Dog Health Archives

No Turkey Bones For Thanksgiving!

No Bones About It: Turkey Bones Are Not For Your Pooch We’ve all seen a cheerful dog gnawing on their new ham bone or pig ear but there is a definite difference to the bone you buy at the pet store and the bones you take out of your Thanksgiving turkey bones. Are turkey bones bad for dogs?  Bones that have been cooked in the meat are easier to break and splinter. This splintering can cause internal tearing and puncturing […]

Holiday Dog Hazards: Chocolate.

With holidays approaching, keep chocolate away from your dogs. Find out how chocolate can potentially harm your dog. Why Chocolate is dangerous for your dog.   Chcolate is hazardous to dogs because of methylxanthine theobromine it is similar to caffeine that is often used as a diuretic, muscle relaxant, or heart stimulant. While it is rarely fatal, ingesting chocolate can make your dog incredibly ill and if untreated can become worse or exacerbate other problems which can cause death. While […]

Skunkeriffic! How to De-Skunk Your Dog

Tomato tamato: How to effectively de-skunk your pet. Don’t Leave them outside to “air out”: de-skunk your dog quickly. Every dog owner dreads the day their pooch comes in to their home wreaking of Pepé Le Pew. There are a few solutions that work that will help you rid your friend and your home of the putrid scent and a few that you should avoid.   DIY Shampoo   This recipe from The Prairie Homestead suggests that you use this […]

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 […]