The best way to pet a dog is to let the dog make first contact, and then slowly rub the dog's chest and under his head. Many dogs respond poorly to fast movements and pats on top of the head. More »

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Dogs make good pets because they provide therapeutic and health benefits to their owners. They can help reduce a person’s loneliness, decrease stress and encourage exercise. More »

Howling is a form of communication among dogs. Sometimes, it can be annoying but, in most cases, it's completely normal behavior. More »

The best way to help a constipated dog is to contact your veterinarian, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The causes of constipation vary, and it can be a life-threatening emerge... More »

The best way to check for pet treat recalls is to check with the United States Food and Drug Administration. It maintains a searchable current listing of all recalled pet foods and treats on its website, fda.gov. More »

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The best way to find out what breed of dog is right for you is to carefully consider your lifestyle and preferences and then look for a dog breed that matches them. Dog breed selector quizzes may give you some ideas. More »

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The best way to rescue a dog from a puppy mill is to work with a reputable rescue organization, such as Best Friends. Although it is tempting, do not buy dogs from pet stores or directly from the puppy mills in an effort... More »

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