Mike Clark

Head Editor at and Has a side hustle as a joke writer. Former professional dog walker and pet sitter at Windy City Paws.

    Ascites In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    Ascites in dogs is an abnormal build up of fluid in the abdomen. It’s also called abdominal effusion. Though it’s usually a secondary symptom of another possibly serious issue, it can bring symptoms of its own. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    February 21st

    7 Of The Weirdest Jobs Dogs Can Do With Their Noses

    There are tons of ways dogs can put their noses to good use. From tracking endangered species feces, to solving internet crimes, to finding mushrooms, people have come up with some pretty odd jobs for pups to do with their superhero-like sense of smell.

    by Mike Clark
    February 20th

    Can Dogs Eat Avocados? Are Avocados Safe For Dogs?

    Can dogs eat avocados? There isn’t a short yes or no answer. Avocados can be dangerous for dogs, or they can be safe depending on how they are prepared. Ask your veterinarian before sharing avos with your dog. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    February 20th

    6 Puppy Games To Play With Your New Puppy

    Puppy games are fun ways to tire out your newly adopted fur baby while building the skills they’ll need to become socialized, obedient, friendly adult dogs in the future. Here are six puppy games that will help your new pup learn how to play.

    by Mike Clark
    February 19th

    Dog Growling: What It Means And What You Should Do

    Growling is one of the many ways dogs communicate, and it’s important for humans who interact with dogs to understand what it means and the proper way to react. Here are what the different types of growls mean and ways you can react once you understand them.

    by Mike Clark
    February 12th

    Gingivitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. It’s one of the most common issues adult dogs face. If left untreated, it can lead to teeth loss. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    February 10th

    9 Tips To Protect Your Dog From Dognappers

    Pet Theft Awareness day is February 14th, and it’s a perfect time to go over tips to help dog lovers keep their pups safe. Every dog owner should follow some basic safety precautions to protect their pooches from one of dog parents’ biggest fears–dognappers.

    by Mike Clark
    February 7th

    8 Ways To Protect Your Dog From Coyote Attacks

    As humans spread into coyote habitats with their pets more and more, the odds of encounters between dogs and coyotes skyrocket. Here are eight ways that you can reduce the risk of coyote attacks on your dog and protect your pup if you happen to see a coyote.

    by Mike Clark
    February 6th

    Myocarditis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    Myocarditis in dogs, also known as heart inflammation, is a disease caused by swelling of the heart’s muscular wall, called the myocardium. Because the heart is so important to many of dogs’ bodily functions, this condition can lead to a variety of health problems. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    February 5th

    Hypocalcemia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    Hypocalcemia in dogs happens when calcium levels in the blood are abnormally low. When dogs have a calcium deficiency, they may suffer from a loss of muscle control, convulsions, or seizures. Thus, this is a serious medical condition that should be treated right away.

    by Mike Clark
    February 4th

    Cryptosporidium In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    Cryptosporidium in dogs is a water-borne protozoan parasite that most commonly affects dogs who play in bodies of fresh water, and it can cause severe diarrhea among other symptoms. An infection with cryptosporidium is called cryptosporidiosis. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    February 3rd

    Septicemia & Bacteremia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    Septicemia and bacteremia in dogs happen when a bacterial infection in the bloodstream causes inflammation and illness in the body. When the immune system is unable to fight off the infection, bacteria proliferates and causes septicemia, which has around a 50 percent mortality rate in dogs.

    by Mike Clark
    January 31st
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