A trending topic among dog lovers is rotating their pups’ protein sources. This basically means you change the protein source of your dog’s food periodically: on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. But why should you do it? And how? Here’s what you should know.
Moving to a new home with a new family can cause stress for dogs, and it can certainly cause stress for you, too. You can make the transition easier on both of you by doing a little advanced planning. Here are a few steps you can take when bringing home a new dog.
Epilepsy in dogs is a neurological condition marked by an abnormal burst of electrical energy to the brain, which causes the body to malfunction in several ways. Dogs may lose consciousness during an epileptic seizure, but not always. Here’s what you should know.
You’ve probably seen the “guilty look” from your dog, or maybe you’ve seen one of the countless guilty dog memes or viral videos online. But what does that guilty look mean? Are dogs actually ashamed of their behavior when they look like that?
Mark this year’s World Rabies Day, September 28th, by making sure your pets are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations, and encourage friends and family to do the same for their pets. Help us spread the word to promote prevention and raise awareness around the globe.
Dog acupuncture is a therapeutic process during which a practitioner inserts fine needles into your dog’s body to help control pain and cure chronic ailments. Modern practitioners also employ electric heat, massage, and even low-power cold lasers to stimulate acupuncture points.
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.
Dog aggression toward other dogs is a very serious matter. Even if physical contact is never made, managing a dog who’s pulling and lunging on-leash is very difficult–not to mention stressful for all parties–and attempting to defuse an attack in progress is downright dangerous.
Holistic Pet Day happens on August 30th, so maybe alternative treatments for dogs are already on your mind. But dog owners have questions about holistic therapies and alternative medicine for their pooches all year long. Here are a few things you should know.
Constipation in dogs is the inability to pass stools normally and easily, which can lead to further symptoms. Constipation in dogs should not be ignored, as it can lead to further complications and symptoms. Luckily, most cases aren’t serious and are easily treated with changes in diet and lifestyle.
Ear infections are one of the most common medical issues for dogs, and they can present concerning symptoms. Luckily, most canine ear infections clear up easily with treatment. Here’s what you should know.
Heat stroke occurs when your pet’s internal temperature becomes dangerously high, generally about 106 degrees F. Veterinarian Dr. Phil Zeltzman has some tips about the signs of heat stroke, the treatment, and how to prevent it from happening in your dog.
If you’re hankering to take a vacation, or if your daily routine simply keeps you away from your furry friend for long periods of time, you may want to consider enlisting the services of a dog sitter. Here are some things to consider when looking for the ideal pet sitter.
Urinary incontinence happens when a dog that is usually house trained and able wait until they find an appropriate place to urinate loses control of their bladder. It’s often easily treated, and the medications are not expensive, so the sooner you get your dog to the veterinarian, the better.
When asked if I own a dog, I frequently find myself replying, “Yes, I have a dog.” But even then the word “have” implies that your dog is an object or a thing, a possession of sorts. Often, I delight in saying that I gave spiritual birth to a second child who just happens to be a dog.
Dating a dog owner is one of the best things in the world, in my unbiased opinion. However, there definitely are some things you should know before dating someone who adores their dog. Here’s some advice.
Our canine friends have been a part of human mythology about gods and goddesses forever. Do we still worship dogs today? I don’t know. We feed them, bathe them, spend all our money on them, and pick up after them when they do their “business,” so maybe we do!
If you ever feel yourself starting to get a little sad that the younger you got to enjoy the summer time more than the adult you, adopting or fostering a dog can rejuvenate you and fill your boring summer with joy and childlike wonder all over again!
Business goes to the dogs on Friday, June 21st as workplaces across the country celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day. But before you put a tie around your pup’s neck and print out an employee badge for Fido, take some common-sense steps to help the workday go smoothly for all involved.
Euthanasia is an overdose of barbiturates that will stop a dog’s heart. It is painless when done properly. Many dog owners choose this option when their pet’s suffering becomes too great. Here is what you should know about dog euthanasia.
Arthritis is often assumed to be a senior dog disease. While it certainly does strike dogs in their golden years, younger dogs are susceptible, too. Although it’s incurable, treatment can make your dog feel a whole lot better. Here’s what you should know about arthritis in dogs.