Cold temperature exposure for a long time can be detrimental for all animals, from dogs to cats. Usually, frostbite in dogs can happen when pets are exposed to temperatures under 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). In today’s article, we’re looking at what frostbite is, where it’s more likely to show up on a dog’s
Turmeric has become extremely popular over the past decade as people mainly use it to manage long-term pain and inflammation caused by chronic conditions such as arthritis and other osteo-skeletal issues. But how about giving your dog some turmeric? How much is safe? Can it interfere with other meds? We’re answering all of these questions
Like most homeowners who share their lives with pets, you do have to venture out of the house from time to time. Since most dog owners don’t like the idea of crating their pets for long periods of time, the ideal goal is to train your dog to be trustworthy when given free rein in
Colitis is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions that people can develop. But humans aren’t the only species that can suffer from colitis — so can our canine friends. In today’s article, we’re looking at everything from the causes of colitis in dogs to how it is diagnosed and treated and what you can
According to some recent data, approximately 25% of all dogs across the world will develop one form of cancer during their lives. The statistic is even higher for dogs that are over the age of 10, with 50% of this category developing cancer until the end of their lives. To find out more about how
If you share your home with a dog, you may often wonder if your experience with Fido is similar to what other owners face. Each dog has its own distinct personality, so some of the things your best canine pal likes to do might not be quite the same as the mischief your brother or
If your canine friend seems to be a great fan of milk and other dairy products, you might be wondering whether these foods are safe to give to your dog. In today’s article, we’re describing lactose intolerance in dogs and telling you everything you should know about it — from its symptoms to its causes.
Thinking Fido’s tired of the one dog lifestyle and could use a new canine best friend? Are you wondering if adding a second dog will simply mean double the love, fun, and drooly doggy kisses? Multi-dog households are greatly increasing in popularity. But before you make the leap to adding a second dog to your
Can dogs eat cheese? Ask your dog and he will most likely give an enthusiastic tail wag, “Yes!” But not so fast. There are many different kinds of cheese and some can be better for your dog (and you) than others. Plus, cheese doesn’t agree with every dog. Before you roll out a wheel of
Retinal dysplasia in dogs can be defined as the abnormal development of the retina. It affects a number of breeds, although it is less common compared to other eye conditions. In today’s post, we’re looking at everything that this disease entails, from the types that can affect our canine friends to what it is caused
When it comes to selecting your next family dog, you’ve got a wide sampling of coat types, colors, sizes, personalities, and breeds from which to choose. Most dog owners have preferences in all of these categories, making them spoiled for choice when it comes to options. Brindle is a type of coat color or pattern
Dogs require regular grooming to keep their coat in tip top condition. But more than this, professional grooming improves your dog’s health and keeps him looking his very best. Since grooming is a profession that falls within the category of the service industry, many people wonder if they are obligated to provide a tip in
Let’s face it; cat owners just don’t understand. For centuries, it has been an age old feud. When it comes to the perfect pet, who reigns supreme? Man’s best friend: the dog or everyone’s fave furry feline: the cat? While some families take on the best of both worlds by owning one of each, some
Kidney stones can affect both humans and animals, and they can show up in our canine friends, too. Most dogs will show no symptomatology, but others aren’t as lucky. If the kidney stone grows in size, breaks, and the remaining pieces become stuck in the ureter, this can be very painful for your canine companion.
The trachea (also known as the windpipe) is an essential tube that connects the lungs to the rest of the upper respiratory tract, meaning the larynx, the pharynx, and the mouth and the nose cavity. The trachea is composed of rings, and if they modify their shape or lose their strength, the dog is not