Dogs’ Sleeping Positions And Habits Tell You A Lot About Their Personality And Health
Does your dog sleep curled up? Twitch a lot? Take naps all day? The way your dog sleeps and their sleeping habits can say a lot about what they're feeling. Sleeping habits can give clues about a dog's health and happiness that you can interpret if you know what to look for.
Why Do My Dog’s Whiskers Fall Out? Is It Normal?
When I first started finding my dog's whiskers, usually on the bed, I initially panicked. Thankfully, some research set me straight on the matter.
What Are My Dog’s Exercise Needs?
Unfortunately, some people don't think enough about exercise when selecting a breed, and they choose a dog who needs more exercise than they're willing or have time to provide. Here are some tips to give your dog the exercise they need.
10 Of The Most Common Ways Dogs Are Accidentally Poisoned
It's important for responsible pet owners to know possible causes of poisoning in dogs. The third week in March is National Poison Prevention Week, so it's the perfect time to learn and educate our fellow dog lovers.
DogTime Review: Pipolino Feeder Turns Meal Time Into Play Time
Intended for the dog that has the bad habit of eating too fast, this product instead distributes food as your dog plays with it. Here's what our reviewer dog, Chance, thought of the Pipolino feeder.
Gold Souls, Gray Faces: 5 Ways To Help Senior Dogs In Winter
Like us, as our pets get older, navigating the challenges of winter becomes more difficult. Therefore, we must accommodate our senior dogs' needs. Here are a few ways to keep your senior safe and comfortable through winter.
Stop Sharing Social Media Posts Of Dogs “Crying”
I see as a lot of "crying animal" images, especially pictures of dogs crying, used to elicit sympathetic responses from viewers, and it works almost every time. Here's why those images are harmful.
How Service Dogs Can Help Stroke Patients
Service dogs can help stroke patients with mobility, accessibility, and warning their owners of upcoming attacks. They can also provide companionship for those who are depressed or withdrawn.
Can I Give My Dog Fish Oil? Is Fish Oil Good For Dogs?
The short answer is yes, you can give your dog fish oil. However, you need to be careful. Talk to your vet before you make any changes to your dog's diet or supplement regimen.
Is Pet Obesity Really Just A Form Of Pet Neglect?
There are extreme circumstances in which the weight of the animal exceeds their ability to negotiate normal, physical activity, but the question is, when do we ask the government to step in, and, more importantly, should we?
October Is Pet Wellness Month: 10 Tips For Doggie Wellness
October is National Pet Wellness Month, a good time to remember the importance of regular wellness checkups and making healthy lifestyle choices for your precious pup.
Natural Remedies For Your Dog’s Bad Breath
Whether or not their breath smells though, dental health in dogs is vital for a long and happy life.
Dear Labby: What Should I Do About My Dog’s Stomach Gurgling?
One of our readers has a dog with a gurgling stomach. Is it a cause for concern? Should they go to the vet? Treat it at home? Our dear Aunt Labby has some advice!
Small Dogs Who Are The Healthiest
It's important to know the health risks involved with any breed of dog you may be bringing into the family. These breeds tend to have the least health issues.
The Most Long-lived Dog Breeds
If you want a companion that's going to stick around for a good long time, these breeds might be for you. In dog years, they're probably way older than you are.
Pedipaws “As Seen On TV” Product Review
I've seen some negative reviews from people who tried the Pedipaws once and then gave it a bad rating and I just don't think that trying a product once is a fair way to actually review any product.
Top 8 health benefits from owning a pet
Having a pet dog or cat pays-off in all kinds of ways: They can help keep one physically fit, reduce the risk of heart attacks, prevent allergies, and more.
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) in Dogs
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is identified by blood in the vomit and/or stool, often due to a food borne illness. Because it is a serious disorder than can be potentially fatal, immediate veterinary care is required. Symptoms Continuous vomiting and/or diarrhea are the most common symptoms. Other symptoms include: Lethargy Listlessness Anorexia […]
Cats: Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011
by Dr. Patrick Mahaney The clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends. Influenza viruses have proven capable of […]
I have five pets — how can I afford insurance?
Question: I have five pets, three dogs and two cats. How can I afford insurance for all five pets? Answer: You can reduce your up-front cost for pet insurance in several ways. First, most companies have discounts for multiple pets. Although the risk of an unexpected accident or illness does not diminish with multiple pets, […]