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

Ask a Vet: 5 Things you didn’t know about seasonal allergies for your dog

By: Dr. Seth Bishop, DVM

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 • 6 mins

After a pleasant spring day of admiring the cherry blossoms in Central Park, it is time for a good night’s rest. Your fluffy best friend jumps onto the base of the bed next to you. As you begin resting peacefully…

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Advice

NYC Dog Trainer shares 5 Tips for any NYC Dog

By: Tess Marty

Wednesday, April 20th, 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…

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Paw-renthood

Top 3 Things to Know Before Adopting a Tripawd

By: Jim Nelson

Sunday, February 13th, 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…

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Wellness

FAQ: Why do Dogs Lick their Paws?

By: Stephanie Austin, DVM

Sunday, January 30th, 2022 • 2 mins read

Dogs have many behaviors which, as pet parents, we often ignore or deem as normal. However, sometimes our dogs are trying to tell us something. Like, when they lick their paws, although sometimes normal (see below when this is considered…

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Paw-renthood

5 Things to Consider Before Bringing Home a Labrador Retriever (Bonus tip at the end!)

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

Monday, December 27th, 2021 • 6 mins read

Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. With their friendly personalities and quick to learn training ability, these pups make wonderful companions for so many people! They are also frequently used as working…

Paw-renthood

8 Things to Know Before Adopting a Border Collie

By: Sheila Joseph

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 • 5 mins read

Thinking of bringing home a dog? Yay, you! While the idea of adopting one is exciting, it can also be confusing given the number of breeds and personalities there are out there. Speaking of different breeds, people seem to absolutely…

Paw-renthood

Dog Walker Advice: 3 Ways to Handle Seasonal Changes for your Dog

By: Allison Motz

Saturday, October 16th, 2021 • 4 mins read

Professional dog walking is one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. I absolutely love setting my own schedule, being outside, and getting to spend my days with dogs of all shapes and sizes. Most mornings, I wake up happy…

Entertainment

Walk 2 Miles 2 Save Lives: Staten Island

By: Jolanta Smulski

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 • 2 mins read

This past weekend, Dog Spotted’s First Annual Walk 2 Miles 2 Save Lives Walk-A-Thon kicked off with a bang! On the first day, the incoming storm spared New York City dog parents, and those who braved the weather were rewarded…

Entertainment

5 Awesome Reasons to Get a Dog

By: Sheila Joseph

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 • 6 mins read

As I sit here with my girl Luna’s head on my lap making it impossible to type, and my boy Jack catching a snooze not more than a foot away, I can’t help but wonder what life would be like…

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