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How to spot rotten meat – ask your dog!

On July 21, 2014 by Life In The Dog Lane

We bought what turned out to be rotten pork chops this weekend. Now before you lose your lunch – we almost did – at first glance, the pork looked fine – in its...

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10 Best Dogs for Apartment Living

The 10 Best Dogs For Apartment Living

On May 22, 2014 by Life In The Dog Lane

Now me, I’m partial to big dogs; we have a Lab after all, and not that big dogs can’t live in apartments – you’ll see some on this list too. But, for those...

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Dog Seizures - Learning What To Do - A Primer For Owners

When Your Dog Has A Seizure: A Primer For Owners

On October 15, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

First off, we’ve never had a direct experience with this, thank goodness, but after reading about a fellow blogger who went through a rough weekend with her five year old dog seizing for...

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The Simple Guide To Foods Your Dog Can Eat

Can Dogs Eat Grapes? And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Safe And Unsafe Foods for Dogs

On October 8, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

We get questions like this one on the blog all the time, as well as from friends and family when we’re visiting their houses and bringing our dog with us. Our dog, like...

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Dogs and Poison Ivy

Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?

On September 30, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Most of the dog health topics we write about here at Life In The Dog Lane are based on direct experience with our Lab. And while they range from the more obscure, like...

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The Worst Fabrics And Finishes For A Dog Lover's Home

The Best and Worst Fabrics and Finishes For A Dog Lover’s Home

On September 23, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Dog lovers everywhere know that part of life with a dog is dealing with dog fur. It’s just the reality of life with a shedding dog. We expect it, we live with it...

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Choosing A Dog Bed

On September 10, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Fido needs to be comfortable, right? Fido craves comfort. And we all know that if Fido sleeps well, we all sleep well. Dogs sleep more than we do, so it’s mighty important that...

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Back To School And Dogs

Helping Dogs Cope With The Back-To-School Blues

On September 4, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

With kids now back at school, fall is officially underway for many of us. We don’t have kids of our own yet, so we’re not part of this annual ritual of schedule shifting...

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Ragweed Allergy In Dogs: When The Itching Won’t Stop

On August 14, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Has Hayfever gone to the dogs? It seems so. Dogs get seasonal allergies too. With summer winding down and fall quickly approaching, ragweed is triggering some major allergy symptoms in our dogs now...

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Keeping A Dog Safe In The Kitchen

Keeping A Dog Safe In The Kitchen: How To Take 7 Danger Zones And Make Them Safer

On August 7, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

We all know the importance of keeping babies and children safe in the kitchen – and plenty of ways to do it – but what about our dogs? Ever nudged the fridge door...

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Building A Dog Blog: Web Tools And Resources For Developing A Website

On August 2, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

We’ve used a number of web-based tools to develop Life In The Dog Lane to date, and continue to discover new resources on a regular basis. We are amazed at the number of terrific...

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What’s A Good Treat For A Dog: Our Review of Cloud Star All-Natural Dog Treats

On July 26, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

We were pleased to be approached recently by Cloud Star, a California-based company producing all-natural treats for dogs, to do a review of some of their snacks for dogs. First, we have nothing...

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Keeping Water Activities Safe For Dogs

Going Swimmingly: Keeping Summer Water Activities Safe For Dogs

On July 23, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

There’s been an incredible response to our post about Swimmer’s Tail In Dogs – in fact, it’s been our most popular post to date! (You can see that post here). On that note, we...

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When Dogs Snore

Why Dogs Snore…And Why It May Be Easier To Curb Than You Think

On July 18, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Does your dog snore like a freight train all night long? When Fido snores, we all lose sleep. And we all know how well we function on too little sleep, don’t we? Answer:...

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Snow Nose In Dogs - Solid Pink

Snow Nose In Dogs

On July 10, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Pretty in pink. Snow nose or winter nose; now known to no longer be just a winter condition, or one that happens just to dogs who live in northern climates, but one that...

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Choosing A Dog Breeder

Choosing A Dog Breeder: Questions To Ask And What You Want To Be Asked In Return

On July 3, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

If the right decision for you and your family is to purchase a dog from a breeder, there are key pieces of information to collect and key steps to take before bringing that...

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Dogs And Their Stuff: Tips For Organizing Your Dog’s Cupboard

On June 28, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

We try to contain our dog’s stuff, we really do. But, a big dog usually equals big stuff. At our last house, she had a cupboard to herself, a basket of toys, a...

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5 Easy Ways To Get Great Photographs Of Your Dog

How To Photograph Your Dog: 5 Easy Ways To Get Picture Perfect Photos Every Time

On June 20, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

At last count, there are just under two thousand photos of our dog in our iPhoto album. I know, I know. We don’t have kids, so we take photos of our dog. But,...

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Dogonomics - Affording A Dog - Crunching The Numbers

Dogonomics: Affording A Dog. Our Breakdown By Month, Year, And The First Year

On June 10, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

First off, thanks for all of your votes on our new logo concepts! We’ve narrowed it down to Concepts 3 and 5. We’ll be making adjustments to both over the next few days...

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Where Do You Keep Your (Dog's) Poop Bags

Where Do You Keep Your Poop Bags?

On May 30, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Well, not yours; that would be gross. And we’re not that kind of blog! But your dog’s poop/waste bags. Where do you keep them, store them etc.? We learned early on with a...

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Swimmer's Tail In Dogs - Juno

Swimmer’s Tail In Dogs

On May 28, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Have you heard of this? Until last summer, we hadn’t. I didn’t even think it was real. It’s very real. Our Lab, Juno, got it last year. Swimmer’s Tail occurs when dogs swim...

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What Is The Dog Lifestyle? Or, Are You A Dog Lifestylist? - beach sunrise

The Dog Lifestyle

On May 20, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

So here at Life In The Dog Lane, we talk a lot about “The Dog Lifestyle”, but so far, we haven’t defined what that is. Our bad. We’ll invoke a self-imposed two-minute sit-stay...

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Training Your Dog - 8 Highly Effective States Of Mind To Set Yourself - And Your Dog - Up For Success - woman and dog

Training Your Dog: 8 Highly Effective States Of Mind To Set Yourself – And Your Dog – Up For Success

On May 15, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Dog lifestyle hot topic. Button pusher, argument starter. So we’re not going to approach the topic of dog training head-on because there are literally thousands of tips, tricks, philosophies, theories, and schools of...

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Dogs And Hot Weather - 17 Tips For Keeping It Cool This Summer - dog on beach

Dogs And Hot Weather: 17 Tips For Keeping It Cool This Summer

On May 8, 2013 by Life In The Dog Lane

Some hot weather is finally upon us! After a long, cold winter, we’ve been looking forward to some t-shirt-wearing, sun-screen slopping, cold-drink-sipping time on the back deck. At long last, a few of these...

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