We’re still riding the high on the US Women’s National Soccer Team’s incredible World Cup win. While the players return home to some well-deserved rest and relaxation, we wanted to know who they would be spending their time with. Turns out, many of the players are serious animal lovers with cats and dogs of their
There’s something so joyful about watching your dog romp happily through a field or down a trail. It’s a beautiful sight—until he comes hobbling back with a foxtail seed lodged in his foot, or worse, somewhere you can’t see. Foxtails are those annoying, prickly seeds that get impossibly stuck to your socks and shoelaces in
Is that the king of the jungle? No, it’s a Chow Chow! With their lion’s mane coats and thick golden fur, Chows are truly an eye-catching breed. Believe it or not, the Chow Chow is said to be one of the world’s oldest breeds, with records dating back to China as early as 206 BC.
The Himalayan cat is a hugely popular breed, and for good reason. They’re calm, cuddly, and adaptable kitties. You probably know the Himalayan cat—or “Himmie,” as they’re affectionately called—for its striking good looks. But these cats are more than just a pretty face, as any Himalayan enthusiast will tell you. Advertising Want to learn more?
Kids and dogs are generally like peanut butter and jelly—they just go together. And this makes perfect sense! They share more in common than you may think. From energy levels (100% to nap in no time at all), to hobbies (puppies, like toddlers, test the world by putting everything in their mouth), to their love
Long-lasting or chronic pain in dogs doesn’t present itself the way we expect it to. An overall slowing down, reluctance to move, or avoidance of activity can all be indications that your dog is experiencing some type of chronic pain. Acute or short-acting pain, like a fracture, is easy to spot because your dog may
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Nothing makes me sadder than having to leave my dogs behind when I’m traveling, out at a park, or, if I’m honest, basically anywhere. Dogs are family. While a few decades ago, a lot of folks might have found that hard to understand—after all, a dog isn’t
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. It’s summertime, and you’re ready to spend as much time outdoors as possible. You look forward to barbecuing, having fun in the pool, or just relaxing on your patio. But then, you realize that there’s an overpowering smell of pet urine that hits you as soon as
If you have lived with a Siamese cat, you know that they rule the roost and often demand to be the center of attention. Elegant and self-possessed, Siamese cats are revered as symbols of wealth, prosperity and good fortune in their native land of Siam (modern day Thailand). The breed dates back to the 14th
My beagle mix Marzipan and I moved to Seattle in 2010. I’d adopted her the year before from a shelter in central Illinois. The process had been simple—a two-page application, a quick check with my landlord, and a short wait for the pup to be spayed before she came home. Start to finish, it took
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Calm, peaceful, and content: these are all words we want to use when describing our dog when at home, going to a vet visit, or while traveling. So what should we do when we find ourselves using words like fearful, anxious, and destructive? Especially, during times of separation,
Nothing sounds better during a crisp summer night than time in the hot tub. It’s time for you to relax and enjoy spending time with friends and family. For many of us, our dogs are important members of our family, and we try to include them in many of our activities. Maybe you have considered
Have you ever wanted a doggie translator? A dog’s actions speak a thousand words—but interpreting them correctly is a learned skill. Read on for a helpful illustrated guide to dog behavior that’ll teach you how to have a conversation with your dog. Illustrations are by awesome artist Lili Chin. See more of her work in this well-known puppy
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Recently I was driving a new canine client to the park for a training session. Stopped at a stoplight, I glanced at my four-legged friend and noticed he was trembling. Like, full-body, shaking-the-car, trembling. In my mind, I began to go through the list of possible causes. Was
Lizzo’s hit song “Boys” is back in rotation big time thanks to a viral Twitter thread using handsome pups featured on @dog_rates to illustrate the lyrics. Not familiar? Here’s the track to get your head bopping. Give it a listen and scroll along with the catchy-as-heck lyrics. Advertising Ready? Set. Go! Lizzo’s “Boys” as dogs
Passion fueled Elena Daniela Costin to do something about the stray dog population in her native Romania. That fuel was first sparked in 1998 soon after she graduated high school when she rescued Printz, a German shepherd mix, from an illegal dog fighting ring. “He was abused, didn’t trust humans, and he was difficult to
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. For many dogs and their owners, bath time is a stressful ordeal. That’s why dry dog shampoos are a great tool to have in your pet care arsenal. They can be used to deodorize your dog in-between grooming sessions or as a bathing alternative for pets who
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. My Chihuahua/terrier mix is one stylish little guy. He has tons of shirts, ties—you name it—but no single item is more crucial to his wardrobe than his leather dog collar. He wears it every day, so it was important to find one that fit comfortably in addition
Summer is here and it’s hot out there! It’s time for the beach and the pool, but your fur-covered friend is brand new to the world and has questions. What is water? Is it fun? Can I be in it without getting soap in my eyes? Yes, of course. But, your dog might be antsy
A very happy German shorthaired pointer named River was recently spotting showing of a rare and wonderful maneuver known as a stot. A Tigger’s a wonderful thing Stotting is the act of jumping straight up off the ground with all four feet and is thought to be done by prey animals like gazelles to show
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Have you ever wondered where the term “mangy mutt” comes from? Well, “mange” is the particular skin disease caused by a microscopic parasitic mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. This name might sound familiar because it’s the same mangy mite that causes
The busy Bristol airport in Somerset, England recently played host to a new crop of explosive detecting dogs. The event was equal parts hard work and puppy love. One of the cutest trainees by far has to be Bodhi, who hasn’t quite gotten the hang of using the conveyer belt. We believe in you Bodhi—you’re
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Whether you’re considering adopting a blind dog or have a sighted dog who’s losing their ability to see, it can be intimidating to figure out how to provide them with a fulfilling life. How can a dog navigate the home, let alone the world, without their vision?
Netflix is looking for a few good dogs. Fans of the Netflix documentary series Dogs announced a second season this week. And to add to the excitement, they are asking for dog lovers to submit their own stories via social media. Netflix Dogs Season Two Announcement Guess what?! Dogs is coming back for another season!
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. The epitome of a big dog in a small dog’s body, the Yorkshire Terrier is a tiny toy breed that only weighs an average of 4 to 7 pounds. These little dogs have long, silky coats and, though they’re very trainable, they can be a bit of
Summer is in full swing. And as the days grow longer (and, in many places, hotter) you’ve probably heard more than a few people say something along the lines of “It looks like the dog days of summer are here!” But what, exactly, does that mean? Does it mean that the ideal season for dogs
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. One of my favorite dog friends, Charlie, is very adventurous. We go to the big dog park and she runs wild and free, galloping through the fields like a gazelle (she’s actually part-Whippet/Border Collie). I live in the Pacific Northwest, where there’s ample opportunity for outdoor lovers
Dads, you’re the best. We know that inside that fierce outer, “No dogs allowed!” facade beats the heart of a dog lover — you big softies. We love you for it, and our dogs do too. Because the best thing about a dog dad is admitting, they were wrong about the dog. Happy Father’s Day!
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Here at Rover, we take summer seriously. We’re based in Seattle, WA, where it’s dark and dreary for all of winter (and most of spring), so when June rolls around we’re more than ready to catch some rays with our friends, families, and of course, our dogs.
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. “Ugh, I hate taking pills.” Can’t you imagine our pets saying this when it’s time for them to take their medications? Administering those pills is not necessarily a walk in the park for pet parents, either. Most pet parents probably