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.
Happy Mother’s Day! This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 12th. Don’t forget to tell a mom out there–whether they’re dog or human–how much you love and appreciate them! To celebrate pooch moms and their furry babies, here are 25 more pictures of mother dogs and puppies!
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12th this year, and we couldn’t be more excited to honor all the great dog moms out there. The puppies in these pictures are showing their mama dogs some appreciation with licking, snuggling, playing, and more.
As May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, now is a good time to also go over some tips for keeping Lyme-carrying ticks off your dog. Here’s what you can do to treat your dog for ticks, when you should see a vet, and how to prevent tick bites in the future.
Ticks can spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and more! How should you check your dog for ticks? And what should you do if you find one? Here’s a guide to catching these bloodsuckers in the act and what to do if they bite your dog.
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!
Caring people want to help friends through the grieving process when they lose a pet. You might be one of those people, and maybe you’re wondering what you can do for a friend or family member who feels helpless during this time.
Do you have a dog who’s strong in The Force? Is your pup a Padawan Jedi-in-training or a budding Sith Lord on the path to the dark side? Whatever the case may be, your pup could find a great name inspired by characters in the Star Wars galaxy.
Are you wondering what the best small dog breeds for an apartment are? Since small dogs take up less space, many apartment dwellers prefer the smaller dog breeds. Here are 32 small dogs who make great companions for those who live in apartments or condos
A blood loss of as little as two teaspoons per pound of body weight is enough to cause a dog to go into shock. Every dog owner should know how to control or stop bleeding, even if it’s just long enough to get the dog to the veterinarian.
Unfortunately, some people don’t think enough about exercise when selecting a breed, and they choose a dog who needs more exercise than they’re willing or have time to provide. Here are some tips to give your dog the exercise they need.
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month–a month we dedicate to teaching fellow pet parents about providing emergency care to their animals. Here are some facts that will help you prepare to give your pet first aid in an emergency.