My dog ate Advil. (It was a single 200 mg liquid gel capsule with Ibuprofen inside.) Dogs and Ibuprofen don’t mix – so I knew it was important to treat this right away! I rushed her to the vet, and I’m glad I did. Here’s what I’ve learned about Ibuprofen toxicity in dogs.
Is your dog vomiting and you don't know why? Most cases of dog vomiting will clear up within 24 hours or less by using these tips. Here you'll find everything you need to know about dogs vomiting like how to know when you should take your dog to the vet and common household dangers that dog owners should remove from the house.
Knowing the symptoms of dog bloat could actually save your dog’s life — because bloat comes on quickly and can kill a dog within hours if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about the signs of bloat in dogs, risk factors that predispose your dog to getting bloat, and tips for preventing bloat in dogs. These are all things I wish I had known before my dog died of bloat.
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!
Wondering what to do if your dog eats chicken bones?! First, don’t panic, most likely your dog will be ok. My dog ate chicken bones and he passed them just fine — but it depends on whether your dog gulps down the bones (bad), bites them into smaller pieces (bad), or grinds them down thoroughly before swallowing them (good). Here’s what to do if your dog ate chicken bones… OR turkey bones.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 10 life-threatening dog behavior myths that many dog owners believe to be true. Better yet, see WHY each of these is detrimental to your dog’s behavior and your own sanity!
There is safe medicine for dogs currently in your medicine cabinet. When using people medicine for you dog you, have to make sure that you give the correct dosage based on your dog’s weight. Use this list of safe medicine for dogs.
One of the most important dog commands you can teach your dog is the leave it command. This video demonstrates exactly how to teach your dog to leave it. Once you have mastered the leave command, there are 101 other dog tricks you might want to teach your dog!
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.
If you’re a dog owner, then you should do everything in your power to learn dog CPR, so you will be prepared in the event of an emergency. Here’s how to do pet CPR in an attempt to save your dog’s life if he starts choking or stops breathing.
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?
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.
Dog treats can be expensive. Plus, the ingredients in them aren’t always best for your dog. Commercial dog treats can have preservatives, food coloring and other things that you may not want your dog to eat. Here’s a collection of homemade dog treat recipes that are healthy AND tasty – dogs love ’em!
It’s up to you to keep your dog safe when Christmas decorations come out of storage, Christmas trees are put up, and and extra food is set out. Dogs love to explore, and all of these things can be a danger to your dog. Some can cause severe illness and may even be fatal to your dog. Here’s what you need to know.
Obviously, you wouldn’t want your dog to become ill or injured due to your own negligence. Your dog trusts you to keep him safe. The American Humane Society recommends keeping your dog indoors and away from the commotion on Halloween night — to prevent him from becoming frightened, stressed or injured. Here are 7 more tips…
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!
Here are the nitty gritty details about dog birth — from the stages of labor and delivery to the actual birthing process. You’ll learn what to watch for and how to interact if your help is needed with one of the newborn puppies.
If your dog eats too fast or gulps food quickly, this partitioned dog food bowl by DogPause might be the solution you’re looking for. It’s a fun way to get your food gulper to eat slowly!
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.