Feeding, training, and regular visits to the veterinarian will help your dog live a healthy and happy life. Unfortunately, some dog breeds are prone to conditions that affect their comfort and ability to move. Hip dysplasia can affect all types of dogs, but some breeds, such as German shepherds, are predisposed to the condition. Using this guide, you will learn a few fast facts regarding this painful condition in dogs.
19 October 2017
Getting your cat fixed is a responsible thing to do, but many pet parents don't consider what it will be like after the process is done. While male cats can typically bounce back from being neutered fairly quickly, female cats often take a bit longer. This is because female cats have a deeper incision made than males. If you're not sure what to expect when your female cat's spaying is complete, keep reading:
4 September 2017
Parasites are an unfortunate thing that dog owners have to manage. When their pup ends up with tapeworms, a trip to the vet is probably not far behind. Unfortunately, the easiest way to gauge this situation is by examining a dog's droppings, a situation that can be complicated by a rice-heavy diet. Tapeworms Look Like Rice The problematic thing about tapeworms is that they typically don't cause a dog to show any symptoms of illness.
23 August 2017
Older dogs can live healthily and happily, but they often require a bit more care and attention from their owners than do younger dogs. If your dog is 10 or older, there are a few things you should start doing in order to enhance their comfort and make life easier on them. Here are some examples. Give them a joint supplement. Almost all elderly dogs have some degree of arthritis, which makes it painful for them to walk.
27 July 2017
Warm weather can bring a lot of joy to your dog, but it can also bring danger. It's important to make sure your pooch stays cool while out in the hot sun. Keep a close eye on your dog and don't let him stay out in the heat too long. Here are six helpful tips for keeping your dog safe during the summer: Protect His Paws The sidewalk can get very hot when the temperatures are scorching.
28 June 2017
One of the most disheartening sights for a pet owner is watching a dog nip and scratch due to a flea infestation. However, this sight is even more discouraging if you own a puppy that is too young for conventional flea medications. Though recommendations vary from product to product, many conventional flea products are not recommended for puppies who are 14 weeks of age or younger. Check out these tips to combat your puppy's flea infestation.
21 June 2017
Just like people need to take care of their teeth in order to prevent decay and gum disease, a dog's teeth require the same care. Unfortunately, they can't tend to their dental needs themselves. A good pet owner will take the necessary steps to help keep their dog's teeth healthy and clean. Here are things you can do at home in between veterinarian dental visits. Brush Their Teeth Your dog's teeth get a plaque and tartar build-up just as yours do, and if it is allowed to accumulate, it can lead to periodontal gum disease and carries, or cavities as laymen call them.
7 May 2017