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Master Dog Trainer Quiz

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Emotional Support Animals and Psychiatric Service Animals

Our Series on Service Animals, Therapy Animals and now, ESA and Psychiatric Service Animals Our first article in this series, about our amazing working animal companions, addressed service dogs and miniature horses who perform vital tasks for persons with disabilities, Read More

Breed-Specific Legislation: Pros and Cons

Many cities in the United States and around the world have legislation which prohibits residents within the jurisdiction from owning certain dog breeds.  The genesis of this type of legislation is the idea that prohibiting the presence of certain dog Read More

Exercise – You AND your pup need it!

You’ve heard the saying: If you are too heavy, your dog isn’t getting enough exercise! Regular exercise, be it daily walks, agility, romping with other furry friends or any number of other types of exercise, is a necessary component of Read More

The Ins and Outs of Therapy Animals

Therapy Animals Therapy Animals are NOT Service Animals Our first article in this series provided detailed information on service dogs and miniature horses – yes, horses!  This installment is all about therapy dogs and the third and last installment in this Read More

How to Achieve a No-Jumping Zone

This is part of our series of conversations with professional dog trainer and behaviorist, Russell Hartstein.  How to train your pup not to jump on you…or your guests Does your dog jump all over you when you come home after Read More

Why Do Dogs Dislike Certain People?

Dogs are similar to humans with respect to ‘vetting’ those who approach. In fact, they are generally much quicker at deciding who they like or dislike than their human parents are. Maybe dogs can tell a book by its cover.  In fact, Read More

Automatic Water Dispensers for Dogs: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

Automatic water dispensers for dogs, also called dog - or pet - drinking fountains, and other water dispensing devices like lick valves, automatic water bowls and water coolers, can help you encourage your pooch to drink enough water throughout the Read More

Automatic Feeders for Cats: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

If you've ever had to work late or spend the night away from home, you understand the problems associated with free-feeding your cats. Leaving piles of food around is an open invitation to bugs and other pests, and it can Read More

Is pet nail polish safe for your dog?

Nail polish for humans has been around since at least 3000 BC but is a much more recent trend for our fur babies.  Before you decide to share your favorite nail polish color with your canine fur baby, consider the fact Read More

Most Common Questions Asked of Holistic Veterinarians

Expert Roundup Onpets wanted to find out what the most common question is – and the answer – that holistic veterinarians receive from pet parents.  We consulted with a number of veterinarians around the country who practice integrative veterinary medicine Read More

Are pet paints and dyes safe for your dog?

Let's face it: We love to dress up, not just ourselves, but our children as well.  For pet parents, the desire to express oneself through clothing, accessories, tattoos, make-up and hair-styles extends to their four-legged children.  The issue is how Read More

Automatic Water Dispensers for Dogs: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

Automatic water dispensers for dogs, also called dog - or pet - drinking fountains, and other water dispensing devices like lick valves, automatic water bowls and water coolers, can help you encourage your pooch to drink enough water throughout the Read More

Automatic Feeders for Cats: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

If you've ever had to work late or spend the night away from home, you understand the problems associated with free-feeding your cats. Leaving piles of food around is an open invitation to bugs and other pests, and it can Read More

Most Common Questions Asked of Holistic Veterinarians

Expert Roundup Onpets wanted to find out what the most common question is – and the answer – that holistic veterinarians receive from pet parents.  We consulted with a number of veterinarians around the country who practice integrative veterinary medicine Read More

The Benefits of Spirulina for Dogs

By now, most of us have heard something about the many benefits of a more plant-based diet, including one of the smallest plant forms on the planet: algae.  Spirulina is a microscopic, spiral-shaped, fresh water, blue-green algae packed with nutritional Read More

Giveaway – Serenegy Treats

Onpets Serenegy Giveaway: Calling all Dog Parents!! Onpets is excited to announce its third Giveaway!  Make sure you sign up with us here to receive notifications about each Giveaway! For our third Giveaway, Onpets has partnered with Veterinarian Amy Randall, Read More

The Benefits of Chlorella for Dogs

What’s good for us is – in the case of Chlorella – also good for our canine companions Along with spirulina, alfalfa, bee pollen, turmeric and other natural supplements, chlorella can give your canine fur baby’s health a serious boost. Read More

Ten Zen (ish) Lessons I’ve Learned from My Dog

When we saw Betsy Cox's 10 Zen lessons, we knew this was something the Onpets community would appreciate.  Betsy graciously agreed to allow us to post her article at Onpets so enjoy! My dog Rumpole has taught me so much, Read More

Don’t lose your pets to thieves! Your guide to anti-pet theft

In observance of National Pet Theft Awareness Day, here are some scary and sad statistics, along with advice on preventing this heartbreak from happening to you and your fur babies. Pet theft is more common than you think. The magazine, Read More

Why Do Dogs Dislike Certain People?

Dogs are similar to humans with respect to ‘vetting’ those who approach. In fact, they are generally much quicker at deciding who they like or dislike than their human parents are. Maybe dogs can tell a book by its cover.  In fact, Read More

Automatic Water Dispensers for Dogs: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

Automatic water dispensers for dogs, also called dog - or pet - drinking fountains, and other water dispensing devices like lick valves, automatic water bowls and water coolers, can help you encourage your pooch to drink enough water throughout the Read More

Automatic Feeders for Cats: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

If you've ever had to work late or spend the night away from home, you understand the problems associated with free-feeding your cats. Leaving piles of food around is an open invitation to bugs and other pests, and it can Read More

Is pet nail polish safe for your dog?

Nail polish for humans has been around since at least 3000 BC but is a much more recent trend for our fur babies.  Before you decide to share your favorite nail polish color with your canine fur baby, consider the fact Read More