Does your dog have diarrhea? If so, there is a great dog diarrhea treatment you can try at home that will help. It simply involves giving your dog a bland diet and some human anti-diarrhea medicines that are safe for dogs.
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.
Got doggy dry skin? Try an at home dog dry skin remedy! Here are a few simple things you can try. The one that seems to work best: olive oil.
This video shows how to check your dog’s vital signs — gum color, temperature, and heartbeat — in order to determine whether you have a sick dog on your hands or not. Did you know that you may be able to get a vet’s diagnosis over the phone?
Trying to find a reason why your dog is itching and scratching lately? Here are some ideas. Plus some treatments and symptoms for dog allergies.
Here’s what you should know about dog flu — also known as the H3N8 flu virus in dogs.
Not sure of what symptoms can be considered life threatening to your dog? Here are some symptoms to watch out for. Also looking for a mobile vet.
Here’s what you need to know about dog sunburn, doggie skin cancer, and which dogs tend to suffer the most from sunburns. Does your dog have a sunburn? Here are some simple DIY home remedies for dog sunburn.
The big question is which Rabies injection is better for your dog? Is there a different formula used in the 3-year Rabies vaccination, compared to the 1-year Rabies vaccine? Is the dosage that is injected larger and, therefore, potentially more dangerous for your dog?
It’s important to keep your dog’s health and safety high in the forefront, so summertime will be a fun time, rather than a tragic time for your dog. Following are some things to watch out for this summer, in order to make sure that your dog is around to enjoy many long hot summers for years to come.
Dogs are just as likely to suffer from allergies as people are. A dog’s immune system reacts much like a human’s immune system does. Here’s what to look for to help you determine if your dog is suffering from allergies or not. If so, you’ll want to get your dog to the vet immediately.
Dogs can have allergies just like a person can. In fact, many dogs have many of the exact same allergies as people do. Here’s what to look for and how to treat dog food allergies, dog skin allergies, dog flea allergies, and dog inhalant allergies.
Here are the symptoms and treatments for kennel cough — what to look for, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.
Mobile vets are licensed and must have their facilities — usually a clinic on wheels — inspected regularly, just like a regular vet clinic. Many varieties of mobile veterinarians exist, and a mobile vet’s services run the gamut from conducting monthly neighborhood clinics for spay and neuter services, to bringing state of the art equipment to your door for full-service pet care, and everything in between.
I wish so badly that we had given in to using the E-collar earlier. We didn’t because we felt bad for the dog. We thought he would be scared of it or feel punished. P-shaw! No need to feel bad for something that will protect your dog and make him heal faster. AND get you a few extra hours of sleep! If I had this to do all over again, I would definitely use the E-collar — simply for our sanity. Here are some alternatives to E-collars.
Here’s a little about our dog’s recovery from TPLO surgery for a torn ACL, as well as the stories of other dogs who’ve been through it. Plus the stories of other dogs who’ve had TPLO surgery, including their recovery highlights.
We paid $2,500 for our dog’s TPLO surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee. Actually they replaced the ligament and cartlidge from our dog’s knee with a metal plate and 6 screws. Here’s how it went for us.
Here’s an illustration showing exactly how to apply these products directly onto your dog’s back, beneath his thick coat. Plus, lots of great tips when using Frontline, Advantage or K9 Advantix.
Time passes much too quickly, and ultimately we dog lovers have to face the fact that our time together is winding down. The day will come when decisions — like putting your dog to sleep — have to be made that are never easy. A little planning ahead now will help. Take it from me… over the years we’ve gone through this 7 times. Sometimes it was a no-brainer. Other times, it wasn’t.
I have Lyme Disease. My dog does not. Our vet thought this was odd, because dogs spend much more time closer to the ground and inevitably get a lot more tick bites than we do. Plus, 90% of the time we’re outdoors, our dog is usually with us. …I guess the tick preventative that our dogs have always worn — Frontline Plus — really DOES work!
Did you know that you don’t always have to take your dog to the vet in order to get a veterinarian’s diagnosis — and maybe even meds — for your dog’s minor health issues? It’s true. With any non-emergency doggie ailment, you generally have 3 options.
If your dog is showing a particular symptom or dealing with a doggie ailment, then anything you can show the vet that might be related to ‘the problem’ will usually be helpful when it comes to diagnosing and/or treating your pet. Here’s when you should take samples to the vet… what type of samples to take… and how to gather & transport your samples — like dog pee or poop.
Here are 5 easy steps for giving your dog a pill. Trust me, it’s easy!
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to program the phone number of an emergency care center in your cellphone now. You never know when you might need a little after-hours care or advice.
My sad tribute to our dog, Destin, who left this world way too soon. He was a good dog who did a lot of good dog things.
There’s no better resource for a dog owner than a veterinarian’s blog. Not only are vet blogs filled with little-known facts and behind-the-scenes info that few are privy to… Vet blogs also show the personal character, fortitude, and never ending love for animals that veterinarians have, day in and day out. These are the best vet blogs… ever! I refer to them often for their professional expertise and personal opinions.
Need some reasons to pick up poop? Here’s a whole list of health reasons & why it’s important to pick up your dog’s poop! Plus, tips that make picking up dog poop even easier.
Dogs can benefit from the healing and uplifting properties of aromatherapy, exactly as humans do! That’s why pet aromatherapy is such a hot topic these days. Whether you’ve just got a moody dog, or you’re dealing with some serious behavior issues, aromatherapy could be the perfect answer. Here’s how to use aromatherapy with your dog…
For dogs that become anxious or nervous whenever they hear loud noises — such as lightning, thunder, fireworks — or dogs that experience anxiety whenever they’re traveling, being groomed, or at the vet, there are a number of simple and good-smelling things you can do… Dog aromatherapy is famous for its calming effect on dogs… and their owners!
Wondering what the differences are among all the different flea and tick preventatives on the market? I have firsthand experience using 3 of them — Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix and Advantage — and I review each of them here…
If your pet has sustained an injury that requires bandages or a cast until the affected area heals, then you will need to do everything in your power to keep that area completely dry until the bandages are removed. Here’s what you need to know…
Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Take the time to prepare now so your pet sitter AND your vet will know how to handle an emergency, in the event that you’re out of town and your dog needs help.
I recently heard about a group of medical researchers who have banded together in an effort to cure canine cancer. It’s called the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Here’s why I applaud their efforts…
The best tips for keeping your dog safe during the colder winter months. These are some safety precautions that every dog owner should be aware of.
What follows is the somewhat interesting… somewhat comical… and somewhat informative story of Destin’s anything-but-routine neutering. Or, what we like to call ‘Destin’s Double Ballsectomy’.