Owning a dog is a huge commitment and basic dog care is important to know: beginning training as a young puppy, routine vet checks, feeding them the right food, keeping their toe nails trimmed, grooming on a routine basis, learning to recognize illnesses and injuries, and becoming best of friends clear to the end.
Using cedar chips or mulch in the garden area may cause breathing difficulties in you and your dog, especially if the dog is older or very sick. OSHA has found that the fumes in cedar affect organs: blood, bone marrow, central nervous system, eyes, respiratory system, skin, liver, and kidneys. So consider carefully before using them around your dog.
Elderly dog dementia and adoptions for the older dog are rapidly trending. We have seen an increase in information about the elderly dogs in general and those with canine cognitive dysfunction.
A lot of dog owners prefer to buy water and feed-based bowls based on their dog’s age or health issue. This is usually addressed by the design of the unit. For example, young puppies chew on their bowls and then haul them around to the back yard to bury them. In that case, it is preferable to purchase dog bowls that are cheap, not created for their aesthetic design, and usually on cheaper by the dozen!
Human vitamins and supplements for dogs. Hmmm…sounds rather contradictory, doesn’t it? But as time marches on, dog experts and veterinarians are accepting this unique relationship between humans and dogs. They also make it a priority to point out issues with toxicity if not handled properly.
Pet groomers are important to most dog owners. If you are thinking of taking your dog to pet groomers or calling them to your home, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
Pulmonary hypertension in dogs is a severe lung disease. Originally a human disease, the lung disease was found in dogs at a Michigan State University study. Other diseases found in dogs and humans are diabetes and cancer “Our is the first to document the existence of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, or PVOD, in dogs,” said Kurt […]
How to feed your dog while you are away is not that unusual of a worry. In today’s world, very few dog owners are home 100% of the time. They work, they shop, they go out for entertainment, they go to the doctor, and they go out with friends. Where does that leave your pet […]
Healthy dog treats your pet will love is the perfect Christmas gift chosen by loving dog owners. With the holidays fast approaching, there’s a good bet you are going through your list of people, and dogs, to buy for. Make sure you pick the perfect items. One name you won’t want to leave off your shopping list is your own lovable four-legged canine companion. Of course, it’s only natural to want to spoil your dog. It is part of owning one. But too much junk is not good for their tummies, their weight, or their health. Instead, here is a list of various healthy dog treats that your dog is sure to love.
Diabetic dogs | what foods can they eat? The title says a lot. It speaks of maintaining a dog’s health and controlling weight and sugar levels…with food. And as the owner of diabetic dogs, it is best that dog owners understand the diabetic process. Without a proper diet, the non-diabetic dog is prone to various diseases…such as diabetes.
Buying quality dog foods and trying to save money are an oxymoron: contradictory phrases that are in conjunction with one another. Most quality dog foods are too expensive for those on a budget, so how could dog owners save money? However, in today’s world quality has become important to dog owners.
The primary staple of the best pit bull diet for optimum growth is protein. This is because pit bulls are very playful and strong dogs, despite their fearsome reputation. Their strength and power are beyond question due to their relatively large muscle mass, as compared to other dog breeds.
Just like human beings, dogs require dog nutrition requirements, a balanced diet for cell growth and maintenance, as well as promoting overall health. If there are no illness-related deficiencies, special needs or special instructions from a vet, dogs can derive all their nutritional needs from approved commercial pet foods. (Also read: Healthy Human Food for Dogs) These pet […]
There are many parts of our lives where we take precautions or plan for things we genuinely don’t want or expect to happen. Insurance is one such example, where we pay premiums every month to cover our lives, our homes, our cars, our health and so on. We can even take out insurance for our […]
Why is protein essential in a dog’s diet? So, you may have heard that protein is good for dogs. But you might be wondering why this is so. If so, you have come to the right place. I will tell you what protein is and what its sources are, and why protein is essential in […]
Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful situations any of us will ever go through. But if its stressful for you, just imagine how it feels for your dog. After all, everything they know and love just changed apart from you. The world is full of new sites, sounds and smells, […]
Most of us buy prepared or processed food for our dogs. These foods contain a variety of ingredients – not all of which are good for our best friends. Some, in fact, may be outright toxic. Pet food quality varies immensely, and many of us are not well versed in exactly which ingredients we should […]