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Dog Hiking Safety Tips

March 9th, 2010

Looking to escape your hometown haunts for a wilderness hike? Don’t forget your pooch! Dogs love to explore our country’s vast natural resources as much their two-legged counterparts—not to mention, hiking is great exercise for all. But remember, a hiking trail isn’t your average walk around the block. The ASPCA offers some helpful tips for keeping you and your pet safe and sound on your outdoor adventures. Read the rest of this entry »

Amazing Animals: Dog Quiz

March 7th, 2010

We know that dogs are man’s best friend — they usually enjoy running, fetching, gnawing on bones and showing complete loyalty to their owners. But how much do you really know about how Fido works? Read the rest of this entry »

Pets in Your Bed

March 5th, 2010

When Ingrid and Shea Armour brought their new Weimaraner puppy, Cooper, home in August 2006, they were determined to keep him off their bed. So they bought a dog crate, with a bed and fluffy blankets to ensure he had a warm, comfy place to sleep.

Cooper, however, had other ideas. Read the rest of this entry »

Are Dog Parks Right For Your Dog?

March 3rd, 2010

Dog parks are becoming more popular all across the United States. They range in size and design but all share the same purpose: to provide a place where dogs can run freely off-leash and socialize with other dogs. Although they’re not for everyone, dog parks can benefit both people and their pets. Read on to find out if a trip to the dog park is right for you and your dog as well as what to do before you visit and once you’re there. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Dog Behavior Problems

March 1st, 2010

Most experienced dog owners are familiar with common dog behavior problems, but some may wonder why dogs exhibit these behaviors. Barking, biting, chewing and many other common dog behaviors are often misunderstood and mishandled by dog owners. Perhaps you are new to dog ownership, considering getting a dog, or just wish to better manage your dog’s behavior problems. Thoroughly understanding the most common dog behavior problems is the first step to solving and preventing them. A solid foundation of obedience training will help you prevent or better control common dog behavior problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Dog Food Choices: Dry, Wet, Organic, and More

February 27th, 2010

Pet store aisles are lined with dozens of brands of dog food. There’s dry food, canned food, and semi-moist food. Then there are all the labels: natural, holistic, super-premium, organic. How do you know which one is right for your dog? Read the rest of this entry »

Great Video by Pedigree

February 25th, 2010

Pedigree has a beautiful new video out … Enjoy!

Dog Nutrition For A Healthy Coat

February 24th, 2010

Dogs are a pleasure to pet, especially when they’re blessed with healthy skin and lustrous fur. But some dogs are plagued with itchy, flaking skin and lackluster coats. What can you do to restore your dog’s shiny coat? Read the rest of this entry »

DOGSTAR Featured in the Charleston Post and Courier

February 20th, 2010

DOGSTAR Dog Running & Pet Care was recently interviewed by David Quick of the Charleston Post and Courier.  Please have a look by clicking this link…

Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2009

February 19th, 2010

Every year, the AKC releases the list of the most registered dog breeds. More or less, that list ranks the breeds in order of popularity. With the order of the top ten “usual suspects” slightly shifted, 2009 brought no surprises. Check out this list of the top ten dogs breeds of 2009 according to the AKC dog breed registration statistics and see if your favorite breed made the top ten. Is your breed not on the top ten? View the full list to see where your dog placed. Read the rest of this entry »

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