Hug Your Hound Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September each year. In 2019, the holiday falls on September 14th, so get ready to give your dog a hug! But only if they enjoy it, of course. Here’s how you can teach your dog to give hugs and what you should consider before you begin.
September marks the beginning of responsible dog ownership month! Since we want to make sure that you and your pets have the happiest, healthiest relationship possible, here are a few tips on how to be the best dog parent you can possibly be!
Phenobarbital is one of the most commonly used drugs to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders in dogs. It is also known by the brand names Luminal and Barbita. It can also lead to some unintended side effects, such as lethargy and sedation. Here’s what you should know.
Tachycardia in dogs is, simply put, an abnormally rapid heart rate. It is usually characterized by heart rates greater than 140 bpm in large dogs, 160 bpm in medium sized dogs, 180 bpm in small dogs, or 220 bpm in puppies and can result in heart failure or death. Here is what you should know.
Labor Day is coming up on September 2nd in 2019! For many of us, Labor Day is the last real summer hurrah. So of course we want to celebrate it with our family members, including the furry ones! If you’re not sure where to get started, here are five ways to celebrate Labor Day with your best friend.
September is Responsible Dog Ownership month. Most dog owners are awesome people, but we’ve all met these annoying, uninformed, and irresponsible people who serve as a great example of what NOT to do. Here are some of the most annoying dog owners that we can all agree are the absolute worst.
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The answer to that question is no, you cannot give Advil to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. Advil is highly toxic to dogs, and veterinarians rarely recommend it due to the high potential for disastrous side effects.
Hypothyroidism in dogs is a disorder where the thyroid gland in the neck doesn’t secrete enough thyroxine, a hormone that controls metabolism. This means that a dog’s body is no longer able to convert food into fuel at an appropriate rate. Here’s what you should know.
August is Back To School Month, and the season for school starting up again runs all the way into September. Children aren’t the only ones affected by the beginning of the school year, however. Your dog is just as affected by your kids–or your–absence after having you all to themselves for the past few months.
Eating poop is actually not all that uncommon among dogs. It’s called coprophagia, and it’s generally a natural behavior with a few different causes. So why is your dog eating poop? Here are some possible reasons.
Canine colitis is an inflammation of the colon in dogs. It’s responsible for some 50 percent of cases of chronic diarrhea in dogs, and while it doesn’t demand a trip to the emergency room, it certainly requires the input of your veterinarian. Here’s what you should know.
The answer to that question is no, you cannot give aspirin to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. This is because it is very easy to accidentally give your dog too much aspirin, as the difference between a proper dose and an overdose is quite small.
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