or perhaps you're looking to welcome a new furry friend into your home that is just as smart as it is cute. If that's the case, any of these breeds would be a great pick.Read Full Story
Leave the pampered Pomeranians to celebrities and socialites — some of us look for a little more in a dog, whether it be for an exercise companion, a playmate for children, a watchful guard or just a big, lovable furball to receive slobbery kisses from. Look no further as below is a list of our top 10 favorite large dog breeds to meet your every need.Read Full Story
While Lassie and Lady and the Tramp are fun to watch, they're probably not the best way to choose a dog for your kid. So how do you go about picking a pup from among all the different breeds out there? A good rule of thumb is to choose a breed by its disposition, temperament, size and energy level — all of which should suit your family's lifestyle. We present the 10 best dogs for kids.Read Full Story
You wouldn’t disown a family member over allergies, but many families forgo their puppy-parenting dreams to keep the family allergy free. Not all dog breeds trigger watery eyes and sneezes, however; some shed less, have less dander or don’t have any fur at all! We found the top 10 best — and cutest — nonallergenic dogs.Read Full Story
There are a few unspoken truths every dog owner can agree on: Dogs' paws smell like corn chips and dog breath smells terrible. As the owner of two Chihuahuas, I have a confession to make — I actually like the uniquely terrible way my dogs smell. After spending time with these two stinky little pups for over a decade, their corn-chips scented feet and their stale breath remind me of home.Read Full Story
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