Allergies can’t be cured, but they can be treated, both with medication and by protecting your dog as much as possible from whatever’s making them sick. Here’s what you should know about dog allergies and what you can do about them.
As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition may be heat stroke.
When a dog scratches, we pet parents often scratch, too! We scratch our head wondering what’s causing our dogs to itch. Is it fleas? Do they have skin irritation? Maybe allergies? Maybe. But stress, frustration, or excitement can also cause a dog to scratch. Here’s what you need to know.
Every dog has lazy or bored days, and friends and family may be convinced that nothing more serious than that is at issue. But you can tell when your own best friend is showing signs of a deeper problem. Here’s what you should know about depression in dogs.
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.
When it comes to deaf or hearing-impaired dogs, you can use hand signs to replace the verbal aspects of communication. In fact, whether you have a deaf dog or a hearing one, many now believe that body language and hand signals are better forms of communication than verbal commands.
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!
Webbing between the paws isn’t all that uncommon in dogs, and they’ve intentionally been bred into some pups. Here are some dog breeds that have webbed feet and the reasons they have them.
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.
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.
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.
May is Chip Your Pet Month, and it’s a perfect time to spread knowledge about microchips for dogs. If your dog does get lost, their chances of coming back to you jump up dramatically if they have a microchip. Here’s what you should know.
Addison’s disease in dogs, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, affects the production of hormones in the adrenal glands, which are located near the kidneys. It can lead to serious symptoms in dogs unless proper treatment is given. Here’s what you should know.
Abscesses in dogs are pockets of pus somewhere in the body, commonly including the skin, mouth, between the toes, or within the body cavity. There are many types of abscesses in dogs, and they can range from small and superficial to large and dangerous. Here’s what you should know.
What is a dog’s normal resting heart rate? What should a dog’s body temperature be? Is your dog breathing too fast? These are questions you may be wondering about if your dog is feeling under the weather and you need a frame of reference. Here’s what you should know.
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 a dog to the veterinarian.
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and it’s a perfect time to go over exactly what you should include in your dog’s first-aid kit. Even if you already have a first-aid kit, now might be a good time to make sure the supplies haven’t expired or run out.
We all think that we know the basics of keeping our pets safe, yet each year there are thousands of pet poisoning cases just in the United States. Here are ten of the most common causes of dog poisonings that all pet parents should know about.
Are you thinking about adopting your first dog? There are plenty of things to consider before you bring your pup home! DogTime blogger and pet expert Maggie Clancy goes over all of the things you’re going to want to consider before you go out and adopt a dog.
One of our DogTime readers has a pooch who throws up every few weeks. Is that okay? Should she do something about it? Dear Labby has the answers!
Myths can cause miscommunication between dog owners and their pups, harm canines’ health, and leave dogs in potentially dangerous situations. We have to know what’s true and what’s false, and sometimes even conventional wisdom and common sense need to be questioned.