If you must travel with your old dog by plane, make sure you and your dog are as prepared as possible, and start planning well in advance so you can be ready to meet your senior’s needs while flying and have a safe trip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pulmonary hypertension in dogs happens when there’s higher than normal blood pressure in the arteries and capillaries of the lungs. Eventually, blood may start to pool in the body, and dogs can suffer from congestive heart failure. Here’s what you should know.
Arrhythmias in dogs are abnormalities in the rhythm of the heart, which can include the speed, strength, or regularity of heart beats. Here’s what you should know.
Lots of pups have become the First Dog of the United States in our nation’s history, and while some rise to the occasion with decorum and grace, others just act like regular dogs. Here are five stories of Presidential dogs misbehaving in honor of Presidents Day!
There are several circumstances where over-training your dog can be harmful and even undo all the hard work you and your pup have put in. Here’s what you should keep in mind before you go overboard and train too much.
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.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in dogs is a condition that causes inflammation in the lining of the bowels resulting in upset of the stomach or intestines. It can result in symptoms such as nausea, upset stomach, or diarrhea. Here’s what you should know.
We dog lovers are a special breed, and not everyone can handle our love for all things canine. Here are a few dating tips for dog lovers that will help you find the right human to share your puppy love with.
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.
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.
Periodontal disease in dogs is an inflammation or infection that causes weakening or loss of support structures of the teeth. Over 80 percent of dogs show early stages of gum disease by the time they’re three years old. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Human movie and television stars get to play heroes all the time, but there’s nothing quite as exciting as when a pup arrives on screen to save the day. Here are ten of the best dog heroes of film and television who canine lovers of all ages know and love.
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.
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.
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.
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.