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.
Diarrhea In Dogs & Poop Issues
Find out what it means when a dog has diarrhea -- and the best home remedies for dog diarrhea. A list of things that can cause diarrhea (specific foods, household products, etc). How to transition your dog to another food without causing diarrhea. Vet-approved dog diarrhea home remedies -- and how to know when you need to see a veterinarian in person. Why Thanksgiving (the holiday season thru Christmas) is the most common time that dogs get diarrhea -- and see the human medicines that can be used to treat diarrhea in dogs. Common dog health issues that often begin with diarrhea -- and times that diarrhea is a sign of something serious (maybe even life-threatening). All things related to poop right here!
Here is the best list of foods you should AVOID giving to your dog (human foods that are poisonous or toxic to dogs) + Foods that you CAN give to your dog (human food safe for dogs) — according to pet experts. Plus, what you should know if you decide to offer table scraps and other people foods to your dog at some point.
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!
Can dogs eat turkey? Yes… but they might get an upset stomach. See which Thanksgiving dinner foods are safe for dogs, and which ones aren’t. Instead of giving your dog Thanksgiving turkey & all the fixin’s, try these easy homemade Thanksgiving dog treats — to avoid bloat & canine pancreatitis!
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!
Here is a list of common everyday objects we all have in our houses that I’ve learned firsthand (and while working at a vet) can be deadly to a dog. See what you can do to modify these things to keep your dog safe. Plus, my own DIY puppy proofing tips that I use to keep my dogs safe at home.
Switching dog food will happen at least twice in your dog’s life: 1) as they transition from puppy to adult, and 2) as they transition from adult to senior dog. You can’t just change dog food overnight though! Here are the steps to transition your dog with ease to a new food in 5 or 10 days — whether you’re switching from puppy food to adult dog food, from adult food to senior dog food, or there’s some other reason for you to switch food (like allergies, weight issues, health concerns, etc.)
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.
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.
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.
Get answers to your dog questions right away — online — from verified pet experts. What’s your dog question?
It’s not always so easy to find out what’s causing diarrhea in dogs. Here are the top reasons a dog has diarrhea.
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.
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.
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.
My dog ate river stones and 2 of them got stuck in his intestines! He survived the operation, and my wallet survived the $1000 bill. Here’s what you should do if you think your dog ate some rocks, stones, or pebbles.
Personally, I can come up with a couple of reasons as to why I wouldn’t feed a dog raw food. Basically, they are the same reasons I wouldn’t feed raw food to a person. Here’s why a lot of dog owners are feeding their dogs the BARF diet — raw food and bones.
All natural dog food is best, however, there are still some advantages and disadvantages — as with anything. Your biggest decision will be should you use store-bought natural dog food or make homemade natural dog food for your pet?
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.
Got a dog? Then you need to find some dog waste bags and a dog poop bag holder or dispenser that you like. The bags… I’m not so particular about. That’s the easy part. But finding a dog poop bag holder that you like… now that’s a whole different story. I found it!
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.
There are a few things that I always have on me any time I’m out & about with my dog. I take different things, depending on whether we’re going for a walk vs going for a ride in the car. Here’s what we take…
Check out these funny videos of dogs scooting their butts on the carpet. Hey, it’s only natural!
Another popular thing that people do with dog poo is Recycle it! Here are instructions to build your own doggie waste compost for use in your backyard.
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.
Here’s how to politely inform your neighbors that you’d like your yard to remain poop-free… Check out these affordable poop signs that you can place in your yard. Plus, some great tips to help keep your yard — and neighborhood — poop-free!
This Barbie doll and her dog Tanner make the perfect play toy — or collector’s item — for dog lovers of all ages. Barbie’s dog, Tanner, looks and acts just like a real dog! Check it out!…
Why do dogs eat grass? Some say it’s your dog’s way of getting their veggies. Even the vet will tell you, it’s perfectly normal for your dog to eat grass on occasion. But I try to keep my dogs from munching on grass. Here’s why…
Aside from the typical poisonous plants, antifreeze, and chocolate that we dog owners hear so much about, there are a number of far more common household dangers that dog owners should also be aware of. Here are some other household dangers you should consider:
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…
Like most of you, I’ve always refrained from giving my dogs alcohol of any kind — beer or mixed drinks — knowing that alcohol and dogs just don’t mix. But you may not know that even ICE from a mixed drink could seriously harm your dog. Here’s what you need to know…
If picking up your dog’s waste every time makes you queasy, then Poop Freeze is for you! This revolutionary spray freezes the dog poop in 10 seconds, making clean-up a breeze. Here’s more…
Each of our dogs has tried almost every variety of Nutro dog food that’s available, and we keep coming back to Nutro Natural Choice Lamb & Rice as the favorite in our household. Here’s why we love the Nutro dog food varieties.