Why Your Dog Chews and How to Manage It

Chew Issues With Dogs? How to Help Your Dog Control Chewing…

We’ve all been there. We get home from a long day of work to find our living pillows ripped to shreds! Our dog greets us with a look of mischievous guilt on his face. We want to get mad, but we can’t. It’s like firing an employee for being inappropriate at last year’s Christmas party! The deed’s been done, and nothing can put the pillows back together. What’s important right now is to make sure this doesn’t happen again. But how exactly can you protect your furniture from your dog’s uncontrollable urge to chew? The first step is to understand … Continue reading

Shopping Tips for Pets and Pet Lovers on Black Friday!

Shopping Advices for Pets and Pet Lovers

Black Friday… are there any 2 words you would rather hear to help start the holiday season shopping? That’s right ladies and gents, today, November 27’th is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday means it’s time to start shopping, Black Friday means it’s time to get out the door and catch all of those fabulous sales, and Black Friday is a great time to go shopping for pets and pet lovers! We all know that Black Friday does not only last one day. I love the week long sales that most stores do, because I know … Continue reading

6 Alternatives for Treating Chronic Pain in Dogs

Chronic Pain in Dogs? Tips for Dog Health…

Chronic pain is a common medical issue in dogs. Dogs often experience chronic arthritic pain in the hip, knee, back, and other joints in the body. The first course of treatment in these dogs typically include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as Rimadyl, Deramaxx, or Previcox. These oral medication are commonly prescribed because they are the most effective and provide the quickest relief in many dogs. However, despite their ability to provide pain relief, there are dogs unable to have these medications for various reasons. There are dogs who experience sensitivity to NSAID’s which manifests as loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. Since NSAIDs require the … Continue reading

How to Manage and Treat Your Pet’s Bad Breath

Bad Breath Issue With Your Dog? Addressing Dog Hygiene…

Puppy breath is said to be cute, but as dogs get older, their breath can turn into something you’re less than excited about cuddling up with. If your dog wants to give you a full-face smooch, do you recoil from the smell? And cat owners know the feeling, too. Like when your cat yawns up close and personal by your face and the smell of her breath makes you want to faint. Phew! So how do we stop our furry friends from having dragon breath? First, we need to figure out root causes. Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath? … Continue reading

How to Treat and Prevent Your Dog From Heartworm Disease

How to Treat and Prevent Your Dog From Heartworm Disease

Are you aware of heartworm disease? Could you tell if your dog was showing heartworm disease signs? Do you medicate your dog with a monthly heartworm preventative? All are crucial questions owners must ask themselves to prevent their pets from testing positive for this avoidable infectious disease. So, What Is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm is a blood-borne parasite spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Our pups can become infected by the bite of a single mosquito and a potentially life threatening illness will develop. Heartworm is the common name for Dirofilaria immitis. There are four classes of heartworm disease which … Continue reading

3 Safe and Healthy Chew Toys for Your Pup!

3 Safe and Healthy Chew Toys for Your Pup!

Dogs like to chew, there is no question about it. Not only does it promote dental health but it also provides mental stimulation for your pup. However, if your pup ends up chewing on the wrong pet car seat covers thing, he can end up suffering from serious health or dental complications. With so many different options out there, how do you know which kind of chew toys are actually safe for your pooch? While every dog is different and has their own preferences, we have come up with a list of some of the safest and healthiest chew toys … Continue reading

3 Tips That Could Save Your Dog’s Life

Save Your Dog Using Leash and Commands

Do you speak dog? Do you teach your dog safety commands? Does your dog look puzzled? Did you know there would be a quiz? All kidding aside, what could be more important to dogs than their very lives? What’s the Biggest Danger to Our Dogs? Living in a human world, small town or city, our dogs navigate an increasingly complex world. Few dogs live removed from the dangers of traffic. Simply crossing a street in major cities often proves life threatening for humans. We cannot expect dogs to understand and to cope with traffic and distracted drivers. 1. Leash Your … Continue reading

Canine Epilepsy: 12 Important Tips if Your Dog Has a Seizure

Canine Epilepsy and Things You Can DO to Protect Your Dog’s Health

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and a perfect time to discuss Canine Epilepsy. Once upon a time, euthanasia was the suggested protocol for dogs with seizure disorders or Canine Epilepsy (Epi-dogs), but, thankfully, that is so not the case today! Now, there are many resources and healthcare routes to explore, both medical and alternative that just didn’t exist years ago. Having a trusting, solid relationship with your veterinarian is key. There are also some wonderful online support groups where members share their stories, recommendations, treatment options, and support. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. Your … Continue reading

Here’s What YOU Need to Know About Pet Cancer

Pet Cancer Prevention and Health Issue Detection

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. That dreaded “C” word that no one – or no pet – ever wants to hear. But we cannot turn our backs on cancer, we cannot ignore it. What we can do, is raise awareness, and do our part to keep our pets healthy, while helping each other understand early signs of cancer, and/or how to prevent it. Here’s What YOU Need to Know About Canine Cancer: According to The Veterinary Cancer Center – “Cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all disease related pet deaths each year.”  Wow… That’s huge. With only about … Continue reading

Why Treating Your Dog’s Dirty/Smelly Ears Should Be Urgent!

Ears of Dogs Having Infections and How to Treat It

Ear infections are the single largest reason people take their dogs to the vet. However, there are actually several types of ear infections that can affect your dog. Otitis is a general term describing inflammation or infection of the ear, and it can show up in your dog in several forms. Otitis externa is commonly indicated by redness or swelling in your dog’s outer ear and his outer ear canal. This is essentially swimmer’s ear for dogs, as it’s often caused by water that gets trapped inside the ear canal. Water trapped in the ears allows bacteria to breed, and if … Continue reading