Archives for June 2011

Traveling with Your Dog: Dr. Marty Becker Video

As summer beckons dog lovers and their four-legged family members to take to the road, be sure to spend a few minutes planning and packing for your pooch as well. In this video for DogTipper filmed by Dr. Marty Becker, often known as “America’s Veterinarian”and seen regularly on “Good Morning, America” and “The Dr. Oz […]

Betty White Graces Cover of FIDO Friendly’s 50th Issue

She’s been at the forefront of animal welfare issues for years, and now animal-loving A-lister Betty White graces the front cover of FIDO Friendly’s latest issue. The magazine’s 50th edition is a golden opportunity for the pooch-themed publication to not only show appreciation for the perennial Golden Girl but also to their readers. To celebrate […]

BISSELL Launches Facebook Campaign

Here’s a great way to help pets without spending any money! From now through September, for each new fan that registers on BISSELL’s Facebook page, the company will donate 50 cents to the Foundation toward its goal of contributing $50,000 in 2011. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that works with animal shelters […]

Our June 29 Winners!

Time to announce the winners of this week’s giveaways! The winner of the “What Would Your Dog Do for a Klondike Bed?” giveaway sponsored by Arabella & Fern is Belinda Hise! Her dog Tuffy received 444 votes and wins a super luxurious Klondike Bed from Arabella & Fern. Tuffy will also be modeling the Arabella […]

American Pit Bull Foundation Summer Concert Benefit, Charlotte, NC, July 16, 2011

Revelers can rock out for the sake of Rovers at an upcoming summer concert benefit presented by The American Pit Bull Foundation. Bolstering a positive image of the bully breed, the function will begin with an outdoor get together of dog devotees complete with games, contests, vendors, food and Spots from rescue sites who are […]

Ask the Trainer: My Doxie Acts Submissive

Dear Alecia: I have a doxie that when I call her she lays over and does the submissive thing. It is so much harder to pick her up from this angle without hurting her back. How can I stop her from doing this? Sophie came from a horrendous puppymill – she is your typical stubborn […]

Wordless Wednesday: Our Shopper

As a vital member of our review staff here at DogTipper, Tiki has had the opportunity to test dog products of every description. However, most products arrive via FedEx, and Tiki doesn’t get the chance to do that much shopping. On Saturday, though, Tiki attended a special birthday party at Austin’s metrodog honoring the spokesdog […]

Pet Pro Profile: Matt Tuzzo of Jersey Shore Dogs, LLC

As dog lovers, we all want our dogs to have the best possible life. Among other things, this means that we have a responsibility for making sure that our pets are well trained. Proper training ensures their safety, maximizes their potential, and enhances the relationship for us and for them. Training methods are numerous, but […]

Understanding Fiber Sources in Dog Food

Canine nutrition expert Tracie Hotchner, author of The Dog Bible , recently discussed animal fat in dog food here on DogTipper. Today Hotchner takes a look at a necessary but sometimes confusing element of dog food: fiber. Fiber sources in pet food are generally the by-products of other human food manufacturing processes and are the […]

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer Discusses Puppy Mill Awareness

Her portrayal of a vampire may make viewers’ blood run cold, but True Blood star Kristin Bauer van Straten’s actions against the plight of puppy mill dogs warms the hearts of animal lovers. The actress/animal activist, who recently took part in a Mother’s Day protest with the founder of The Amanda Foundation in an effort […]