Have a senior dog? Here are the most common health problems in older dogs that you need to be aware of. How to prepare for your senior dog’s final years healthwise.
Dog Health & Wellness
Have a sick dog or a specific dog health question? Dog moms and experts share their personal and professional experiences with dog health issues. Lots of home remedies and tips from veterinarians to help your dog get better... fast! Your dog's overall health and wellness depends 100% on you. Check these important warnings and updates that could affect your dog. Plus a slew of dangerous pet predicaments to avoid at all costs! Not sure where to begin? Start here --> Dog Health & Safety 101.
If your dog has fleas, then technically you do too. (I know – I’ve been there!) Fleas on dogs get into the nooks and crannies inside your house — from the floor boards to the baseboards to the carpet, rugs, and furniture. Here are the best natural flea control home remedies to GET RID OF FLEAS on your dog and in your house without chemicals! Plus, our best natural flea repellent tips and recipes to PREVENT fleas from getting on your dog (and in your home) ever again. If you’re looking for an alternative to the flea and tick prevention medicine you get from your vet, try these all natural flea & tick control remedies for your dog instead. Here’s what to look for.
I used to work at a vet. Here’s my secret to having a quick (yet thorough) vet appointment! Plus a few other ways I’ve found to speed up vet visits.
At some point, your dog will need a professional teeth cleaning from a veterinarian. This article will answer all of your questions! See how much it costs, signs that a dog dental cleaning is necessary, and what you can expect before, during, and after the dog teeth cleaning procedure.
Wondering how to get help with vet bills for your pet, and don’t know where to start? The Brown Dog Foundation helps dog owners who are facing expensive vet bills in order to save their dog’s life. As long as you are willing and able to pay a portion of the veterinarian’s cost to save your dog’s life, the Brown Dog Foundation will help pay the rest! If you don’t live in Tennessee, see our extensive list of other organizations that help pay vet bills by state.
Dealing with a bad case of dog diarrhea? I used to work at a vet. While there, I learned a few home remedies for dog diarrhea. Diarrhea in dogs can be serious. See which dog diarrhea treatment works best for my dog, and when you should see a vet for doggie diarrhea. Vet-approved dog diarrhea home remedies… that work!
A list of acceptable household medications for pets, according to vets. Plus the correct doses for dogs & cats. Before giving your dog medications from your medicine cabinet, be sure to check this list of human medicine safe for dogs first!
According to veterinarians, when is it time to euthanize a dog? After working at a vet AND having 2 of my own dogs put to sleep recently, I can help you get through this difficult time. Here’s everything you need to know about when to euthanize a dog. Here are 5 signs that it’s time. Plus advice that other veterinarians have personally given me. And the official Quality of Life Scale for dogs — to help you gauge your dog’s quality of life.
There are laws in place in most cities about what you must do if you hit someone’s pet with your car. Unfortunately, there is very little information about this online, but there is certainly a lot of discussion about it! Most people have the wrong information. To help set the record straight, here is what you must do if you hit someone’s pet…
Does your dog have dry, flaky skin? This is the home remedy our Veterinarian recommended for our dog… and it worked! It’s the best dog dry skin home remedy I’ve found so far — and the item is already in your pantry.
My dog ate Advil. (It was a single 200 mg liquid gel capsule with Ibuprofen inside.) Dogs and Ibuprofen don’t mix – so I knew it was important to treat this right away! I rushed her to the vet, and I’m glad I did. Here’s what I’ve learned about Ibuprofen toxicity in dogs.
Do you know the best way to remove a tick? I do. I do it all the time. I’ve removed DOZENS of ticks from myself, my husband, and my dogs! I’ll show you — from my own experience using tweezers and videos from others showing easy ways to remove ticks without tweezers. Do you know which ticks carry Lyme Disease? I’ll tell you — so you’ll know which ones to look for where you live and exactly what they look like.
My dog has cancer. Actually, I’ve had 2 dogs with 2 different types of cancer. One died soon after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. (The chemo treatments didn’t work.) The other was only given 3 to 6 months to live after being diagnosed with canine lung cancer — but he’s happy and healthy 2 years later after I chose a holistic cancer treatment for dogs. Here are the supplements for dogs with cancer that I’ve used, plus the dog cancer diet that he eats daily.
Knowing the symptoms of dog bloat could actually save your dog’s life — because bloat comes on quickly and can kill a dog within hours if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about the signs of bloat in dogs, risk factors that predispose your dog to getting bloat, and tips for preventing bloat in dogs. These are all things I wish I had known before my dog died of bloat.
Does your dog scratch all the time? Maybe it’s dog food allergies — that’s what was causing my dog to scratch all the time. My dog had itchy dog allergies – here’s how we alleviated them. Plus, how to conduct your own affordable dog food trial and avoid a giant vet bill!
Thousands of dogs get the canine parvovirus each year. Of those, 15% will die. Without treatment, 100% will die. Here’s what you need to know about dog parvo disease including: the symptoms of parvo, how it’s spread, and the treatment for parvo. If you suspect that your dog is suffering from parvo, take your dog to the vet right away! Most deaths from the canine parvo virus occur within 48 to 72 hours.
Is pet insurance a good idea or not? Well, maybe. But I can make a case for simply having a pet health savings account instead. Here’s what you need to know about pet health insurance, pet insurance companies, and tips before you buy dog health insurance.
Hot spots can quickly spiral out of control if you don’t treat them right away. Here’s the dog hot spot home remedy my vet recommended. Worked like a charm!
Our dog had a bout with diarrhea yesterday, and I spent all morning trying to find the perfect combination of human foods that he would eat and that would actually help to bind him up. I finally found it!… Here’s the recipe that cured my dog’s diarrhea in a matter of hours. Of all the dog diarrhea treatments I’ve tried, this one cures diarrhea in dogs the quickest.
Does your dog have arthritis or joint pain? (Mine does.) Thinking of giving your dog Glucosamine or Chondroitin supplements for the first time? Here’s what I’ve learned after using Chondroitin and Glucosamine for dogs for several years now.
Struggling with a bad case of doggie diarrhea?… I used to work at a vet. While there, I learned a few ‘home remedies’ for some common pet ailments, including diarrhea. Here are the most common home remedies for treating a mild case of diarrhea in your dog.
Pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus, is a potentially deadly condition that affects unspayed female dogs. Symptoms & treatment for pyometra in dogs.
If your dog passes away at home, you have 3 options: vet, crematorium, burial. Here’s what you need to know about cremating or burying a dog.
Vet visits are the most expensive aspect of owning a dog. Pet health insurance helps with everything from annual vet visits to surgeries & other emergencies
Looking for a better e-collar for dogs? Try an inflatable dog collar. It worked great for us! My dog took to it much faster than a plastic dog cone collar.
Get answers to your dog questions right away — online — from verified pet experts. What’s your dog question?
Dogs & fleas… There’s no doubt about it, fleas are everywhere! Here are 4 ways to keep fleas from invading your dog AND your house.
Dog allergies can be very debilitating. The symptoms are enough to make you cringe. Fortunately, there are several natural cures for dog allergies that you can try in order to help relieve your dog’s allergy symptoms.
It’s not always so easy to find out what’s causing diarrhea in dogs. Here are the top reasons a dog has diarrhea.
My dog has cancer. Here’s some dog cancer information to help you cope with your dog’s diagnosis of cancer. The National Canine Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 dogs will develop cancer. Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 50% of dogs over the age of 10 will die of cancer. Here are the best dog cancer treatment options.
I’ve been using Frontline Plus to control fleas AND ticks on my dogs for the past 22 years. I decided to investigate further to learn about the ingredients used in dog flea and tick control products. Here are the safest ones that you should look for when buying flea & tick control for your dog.
Did you know that your dog can still get deadly heartworms even if your dog is on a monthly preventative? It’s true. However, if you’re like me, you’ll still keep your dog on heartworm prevention year round for the following reasons.
We continue to vaccinate our dog each year, although we have cut back in recent years. See why, along with some interesting myths & facts about pet wellness visits and annual dog vaccinations.
If your dog has dry skin, he’s not alone. This is a common issue with dogs. See what our vet recommended — it worked for us! Plus all the best dog dry skin home remedies.
Here are the best places to find replacement batteries for your pet containment system, plus time- and money-saving tips for replacing the batteries yourself.
When we found our rescue dog under a dumpster, the vet diagnosed him with 2 health issues: Sarcoptic Mites (aka Mange or Scabies) and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (a blood disease). He passed the Scabies onto ME and our other dog. Here’s what it was like.
Since most lost dogs end up in shelters where they are either adopted or euthanized, it’s important to microchip your dog in order to prevent this from happening to your dog AND to make it easier for you to be reunited with your dog should you ever become separated.
Most cases of dog vomiting will clear up within 24 hours or less using these tips. However, if your dog has not stopped vomiting within 24 hours, then you need to take your dog to to the vet because the vomiting is likely resulting from something more serious.
Dog vitamins aren’t just for senior dogs. Vitamins should be given throughout your dog’s life in order to ensure that his senior years are just as healthy and active as his puppy years were. Here are the vitamins & supplements that are best for dogs.
Here are 5 dog skin conditions that can be passed on to humans. However, believe it or not, your dog can pass a skin condition to you without having the skin condition himself! Here’s what you need to know about dog skin conditions.
If you are faced with a lot of expensive vet bills as the result of caring for a dog emergency, rest assured, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here are the best ways to find help with vet bills.
Here’s what you need to know — and DO — if you think your dog has had a seizure. Plus, some videos of dogs having seizures so you can see that dogs typically come out of seizures just fine — even though the dog seizure itself can seem quite violent and scary.
Does your dog suffer from joint pain? Here are some natural home remedies for treating dog joint pain. Plus tips on helping your older dog during his golden years.
If you have ever watched your dog scratching his ears he may have allergies. There are many different dog allergy symptoms to be on the look out for. Also there are several different treatments for dog allergies.
In case you’re wondering if you can give your dog some of antibiotics that you happen to have leftover from an earlier illness, here’s what you need to know. Plus, some tips for giving your dog human supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin, and fish oil.
A dog memorial is a great way to memorialize your dog after he has passed on. The best part: you can make your own dog memorial any way you want to.
There are lots of times when you might want to try dog aromatherapy — for example, if you have a nervous dog or an anxious dog. With dog aromatherapy, there are lots of ways to use fun scents — that come in sprays or essential oils — around the house. It’s these unique scents that have beneficial effects on dogs.
Can’t make it to the vet clinic? Try calling a mobile vet! Mobile vet services range from basic services like vaccinations to advanced services like surgeries and euthanasia.
There is safe medicine for dogs currently in your medicine cabinet. When using people medicine for you dog you, have to make sure that you give the correct dosage based on your dog’s weight. Use this list of safe medicine for dogs.
The flea and tick control products you get from your vet are the most effective and safest ones for your dog. They all control fleas, but a few of them control other pests as well. Five flea and tick control products are reviewed here.