Posts Tagged ‘Dog Health’

Need to Shed a Few Pounds?

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Now that the weather is warming up, it might be time to shed those winter pounds. Not yours. Well, maybe yours but also your pet’s “winter weight.” While some dogs and cats may not have a problem with weather changes and exercise, other pets end up gaining a few pounds from being inside more and [...]

Dog Care 101: Hot Spots

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It’s slimy, it’s wet, and it often looks like someone or something took a bite out of your dog’s fur leaving a red bald spot. It’s a hot spot and it’s uncomfortable for your pup. What causes a hot spot? It’s usually an allergic reaction to something, sometimes a flea bite, that causes the skin [...]

Do Dogs Need Clothes?

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Some of my friends have dogs that are fluffy and don’t wear sweaters or rain coats during the winter and some other friends of mine dress their dogs in everything from vests to seat jackets and little hats. I’ve also heard friends talk about how the pet product industry markets in a certain way to [...]

5 Reasons You Should Get Your Dog In Shape

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Obesity is no longer an epidemic that only affects humans – it has now spread to their animal counterparts. Our pets are becoming overweight and obese at an alarming rate. We have a small problem where we overfeed our pets, overtreat them, and sometimes let them indulge in too many lazy days in the house. [...]

No More Bones! Safe Chew Toys for Dogs

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As much as dogs seem to love chewing on bones, there are hidden dangers about letting them chomp and chomp on them. Even though many of us know that chicken bones are bad because of how they can splinter, we may believe that other types of bones are ok to give our pups, but all [...]

The 6 Signs of Dog Health

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Your dog may not always tell you when she feels a little bloated, has dry skin, or feels nauseasous. It’s not always easy to read your pet’s well-being. There are signs of illness such as lethargy, excessive drooling, appetite changes, or energy level differences but we see our pets everyday and a gradual decrease isn’t [...]

Harmful Household Plants To Pets

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Our pets sometimes do things that we wish they didn’t like sit on the table, scratch the doors, or chew on electrical cords. They use their sense of smell, touch, and taste to learn about the world around them and it can sometimes get them in trouble, especially when it comes to plants. Ingesting even [...]

How To Give a Pill to a Dog

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I used to work at an animal shelter and we would have pets who needed to be given medication from time to time as they waited for their new forever homes. Sometimes it was something as routine as a heart worm pill and other times it was an antibiotic. Whatever the reason, in general, I [...]

Dog Heatstroke: What It Is & How To Prevent It

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Heatstroke is a form of hyperthermia where the dog’s body temperature rises above the normal 101/102 degrees to about 106 or higher. Dogs can’t sweat or cool themselves the way we can. They only have sweat glands on their paws and the tip of their nose. If not treated immediately, a dog can suffer organ [...]

Dog Health 101: Leptospirosis

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Leptospirosis—commonly referred to as “lepto” by veterinarians, is a flu-like disease that affects pets, particularly dogs. If not treated in time, the disease can become deadly. Lepto is a spiral-shaped bacterium that spreads through contact with an infected wild or domestic animal’s urine.  In the bacteria are several different strains or types of leptospira that can [...]

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