Lots of dogs eat grass. Sometimes they eat and swallow it; sometimes they seem to just grab and spit it out. Do you also worry about this behavior, asking yourself: Is my dear pup hungry? Bored? Or maybe sick? The fact is that even if your dog enjoys a well-balanced diet, he/she may still go for the green stuff on a regular basis.
Dogs require special treatments as much as we do. But what if one of those treatments considered as “special” turns out to be a necessary hygiene practice? Dog nail trimming, as fancy as it may sound, is not just a beauty treatment, but an action you should perform regularly.
The number of overweight and obese pets is steadily increasing worldwide. In most cases, obesity affects a pet’s quality of life and can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions. To keep your pet healthy and happy, you should pay special attention to his/her physical condition and body weight with the Body Condition Score.
Most dogs are great swimmers and love nothing better than doing it for pure pleasure. However, some dogs are more careful around the water, or even afraid of water. In some cases, it could be because their only experience with water up to that point has been a bath.
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.