Bringing Home Your New Dog: Preparing And First Steps

    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.

    by DogTime
    September 17th

    Epilepsy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by DogTime
    September 12th

    DogSpeak: What Does Your Dog’s ‘Guilty’ Look Really Mean?

    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?

    by Colleen Safford
    September 11th

    Alternative Medicine: Dog Acupuncture

    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.

    by DogTime
    September 5th

    Colitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

    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.

    by DogTime
    August 20th

    Holistic Therapies And Alternative Dog Health

    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.

    by DogTime
    August 8th

    Dog Constipation: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

    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.

    by DogTime
    July 24th

    Veterinarian’s Tips For Preventing Heat Stroke In Dogs

    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.

    by Dr. Phil Zeltzman
    July 10th

    How To Find The Right Dog Sitter For Your Pooch

    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.

    by DogTime
    July 3rd

    Diagnosing And Treating Urinary Incontinence In Dogs

    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.

    by DogTime
    July 2nd

    Is Your Dog Your Child?

    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.

    by Colleen Paige
    July 1st

    5 Canine Gods Your Dog Could Be Related To

    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!

    by Mike Clark
    June 19th

    Do’s And Don’ts Of Take Your Dog To Work Day

    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.

    by Kim Campbell Thornton
    June 7th

    Dog Euthanasia: What Is It? When Is It Used?

    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.

    by DogTime
    May 17th
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