The 4th of July is a time for the people of America to come together and celebrate their Independence Day. But our dogs want to get in on the fun sometimes, too. These dogs are happy to have some summer fun and enjoy the holiday with their best friends.
As a responsible dog parent, you probably take steps to make sure your pup is safe and as relaxed as possible on Independence Day, but there are some things that are done with the best intentions that end up making dogs’ 4th of July fears worse.
The dog days of summer are usually the hottest days of the year, but you may be wondering why we refer to them as the “dog days” and when they happen. What do our beloved canine companions have to do with the warm weather?
July is National Blueberry Month, and it’s a great time to celebrate the tiny, tasty, refreshing fruits that can be enjoyed by humans and canines alike. Blueberries really are a super food, and they’re especially delicious on a hot summer day.
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug for dogs that is often referred to by the brand names Reconcile or Prozac — the human form of the drug. Here is what you should know about the uses, dosage, and side effects of fluoxetine in dogs.
Hyperthermia and heat stroke in dogs are conditions characterized by elevated body temperatures beyond the normal range. If you see the signs of hyperthermia or heat stroke in your dog, it is important that you take steps to cool your dog and consult your veterinarian right away.
Summer has officially started, and the dog days will be here again before you know it. July is National Beat The Heat Month — a reminder to us all to keep our pups cool on these hot summer days. Here are a few pups who won’t let anything stop them from staying cool while being cool.
Diazepam, sometimes known by the brand name Valium, is a drug that can be used in dogs as an anti-anxiety medication, a muscle relaxant, a treatment for seizures, and medicine for other conditions. Here’s what you should know.
Melatonin for dogs is a sedative hormonal supplement that is used to treat many kinds of anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, and other conditions. It is generally considered to be safe for dogs with a vet’s recommendation. Here’s what you should know.
The nice, summer weather brings plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities that will allow kids to form deeper relationships with the dogs they love. Dogs can teach children a lot about compassion, empathy, and responsibility, too.
Benadryl can treat dogs who suffer from allergies if proper dosage guidelines are followed. Some pet parents also give it to their dogs as a sedative and to reduce noise anxiety from fireworks or thunderstorms. Here’s what you should know.
Sometimes we forget that our pups can get sunburns, just like us, and that can lead to skin damage, secondary infections, and skin cancer. A fur coat isn’t always enough protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s what you should know about using sunscreen on your dog.
Every year on the Friday after Father’s Day, we dog lovers celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day. But most years, we don’t have an ongoing global pandemic to deal with. Here’s what you need to know based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Father’s Day is coming up on the third Sunday of June, and if you’ve got a doggy daddy in your life, it’s the perfect time to give him a gift that will celebrate his love for all things canine. Check out these items that are perfect for proud pooch papas!
The long, sunny days of summer might make for great dog walking weather, but the bright sunshine can also cook sidewalks, streets, and driveways. That’s dangerous for your pup. Here are a few tips to protect your pooch’s paws from hot pavement.
National Dog Party Day is celebrated on June 21st, and it’s a fun holiday for dogs to let loose and enjoy the company of other canines. If you’ve never thrown a dog party before, this is a good day to give it a chance. Dog parties can be as elaborate or as laid-back as you and your pup want them to be.
There are several reasons a dog might lose the ability to control when they go potty, and that can cause big messes in your home and further medical complications if it isn’t handled appropriately. Here’s how you can deal with your gray-faced pooch’s incontinence.
Our dogs are never with us for long enough. But there are some breeds that tend to stick around a bit longer than the rest. In fact, in dog years, they may pass up your age pretty quickly. Here are ten of the dog breeds that live the longest.
If your dog suffers seasonal allergies and you want to use natural remedies instead of steroids or medications, there are several options available that can help your pup. Here are eight natural remedies for dogs that can help fight symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Most humans are better at watching sports than playing them. But the dogs in these videos aren’t much good at waiting around on the sidelines. They’re too excited to get in on the action, paws first. Look out, Air Bud!
Pica in dogs is a condition where the animal feels compelled to eat objects that are not food items. These can include metal, plastic, cloth, garbage, dirt, rocks, paper, or even feces. Here’s what you should know.