This blog is dedicated to both dogs and dog lovers, and it features the best articles, photos, videos, and news that we can find from around the world. We also write about the Orvis-Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Campaign and our work supporting the dog-rescue efforts of the Petfinder Foundation.

How to Clean a Dog Collar

By: Darren Marcy


Dogs love mud, and they end up soiling their collars, as well as themselves.
Photo by Jody, Stevenson

No matter how clean your dog stays or how fresh his coat, the collar he wears will eventually absorb enough skin oils, as well as dirt and grime, to develop an odor. Dogs who spend a lot of time . . .

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What to Do if Your Dog Swallowed a Fish Hook

By: Sondra Wolfer


Fishing with dogs can be a blast, but it comes with certain risks.
Photo by Dylan Tucker, Tucker Fly Fishing

Most veterinarians near bodies of water have treated their share of dogs who’ve swallowed fish hooks whole, or who have fish hooks imbedded in their skin. It only takes an instant. Your dog . . .

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Long vs. Short Dog Leashes: How to Choose

By: Sondra Wolfer

Walks contribute to the tempo of everyday life with your dog. Whether that daily rhythm is peaceful, tangled, controlled, or unruly depends, in part, upon your dog leash. In certain scenarios and with particular dogs a short leash is your best bet, in other situations you and your dog will appreciate the freedom of a long leash. Here’s the long and the short of it:

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