The International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) established International Homeless Animals Day in 1992, and it falls on the third Saturday in August ever year. The event raises awareness about the overpopulation of dogs and cats that contributes to these animals becoming homeless around the world.
August 15th is National Relaxation Day — a day to take it easy and relieve some stress, and your best furry friend can certainly help with that. Being around dogs can help reduce blood pressure, anxiety, loneliness, and plenty of other things that stress us out.
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.
Bloat in dogs is a life-threatening condition where the stomach fills with gas and, in some cases, rotates, which puts pressure on other organs and traps blood in the stomach. If it goes untreated, the condition can cause dogs to go into shock or die within hours.
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.
The least we can do for our dogs is to try to make sure they live comfortable, happier lives. And it doesn’t take much to enhance their lives and make them better. Sometimes all it takes is some simple and easy steps that can ensure they will be just as happy as they make us.
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.
Buspirone, also known by the brand name BuSpar, is an anti-anxiety drug that can be used to treat dogs with phobias, abnormal behaviors, or anxious tendencies. Here’s what you should know.
Animal hoarding is not only dangerous to the animals in the hoarding situation, but also to the hoarder, themselves. Here is what you should know about animal hoarding and what to do if you see the signs of an animal hoarder.
Not all dog’s stink; yet, somehow, your dog stinks. Some dogs are just stinkier than others, right? Here are things to look for if you find your dog smelling even after the most thorough of baths.
If your dog has started making an odd honking sound, it can be a bit concerning. Reverse sneezing often sounds worse than it actually is, but it can indicate a more serious problem. Here’s what you should know.
Ciprofloxacin, also known by the brand name Cipro, is an antibiotic that can treat dogs who suffer from urinary tract infections, skin infections, respiratory infections, and other bacterial infections. Here’s what you should know.
Did you know that many dogs’ feet smell like corn chips? And many dog people love the smell of their dogs’ paws! But what is that corn chip aroma exactly? Here’s the reason your dog’s feet might smell like Fritos.
As dogs age, many of them begin losing their vision for a variety of reasons. Sometimes blindness in dogs comes on very quickly, but other times it happens gradually. Here are a few ways you can help if your senior dog is going blind.
Ah, bread — a treat as tempting to the olfactory senses as to the taste buds, and as tempting to dogs as it is to humans. So, can dogs eat bread? The short answer is maybe; it depends what’s in that slice. Here’s what you should know.
Famotidine, also known by the brand name Pepcid, is a drug that can be given to dog to treat a variety of gastrointestinal conditions. It works by reducing the production of stomach acid in dogs, which can help treat stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and gastritis.
I’m sure a lot of us spoil our dogs every day, but August 10th is Spoil Your Dog Day! It’s a day to give them some extra love! Here are some ways to spoil your dog that are both healthy for you and your pet!
There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book, and it’s even better when you can curl up with a good pup to hug while you read about dogs. Book Lovers Day is coming up on August 9th, so it’s a perfect time to add to your summer reading list.
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.
Dexamethasone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive drug that can be used to treat several conditions in dogs. It is more powerful than prednisone and 30 times stronger than the cortisol steroid hormones that are produced naturally in dogs’ adrenal glands.
Spoil Your Dog Day is on August 10th, and we couldn’t be more ready to celebrate by adoring and pampering our pooches! Our pups deserve to break the rules, get new toys and treats, and be spoiled even more rotten than they already are, just like the dogs in these pictures!