Moving to a new home with a new family can cause stress for dogs, and it can certainly cause stress for you, too. You can make the transition easier on both of you by doing a little advanced planning. Here are a few steps you can take when bringing home a new dog.
You’ve probably seen the “guilty look” from your dog, or maybe you’ve seen one of the countless guilty dog memes or viral videos online. But what does that guilty look mean? Are dogs actually ashamed of their behavior when they look like that?
Halloween costumes might not be so fun for our precious pups. Luckily, there are a few signs you can watch out for to tell how your dog feels about wearing a costume. Here are a few tips for translating your dog’s body language on Halloween.
Your dog uses their paws to run, play fetch, go for walks, or just generally get around. Those paws need to be cared for to protect your dog’s well-being. Pups need their paws to be in top shape to stay on the go, and it’s your job to take care of them and make sure your dog is able to keep moving.
Which is more effective for training and walking your dog? A harness or a collar? There are pros and cons to each that you should know about before switching. Find out which one is most appropriate for your pooch.
Canine colitis is an inflammation of the colon in dogs. It’s responsible for some 50 percent of cases of chronic diarrhea in dogs, and while it doesn’t demand a trip to the emergency room, it certainly requires the input of your veterinarian. Here’s what you should know.
With fall here again, so too is the dreaded “flu season.” If you’re a pet parent, an important question you might ask yourself is, “Does my dog need the flu shot?” The quick answer is maybe; it depends on your dog’s lifestyle and risk of exposure.
Autoimmune disease covers a broad variety of disorders in dogs that affect the immune system. Canine autoimmune diseases cause the immune system to attack the body’s own cells and tissue. It can be life-threatening to dogs depending on which organ or tissue the immune system rejects.
When you’re a city-dweller living in an apartment, finding the right pup for you can be a challenge. Here are five small, calm dog breeds perfect for apartment living or for those of us who lead a less energetic lifestyle.
Even dogs who feel that a bath is cruel and unusual punishment have to get one once in a while. While some dogs with short coats can get away with just a water rinse, most dogs need shampoo. Here’s what you should know about picking the right dog shampoo.
Constipation in dogs is the inability to pass stools normally and easily, which can lead to further symptoms. It should not be ignored, as it can lead to further complications and symptoms. Luckily, most cases aren’t serious and are easily treated with changes in diet and lifestyle.
Dogs give us so much love and affection that, often times, we forget how expensive they can be. So, with that being said, here are eight money saving tips for dog parents.
Beyond seeing our beloved pups just having fun outside and enjoying themselves, there are a lot of benefits to playing with them. Here are five benefits you and your dog receive when you play with them.
For many of us pet parents, our weekdays are constructed by routine. If routine is so important for us humans, is it important for our cherished pooches as well? The answer is yes! Here’s why.
Anaphylaxis in dogs is a severe allergic reaction that can result in anaphylactic shock, respiratory or cardiac failure, or even death. The reaction can be localized to a certain part of the body or be more general and involve the shut down of major organs.
Ear infections are one of the most common medical issues for dogs, and they can present concerning symptoms. Luckily, most canine ear infections clear up easily with treatment. Here’s what you should know.
Acid reflux in dogs, also called gastroesophageal reflux, happens when the acid and enzymes from the stomach and intestines that aid in digestion move into the esophagus. It causes discomfort and can be dangerous. Here’s what you should know.
Euthanasia is an overdose of barbiturates that will stop a dog’s heart. Many dog parents choose this option when their pets’ suffering becomes too great and there’s no possibility of recovery. Here’s what you should know.
More than half of the millions of dog owners in the United States claim that they drive with their dogs in the car at least once a month. That’s a lot of dogs riding in cars! Here are a few things you should know about dog seat belts and why they’re so important.
All dogs shake their heads from time to time, but when head shaking becomes excessive, it can be alarming. Most dogs will shake to relieve a mild itch or irritation; however, if head shaking persists, it is a cause for concern.
Regular brushing removes excess hair from your dog’s coat and cuts down significantly on the amount of hair you have to deal with on your furniture, car, and your favorite black pants. It also helps distribute the natural oils in your dog’s fur and skin, keeping their coat healthy and looking its best.