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.
Dog Health, Wellness & Safety
Your dog's overall health and wellness depends 100% on you. Our dog health articles are filled with insanely helpful tips and unique ways to keep your dog safe, healthy, and happy on a daily basis -- especially during chaotic times, like holidays. Heed these important warnings and avoid these pet predicaments. Not sure where to begin? Start here --> Dog Health & Safety 101.
Just about every day you’ll see a car going down the road with a dog’s head sticking out of the window. My dogs do it too. With all the bugs, dirt, and debris flying through the air, imagine the damage if your poor dog should get hit in the eye by something. Doggie sunglasses (or doggie goggles) can be quite useful when it comes to protecting your dog’s eyes! Here’s what you need to know.
If your dog’s tongue sticks out all the time, it could eventually become dry and cracked — and painful — for your dog. Here’s what you should do to make sure that your dog’s tongue stays in the best condition possible.
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.
Save this list in case your dog goes missing one day! These tips will help to reunite you with your lost dog in the quickest way possible.
Here’s proof that a basic dog collar can be dangerous leading your dog to get entangled. It happened to me twice… with 2 different types of dog collars!
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.
Suddenly our dog refused to walk down stairs in our home. They are solid wood, not carpeted. Before this, he went up & down the steps fine. My DIY solution.
Your first inclination may be to take a stray dog inside your home to immediately give him food and shelter. But that’s not always the safest option. Here’s what you SHOULD do if you find a stray dog.
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.
If you live in Arizona, Florida, or parts of California and you have a dog… listen up! Dog frog poisoning is a reality. Here are the toads to watch for and what to do if your dog comes in contact with a poisonous toad.
As part of puppy-proofing your house, make sure you never leave loose change lying around… especially pennies! Pennies have zinc in them and zinc is fatal to dogs. As seen in this video, the secret to a dog’s survival after swallowing one or more pennies is early removal!
If you’re going to dress your dog for Halloween, here are some things you might not think of when it comes to dog Halloween costumes.
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.
Just like humans, dogs do dream. They have REM sleep as well as slow wave sleep. A dog behaves differently during those 2 phases of dog sleep. The most active dog dreams — and dog snoring — typically occur during REM sleep.
Have an elderly dog? These are the signs of aging you should be on the lookout for. Each of them requires special attention for senior dogs.
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.
Please don’t leave your dog in the car on a warm day — even if the windows are rolled down! And if you happen to see that someone has left their dog inside a hot car, here’s what you should do. Dog hot car laws aren’t clear, but these tips will help!
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.
Most people have a disaster plan for their family in case of an emergency. Does your plan of action also include your dog? When planning for an emergency, you need to have your dog’s safety in mind in addition to your own.