Dog Health

Spring Safety Precautions For Dogs

As winter progresses into spring in many states, people will be throwing open doors and windows, trying to enjoy every bit of sunshine and warm breeze that the can. After months of being stuck inside hiding from frigid temperatures, they are anxious to get outside to the fresh air. All of this spring time anticipation can bring dangerous conditions to our dogs, as they long for the fresh spring air as well. They are probably as anxious to be outdoors again as their pet parents are. Families need to take safety precautions for dogs as spring approaches and then turns […]

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8 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Teeth

Like humans, dogs need dental care too. But unfortunately, dental hygiene for your furry friend is often overlooked. However, it is never too late to teach your dog new tricks, especially when it comes to dental hygiene. Keeping your pet’s chompers clean is essential to their health—just like nutrition, proper exercise and routine grooming. If you want to keep your dog happy and healthy, pay attention to those pearly whites! Here are eight tips for taking care of your dog’s teeth: Start Early Like disciplinary action, you should start a good oral care routine with your dog at a young […]

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Rabies in Dogs: Symptoms, Prevention, and Vaccination

Rabies in dogs, also known as Lyssavirus, is one of the most feared infections around the world. This virus can be very devastating and dangerous, not only for dogs but also for humans. When a dog that is not vaccinated and gets infected with this disease, the consequence is always fatal. The most common species that can spread rabies to pets and humans are bats, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes. It must be highlighted that the most common wildlife that can easily gain access indoors and can potentially infect pets and humans are bats. “Aw little Charlie”. Online Image. EveryStockPhoto. […]

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Fact or Fiction: Can dogs eat Protein?

There are many myths, misconceptions, and ‘old wives tales’ in circulation with regards to what we should and should not feed our pets in order to keep them healthy. One of these is that we should strictly limit the amount of protein that we feed to our pet dogs because otherwise they could sustain serious kidney damage. However, in actual fact the way in which a dog’s digestive system is designed means that they are actually perfectly equipped to digest foods that have high protein content. Like humans, protein is important to a dog’s diet for many reasons such as […]

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What to Do If Your Dog Is Vomiting

If your dog keeps on vomiting and can’t keep food and liquid down, then you need to take him to his vet immediately. He may have eaten something poisonous or it may be a symptom of a disease. If you don’t bring him in to see his vet, complications such as dehydration may happen, aggravating his already weakened condition. First Aid Treatment The most common cause of vomiting in dogs is ingesting something bad, such as spoiled food. It is his body’s way of getting rid of bad food. If the vomiting is acute, meaning he’s only been vomiting for […]

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Organic Chlorella: An Ideal Supplement for Your Dog

Pets, especially dogs, are often considered family members. And just like other family members, you must make sure that your beloved Fido is optimally healthy at all times. Here’s one thing you should do: give him the best pet supplements, such as organic chlorella for dogs. Organic chlorella is a wonderful addition to any canine diet, as it provides concentrated nutrition and a unique toxin-binding capability that will surely benefit your pet. Keep reading to learn more about organic chlorella benefits for your pet. What is Chlorella? Chlorella is a pure blue green alga that is known for its rich […]

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Explaining the Different Types of Dog Dermatitis

Your dog is scratching up a storm, licking himself, and seems to be in pain. Or perhaps he’s chewing his paw. What is going on? It could be simple nervousness, or it could be something else – dermatitis, which is an inflammation of your dog’s skin. Fortunately, this skin infection is treatable. According to PetMd.com, there are six forms of dermatitis. Here is some information about each of them: Environmental Dermatitis This is just like it sounds – dermatitis caused by environmental factors. This could be some sort of allergy or reaction to environmental factors, like grass or plants. Nutritional […]

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Skin Disorders That Dogs Often Suffer From

Humans are not the only ones who can suffer from skin disorders. Dogs also suffer greatly when inflicted with skin disorders that their conditions are often crucial. When dogs have skin disorders, their condition is easily identified because of their itching, dry skin, and fur loss and skin rashes. When you notice your dog’s skin and coat changing for the worse, then you must take action immediately because that will mean that there is something wrong with your pet’s skin health. These disorders can last for long and treatments can be quite extensive. It is best that you as a […]

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Fits in Dogs – Causes, Treatments & Precautions

Although fits in dogs are very rare, they can still occur and cause a lot of concern to the dog’s owner. Dog fits generally fall into three categories: epileptic fits, distemper fits and puppy fits. Epileptic Fits Epileptic fits can be seen in dogs from around 18 months onwards. It is very unusual to see them in dogs under this age. They can occur as often as once a week to only once a year. Every dog is different, but expect fits to happen on a routine basis at regular intervals. During an epileptic fit the dog can exhibit the […]

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Allergies in Dogs

As a vet, some of the most common conditions I have to treat in dogs are allergies. My patients come to me with red itchy skin, feet that are sore from being licked all the time, and inflamed painful ears. An allergy is an over-reaction of the immune system. When a virus or bacteria attack a dog’s body, the immune system launches itself into action, increasing blood supply and bringing in white blood cells to fight the invader. In an allergic reaction, the immune system is reacting to a dust or pollen in the environment or something in the dog’s […]

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How Do You Give a Puppy CPR

Did you know that only 20 percent of pet owners have first aid kits specifically for their furbabies? An emergency can strike at any time, and pet owners need to be prepared to save their animals. If your puppy begins to choke, you’re all set to use the methods learned in an adult dog CPR class on him. Before you do that, stop and wait a minute. These movements are generally too harsh for a puppy’s delicate body, and they could break the ribs. Of course, there is no one size fits all answer to puppy choking. The exact method […]

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Your Dog’s Mental Fitness

We seek out the organic dog food. We bring our hounds along for our evening jog. In addition, while our dog’s physical well-being is critical to prolonging his healthy dog years, helping to keep him mentally fit can ensure a higher quality of life especially as our dog ages. In many of the mental fitness exercise outlined below, the physical element may seem like the most prevalent, but some of the best approaches to mental fitness are actually some of the most playful and fun! Memory Games Hide-and-seek can be transformed into a memory game by letting your dog see […]

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2 Safe Ways to Keep Ticks Off Your Beloved Pets

Man’s best friend does not have many natural enemies. Dogs are among the cuddliest and most lovable creatures around. However, these animals do harbor infuriating parasites, and none is more irksome than the tick. Ticks are tiny bloodsuckers. These vampiric creatures are not like the glamorous Cullens that speed around in BMWs and glow in the morning light. These minute blood-sucking arthropods exist beneath your furry friend’s fur. They will not only feed on your dog’s blood, but these critters could also bite you and transmit dangerous diseases. Ticks on Dogs It is essential for dogs to be free of […]

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One Man’s Meat Is Another Pet’s Poison

We all love our pets and treat them like one of the family, indulging their every desire and letting them want for nothing. Although we don’t tend to lay a place for them at the table, we are in the habit of feeding our pets table scraps and human food. Giving animals food from the table doesn’t just encourage bad behaviour, but there are also certain types of food that can be harmful to dogs and cats and some of them can even be fatal. Harmful Foods for Pets It’s probably obvious that giving your pet beer or wine isn’t […]

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The Right Kind Of Care Helps Make Dogs Happier And Healthier

Your dog is probably one of the most important members of your household, and you certainly want to take the best possible care of your canine friend. You should make regular trips to the vet for checkups, get all of the shots and treatments that are needed and make sure that your pet gets the right amount of exercise and fresh air that dogs need to have. You probably lavish attention on your dog, and spend a good deal of time taking walks and maybe even taking car trips with him or her, depending on whether or not your dog […]

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Make Sure Your Dog Gets A Heartworm Test If You Are Changing Preventatives

In this article, I am going to explain why it is that you need to ensure your dog gets a heartworm test anytime you change brands of preventative treatment. It might be that you have had problems getting your dog to take the monthly oral treatments for one reason or another. Maybe you couldn’t get your dog to swallow the pills and you want to change to the more readily accepted chewables. Or maybe your dog is allergic to the ingredients in the chewable you have been using. Under either of these scenarios, you might decide that you want to […]

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Top 10 Benefits Of Dog Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is based around the principle of performing certain exercises in warm, controlled water. Humans have been using this form of therapy as a type of rehabilitation for centuries with proven benefits. Recently the scope of hydrotherapy has branched into the world of professional swimming, with the time old principles being adapted to enable swimmers to develop their technique and stamina within a controlled and monitored environment. Following injury, race horses have been being treated in this way for years, enabling them to recover from problems related to their sport. Dogs have now been included in this group of water […]

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