Dog Health Archives

What is Luxating Patella, and What Breeds Suffer From It?

What is Luxating Patella? The breeding programs that various canine breeds have been put through over the centuries have led to a wide variety of dogs that have various specialties and talents, strengths and quirks, but unfortunately these purebreds also suffer from a number of different disabilities, disorders, and challenges as a result of either the inbreeding they have been subject to in the past or simply the physical and mental traits given priority in their breeding, traits which are […]

Why Won’t My Dog Eat?

Why Does My Dog Refuse Food? When your dog does not eat the food you put in front of them, it may just be more than them being picky eaters. Your dog may be sick, nervous, or in new surroundings which may cause them to be reluctant to eat. Luckily this can be treated relatively easily with a veterinarian trip, training, or simply giving your dog some time. Unless your dog is losing weight, vomiting, or unable to control their […]

When and What to Feed Your Dog When They Lose Appetite

When and What to Feed Your Dog When They Lose Appetite When your pet is not eating it can be incredibly worrisome and frustrating. Having options and answers can help make your pet’s life and your own much more comfortable and easier. With these options you may find a good way to properly care for your animal without spending a small fortune or devoting a massive amount of time to feeding. Be sure, however, that if your dog is displaying […]

How to Know if Your Pup Needs an Exercise Routine

  Depending on the breed, activity, and diet you may need to make sure your pet gets a bit more exercise than others. By going for an extra walk or play a nightly game of Frisbee after work you may help your furry friend live a longer, happier life. Know the Breed There are plenty of differences between a bulldog and a German Shepard and it isn’t just their faces. Some dogs are more prone to be lethargic and can […]

Top 5 Nearby Outdoor Destinations for You and Your Dog

Outdoor Destinations For Canine and You! Chickies Rock – Columbia, PA Chickies is a great way to get plenty of exercise with your pooch. There are plenty of trails that vary in difficulty and views. One of the best trails is the one to Pinnacle. It is a fairly easy hike that takes 15 to 20 minutes depending on your energy level. The reward however, is utterly breath taking. It is a 60 foot cliff that looks over the Susquehanna […]

Top Dog Breeds For Hiking and the Outdoors

Top 5 Dog Breeds for Hiking German Shepherd German Shepherds are incredibly intelligent and well-behaved dogs. While hiking they will be more than courteous to your fellow hikers and more than happy to stay close to you on the trail. If allowed to go off the leash, however, they can have a blast finding new smells and playing fetch along the way. Since they are a larger breed be sure to watch their movements as they age. These dogs are […]

Dog Allergies and Spring Time: What To Do To Help Your Pooch

Put Down The Tissues: Dealing with Spring Time Dog Allergies Spring Cleaning Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Dog hair and dander can get into the strangest places in your home. When you have a animal it is good to dust once a week and vacuum about three times a week. By maintaining a clean and clutter free home will help keep allergens at bay and will make your home that much more comfortable to be in. You may also want to avoid […]

Springtime Activities For Doggie Days!

Doggie Days: Spring Activities and Exercise Now that the birds are singing and the grass actually looks green it may be time to stretch your legs and have some fun outside. If you have a dog, they may be itching even more than you are to get outside (there is a lot of new smells y’know). So here are a few ideas for what you and your four-legged friend can do now that the snow has melted. Give Your Dog […]

What Health Problems Will Your Basset Hound Face?

Basset Hound Health Problems   Purebreds are all the rage these days, and basset hounds are no exception. They’re adorable, of course, and intelligent, loyal, and a lovely part of any family. However, like any purebred, they’re also prone to a number of health issues that can make owning them absolutely heartbreaking. Owning a pet who is ill can be hard on your entire family, and put you through so much stress and sadness that it can seem like whatever […]

Your German Shepherd Puppy and You

Your German Shepherd Puppy Few dogs are as wonderful to have along with you in this crazy journey we call life as a German Shepherd. They are loyal, strong, obedient, intelligent, and highly adaptable. If you are looking for a protector, they fill the role beautifully; if you are looking for a friend, they are friendly and loving; and if you are looking for a service dog, they have served in the military and other professional capacities for decades upon […]