Does my Dog Have Rabies?

Does My Dog Have Rabies? Has your dog been in contact with wild animals? Are they not feeling well? The unknown can be scary, and for many dog owners, rabies is the scariest of diseases our pets can contract. If you’re asking yourself “Does my dog have rabies?”, read on. What is Rabies? According to the Merck Manual of Veterinary Medicine, “Rabies is a viral infection of the nervous system that mainly affects carnivores and bats, although it can affect any mammal. It is caused by the rabies virus. It causes sudden, progressive inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.” Rabies is usually contracted through the bite of an animal.… Read More Continue Reading

How to Exercise Safely with Your Dog in Summer

How to Exercise Safely with Your Dog in Summer Summer is here and so is the beautiful weather. However, it can get hot and that means taking extra care when exercising with your dog. Dogs can suffer from heatstroke just like humans. Therefore, it’s crucial that you change your routine to adjust for the temperature. Here’s how to exercise safely with your dog in summer. Keep Workouts Short in the High Heat When it comes to high heat, keeping workouts short is key. If your dog is used to vigorous exercise, then cut the time by half. For older dogs and puppies, keep your time outdoors under 15 minutes. That’s… Read More Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Dog from Licking Their Stitches After Surgery

How to Keep Your Dog from Licking Their Stitches After Surgery After surgery, your dog will struggle with recovery. Even small procedures can make them uncomfortable. When dogs try to nurse themselves, they have a tendency to lick. Licking can clean an area, but it can do more harm than good when your dog has stitches. Let’s talk about how to keep your dog from licking their stitches after surgery. Care of Surgical Incisions Whether your dog has been spayed or neutered or had a cut sewed up, there are some basics to know about wound care in dogs. Here’s some advice from VCA Hospitals, “Under no circumstances should a… Read More Continue Reading

Dog Sleep Habits: From Puppies to Seniors

Dog Sleep Habits: From Puppies to Seniors Dogs have interesting, diverse sleep habits throughout their lives! Puppies tend to sleep all day between bouts of play and mealtimes. And elderly dogs, struggling with pain and discomfort, may have interrupted sleep. Whatever age your dog is, here are some insights into their sleep habits. Puppies Puppies sleep… a LOT. On a typical day, puppies spend between 16 and 20 hours sleeping. That’s far more hours asleep than awake. But there are reasons for that. Puppies need to rest to allow their brains to develop things like memory and process what they’ve learned during their waking hours. Puppies tend to play and… Read More Continue Reading

How to Ease Puppy Teething Pain

How to Ease Puppy Teething Pain Puppies come with all kinds of growing pains, but the one that’s most apparent (and painful, ouch!) is teething pain. Not sure how to ease puppy teething pain? Here are some tips and tricks to bringing your dog some comfort and yourself some peace from the constant energy of a teething puppy. Symptoms of Puppy Teething Like human babies, puppies explore their world with their mouths. That means, when they are looking from comfort from the pain of teething, you’ll find them getting into all sorts of trouble. Here are some telltale signs of teething in puppies: Blood on toys or bedding: Don’t freak… Read More Continue Reading

How to Travel Safely in an RV with Your Dog

How to Travel Safely in an RV with Your Dog Traveling in an RV is a great way to see the country. Whether you are traveling near or far, it’s an adventure. However, if you have pets, there are some extra considerations. Here’s how to travel safely in an RV with your dog this summer. Heat Safety This is the biggest risk to your dog while in your RV. RV’s are like cars. In the sun, they get hot. Really hot. Even if it’s only 70 degrees outside, an RV can reach temperatures upwards of 100 degrees. Be sure you don’t leave your dog in an RV alone without AC… Read More Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Canine Coronavirus

Everything You Need to Know About Canine Coronavirus For the past few months, you can’t turn on the news without hearing about COVID-19. Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, but did you know that dogs can get a strain of coronavirus too? Today we’re going to take a look at what you need to know about Canine Coronavirus and how to keep your dog safe. What is Canine Coronavirus? Canine Coronavirus, also known as CCoV, is a very infectious disease in dogs. This virus is especially infectious for very young puppies. The virus causes gastrointestinal problems only in dogs. The virus gets its name solely based on its shape. When looked… Read More Continue Reading

6 Activities Kids and Dogs Can Do Together

6 Activities Kids and Dogs Can Do Together As the weather improves, you might need some new ideas to keep your family happy. Why not kill two birds with one stone, and have your kids and dogs work together to keep each other busy? With school finishing up, try out some of these activities to keep your family healthy, active, and content. Take a Walk If your child is old enough, let them walk your dog. It doesn’t have to be a chore! It’s a great way to get out of the house. If your child can safely hold a leash but you’re not comfortable letting them out of your… Read More Continue Reading

Bluey: The World’s Oldest Dog

Anyone who has had a dog pass away knows that it’s the hardest part of dog ownership. Most dogs live on average ten to fifteen years. However, some dogs live to be much older than that. In fact, one dog has lived to be double that. Bluey the Australian cattle dog is the oldest recorded dog. Today we’re going to look at the story of Bluey, the world’s oldest dog. Bluey – The World’s Oldest Dog It’s almost hard to believe that a dog would live to be almost thirty, but that’s just what Bluey did. Bluey is officially the oldest dog ever recorded and verified. He lived to be… Read More Continue Reading

Why Dogs Sleep So Much

Anyone who’s gotten a new puppy has probably been surprised to find out how much they sleep. Just like human babies, young puppies can spend much of the day sleeping. But even as dogs grow older, they can sleep away big chunks of the day. Why do dogs sleep so much? Is it a bad sign that a dog sleeps so much? Today we take a look at the sleep pattern of dogs and why they sleep so much. Why Dogs Sleep So Much Before we start discussing why dogs sleep so much, how much is too much? Your dog’s sleep needs will change as they age, so it’s essential… Read More Continue Reading