Often, dog parents think those little leg twitches or tiny “yips” that comes out while their pups are sleeping have to do with the things their dogs are dreaming about. But do dogs dream? Or are those little twitches completely random? And if they do dream, what do they dream about?
Boston Terrier puppies are quite the individuals. They can be silly and playful, calm and majestic, or alert and protective. If you’re thinking about going to a shelter or a rescue for your own Boston Terrier puppy, here are some fun facts to know about the breed.
Jaundice in dogs refers to a buildup of yellow pigment in the blood and tissue, which causes a yellow discoloration in the skin, gums, and eyes. This is also called icterus or yellow jaundice. Here’s what you should know.
Dogs like sticking their heads out of windows during car rides. Why exactly do they like to do this? Based on observations and research in animal behavior, it’s probably mostly because of the smells outside. Here’s what you should know.
Clever, soft, and cuddly, it is no wonder why Maltese puppies are becoming more and more popular as pets. Thinking about adding a Maltese puppy to your family? Here are a few things to know about puppies of this breed.
Minor burns often happen when hot objects are accidentally dropped onto dogs or when canines suffer from chemical burns from coming into contact with caustic substances, including drain cleaners and acids. Here’s what you should know.
Claritin is an antihistamine medicine that dogs can take under veterinary supervision to treat issues including a range of allergic reactions, such as those that appear due to insect stings and bites. It’s a brand name for the generic medicine loratadine.
The dreaded Picky Eater. If this is your dog, fear not — you can turn them around and get them to eat! Here are some tricks you can use to be sure your pup is getting all the nutrition they need.
Obviously, good nutrition is essential in preventing certain health conditions from developing in the first place, but it can also be used to improve existing health conditions. Here are a few health conditions and how dog parents can help treat their pets through targeted nutrition.
Ataxia in dogs refers to a loss of coordination or unbalanced gait due to sensory dysfunction. It may appear like your dog is drunk. If you see symptoms, you must contact your vet to determine the cause and form a treatment plan. Here’s what you should know.
As dog lovers, we’d never do anything to put our pups in danger. Well, not intentionally. There are many common practices that accidentally put our best friends at risk. Here are a few that dog parents should avoid!
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.
Not all dogs do well in daycare, and they may be asked to leave. It happens. Different dogs enjoy different forms of play, and some may be considered too enthusiastic for daycare. So, what do you do if your dog gets “the boot” from doggy daycare?
Some dogs will let you know when they’re in pain in obvious ways, but others act more stoic. Some dogs will try to hide their pain as a natural survival instinct. Here are six signs that your dog might be feeling pain and what you should do about it.
Just like us, many musicians have been inspired by their best friends at one point or another. In fact, you might have heard a few songs by your favorites singing about their dogs. Check out these six songs about beloved dogs from famous musicians.
Experts consider puppyhood to be the most important period of a dog’s life. In that short window, a dog’s experiences shape their views about what’s safe and what’s scary — opinions that can be hard to change later on. Here’s what you should know about puppies before you adopt!
Can dogs eat popcorn safely? The short answer is yes, but it depends on how much is served and how it is prepared. As always, you should ask your vet before you feed your dog any human foods. Here’s what you should know about feeding popcorn to dogs.
Kidney infections in dogs can lead to serious symptoms and conditions if left untreated, including kidney failure and death. They’re often caused by bacteria that enter through the urinary tract, including the urethra and bladder, and move into the kidney. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Hematomas in dogs happen when blood vessels burst and cause blood-filled blisters. Usually they form under the skin and are common on dogs’ ears. They can also form on other parts of the body or can occur in internal organs. Here’s what you should know.
Hydrotherapy, or water cure, for dogs is a form of occupational or physiotherapy that uses water resistance to rehabilitate injuries and relieve pain. In fact, there are many benefits of hydrotherapy for dogs and so much to understand. Here are a few of the basics you should know.