So it’s raining and you’re stuck inside with a bored dog. Don’t worry, though. There are plenty of exciting things to learn and games to play that will keep your dog’s brain working and sharp. Here are some great indoor activities for a rainy day.
Sinus bradycardia in dogs is an unusually low heart rate caused by impulses in the sinus node firing slower than normal. It’s most often a harmless or even beneficial in athletic dogs. However, it can also be dangerous and can cause a loss of consciousness. Here’s what you should know.
Grooming your dog can be messy, difficult, and downright unpleasant, but it can be even worse for both you and your pup when you’re making mistakes without realizing it. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid.
Cystitis is a general term for inflammation of a dog’s bladder. Usually it’s caused by a bacterial infection or another type of infection. However, when inflammation doesn’t occur due to an infection, it’s called interstitial cystitis. Here’s what you should know.
March 1st, 2020 kicks off Professional Pet Sitters Week! It’s a perfect time to say thanks to the wonderful people who care for your pooches while you’re away. Here are a few ways to show gratitude to your awesome dog sitter.
Myths can cause miscommunication between dog owners and their pups, harm canines’ health, and leave dogs in potentially dangerous situations. We have to know what’s true and what’s false, and sometimes even conventional wisdom and common sense need to be questioned.
Pyelonephritis in dogs is a bacterial infection of the ureter in the kidney, which is part of the upper urinary tract. It’s generally caused by a lower urinary tract infection (UTI) that migrates upward toward the kidney, though it can have other causes, as well. 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.
Ascites in dogs is an abnormal build up of fluid in the abdomen. It’s also called abdominal effusion. Though it’s usually a secondary symptom of another possibly serious issue, it can bring symptoms of its own. Here’s what you should know.
There are tons of ways dogs can put their noses to good use. From tracking endangered species feces, to solving internet crimes, to finding mushrooms, people have come up with some pretty odd jobs for pups to do with their superhero-like sense of smell.
Can dogs eat avocados? There isn’t a short yes or no answer. Avocados can be dangerous for dogs, or they can be safe depending on how they are prepared. Ask your veterinarian before sharing avos with your dog. Here’s what you should know.
Puppy games are fun ways to tire out your newly adopted fur baby while building the skills they’ll need to become socialized, obedient, friendly adult dogs in the future. Here are six puppy games that will help your new pup learn how to play.
Pulmonary hypertension in dogs happens when there’s higher than normal blood pressure in the arteries and capillaries of the lungs. Eventually, blood may start to pool in the body, and dogs can suffer from congestive heart failure. Here’s what you should know.
Arrhythmias in dogs are abnormalities in the rhythm of the heart, which can include the speed, strength, or regularity of heart beats. Here’s what you should know.
Lots of pups have become the First Dog of the United States in our nation’s history, and while some rise to the occasion with decorum and grace, others just act like regular dogs. Here are five stories of Presidential dogs misbehaving in honor of Presidents Day!
There are several circumstances where over-training your dog can be harmful and even undo all the hard work you and your pup have put in. Here’s what you should keep in mind before you go overboard and train too much.
Growling is one of the many ways dogs communicate, and it’s important for humans who interact with dogs to understand what it means and the proper way to react. Here are what the different types of growls mean and ways you can react once you understand them.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in dogs is a condition that causes inflammation in the lining of the bowels resulting in upset of the stomach or intestines. It can result in symptoms such as nausea, upset stomach, or diarrhea. Here’s what you should know.
We dog lovers are a special breed, and not everyone can handle our love for all things canine. Here are a few dating tips for dog lovers that will help you find the right human to share your puppy love with.
Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. It’s one of the most common issues adult dogs face. If left untreated, it can lead to teeth loss. Here’s what you should know.
Pet Theft Awareness day is February 14th, and it’s a perfect time to go over tips to help dog lovers keep their pups safe. Every dog owner should follow some basic safety precautions to protect their pooches from one of dog parents’ biggest fears–dognappers.