The Doggie Bowl

Discover advice and tips from experts on how to be the best dog mom or dad to your furry best friend your dog! We even have stories from dog parents like you and fun ways to celebrate our pooches. Search by category or tags to find the best content for you.

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Advice

5 Best Ways to Introduce your Dog to a Toddler

By: Katya Lidsky

May 5, 2022 • 8 mins

Their hands are often sticky, they tend to wobble when they walk, and they scream, cry, and burst out laughing all within a span of five minutes. Toddlers are known for being mercurial, curious, and energetic, and perhaps nobody picks…

nyc dog walking
Advice

NYC Dog Trainer shares 5 Tips for any NYC Dog

By: Tess Marty

April 20, 2022 • 5 mins

When living in a busy urban environment like NYC, it’s important that we are versed in all things dog before adding a member to our family! We talked to Tess Marty, a NYC dog trainer, and she’s going to be…

dog treat
Wellness

Top 5 Tips on Reading a Dog Food Ingredients List

By: Nikki Giovanelli

April 7, 2022 • 7 mins

Sometimes reading a pet food label can feel like the most overwhelming thing in the world. The average pet parent often has limited knowledge of the “rules” that govern ingredient lists. And there are rules, lots of them. The Association…

happy dog
Wellness

What does it mean when a Vet is Fear-Free Certified?

By: Ryan Fortier, DVM, Elite FFCP

March 25, 2022 • 4 mins read

Fear Free is a philosophy that focuses on animals’ mental health and stress in addition to their general health. For many years, most veterinarians believed that animals were simply going to be scared at the vet and there was not…

Dog Mom of NYC
Paw-renthood

Top Two Vets in 2022 of NYC: Upper East Side

By: Jamie

February 27, 2022 • 4 mins read

Dog Spotted here, your one and only source into the doggo lives of New York City’s elite… We are always on the lookout for the best care, accessories, and things to do in NYC with your dog. But for this…

tripod dog
Paw-renthood

Top 3 Things to Know Before Adopting a Tripawd

By: Jim Nelson

February 13, 2022 • 7 mins read

Whether you’ve ever had or met a Tripawd, you’ve surely seen inspirational photos and videos of amputee dogs living life to the fullest. A little bit of Tripawd awareness, however, can help make life easier on three legs for dogs…

dog bag
Advice

How to Train your Dog to go in their Travel Bag (and love it!)

By: Tess Marty

February 9, 2022 • 4 mins read

As obsessed dog parents, we want to take our dogs everywhere with us. But how can we make the process smooth? For little kids, a bribe of a new toy may do the trick. For dogs, it’s not that easy……

Gabriela Medina
Wellness

What to Expect when your Dog is being Vaccinated

By: Gabriela Medina Vázquez (Pre-Vet)

February 7, 2022 • 5 mins read

Let’s dive right in… What are vaccines? Vaccines are substances used in medicine to encourage the formation of immunity to certain diseases. The most common vaccines given to dogs are rabies and DA2PP (canine combo). Some vaccines will be administered…

Dr.Barrack
Entertainment

Vets in the City feat. Dr. Barrack of Animal Acupuncture

By: Jamie Ruden

January 28, 2022 • 7 mins read

When searching for a Vet for your furry friend, it’s hard to really understand why your Vet became a Vet, what their specialties are, and their background. That’s why we have begun a series of interviewing local Vets in NYC….

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