If you’re a dog lover, then there’s a perfect way to get some peace and quiet–and that’s taking your dog out for a walk. If you’ve ever taken your dog out for a walk just to relax and clear your head, then you’re not alone, according to a new poll!
Just because things don’t go the way we planned doesn’t mean we should stop sharing our love. Steve Grieg teaches us that lesson in his story of how the loss of a special dog encouraged him to share his love with sweet senior dogs who truly needed it.
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.
Swollen lymph nodes in dogs can be a sign of many diseases and infections of tissue throughout the body. The lymph nodes are important because they filter blood and store white blood cells. Here’s what you should know.
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.
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.
Tachycardia in dogs is, simply put, an abnormally rapid heart rate. It is usually characterized by heart rates greater than 140 bpm in large dogs, 160 bpm in medium sized dogs, 180 bpm in small dogs, or 220 bpm in puppies and can result in heart failure or death. Here is what you should know.
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.
September is Responsible Dog Ownership month. Most dog owners are awesome people, but we’ve all met these annoying, uninformed, and irresponsible people who serve as a great example of what NOT to do. Here are some of the most annoying dog owners that we can all agree are the absolute worst.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leukemia in dogs is a form of cancer that results in an increased white blood cell count in the blood stream and bone marrow. It can be acute or chronic with the acute form being more malignant. Here’s what you should know.
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.
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.
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.