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Lights on, everyone

The days are getting shorter, the sun is setting earlier…but we’re not ready to stop playing outside in the evening. And there’s nothing better than a long walk after dinner.

Sorry, Fall. We’ve still got a little bit of summer fun left in us.

Ultra-bright Adventure Lights LED Dog Lights attach easily to dog collars and can be seen for up to three miles, so you can stay safe once the sun goes down.

Get an Adventure Light for your dog >

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This sign is supposed to show you which things are forbidden. But it just creates the coolest dog ever

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This sign is supposed to show you which things are forbidden. But it just creates the coolest dog ever

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Dog food that you could eat yourself

 

Why give your dog food that’s filled with chemicals and artificial colors and flavors? Sojos food and treats come in delicious flavors that you’d eat yourself – and are made with real honest-to-goodness ingredients that you’d find in your own kitchen. They’re made from scratch daily by a small family-owned company in Minnesota.

Available in original or grain-free, Sojos dog treats are free of all wheat, corn, fillers, preservatives and artificial colors or flavors.

Sojos raw dog food mixes are an easy way to make your own homemade pet food. All you need to do is add your own meat and veggies and you’ve got a fresh, delicious, nutritious meal for your dog.

See our entire collection of Sojos food and treats >

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A few years ago, award-winning animal photographer Seth Casteel became an overnight sensation when his photos of dogs underwater went viral. What followed was a book deal that resulted in the New York Times best-seller Underwater Dogs.

Casteel’s new book, out Sept. 16, is possibly the only thing cuter thanUnderwater Dogs: Underwater Puppies.

Casteel on the logistics of photographing puppies underwater

I’m wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I’m one of the pack. … Just kidding. … I usually just wear a wet suit just in case. You know, if you spend 12 hours in a pool with a bunch of dogs, inevitably you’re going to get scratched up a little bit. So I do wear a wet suit. But I just hold my breath — that’s about it. I’m underwater sometimes just a few seconds, sometimes 30 seconds, 60 seconds. But I have my wet suit on. I bring the toys. I bring the fun. And we just have a blast.

Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You’re Welcome)

Photo credit: Seth Casteel/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Co.

One of the best leather dog leashes out there

 

If you’re looking for a handsome, durable dog leash, look no further than the Filson leather lead.

The C.C Filson Company has been around since 1897, when it specialized in rough and tough gear for the Klondike Gold Rush.

Made with vegetable-tanned leather cut from the strongest part of the hide, Filson dog leads will stand the test of time – and keep your dog safely by your side.

Get one for your dog >

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Can dogs be trained to detect the smell of cancer? Researchers at the Penn Vet Center are testing the idea right now.

Why are dogs’ noses wet?

Good question! The answer: Several reasons…

First, the obvious one: Their noses are wet from licking. Think about how many places that nose goes! Dogs are constantly licking to keep their sniffers clean. Side note: Some dogs such as bulldogs, Boston terriers and pugs can’t reach their nose with their tongue, so they often have dry, cracked noses.

Another reason for a wet nose: Smelling. Dogs’ noses have a layer of mucus that helps capture scents in the air. When a dog licks its nose, it’s actually trying to transfer those smells to olfactory sense organs in the mouth.

Third reason: Keeping cool. Dogs’ nostrils have special glands that produce a clear, watery fluid that evaporates off the nose and, like panting, helps to cool the dog down.

A cool, wet nose does not necessarily mean your dog is healthy, and a dry, warm nose doesn’t necessarily mean he’s sick. Keep an eye out for any odd discharge from your dog’s nose – that’s a sure sign that something’s up. If you notice any other changes in your dog’s nose that seem unusual, contact your vet.

Sources:

Dog Health

The Straight Dope

American Kennel Club

Berkeley Campus Veterinary Clinic