Dog Health Archives

Walk Your Pet Month

This month is walk your pet month, here are a few tips and common mistakes you will want to avoid so you and your dog both enjoy the stroll. Tips Always take your cellphone on walks. I know it may seem like the least relaxing thing you can do while out on a walk but it is best if you or your pooch get hurt or if your pet runs away. Put it in your bag or pocket so it […]

Saint Bernards: The Ultimate Winter Dog?

As we all learned from the film Beethoven, St. Bernards are loving, sweet, and resilient dogs that can adept to many different climates. They are, however, happiest in snowy mountaintops surrounded by their loved ones (especially in a snow ball fight).   While there are plenty of dogs that thrive in the harsh winter weather, St. Bernards are one of the first breeds we think of when we think of dogs that can survive an avalanche or dig through heavy […]

Holiday Dog Hazards: Poinsettias

  Poinsettias are known for their beautiful, brilliant color and can remind many of heartwarming moments this time of year brings. Their bright large petals are perfect for crafts or centerpieces for your table.   For our family pets, however, Poinsettias can be dangerous if ingested and must be kept out of reach of your pooch or avoided all together.   The milky white sap that comes out of the flower’s stems is poisonous and can make your dog dizzy, […]

Lyme Disease and Your Dog

Canine Lyme Disease and Dog Health Of course you allow your puppy to play outside; your new friend and companion is energetic, curious, and downright rambunctious, and in order to healthily relieve all of that energy as well as get exercise and explore the world around them, sating their mental needs as well as their physical, you take your puppy for walks, play fetch, and just run around your property (or in a park). The truth is that all of […]

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 […]