Learning a safe and effective method for giving your dog pills (medicine) is necessary for your dog's health. Too many times, a new dog owner will waste several pills trying to get their pet to swallow a pill. We review several techniques to help you with this problem.
Category - Health of Your Puppy or Adult Dog
Many dog bowls are available to choose from; however, there are a few things you might consider when looking for the perfect dog dishes. For example, when purchasing puppy dishes or dog bowls it is important to choose something that will be easy and fast to clean. We review in this article how to select a dog dish.
Believe it or not dogs have their own toothpaste! Why you may ask dont they just use ours? The answer to that is that it is too hard to teach a dog to spit!
'How do I take my puppy's temperature and what temperature should it be?' We attempt to answer this question.
Summary: Since writing an article about the dangers of rawhide, I have had several requests to give some alternatives to regular rawhide and dog chews. As noted in said article, there are many problems that can be associated with the use of some rawhide and chews. While there are some GREAT products made in other countries, in this article I am going to focus on a few products made in the U.S.A...
Does your dog scratch and itch incessantly? Are you fit to be tied because you've tried everything to stop the itching? We have come across a great product to help treat this problem.
Knowing how to tell if your puppy needs additional milk beyond what the nursing dog can give is an important item to be aware of during the nursing stage. We cover warning signs of puppy dehydration and how to handle this situation.
"Organic vs. store bought dog food or do I just need to have a variation in my new puppy's diet?" Or maybe you are asking, "I'd like to change the puppy's dog food because I really don't like the type that the breeder was using." What do you think I should do?
We discuss how to weigh a puppy in this article. Regularly monitor the weight of your puppy. Declining or stagnating weight for a puppy could indicate more serious problems. Restricting the puppy long enough to get an accurate measurement can prove challenging.
Puppies regularly need to be treated for worms after they are 6-8 weeks old. Intestinal worms and parasites are extremely common in dogs and puppies. In fact, most puppies are born with them.
As you weigh the benefits and risks of this procedure, be sure to be honest with yourself. If you are not going to be vigilant when your dog is in heat, you will most likely end up with a litter of pups. It only takes seconds for your dog to become pregnant. Talk to your vet and your family and do what is best for you and your dog.
What is the process for having my female puppy spayed? Why should I have her spayed? We attempt to answer these questions.
Surgical complications, increased vaccine reactions, spay incontinence, and other reasons are reviewed as to why people choose not to spay a dog.
The number one nutritional related disease in dogs is obesity. Obesity in most cases is because dogs are eating way too much food and not exercising enough. Occasionally a metabolic disease triggers obesity in dogs.
Before you purchase a toothbrush, read our suggestions on what type of toothbrush to start out with for your puppy.
You've bought the toothbrush and beef flavored tooth paste, but now you aren't quite sure where to begin. No worry, we explain how to brush dog teeth.
Worms are a common parasite found in dogs. There are many kinds of worms that can infest your pooch. There are different symptoms for different types of worms. This is a compiled list of 9 signs of worms in dogs.
Puppies are very susceptible to life threatening diseases that can easily be prevented with vaccinations. Simple prevention through proper puppy vaccinations is a necessity.
We have found that Veterinarians are only as good as their experience and education. Numerous times we have taken a dog to a vet to have one diagnosis and then to another to have a completely different diagnosis or recommendation. We provide a 17 tips on how to select a veterinarian.
Puppies are sooo cute. However, they will grow up and too many of them will be abandoned. Each year thousands of dogs are put to sleep because they are unwanted. We attempt to answer the question 'Should I Have my puppy neutered?'.
Dog health insurance has always seemed like a discretionary, luxury purchase. With escalating veterinary costs, the times appear to be changing. These policies aren't very expensive and could save you in the long run.
There are many types of parasites that you should be watching out for on and in your dog. By educating yourself with what to watch out for, you may recognize certain signs of parasitic infection with your dog. We provide an overview of these many types of parasites.
We cover an explanation of the most common dog diseases that could affect your dog including parvo, bordetella, corona, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, lyme disease, and several others.
The tail docking is done so soon after birth that it should be totally healed by the time the puppy goes to its permanent home.
Puppy ear cropping is traditional for several breeds such as Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes and Schnauzers.
Pet insurance advocates point out how expensive health care for pets is especially now with all the high-tech equipment. We review several important considerations you should ponder before making this purchase for your dog.