Leishmaniasis in dogs is a disease caused by a Leishmania parasite infection. It can either result in a skin reaction or an abdominal organ reaction, known as black fever. Black fever is the more severe form of the disease. Here’s what you should know.
If you must travel with your old dog by plane, make sure you and your dog are as prepared as possible, and start planning well in advance so you can be ready to meet your senior’s needs while flying and have a safe trip.
There are many breeds that we call bully dogs, and they can have vastly different looks, temperaments, and breed histories. So why do we group them all under the label of “bully dogs?” Well, they all have one thing in common.
Lupus in dogs is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells and tissue. There are two types of canine lupus, and they each have different symptoms and treatment options. Here’s what you should know.
Hyperthyroidism in dogs is a condition that is caused by the thyroid gland in the neck overproducing thyroxine, a hormone that controls metabolism. If you spot the signs of hyperthyroidism, it is important to get to your veterinarian right away.
A puppy shower is a fun way to welcome the newest member of the family, and unlike a baby shower, the guest of honor gets to join in the fun! Puppy showers can help you kick off your puppy’s socialization process, too! Here are a few things to consider when planning your dog’s Welcome Home puppy shower.
Sometimes we forget that our pups can get sunburns, just like us, and that can lead to skin damage, secondary infections, and skin cancer. A fur coat isn’t always enough protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s what you should know about using sunscreen on your dog.
National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th, and it’s a great time to go over some fire safety tips that can prevent fires in the home and keep your dog safe should a fire break out. Being prepared and following safety tips could save your dog’s life, as well as your own.
One of the most preventable causes of deadly heat stroke and dehydration in dogs is being left in hot cars. Here are seven times heroes smashed windows to save dogs from hot cars, caught on video.
The nice, summer weather brings plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities that will allow kids to form deeper relationships with the dogs they love. Dogs can teach children a lot about compassion, empathy, and responsibility, too.
July 11th is Cheer Up The Lonely Day. No one is better at curing loneliness than our canine friends, and if we can share just a little bit of their love and compassion with someone in need, we can make the world a better, kinder place to live.
Summer has officially started, and the dog days will be here again before you know it. July is National Beat The Heat Month — a reminder to us all to keep our pups cool on these hot summer days. Here are a few pups who won’t let anything stop them from staying cool while being cool.
July is National Picnic Month, and with the warm, sunny weather, it’s a great time to have a picnic with your pooch. Picnics can be fun for dogs and humans, but there are safety concerns that you should be on the lookout for.
July is National Blueberry Month, and it’s a great time to celebrate the tiny, tasty, refreshing fruits that can be enjoyed by humans and canines alike. Blueberries really are a super food, and they’re especially delicious on a hot summer day.
July is National Ice Cream Month, and just because dogs shouldn’t eat human ice cream doesn’t mean they have to be left out of the fun. There are plenty of dog-safe alternatives to human ice cream.
The dog days of summer are usually the hottest days of the year, but you may be wondering why we refer to them as the “dog days” and when they happen. What do our beloved canine companions have to do with the warm weather?
July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and no one would love to fight boredom with you more than your dog! Dogs can especially benefit this month, as boredom is often the cause of anxious, destructive behavior.
Hurricane season in the US usually lasts from June to November, and it’s important to prepared for an emergency and possible evacuation with a plan that includes your pets. If you live in an area where hurricanes are known to hit, keep yourself, your family, and your dogs safe.
The 4th of July is a time for the people of America to come together and celebrate Independence Day. But our dogs want to get in on the fun sometimes, too. These dogs are happy to have some summer fun and enjoy the holiday with their best friends.
As a responsible dog parent, you probably take steps to make sure your pup is safe and as relaxed as possible on Independence Day, but there are some things that are done with the best intentions that end up making dogs’ 4th of July fears worse.
Melatonin for dogs is a sedative hormonal supplement that is used to treat many kinds of anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, and other conditions. It is generally considered to be safe for dogs with a vet’s recommendation. Here’s what you should know.