Category Archives: Health

Someone once said, “The only thing wrong with dogs is that they can’t live forever.”  It’s difficult to see your best friend aging, but even when dogs reach their golden years there are still a lot of opportunities for great times together, a lot to be enjoyed at, perhaps, a lower level of energy. Soggy Doggy […]

I have heard about using Benadryl to calm an anxious dog down, but now there is new evidence that Melatonin might work better in some dogs. Dog owners who are interested in a natural treatment for behavioral problems should ask their veterinarian about melatonin for dogs. Melatonin is a neurohormone, and it can be used […]

Does your dog love to chase after tennis balls? Even, perhaps, a little obsessed about it? Something you need to keep in mind is that a tennis ball is made of abrasive material that can quickly wear down your dog’s teeth. Some dogs love them so much that their teeth have ground down to little […]

Here are the ones to look out for! Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Ibuprofen (Advil) can cause gastrointestinal irritation, stomach ulcers, and kidney damage in dogs. Naproxen (Aleve) has a long half-life in dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation, anemia, melena (digested blood in feces), and vomiting. Antifreeze is very dangerous to dogs and causes central nervous system […]

Animal experts say that it’s a common misconception that dogs can survive if the windows are cracked on a hot day, or if the car is parked in the shade. They said people often think that dogs can handle high temperatures. Wrong! In fact, even a dog walk in high heat can hurt or kill […]

Daily Mail reports: Forget punishing gym routines and expensive beauty creams. If you want to feel younger, get a dog. Dog owners act ten years younger than their age, a study found. The St Andrews University research showed that they not only more active, they are also mentally fitter. Researcher Dr Zhiqiang Feng said: ‘It […]

It is very important to have your pet examined each year to ensure that there are no abnormalities associated with their bodies. The GPE involves: The review of all past medical records Information regarding previous health assessments, illnesses, immunizations and any allergy concerns will be considered when your pet’s health care plan is discussed. The […]

Ear cleaning is an essential part of your dog’s basic grooming routine. All dogs should have their ears cleaned from time to time, but some dogs need more frequent and thorough cleaning than others. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning your dog’s ears. Anatomy of a Dog’s Ear A dog’s ear is a […]

One view of dog food: Would you feed your family a meal made with condemned beef? Or spray the children’s tea with rancid fat collected from a deep-fat fryer? Or serve biscuits made with empty grain hulls swept from a factory floor? Because that’s what we do to our dogs. The unpalatable truth is that […]