It is summer and we love it! We can spend a lot of time outdoors with our four-legged friend while enjoying the warmth of the sun. But, with summertime comes hidden dangers and an increase in accidents and injuries. By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure you keep your dog safe over the summer.
Every dog needs daily exercise to expend extra energy and maintain health and fitness. Regular exercise also has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as it can reduce some behaviors done out of anxiety or boredom. Dogs — particularly puppies and young dogs — have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the result. Are you also a dog owner? Then you have probably found yourself wondering…. (more…)
Skip the store-bought dog treats and go homemade with these healthy, yummy dog treats. With just a few key ingredients, you can make the best meat biscuits. Your dog will love these tasty treats!
Just like people, dogs can get allergic reactions when their immune systems begin to recognize certain everyday substances as dangerous. The immune system is designed to protect us, but when it mistakes non-harmful environmental substances as threats, then allergic reactions occur. For example, if your dog eats a specific ingredient and the dog’s immune system views it as a threat, an extreme allergic reaction occurs. Whether we are talking about people or pets, the cause of allergies is an overactive immune system. Here’s what you need to know about dog allergies.
Checking the safety of dog food has become a widening concern over the past decade, especially after the 2007 news regarding numerous recalls on China-sourced dog food. Dog owners have become more savvy consumers who carefully read labels and want to know where their dog food comes from (even when it’s made in America) and its contents.
Unless you own a hairless breed, your dog sheds. Some breeds, like Poodles, shed very little, while others, like Alaskan Malamutes, shed a lot. Shedding is a normal function that helps dogs get rid of their old winter or summer coat and grow in a new, seasonally appropriate one. Here’s what you need to know about dog shedding.
Hip and joint problems can make your dog miss out on the fun things he used to enjoy. But don’t worry, when caught early, there are safe and effective ways to ease the pain. This is what you need to know about joint problems in dogs:
For some of us, cold winter weather is annoying and unpleasant; for others, it’s a fun time filled with snowboarding, skiing and other winter joys. Whatever your viewpoint on winter, one thing remains the same for all of us with pets: winter is a time when our beloved four-legged friends need a little extra care. Here’s a list of tips to keep your pet healthy and safe this winter.
The holiday season is upon us, and the whole family is looking forward to a joyful and relaxing time, and a well-earned winter holiday. But what about the dog? Are you concerned about what to do with your pet whilst you’re away? Don’t leave your best friend behind this winter! There are many ways to make the holiday pleasant for both you and your dog.
Is your dog scratching, biting, digging, and constantly trying to get rid of something that itches like crazy? Is he literally tearing holes in its skin to stop the insane itching? Then you are probably dealing with mange. Watching your pet suffer like that is heartbreaking, but luckily mange is treatable. Here’s what you need to know about mange in dogs.