Golden Retriever Bitten By Rattlesnake Protecting His Human

Dogs are the best companions we could ever imagine. Not only do they bring joy into our lives, they can also be fiercely protective of their family — and that’s how Todd, a Golden Retriever, does. This Golden Retriever got bitten by a snake while protecting his owner …

Why Your Dog Smells Like Fish and How To Stop It

Your beloved furry buddies can smell like a lot of things. Most of them have that ‘dog smell’ we all know – similar to the scent of popcorn. But because of their adventurous nature, some dogs can get some scents stuck on their furs like the smells of garbage, animal …

11 Things Dogs Can Smell But You Can’t

A dog’s sense of smell is so powerful that he can sniff out a drop of blood in an Olympic-sized pool. With olfactory cortexes that are 40 times larger than humans, a dog is well placed to smell things 100,000 times better than you. Among dogs, the volume …

Dog Blood Donation: How Your Dog Can Help Save Another Dog’s Life

Hundreds of dogs need blood transfusions every day. Certain diseases and emergency situations require urgent blood transfusion in dogs. Unfortunately, there is a severe shortage of dog blood all over the world. The small number of blood donors and the short shelf-life of dog blood (30 to 35 days) contribute to …

10 Things You Do That Annoy Dogs

Your pooch wants to be your best friend. But there are times you end up irritating him. Do you realize the times your behavior annoys your furry friend? You would surely want to keep from such actions that are annoying to dogs, right? Let’s see what type of …

How to Stop Dog Nail Bleeding

Cutting or trimming dog nails is an important part of your dog grooming routine. However, cutting your dog’s nails too short can cause him to bleed. So as a responsible pet parent, you should know what to do and how to stop dog nail bleeding wherever confronted with such situation.   Your pet has a sensitive tissue underneath his nail. Known as the “quick,” it contains …

Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese way of pain management. Its efficacy led to the technique being adored as an alternative or complementary treatment for many chronic health issues. Though owners are often skeptical about acupuncture for dogs, many attest its benefit for their pets. Acupuncture for dogs is …

Rotten Teeth in Dogs: Effects and Treatment

Be it a man or a dog, toothache is an issue for all, and it can be very painful. Rotten teeth in dogs not only cause discomfort but also lead to severe health complications. For this reason, knowing the signs, effects, and proper treatment of rotten teeth is …

ADHD in Dogs: Does It Really Exist?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a possibility in dogs. Non-stop running, excessive barking, and inability to focus are visible signs of ADHD in dogs. Although these signs are common in many dogs, their continued showcase together with overactivity and hyper-reactivity hints at the presence of canine ADHD. …

Dogs And Chocolate: What To Do If Your Dog Ate Chocolate? 

Chocolate can be toxic to your dog. If you know what to do if your dog ate chocolate, you stand a good chance to save your pet’s life. Chocolates contain theobromine and caffeine, which can be harmful to your dog. Being methylxanthines, these ingredients can cause heart and …

Diabetes in Dogs: Caring for Diabetic Dogs

Diabetes in dogs is manageable. However, it requires pet parents to be steadfast in their care and concern. While caring for diabetic dogs, it is important that you follow the set diet and exercise routines for your pet as strictly as possible to avoid any spike or sharp fall in his blood sugar level.  Diabetes in dogs can be …

5 Common Causes of Yeast Infection in Dogs

Give a thought to how much you know about causes of yeast infection in dogs, especially when your pet suffers from it every now and then. All dogs carry a healthy population of yeast on their bodies. When something goes wrong with your dog’s immune system, yeast can …

8 Tips To Prevent Stress in Dogs

Chronic stress in your dog causes him to exhibit abnormal behavior.  He experiences a decline in appetite, prefers isolation, shows increased aggression, and looks insecure. Stress causes systemic and self-mutilating changes in him that shapes his physical and psychological response. You may find these changes in your dog …

Things To Know About Dog Tail Docking

Dog tail docking has been a tradition among many dog breeds. The practice involves removing a portion of a dog’s tail.   There are two ways to have it done. On the first one, the blood supply to the tail is constricted for a few days using a rubber ligature. This method is only …

Dog Ear Cropping: Should You Have Your Dog’s Ears Cropped?

Dog ear cropping is plagued with issues and controversies. The practice has been labeled unnecessary and cruel, yet many dog enthusiasts continue to have the procedure done on their dogs.  Dogs have different ear shapes and sizes. Dachshunds, Labradors, Poodles, Rottweilers, and many other dog breeds have floppy ears. German …

7 Tips on How To Prevent Parvo in Puppies

Parvo disease is a puppy killer and it can kill your dog in just 72 hours. In fact, the mortality rate of untreated parvo-infected puppies is as high as 80%. The disease is caused by the canine parvovirus, which attacks the digestive system of dogs. The disease may …

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