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.
Does your dog have cancer? Do you know the signs of cancer in dogs? Dogs get cancerous tumors just like humans do. The top canine cancers are: Skin Cancer (mast cell tumors), Melanoma (malignant tumors in the mouth and other areas of the skin), Lymphoma (blood cell cancer in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, gastrointestinal tract, or bone marrow), Bone Cancer (usually in large dog breeds), and Hemangiosarcoma (tumors in the heart or spleen). Dog owners and veterinary experts share their personal experiences and honest advice regarding canine cancer. See how to be a good dog mom when your dog has cancer.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re considering adding a Dachshund dog to your family, then you should know that there are 3 different sizes and a wide variety of colors, markings (and hair lengths!) to choose from. In fact, the Dachshund has more coat, color, and pattern combinations and varieties than any other dog breed! Beyond that, here’s what you need to know about Doxies shedding, digging, back issues, stubbornness, potty training, grooming & exercise needs. Plus how they are around kids.
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.
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
See the true cost of owning a dog — in hard dollars — plus how to save money on pet costs. These are tips that you can use when you get a new puppy all the way through your dog’s adult life. If you’re getting a new dog soon, start here to save big bucks!
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.
In search of the best dog food brand for your dog? What it really comes down to is the list of ingredients in the dog food and the order of those ingredients on the dog food label. These tips and resources will help you fine-tune your options. This is a great summary of the most important things to look for when researching dog food brands.
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.
I’ve tried dog mints in the past. They had no effect on my dog’s bad breath. Those granules that you sprinkle on your dog’s food are so darned expensive. So I decided to try doggie mouthwash; it’s a drinking water additive. Dental Fresh got rid of my dog’s fish breath once and for all!
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.
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.
Many pet owners are buying bottled dog water or they’re filtering their dog’s water instead of using water straight from the tap. Following are the best options when it comes to providing pure and clean water for your dog: filtered water vs bottled water for dogs.
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.
Yes, dog sunscreen is a must — because dogs get sunburns too! Also important: dog sunsuits, limiting your dog’s time out in the sun, how short you cut your dog’s fur, and doggie eyewear like goggles: Doggles.
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.
Dog owners who are vegetarians themselves (and even some veterinarians) are eager to recommend a vegan diet for dogs. The biggest question I have is, is it really healthy for your dog? Here are the pros and cons of vegetarian diets for dogs, as I see it.
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…
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…