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Puppy Diarrhea: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments Explained

By The Spot Pack | June 27, 2022

Diarrhea is the kind of dirty disaster almost every pet parent has to deal withLearn More

Picking the Perfect Name for Your Pet Dog  

By The Spot Pack | June 24, 2022

Introduction  Getting a dog is both exciting and overwhelming! Talk to any dog owner andLearn More

How to Use Dog Diapers 

By The Spot Pack | June 24, 2022

Introduction  There can be a variety of reasons you may need to use a dogLearn More

When and Why You Should Use Puppy Diapers 

By The Spot Pack | June 24, 2022

Introduction  When raising a human baby, we rely heavily on diapers. They make our livesLearn More

Choosing a Puppy Food  

By The Spot Pack | June 24, 2022

Introduction  If you’re bringing a new puppy home, you are probably overwhelmed and excited! AddingLearn More

What to Do When a Puppy Is Biting 

By The Spot Pack | June 24, 2022

Introduction  Puppies: adorable, fluffy, energetic, and enthusiastic. There’s a lot to love! However, puppies areLearn More

What Colors Can Dogs See? 

By The Spot Pack | June 23, 2022

Introduction  Dogs’ eyesight and capability to see color has been long debated. Some people believeLearn More

Why Does My Puppy Have Diarrhea?  

By The Spot Pack | June 23, 2022

Introduction  When you welcome a new puppy into your life, you are so excited toLearn More

How To Cook Sweet Potatoes for Dogs 

By The Spot Pack | June 23, 2022

Introduction  Sweet potatoes are loved by humans and pets alike. They’re yummy and packed withLearn More

Indestructible Dog Toy Choices for 2022 

By The Spot Pack | June 23, 2022

Introduction  Dog toys are great – they keep our pets entertained for hours and keepLearn More

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? 

By The Spot Pack | June 23, 2022

Introduction  We love our dogs. They provide elfless companionship, stress relief and motivation to seeLearn More

Symptoms of Lyme Disease in Dogs  

By The Spot Pack | June 23, 2022

Introduction  It’s a dreadful sight: you get home from taking your dog on a niceLearn More

How To Prepare for a New Puppy 

By The Spot Pack | June 22, 2022

Introduction  Bringing home a new puppy is a life-changing and incredibly special moment! If youLearn More

How Do Dog Years Work? 

By The Spot Pack | June 22, 2022

Introduction  Dog years are a cultural phenomenon. You may hear them referred to in manyLearn More

Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Dogs 

By The Spot Pack | June 22, 2022

Introduction  Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas which can occur in many mammals, includingLearn More

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Can Dogs Eat Onions? How Much Is Toxic for Dogs

By The Spot Pack | March 16, 2022

As a good pet parent, you’re always on the lookout for things that could hurt your dog. Toxic  foods areLearn More

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Can Dogs Eat Cauliflower? Yes, It’s Really Good for Your Dog

By The Spot Pack | March 8, 2022

Although certain delicious, healthy human foods are good for our pets, too, that’s not always the case. It’s essential toLearn More

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Pumpkin for Dogs: Can Pumpkin Help With Dog Diarrhea?

By The Spot Pack | March 2, 2022

It’s scary when your pet feels under the weather. That’s even more true if whichever condition is bothering them isLearn More

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Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

By The Spot Pack | March 1, 2022

Your favorite human foods might prove dangerous for your canine companion. That’s why you should check if the food isLearn More

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Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?

By The Spot Pack | February 26, 2022

We think of our dogs as family. Just as we would with family, we want to make sure that theyLearn More

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10 Best Dog Movies For Pet Parents, Ranked

By The Spot Pack | February 25, 2022

As man’s best friend, it’s no surprise that dogs often take the limelight in Hollywood. We love our furry friends,Learn More

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4 Reasons to Have Pets Spayed or Neutered

By The Spot Pack | February 23, 2022

The decision to spay or neuter your pet is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. In terms of benefits, it’s also the best decision you can make for their wellbeing.

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The 10 Best Dog Foods in 2022

By The Spot Pack | February 22, 2022

With all of the new and upcoming dog food brands, plus the older formulas that have withstood the test ofLearn More

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Can Dogs Eat Broccoli?

By The Spot Pack | February 18, 2022

Dogs can eat many of the same foods that humans can. When your dog gets their paws on something they’reLearn More

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The Puppy Fear Period (And What To Do To Help)

By Becca Glee Shepard | February 18, 2022

Ever wonder why your dog is scared of everything so suddenly? If your dog is still a puppy, they mayLearn More

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Dogs At Work And In The Workplace

By The Spot Pack | February 16, 2022

Best practices for successful canine coworker interactions!

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What is the Annual Cost of Owning a Dog?

By The Spot Pack | February 9, 2022

Estimates for the lifetime cost of man’s best friend are between $17K – $90K+. Expenses that current & future dog parents should consider.

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Dog Movie Stars: Iconic Dog Roles in Movies & Television

By The Spot Pack | February 7, 2022

Dog Movie Stars: Iconic Dog Roles in Movies & Television When we think of the best movies or television shows,Learn More

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Top 10 Friendliest Dog Breeds

By Becca Glee Shepard | February 4, 2022

Top 10 Friendliest Dog Breeds We’ve all seen those dogs that no matter what they’re doing, they always seem toLearn More

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20 Best Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds

By Becca Glee Shepard | February 1, 2022

Many to-be pet parents don’t anticipate the amount of caring dogs and puppies need. Fido can require a lot ofLearn More