RSVP Magazine

This Dog’s owner wrote a book about her dogs life

Heidi E. Mckearney of Attleboro adopted Lilly, a paraplegic Chihuahua mix dog, and she has published a book about Lilly’s life. The book, which is titled ‘For the Love of Princess Lilly, A Survival Story’, tells the tale of Lilly’s journey through the illegal dog meat trade in Asia and how she “defied the odds”, according to […]

Should you be brushing your dogs teeth?

Should you be brushing your dogs teeth? This is a common question asked by dog owners, and apparently, the answer is yes. According to the Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, “you should brush your dog’s teeth in order to prevent gum disease, which can in turn make the doggy more prone to heart and kidney disease”. They recommend […]

How to stop your dog from eating too quickly

According to Pet Essentials, dogs eating too quickly is a common problem for owners. Often it leads to Dog Bloat”, which is the common term used for the condition ‘Gastric Dilatation Volvulus’. However, luckily it’s not too hard of a problem to remedy. So how can you help your dog to eat slower? 1. Smaller feeds, […]

Why you should have your dog on a grain free diet

Is the grain free food diet for dogs a new fad? Or should you actually be paying close attention to it? While pet nutritionists agree that majority of dogs can live healthily without following a grain free diet, there are many dogs who can develop digestive, skin or coat issues which are attributed to diet, specifically wheat and […]

Warning Signs That Your Dog Is Depressed

There are all kinds of ways to tell if people are depressed. They might stop eating or eat more to dull the pain. They might cry a lot more often unexpectedly. There’s a good chance that they’ll start withdrawing from life in general by avoiding friends and family members and possibly even calling in sick […]

These Are The Types Of Dogs That Die Much Younger

Most large dog owners know they are setting themselves up for heartache because their beloved pets will die much sooner than smaller breeds. The correlation between size and lifespan in dogs is well documented, but scientists are still unclear about the reasons behind it. Why, for example, does a 150-pound Great Dane only live for […]

7 Amazing Things You Probably Never Knew About Your Dog

Dog owners know the blessings that dogs can be. Their intelligent antics and goofy sense of humor can brighten anybody’s life. But dogs are more than just k9 companions or dumb animals. In fact, there is a considerable amount of things that make dogs unique within the animal kingdom. Their Wild Side  Even if dogs […]

3 Real Life Dog Stories That Are So Heartwarming You’ll Probably Cry

The Dog Who Nudged His Master Off The Track And Got Hit Himself  His master was suicidal, and under the influence of alcohol had fallen asleep on the railway track in the city of Karaganda in Kazakhstan. The dog, sensing the severity of the danger, put in his best efforts to get the man off the […]

5 Things Humans Do That Dogs Actually Hate

Staring  To a dog, stares often translate to challenge. Just watch your dog when he spots a squirrel—her level of fixation isn’t friendly interest. The last thing you should do is stare too long at a dog. Though you’ll probably have no problem with your own dog (note they still likely won’t love it), with […]

How And Why To Make Your Own Dog Food

Dog food seems to be getting more and more expensive these days, so why not just make your own? It will be more cost effective, and it will be more healthy and better for your dog’s health in the long run. You have complete control over the ingredient list and the ability to eliminate all […]

Young boy with special needs forms an amazing bond with this deaf dog

A young boy with special needs has formed an amazing bond with this deaf dog, and people are so moved. The boy and his dog went viral after his mother shared a pot on Facebook. The young boy,  Connor Guillet,  who is 6 years old was born with a genetic disorder and is non-verbal. His mother, […]

The ISPCA have some really good advice when it comes to adopting dogs

The ISPCA do amazing work in looking responding to allegations of cruelty, neglect and abuse and also in aiding sick and injured animals. While they encourage everyone to try to adopt dogs and animals from shelters, they know that some people won’t, and so they’ve given advice to make sure people adopt and buy puppies sensibly, […]

This adorable dog just hopped on a train from Portarlington to Dublin by himself

This adorable dog hopped on a train from Portarlington to Dublin by himself. Irish Rail shared the picture on their Facebook saying; “Lost Dog – This dog boarded a train to Dublin this morning at Portarlington. Please contact Kilmainham Garda Station +353 1 666 9700”, on December 30th. The post of the dog went viral […]

Ways your dog can help you shift your Christmas weight

Your dog could be to answer to helping you  shift that extra Christmas weight. On top of their unconditional love, and just all round cuteness, your dog could help you stick to your New Years resolution of shifting them extra pounds. These are a few of the ways in which having a dog could benefit […]

This is the dog you should adopt based on your Zodiac sign

Choosing which dog to adopt can be difficult. Dogs like people each have different temperaments, and so when adopting, you should consider choosing a breed with a similar sentiment to you. These are the dogs you should adopt based on your star sign. Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces; Water signs tend to be emotional and […]

Fancy a Getaway with Your Best Friend? Here’s Some 5 Star Pet Friendly Hotels

Harvey’s Point Country Hotel- Lough Eske Donegal. – Harvey’s point is a five star hotel beautifully located on the shores of Lough Eske. It has always been a pet friendly place. The original owner Jody Gysling was always seen with a couple of black labs running alongside him. This friendly hotel, now run by Jody’s […]

Is Your Dogs Barking Driving Everyone Crazy? These Top Tips Are Sure To Help

As much as we love our furry little friends, there are times when they get a tad over-excited, subsequently barking the whole neighbourhood down, and who gets in trouble for it? YOU! We all have a neighbour who claims to somehow have extremely sensitive hearing, and your little doggy isn’t making things any easier for […]

How to Keep Your Dog Calm During New Years Eve Fireworks

New Years eve might be all fun and games for us, but a lot of animals suffer with terrible anxiety from the loud bangs that the fireworks make. Some are so traumatised that they still don’t want to go out the next morning. With a bit of preparation, pet owners can reduce this stress pretty well to a […]

Stress May Give Dogs Grey Hair

Going grey due to stress is part of being human, but new research suggests we are not alone. A pioneering study of dogs found has found that our four-legged friends may be suffering exactly the same fate. A survey of more than 400 canines established that going grey around the mouth and face was not only a […]