First Aid For A Broken Leg: How To Stabilize Your Dog’s Leg For Transport

Dogs, just like humans, can fracture their limbs while playing and jumping. And, unfortunately, they don’t always know how to avoid the things that will hurt them, like a speeding vehicle. If your dog breaks their leg, you have to take them to an emergency vet to have the leg set and make sure that the blood flow to the limb is not compromised. However, you must first try to stabilize the limb so you don’t do further injury during transport. Following are some tips for dealing with three different broken limb scenarios.  Open Fracture Before addressing your dog’s injury, restrain them and put a muzzle on them. Dogs, even ones that love you very much, might bite when they Read More

Doggy Diarrhea? Possible Causes For Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

As a dog owner who cares a great deal about the health and well-being of your beloved canine companion, the last thing you want is to take them outside one morning and find that they have a case of diarrhea. You may find yourself wondering what is causing your dog’s diarrhea so that you can help them start to get feeling better. Get to know some of the reasons your dog may have a case of diarrhea so that you can provide them with the care and treatments that they need in order to get them back to normal as soon as possible. Food Allergy or Eating Something They Shouldn’t More often than not, diarrhea and stomach upset in dogs Read More

Four Ways To Get Your Dog To Take Pills

When you have a dog that needs to take medication in order to be as healthy as possible, it can sometimes be hard to know how to get your pet to eat the pill. Most dogs will not simply eat a pill when you give it to them. If you need to give your dog a pill, use the guide below to learn a few creative ways to get him or her to take it quickly and easily. Try Pill Treats There are now dog treats available that are specifically designed for pill administration. They have a small slit in the center of the treat where you can slip the pill into the treat. When your dog goes to eat Read More

Stop Biting! 3 Ways To Keep Fleas Off Your Dogs

If you’re responsible for the care and nurturing of four-legged family members, you want to make sure their needs are met. Now that it’s summer, and you’re spending more time outdoors, some of that care includes protecting them from fleas. Summer can be uncomfortable enough for dogs – especially when the temperatures start to rise – without adding fleas to the mix. Here are three simple ways to keep fleas from chewing on your four-legged companions. Create Fashionably-Effective Flea Collars If you want to give your dog continual protection without the worry of a pesticide-soaked flea collar, you can create these fashionably-effective, all-natural flea collars. Place a small amount of water in a small bowl.  Add several drops of lavender Read More