Parvovirus can kill dogs in a matter of days, and it’s 80 percent fatal. Puppies under six months old and senior dogs are the most vulnerable. Luckily, a simple vaccine is all it takes to prevent this horrible disease. Here’s what you should know.
Lipomas are mostly benign, fatty skin tumors that appear on dogs and are fairly common, especially as dogs age. They are usually a cosmetic issue unless they appear in vital areas such as the throat, thigh, or armpits. Here’s what you should know.
Heartworms are exactly what they sound like: thin, spaghetti-like worms that can grow up to twelve inches long and that live inside the dog’s heart. Untreated, they can lead to congestive heart failure. Here’s what you should know about heartworm disease in dogs.
Yes, the 4th of July holiday looms, as does the possibility your pet will suffer stress, trauma, or illness associated with the festivities. How can your pet catch a break and stay healthy? You, the responsible caretaker, must educate yourself on the holiday’s hazards and proactively prepare!
What’s extremely important for dog parents on the 4th of July is to make sure that our dogs have updated tags and collars. It’s especially important this holiday because July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters.
On 4th of July weekend, we encourage pet parents to remember that holiday fireworks are often at the center of pet injuries, and we should take proper measures should to keep all dogs and cats as safe as possible as Americans celebrate their country’s birthday.
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!
Canine mammary tumors or mammary neoplasms are among the most common type of lesions found in female dogs. They arise from different types of tissues in the mammary gland. Here’s what you should know.
Dogs may try to escape from their homes and bolt for many reasons. Dogs who escape can run into traffic, encounter dangerous wildlife, face dognappers, or come across any number of hazardous, deadly situations. Here’s how to stop your dog’s escaping behavior.
Noise anxiety in dogs is a phobia or strong feeling of fear around loud noises, like sounds from fireworks or thunderstorms. It can result in many anxious behaviors or even cause dogs to bolt out of fear and get lost. Here’s what you should know, including treatment options.
Are you looking for some treats to reward your pup while keeping their teeth in good health? Well don’t worry because our friend Chef Henry the Pom has a dog treat recipe that’ll taste great for your pooch and keep their pearly whites sparkling!
Many of our dogs show high energy and affection when other people come to our doors. That enthusiasm can get a little overwhelming, especially when dogs jump up, scratch, or bark at visitors. By following a few steps, you may be able to teach your dog to greet people with good manners.
This amazing video shows a blind English Springer Spaniel pup named Kellar playing fetch with his human mom. Kellar may not be able to use his eyes to track the ball, but he’s found his own way to play. Watch and get your daily dose of cute!
When a dog scratches, we pet parents often scratch, too! We scratch our head wondering what’s causing our dogs to itch. Is it fleas? Do they have skin irritation? Maybe allergies? Maybe. But stress, frustration, or excitement can also cause a dog to scratch. Here’s what you need to know.
Every dog has lazy or bored days, and friends and family may be convinced that nothing more serious than that is at issue. But you can tell when your own best friend is showing signs of a deeper problem. Here’s what you should know about depression in dogs.
We dare you to have a better time than a dog charging down a water slide! Can you find more zen than a Pit Bull taking a candle-lit bath? The dogs in this video will make you want to stop what you’re doing, start enjoying summer, and get in the pool.
If you have a smaller home but live a high-energy lifestyle, then an energetic, small dog may be perfect for you! Check out these small, high-energy, pure and mixed dog breeds that will fit in a small home and keep you on your toes!
Check out some awesome home remedies for common problems your dog might have. Yeast infections, burs in fur, hotspots, dirty ears, and fleas can all be treated naturally in the comfort of your own home. Of course, consult your vet, first!
Perhaps one of the most daunting tasks for first-time puppy adopters is housetraining. But by taking the right steps, you can make housetraining your puppy simple and straightforward, and your rewards will be a cleaner home and a happier dog. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Do you want a dog who’s friendly and trustworthy around both people and other dogs? How you care for your canine–and socialization training in particular–plays a big role in how they respond to people and other pooches, especially if you’ve adopted a puppy.