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.
What does it mean when a dog has a bad case of diarrhea? Here you'll find the common causes of doggie diarrhea and our best home remedies and when you should see a vet for doggie diarrhea.
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.)
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.
Can dogs eat turkey? YES – but they can still get an upset stomach. See how much and which dog Thanksgiving dinner foods are safe, and which ones aren’t safe for dogs. Instead of giving your dog Thanksgiving turkey, make these homemade Thanksgiving dog treats to avoid bloat & canine pancreatitis!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
While our human bodies over time can build up a tolerance to nicotine, dogs don’t have that ability. Even if a dog eats as few as one or two cigarette butts, it can kill them. I’ve heard some people claim that cigarette butts are not harmful to dogs, but I’ve seen nicotine poisoning of a dog firsthand — and it’s not pretty!
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?
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.
I bought a box of dog treats recently that had some bugs in it. I’ve since learned to check the expiration date on the bottom of dog food and treats, just the same as we do for our own food.
In addition to listing which human medications are acceptable for pets — along with the pet-friendly dosages — this article highlights the importance of double-checking the dosage information before dispensing any medications to your pets. I mentioned the dosage for LIQUID medications in milliliters ml, whereas others sometimes mention the dosage for solid medications or pills in milligrams mg. Rarely is a difference in the effectiveness of liquid vs solid medications, there IS a huge difference in dosages if you happened to mistake mg’s milligrams for ml’s milliliters.
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…