Category: Dog Health & Care

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 …

Canine Distemper Symptoms: How To Identify Infection in Dogs

Prevention is always better than cure. However, if you fail to detect early distemper symptoms in your dog, the worst may unveil. Just like parvo, canine distemper is a highly fatal disease in dogs. The canine distemper virus attacks the dog’s nerves and brain. Unvaccinated puppies are at …

Parvo Symptoms in Puppies: Infection Signs To Watch Out

The canine parvovirus infection or parvo is a well-known “puppy killer.” Identifying parvo symptoms early can help you save your puppy’s life. Puppies who contracted the disease have a mortality rate of 91%. With appropriate and early treatment, the risk reduces to 5 to 20%. The canine parvovirus …

New Puppy Care: How to Take Care of Your New Puppy

Puppies are little bundles of joy. However, taking care of them is not easy. If you are getting a new one, these new puppy care tips can help you keep your furry youngster happy and healthy.  A growing puppy needs more than a bowl of puppy food. He needs to receive his immunizations, get …

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: FAQs

Hip dysplasia in dogs causes crippling pain and lameness in their hip area. Most affected dogs experience this debilitating disorder due to genetic and environmental factors. What is hip dysplasia in dogs? Hip dysplasia in dogs refers to the abnormal development of the hip joint, which is the …

FAQs About Dog Seizures

Seizure in dogs is a nightmare for owners. Different dog breeds including Labrador Retrievers, Dachshunds, and Rottweilers, are prone to dog seizures. What is a seizure in a dog? Dog seizures occur when there are involuntary movements of a dog’s body due to unusual electrical activity in the …

9 Tips for Taking Care of Old Dogs

Taking care of old dogs sound difficult but there are only a few adjustments needed to do it correctly. Dogs are considered old or senior when they turn seven. When your dog reaches that age, you should pay attention to his health. Consider changing his routine and diet …

Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs: Overview, Treatment, and Prevention

The presence of Sarcoptes scabiei – commonly known as itchy mite – in the skin causes sarcoptic mange in dogs. Dogs with this condition experience hair loss and excessive itching. What is Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs? Sarcoptic mange in dogs, also known as scabies, develops when Sarcoptes mites …

10 Tips on Caring for Dogs in The Winter

Dogs enjoy playing in the snow but exposure to the season’s dry and cold air can spell trouble for your pet. But do not fret! Caring for dogs in the winter is not as hard as you think. Chapped paws and dry skin are some of the common …

Hypothyroidism in Dogs: What You Should Know

Is your dog gaining weight, shedding excessively, or his coat turning dull? These may be indications of his failing thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism in dogs can develop an array of physical and psychological problems in your dog unless identified and treated at the early stage.   The Underactive Thyroid …

Dementia in Dogs: How To Help Your Senior Dog

Dementia in dogs is a common occurrence with most of them experiencing cognitive dysfunction, as they grow older. The condition is marked by a decline in the mental ability and the memory loss. However, many owners are not aware of dementia in their pets. Animal research suggests that …

Keeping Your Dog Safe In Summer!

Summer is great, but it has its hazards, especially for your dog. Dr. Mike Cavanaugh, executive director and CEO of the Denver, CO-based American Animal Hospital Association has some good advice for dog lovers. Don’t leave your dog in the car Even with all the publicity on this …

Should You Have Your Dog’s Coat Cut In The Summer?

Summer is here! We all want our fur children to be comfortable! The question is – Should you have your dog’s coat cut in the summer? Summer is a wonderful time to take your pooches out and about and with temperatures rising, you want to do everything you …

Bathing Your Dog! Learn To Wash Your Dog The Right Way!

Bathing your dog can be a bit tricky. Not all dogs love water. Even the ones who do love water can dislike having their fur soaped and washed. As hard as it is to resist those sweet puppy dog eyes, bathing your dog is a must. This post …

Why Do Wet Dogs Smell?

We all love our dogs. But dog lovers cannot deny the fact that wet dogs smell! Why do wet dogs smell? In this video by the American Chemical Society, you can learn all about the science behind the wet dog smell!   Dog smell comes from yeast and …

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