In many ways, dogs and people see the world differently. Many people wonder if dogs can see color or if dogs can see in the dark as well as humans. You may have heard that dogs are completely colorblind or other rumors about the way their vision works. The reality of how dogs see may actually surprise you.
So should we be worried about our pups and snoring? The short answer is it depends. Though it might be normal for some dog breeds, it can be a concern for others and a warning sign that they might need a visit to their veterinarian to get checked. Here’s what you should know.
Being a responsible dog parent, you’ll want to stay alert for any signs of your favorite canine going blind or starting to lose their vision. Of course, you should always ask your veterinarian. Here’s a checklist to help you pick up on any signs that your dog might be going blind.
Dogs aren’t born knowing how to walk on leash. It takes training! Check out what master trainer Ian Dunbar has to say about teaching your dog good leash manners.
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet? Commit to improving your pet’s health by scheduling regular veterinary exams. They’ll help you keep your pets in good shape, make any necessary changes, and catch any medical conditions early.
According to the ASPCA, cold and flu medicines for people could be fatal to your pet. Over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical products, used to ease symptoms of winter-time sickness and other ailments in humans, contain ingredients that are deadly to dogs, cats, and other pets.
Hypothermia in dogs is an extreme lowering of the body temperature. It happens when pets suffer exposure to frigid temperatures for too long, or if they have wet fur in cold, windy environments. It can be deadly if it goes untreated. Here’s what you need to know.
Epilepsy in dogs is a neurological condition marked by an abnormal burst of electrical energy to the brain, which causes the body to malfunction in several ways. Dogs may lose consciousness during an epileptic seizure, but not always. Here’s what you should know.
Most dogs would rather skip bath time, but bathing plays an important role in the health of your dog’s coat and skin, helping to keep your dog clean and free of dirt and parasites. Here are a few FAQs and answers about giving dogs baths that should help you get started.
Dog heath, like human health, depends on some basic building blocks. As a pet parent, it’s up to you to take responsibility for your dog’s health. Here are a few things all dog parents should know about dog health that will help provide canine companions with long, happy lives.
If you’re thinking about adoption, the advantages to bringing home an older dog are many. If the dog you’ve had since puppyhood is now approaching their golden years, it’s important to keep doing the things you’ve always done together. Here are a few things you should know about senior dog care.
If you’ve adopted a senior dog into your life, make sure you keep their mind stimulated and sharp. By keeping your dog’s brain active, you can help fight off the symptoms of dementia, anxiety, boredom, and more. Here are a few tips!
November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month! As our dogs get older we often see different age-related ailments that can cause our pups pain and discomfort. If you’re considering bringing home a sweet, old pooch this month, we’ve got a few tips that will help when it comes to caring for your senior dog.
November is designated as Pet Diabetes Month. It’s a month to help educate pet parents about the symptoms, treatments, and management of diabetes in our furry friends. The goal is to raise awareness and help humans recognize diabetes in their animals so they can seek appropriate treatment.
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.
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?
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.