Would you walk across a hot parking lot or a snow covered field without proper protection your feet? Probably not! As vulnerable as a human foot, paws need protection, they need to be taken care of and pampered. Here are a few paw care tips to keep those little feet clean and protected.
Dog diarrhea is defined as an abnormal increase in the amount of fluid in the feces. It is often followed by excessively loose, watery and frequent stools. As a dog-owner, you probably know what this means. A sick dog, a stinky mess, countless trips outside, and a miserable experience for both you and your dog. Diarrhea may be short in duration, but can also last for weeks or months. The bad news: nearly all dogs get diarrhea sooner or later. The good news: most cases are mild and self-limiting. This article may help you be better prepared when diarrhea strikes.
While it’s common knowledge not to leave a dog alone in a hot car, not even a warm one for that matter, there are other dangers lurking during the summertime. For example, this time of year, many car owners replace the coolant in their automobile radiators. Whether it’s through irresponsible disposal or just a small puddle, the main ingredient, ethylene glycol can cause serious illnesses or even death for a dog, even in small doses. So be careful not to let your dog drink from puddles and other places that could contain this lethal poison.
How can it be that my dog won’t drink water? What can be wrong?
Have you also asked yourself those questions? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Under most circumstances, dogs will drink sufficiently and they will remain well hydrated with no encouragement, but sometimes our dogs just aren’t thirsty. This article may help you understand why your dog won’t drink water.
With extended daylight and warm weather, the summer can be a great time for outdoor activities with your pet. However, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of warm weather and heat stroke, a life-threatening condition caused by the elevation of a dog’s body temperature. Here’s what you need to know about heat stroke in dogs.
Is your dog showing some curious behavior changes? Failing to remember routines? Appearing disorientated or confused? These are some of the most common symptoms of dog dementia, also known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.
The same thing happens year after year! The mild temperatures of spring boost our craving for outdoor activities, and we suddenly see an opportunity to get back into shape for the summer. We are desperately looking for different workouts, new training plans and diets to get fit. But we actually don’t have to! As dog owners we have a great advantage. We are lucky to have our own personal fitness trainer, on four legs! Here’s what you need to know about spring training with your dog!
What makes dogs fat? The obvious answer is, too many calories, not enough exercise—but that’s not all. Dog, as well as human, psychology and lifestyle issues often carry most of the blame, although hormone imbalances, age, illness and genetics also play minor roles. Here’s a bit of information on what makes dogs fat.
With spring already here and summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time for walking in the woods and other outdoor activities. However, warm spring weather also means that ticks become active and this can lead to the transmission of tick-borne diseases. Just like people, dogs can become victims of fleas and ticks and the tick-borne diseases can be just as harmful to dogs as to humans. So, what can you do to keep your dog tick-free this season? Here are a few ideas to consider…
Did you know that dogs almost sleep half their life, the equivalent to 14-16 hours a day? And, did you know that puppies need more sleep than adult dogs, 18 hours or more per day? As a dog owner, the sleep behaviour of dogs is a must-know!