Mari Serfontein

Articles by Mari Serfontein

10 Most Loyal Dog Breeds That Will Love You Forever

Although each dog is unique, they all have specific breed-related traits. The traits of different breeds are then used to determine the most loyal dog...

Can Dogs Eat Apricots Safely?

Any fruit we give our kids because it’s healthy, will be as good for our furry friends, right? No, not always. It is wise to...

The 7 Most Common Puppy Illnesses (Signs & Symptoms)

Pet owners typically know their pets best, and they can quickly pick up on any signs or symptoms of illness. However, it is more difficult...

What is Happy Tail Syndrome in Dogs?

Happy Tail Syndrome is a misleading term. “Happy tail” conjures up images of your tail-wagging canine companion jumping onto you, dishing out wet kisses. However,...

10 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors to Consider

The list of ways in which seniors benefit from having canine companions is endless. Likewise, the number of surveys and studies that show how dogs...

12 Benefits of Having a Dog (Science-Backed)

Dogs are so much part of our lives that we can’t begin understanding how families without dogs or other pets manage. Have you ever considered...

Border Collie Dog Breed Caring and Family, Social Life, Physical Traits, Diet Information

Border Collies are the perfect example of work-hard-play-hard canine companions, and part of the herding breed group. These Collies are born herders, and their herding...

Can Dogs Eat Acorns Safely?

No, dogs cannot eat acorns safely, not that you would give your dog acorns to eat. However, their inborn curiosity will always have our canine...

Dog Won’t Drink Water? What To Do Now

How well do you know your dog? Would you recognize signs of dehydration? Drinking water is as important for dogs as for humans. But what...

10 Best Venison Dog Foods

We all want what’s best for our canine companions, and just as we think we’ve found the most nutritious dog food, something else is suggested....

7 Popular Brown Dog Breeds (And Their Traits)

When we describe our furry friends, it always starts with the color. You have a fluffy white dog, your best friend is a large black...

The Pros and Cons of Neutering a Dog Explained

What does neutering mean? And why is there such a debate about it? Neutering is a surgical procedure carried out to “de-sex” an animal. Veterinarians...

Spider Bite On Your Dog’s Paw—What Now?

If the thought of a spider biting your precious pooch is unbearable, you might want to read on to see which spiders are harmless and...

Best Dog Foods for Dogs with No Teeth

There is an age range when a puppy will lose baby teeth, as that’s a natural part of their growth and development. Old dogs lose...

Pomeranian Breed Family, Social Life, Physical Traits, Diet Information

Pomeranians are miniaturized descendants of the Spitz breeds, or Nordic sled dog breeds—Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Chow Chow, and Samoyed—just to name a few. These plucky...

Miniature Poodle Dog Breed Family, Social Life, Physical Traits, Diet Information

Despite the Poodle being the national dog of France, they have roots in Germany. In fact, The history of the poodle actually dates back to...

Dog Won’t Open Eye? What To Do Now

Nobody wants to see their dog in pain. When your dog won’t open its eye because it is severely swollen, what should you do? Is...

Best Dog Foods for Urinary Health

Anyone who has ever had urinary tract infections would not wish to ever see their furry friend going through the suffering associated with the condition....

Top 10 Calm, Small Dog Breeds to Consider

Deciding to bring a dog into the family is a bigger deal than most people may think. It is as significant as deciding to have...

Chow Chow Dog Breed Caring and Family, Social Life, Physical Traits, Diet Info

The Chow Chow is a member of the Spitz, or Nordic, family of dogs, originally from northern China. These dogs have a sturdy build and...

What to Feed Dogs With Upset Stomachs

Dog lovers hate to see their furry friends feel under the weather. This is mainly because they can’t tell us when they feel nauseous, have...

The Strongest Dog Bite Force by Breed (Top 20)

The friendships between humans and dogs date back over 15,000 years, after the domestication of dogs. As the first animals to be domesticated, strong bonds...

7 Best Dog Foods Without Potatoes

Most dog owners can’t imagine their lives without mashed potatoes, french fries, tater tots, hash browns, and don’t forget roast potatoes. Potatoes contain valuable nutrients...

10 Best Big White Fluffy Dog Breeds (And Their Traits)

White is the color of innocence and goodness, both attributes that draw people to white dogs, large and small. If you’re a big dog type...

7 Best Low-Fat Dog Foods

Oh, how we love to spoil our precious pooches, but how we hate to withhold the treats when they become overweight, or even obese. However,...

Can Dogs Eat Gummy Bears Safely?

You can love your dog to death. Although that is a cliché, it’s true. Many dog parents feel guilty about eating anything without sharing it...

7 Best Dog Foods for Boxers

Boxers are friendly, bouncy, and smart canine companions of thousands of families. If you own one, you might have questions about how to choose the...

Can Dogs Eat Mulberries Safely? 

Like our children, we want to protect our dogs from harm. Even if our concerns involve insignificant berries dropping from a tree in the backyard....

Bullmastiff Breed Caring and Family, Social Life, Physical Traits, Diet Info

The Bullmastiff has its roots in England, where they were bred as estate guards in the 19th Century around the 1860s. Breeders crossed the now-extinct...

Can Dogs Eat Jackfruit Safely?

According to Statista and the American Pet Products Association, 63.4 million American households have one or more pet dogs, making up a total of 89.7...

50 Dogs That Don’t Shed (The Ultimate List)

Do you love dogs but suspect you may be allergic to them? Even if you’ve not experienced severe allergic reactions yet, you can take precautions...

10 Dog Paw Problems Every Dog Owner Should Know About

Dogs are born explorers, and their most important exploration tools are their noses and their feet. Therefore, it is not surprising that there is an...

Can Dogs Eat Brown Rice Safely?

If you care about the nutritional value of the food you provide for your canine companion, you likely study the ingredient list on the kibble...

Can Dogs Eat Kale Safely?

Whenever anybody asks whether their dog can safely eat this or that human food, they certainly do not intend to give their dogs loads of...

Can All Dogs Eat Pumpkin Seeds Safely?

Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are healthy foods for humans, but have you ever wondered about sharing those treats with your furry friends? Pumpkin in dog...

Stud Tail in Dogs: What You Must Know About That Bald Spot

For most families, their dog’s health is as important as their kids' health. Because your precious pup can't tell you about its discomfort, doggy daddies...