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.
Forget elephants and donkeys–the White House has often been the domain of canines. With Presidents Day on the way, here are some facts about the pooches who made the White House their home with their Presidential parents and what it takes to be First Dog.
A spay surgery prevents female dogs from getting pregnant by removing both the ovaries and the uterus. Afterward, female dogs enjoy many health benefits and won’t have to deal with being in heat. Here’s what you should know about this important procedure.
“The big snip,” as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don’t become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs. Here’s what you should know.
The size of your dog isn’t the only thing that matters. When choosing the perfect pooch for your apartment, you should also take into consideration the dog’s energy level, noisiness, and even friendliness. Here are the best apartment dogs that could be a great fit for folks with less space!
A dog’s tail is just one of their methods of communication, and certain types of wags indicate specific emotions. But a dog’s tail has many other uses, too. Here are some fun facts that might help you figure out what your dog is doing or saying with their tail!
Aggression can be challenging for dog lovers to understand, and there are many reasons a dog might engage in aggressive behaviors. Usually these behaviors are related to specific events, relationships, or environments. Here’s what you should know about canine aggression.
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.
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.
Unlike a baby shower, a puppy shower doesn’t have to be all about gifts, but it is a great way to introduce the pup to their new extended family and friends. Instead of gifts, we recommend puppy shower games!
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.
Winter can be a dangerous time for our dogs. We need to watch out for our pups and make sure they don’t get hurt. Winter starts on December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and lasts until March 19th. Here are seven winter dangers that could seriously harm or kill your dog if you’re not careful.
Snow presents new obstacles that make things difficult–and sometimes dangerous–for dogs. As the winter season approaches, make sure you’re keeping your dog safe and as comfortable as possible on cold, snowy walks. Here are some tips for pet parents and their pups to stay safe in the snow.
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.
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.