What to do if Your Dog Goes Blind

What to do if Your Dog Goes Blind The sense that humans rely on most is likely sight. Clear vision allows us to live our daily lives. What happens when we start losing our vision? We correct and adapt! If our canine companions start to lose their vision, it’s not such an easy task as getting a pair of glasses. What to do if your dog goes blind is not obvious. For this reason, today we’ll be discussing what you can do to make your dog’s life more comfortable if they begin to lose their vision. How do I Know my Dog is Losing Their Vision? The good news about… Read More Continue Reading

Pancreatitis in Dogs – Symptoms, Diet & More

Pancreatitis in Dogs – Symptoms, Diet & More Is your dog acting strangely? Perhaps they have abdominal pain and are extra tired? These may be signs of acute pancreatitis. Let’s learn more about this illness that dogs with obesity and a high-fat diet are susceptible to. What is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is an inflamed pancreas. The pancreas is an organ on the right side of the stomach and produces enzymes that help digest food. These enzymes are secreted into the small intestine where the hormones can enter the bloodstream. Pancreatitis can be either acute or chronic, happening periodically. This inflammation may cause the enzymes to spill into the abdominal cavity where… Read More Continue Reading

Why Are Dogs Afraid of Fireworks & Other Loud Sounds?

Why Are Dogs Afraid of Fireworks & Other Loud Sounds? Many dogs are fearful of loud sounds. Then again, there are dogs that don’t seem to mind the noise. For those dogs that are fearful, however, noise can be extremely stressful. It can impact how you interact with your dog and where you can bring them. Sensitivity Vs. a Phobia Dogs are commonly afraid of things like thunder and fireworks. These trigger your dog’s fear. Their noise faculties are just far more sensitive than ours. They are so sensitive, in fact, that your dog’s ears can detect changes in barometric pressure. They know a storm is coming before you do.… Read More Continue Reading

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