Category Archives: Staying Healthy

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog


Dogs are great at providing strong motivation to maintain their owner’s exercise program – who can resist a happy dog, panting with excitement at the front door? They make great walking companions and can serve as the perfect social support. So if you are having difficulty sticking to your fitness program, why don’t you try…

Do Dogs Get Colds and Flus?


Just like us, pets are prone to colds and flus. More often than not, the respiratory symptoms manifested in animals are a result of viral, bacterial, or fungal infection.  However, most commonly, canine colds and flus take place due to virus. Since these illnesses can result in serious secondary bacterial infections if left untreated, consulting…

Top Ten Signs of Canine Heart Disease


When it comes to canine heart disease, early diagnosis and timely treatment can make all the crucial difference in your pet. It is necessary for pet parents like you to be familiar with the various signs of canine heart disease. This way you can bring any possible health issue to your vet’s attention as soon…

Rawhide: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


There are countless types of dog chews, bones, and toys in the market today, and rawhide is one of the most popular. Because there have been lots of concerns regarding the safety of rawhide dog chews, it is a good idea to be familiar with the various kinds of rawhide available as well as the…

Removing a Tick From Your Dog’s Skin


Responsible pet owners know that tick prevention is important – but not always 100% effective. Chances are, at some point in your dog’s life, you’ll encounter one of these icky arthropods that attach themselves to your dog’s skin and feast on their blood. When left untreated, a tick can cause a whole slew of problems…

Ten Early Warning Signs of Canine Cancer


Cancer essentially refers to an uncontrolled cell growth on or in the body. It may either be localized, or invade neighboring tissues and then spread all the way through the body. This serious disease is potential in most household animals, and the incidence increases with age. Dogs often get cancer at almost the same rate…

Your Dog’s Health: Heartworms Explained


Once an ailment mostly targeting dogs in hot, humid areas or those that spent a lot of time in the woods, heartworm disease is quickly becoming a dangerous threat to pups from around the globe – or anywhere that mosquitoes are present. In this article by Shanna Freeman from Animal Planet, you’ll learn how heartworms,…

Why is My Dog Eating Rocks?


Many Dogs tend to eat a lot of strange things that, for most of us, make no sense. However bizarre your dog’s chomping habits may be, bear in mind that this is relatively normal behavior, particularly for puppies. But, normal or not, chewing rocks (or other non-food items) can be dangerous if ingested. The Root…

Dealing with Your Dog’s Seasonal Allergies


Spring is finally upon us! And with it, seasonal allergies… Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only ones faced with seasonal allergies. It’s common that many dogs will be too once the allergy season starts. Canine allergies are normally caused by the same triggers that occur in human allergies: our pooch’s immune system comes across an allergen…

What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Foxtails

You’ve probably seen plenty of foxtails out in nature before; mostly growing in meadows, along roadsides, or in vacant lots, but you may not have known what they were. Foxtails are simply foxtail-like seed clusters usually found on the stalks of some types of grasses. These clusters have sharp points that are designed to penetrate…

Doggie Massage Basics


One of the fastest growing fields in dog healthcare is animal massage. The controlled, soothing touch not only help give dogs comfort but can also help in alleviating problems by managing pain, strengthening the immune system, firming up the muscles, joints, and tendons, releasing cortisone which relieves swelling and inflammation, as well as producing endorphins….

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