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?
Dog Health & Wellness
Have a sick dog or a specific dog health question? Here, dog experts share their personal experiences, plus 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.
Finding a tick on your dog can be cause for concern. If your dog contracted Lyme Disease from a tick there may be a chance you have it also. Have your dog tested during his annual check up with a blood test that also detects Lyme Disease.
This video provides tips for keeping your dog safe during the holidays and winter months. Plus some specific holiday safety tips for dog owners and some winter dog hazards that you should be aware of.
Having your family over this holiday season and not sure how to keep your dog safe? Here are some ideas. Plus some specific Thanksgiving day tips for dog owners. For example, do you know if dogs can eat turkey or not?
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.
Simple tips for keeping your dog warm — and SAFE — this winter. Plus dog hazards to watch for and fun dog boots worth trying!
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 a few tricks that make the process of going to the veterinarian’s office quick & painless — for all involved. The secret is: the time of your appointment!
Here are 5 easy steps for giving your dog a pill. Trust me, it’s easy!