21 July 2016
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.
19 July 2016
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.
15 July 2016
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.
12 July 2016
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.
7 July 2016
As your dog ages, you may notice that he or she starts to slow down. Not unlike people, dogs may develop aching joints. Degenerative joint disease (DJD) and osteoarthritis are common in older dogs. If your large dog is developing one of these conditions, you will need to make some adjustments to keep him or her comfortable. The first thing you will want to do is have your veterinarian confirm that your dog is, in fact, suffering from a joint condition.
4 July 2016
Due to the size of their puppies' heads and shoulders, English bulldogs find it very difficult to deliver puppies on their own. In fact, a C-section is required 95 percent of the time. If surgical intervention does not happen in time, you may lose one or more of the puppies. In some cases, the mother can die as well. For these reasons, it's vital that you have a birthing plan and a veterinarian on hand to perform a C-section when the time is right.
30 June 2016
Anyone that watches the news has likely seen a recent story about puppy mills and dogs that are rescued from these large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities. The ASPCA and several other animal welfare organizations give tips on how to spot and report puppy mills. However, not every dog breeder is running a puppy mill. There are many reputable dog breeders that run upscale, humane breeding operations and treat their dogs like royalty.