Category Archives: Play

Five Great Things You Can Do for Your Dog in the New Year

Slim down. Recent studies indicate that if your dog is overweight, it can actually shorten his life. And pet obesity is a growing health problem, due to today’s more sedentary lifestyle. In fact, the recently updated National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats says as much as 25 percent of America’s pets are […]

The Pooch Wears Prada: Canine Fashion

For dog lovers, the most lasting image from erstwhile MTV reality series “Newlyweds” may be Jessica Simpson’s Maltipoo, Daisy, in a Louis Vuitton monogram canvas dog carrier. In the years since, the dog-watching public has become used to seeing celebrities turn their pups into style mavens. But it isn’t only the Tori Spellings of the […]

Yoga for Dogs: A ‘Doga’ How-to Guide

For thousands of years, people have positioned themselves in poses like The Lotus, Salute to the Sun and Downward-facing Dog in an effort to achieve inner peace and improve physical fitness. These individuals practice the ancient art of yoga, whose benefits are widely touted. Only recently, though, have some devotees come to realize that yoga […]

Dog Product Trends for 2010

Despite a worldwide recession, spending on pet products and services is predicted to rise nearly 5 percent this year. “If anything, people are becoming more attached to their pets in times of uncertainty and stress,” says Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association (APPA). “We are rewarding our pets for their unconditional love […]