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Levothyroxine For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

Levothyroxine is the active ingredient in many medications for dogs that treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid does not produce enough thyroxine. This drug is a synthetic version of the hormone that dogs’ bodies produce naturally in the thyroid gland.

by Mike Clark
August 23rd

Hug Your Hound Day: How To Teach Your Dog To Give Hugs

Hug Your Hound Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September each year. In 2019, the holiday falls on September 15th, so get ready to give your dog a hug! But only if they enjoy it, of course. Here’s how you can teach your dog to give hugs and what you should consider before you begin.

by Mike Clark
August 22nd

Phenobarbital For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Phenobarbital is one of the most commonly used drugs to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders in dogs. It is also known by the brand names Luminal and Barbita. It can also lead to some unintended side effects, such as lethargy and sedation. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
August 22nd

Labor Day: 5 Fun Ways To Celebrate With Your Best Dog Friend

Labor Day is coming up on September 2nd in 2019! For many of us, Labor Day is the last real summer hurrah. So of course we want to celebrate it with our family members, including the furry ones! If you’re not sure where to get started, here are five ways to celebrate Labor Day with your best friend.

by Beth Meadows
August 21st

Can I Give My Dog Advil? Is Advil Safe For Dogs?

The answer to that question is no, you cannot give Advil to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. Advil is highly toxic to dogs, and veterinarians rarely recommend it due to the high potential for disastrous side effects.

by Mike Clark
August 21st

Hypothyroidism In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Hypothyroidism in dogs is a disorder where the thyroid gland in the neck doesn’t secrete enough thyroxine, a hormone that controls metabolism. This means that a dog’s body is no longer able to convert food into fuel at an appropriate rate. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
August 21st

5 Ways To Help Your Dog Adjust To ‘Back To School’ Month

August is Back To School Month, and the season for school starting up again runs all the way into September. Children aren’t the only ones affected by the beginning of the school year, however. Your dog is just as affected by your kids–or your–absence after having you all to themselves for the past few months.

by Maggie Clancy
August 20th

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Eating poop is actually not all that uncommon among dogs. It’s called coprophagia, and it’s generally a natural behavior with a few different causes. So why is your dog eating poop? Here are some possible reasons.

by Mike Clark
August 20th

Colitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

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.

by DogTime
August 20th

Can I Give My Dog Aspirin? Is Aspirin Safe For Dogs?

The answer to that question is no, you cannot give aspirin to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. This is because it is very easy to accidentally give your dog too much aspirin, as the difference between a proper dose and an overdose is quite small.

by Mike Clark
August 20th

7 Of The Weirdest Stories About Police Dogs

Any police officer can tell you some pretty strange stories from their time on the force, so it’s no wonder that police dogs have some pretty weird tales, themselves. Here are seven weird stories about police dogs that might leave you laughing or scratching your head.

by Mike Clark
August 19th

Neem Oil For Dogs: What Is It And What Does It Do?

Neem oil is extracted from the seeds and bark of the neem tree, which is native to India, and is used as a natural insecticide, pesticide, skin treatment, and more for dogs. It has many beneficial properties that boost dogs’ overall health, and it’s very potent. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
August 19th

Can I Give My Dog Tums? Is Tums Safe For Dogs?

The short answer is yes, you can give your dog Tums for digestion issues and it may provide temporary relief, even though it almost certainly isn’t the most effective choice for treatment. However, you must follow certain guidelines and consult your veterinarian first, or you could make your dog much sicker.

by Mike Clark
August 19th

The Problem With Breeding Brachycephalic (Short-Faced) Dogs

Brachycephalic dogs are adorable. That’s hard to deny. So why should it be a problem when breeders continue to produce these dogs to meet demand? Well, those cute, smushed faces come at a price, and not just in terms of how much money it costs to buy a dog from a breeder.

by Mike Clark
August 16th

10 Ways To ‘Get Your Dog On’ If You Don’t Have A Dog

Maybe you just don’t have the financial means, or maybe you live with an allergy sufferer. Well don’t worry, there are plenty of ways you can hang out with dogs and take on plenty of dog-related chores–I mean opportunities–that you can ask your dog owning friends and neighbors about.

by Mike Clark
August 16th
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