Dog Health Archives

The Most British of Bulldogs

It’s the dogs we see on film and television, the ones that have distinctive and iconic looks to them, that we most often end up adopting. It’s kind of a self-sustaining loop: with everyone choosing those breeds, they become more ubiquitous, and thus more people see them and choose those breeds for themselves, and so on, forever and ever! Well, maybe not forever, but at the very least many breeds experience bouts of popularity that lead to quite a bit […]

Finding the Best Breeder for You

Finding a good dog is important to you; this is someone who is going to be in your life for years, if not decades, to come. As such, it’s absolutely vital that you ensure the breeder you are buying from is someone who is 100% the best you can work with. While not all breeders are puppy mills, not all breeders are created equal, and you can expect varying levels of quality and care from different breeders. Yet, for someone […]

4 Problems Facing Your Dog This Summer

You’ve got a lot to look out for this summer when it comes to your dog, everything ranging from the weather to travel to food to just about every other aspect of their life. Let’s face it: when you have a dog you love and care about, you practically have a child – one who has perhaps a little less sense and a lot more energy and excitement than a human child would! As such, your dog needs you to […]

Help Your Dog Get Out More!

Dogs are, quite naturally, social animals. That’s no wonder, considering the symbiotic relationship their species has formed with ours over the years, both of us getting quite a bit out of a relationship that is essentially social in nature. We bond and connect with each other while also performing services for one another ranging from protection to food to other great benefits. However, dogs are ultimately still animals, and just as in the case of humans, if they are not […]

3 Ways Dogs are Great For Your Mental and Physical Health

Oftentimes, dogs are trained to be therapeutic pets, going from hospital to hospital and offering up their services as friends and companions to those in need of a speedy recovery. The positive impact these pets can have on patients is a medical fact, and it’s a wonderful thing to see someone’s face light up when a therapy dog enters the room. However, did you know that a dog doesn’t have to be a trained therapy dog to offer similar benefits […]

Five Minutes to Heatstroke: Is It Safe to Leave Your Dog in the Car?

With summer here, the weather is rapidly heating up, and that means we’re going to have to begin changing how we do things. That can include cranking up the A/C, keeping the blinds and curtains closed to save on energy bills, doing your utmost to stay hydrated, among other things. However, it isn’t just you that is going to be heavily impacted by the shift in weather; your dog is also having to contend with the increasing temperatures, and canines […]

How Dogs Handle the Hottest of Seasons

Summer is here, and it promises to be a hot one. With such a harsh, cold winter behind us, that can be rather comforting, but for some, summer can be a rough time – for dog owners especially. Your dog, after all, doesn’t have the benefit of sweating or the ability to turn up the air conditioning when they’re feeling especially hot; they just have to deal with it. As such, the summer can be a dangerous time for dogs, […]

Doggie Problems in the Summer

Dogs tend to absolutely love summer, because it is the season where they get to spend the most time outside, romping and playing and generally enjoying outdoors life. Dogs, after all, need play and fun to truly be fit, happy, and healthy, and that tires them out enough that you aren’t kept trying to keep up with him/her all the time. However, there are consequences to having your dog spend so much time outside – and it’s not just dirt! […]

Helping Your Dog Be Happy Again

Your dog can get excited, curious, upset, or scared… so what other emotions can you expect of your dog? Can they, for example, experience mental illness such as in the case of depression? It’s true – your dog is just as susceptible to depression as any other dog, just as you are susceptible to depression as much as any other human. Depression can impact your dog in the same way as it can impact you, and being on the watch […]

Hybrid or Purebred, That is the Question

When you talk about getting a new dog, you’re largely faced with three choices: first, there are the mixed-breed “mutts” whose heritage is largely unknown, though you might be able to tell from their appearance or behavior what breeds were involved in their making; second, there is the purebred dog, whose heritage is entirely known but who may suffer from congenital defects owing to the breed, while on the other hand you at least know what you’re getting into as […]