If you're expecting your first child and you also have a canine family member, you may be noticing some jealousy issues. According to veterinarians, dogs can get jealous too, especially if they feel that they're being knocked down on the priority list. Unfortunately, jealousy can make your dog act out in ways that it wouldn't ordinarily. That doesn't mean your dog is suddenly bad. It just means that it's having a hard time dealing with the changes that are occurring in its life.
28 December 2016
When people have "dog breath," it usually is not a compliment. When your dog has really bad dog breath (literally!), you might want to have a vet check that out. While most dogs will automatically have smelly breath (unless you brush your dog's teeth after meals, which many owners do not), really bad breath is indicative of something else. Here is just the short list. Dehydration A dehydrated doggy has lots of bacteria in its mouth that gets out of control when the pooch has not had a good drink of water in a while.
23 December 2016
Winter weather presents two unique risks to your dog: frostbite and hypothermia. Here is a basic rundown of how these two conditions affect your dog and what you can to do protect your dog from these risks. Risk #1: Frostbite The first risk that your dog faces when they are outside in the cold is frostbite. Frostbite happens when it is extremely cold outside and your dog is outside for an extended period of time.
22 December 2016
Christmas is a time of getting together with those you care about, not the time for a trip to the emergency vet clinic. Watch out for some potentially dangerous situations that could present risk to your dog or cat this season. Some Christmas culprits that could be hazardous for your pet are: Cords. The electrical cords and wires to your holiday décor are an alluring hazard for pets. Watch for signs that your pet has been chewing these cords as it can electrocute or burn your dog or cat.
20 December 2016
While some bones are great for dogs to chew on, poultry bones, particularly cooked chicken bones, should never be given to dogs since they can be quite brittle and may splinter easily, which can cause a lot of internal damage. As a dog owner, it is important to react quickly to ensure that your dog does not suffer ill health from consuming cooked chicken bones. If your dog has eaten raw chicken bones, take the following steps:
16 December 2016
Owning pets is a big responsibility, and their health care needs to be a priority, but the costs can be high for many of the medications that they need. One solution to combating those costs is to order the medication from an online pet pharmacy. There are many to choose from, and the prices can be very different but if you shop around, you will find the best place to get the things you need for your dog or cat.
16 December 2016
If your dog has suddenly decided to start digging under the fence, it's time to put an end to the digging. You don't have to get rid of your dog, but you do need to put a stop to the behavior. This is particularly true if your dog is able to dig out of your yard. Once it gets out into the world, it could be lost, injured, or even killed.
15 December 2016