CBD Oil for Dogs

What Is CBD Oil for Dogs? CBD oil is made when a chemical compound, also known as cannabidiol is extracted from the cannabis plant, and then diluted with a carrier oil. It does not contain THC, which is the psychoactive element found in marijuana that causes the sensation of getting “high.” Instead, it has become an alternative pain reliever for those who do not wish to use pharmaceutical drugs. Tips for Giving CBD Oil to Dogs Before we begin, it should be noted that currently there are no CBD products approved by the FDA for use in dogs. With that being said, many dog owners also utilize herbal supplements to… Read More Continue Reading

Making Sure That Your Puppy Gets Enough Sleep

Making Sure That Your Puppy Gets Enough Sleep Puppies are well-known for having endless amounts of energy. Even though this is true, they still need 18-20 hours of sleep a day. Getting enough sleep is critical for them to grow properly, and to make sure that their brain, immune system, and muscles all develop as they should. When puppies are awake, they use up a lot of energy growing, becoming acquainted to new people and places, and discovering all the things that they are and are not allowed to do. Because their environment is such an interesting place to exist in, they might not pay attention to their bodies telling… Read More Continue Reading

Do Dogs Get Headaches?

Do Dogs Get Headaches? If headaches are a condition that you have been plagued with, you are fully aware of the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience that is a part of the experience. Imagine feeling this often-disabling pain as an animal, and being unable to express it to anyone. As a dog owner, if you have ever noticed some strange symptoms from your dog, you logically may be wondering if he or she is suffering from headaches. However, the question remains, do dogs get headaches? Let’s take a look at how the answer to this question is currently being approached. Do Dogs Get Headaches? Currently, there are no definitive tests that… Read More Continue Reading

Top 5 Dog Nutrition Mistakes

Every dog owner has a responsibility to ensure that their pet is eating the best food available. This seems like an easy task, but it can get complicated when you begin to consider all the options out there. In this blog post, we will discuss 5 common mistakes that many dog owners make and what they should do instead to ensure that their pets are well-nourished. 1. Feeding Your Dog Too Many Treats Many dog owners get frustrated when their dogs do not eat enough of the dry kibble that they have been given. As a result, many people offer extra treats to ensure that their pet is getting the… Read More Continue Reading

Common Dog Allergies & How to Avoid Them

Like people, dogs struggle with allergies. Although allergies do not bother all dogs, they bother many. From the foods they eat to environmental triggers, there are many allergy triggers. Today we’ll discuss common dog allergies and how to avoid them. What are Common Dog Allergies? Allergies are when your dog’s immune system overreacts to a trigger that it otherwise would not. This triggers the release of histamines which cause an allergic reaction or allergy symptoms in your pet. Common allergens for dogs include food, pollen, dust mites, and flea bites. Food is a common dog allergen. Why? Some of the ingredients in dog food can be the source of allergies.… Read More Continue Reading

What to Do When Your Dog Is Sick

Dogs are a man’s best friend, but they can also be finicky. This is especially true when it comes to their health and well-being. Dogs get sick just like people do, and if you don’t know what you’re looking for it can be difficult to tell the difference between an illness and a symptom of something else. That is why in this article we will go over some of the most common signs that your dog might have gotten sick, as well as how to deal with them at home before seeking medical attention from your veterinarian. Signs Your Dog is Sick Dogs can get sick for many reasons, such… Read More Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Jogging with Your Dog

Many people enjoy jogging as a form of exercise, and more and more pet owners are choosing to jog with their dogs. However, many dog owners do not realize just how different jogging can be for a dog than it is for humans. Today we will go over what you need to know about jogging with your pup! Why You Should Jog with Your Dog Dogs are very social animals and need exercise like humans. Jogging can be a great way to keep your dog healthy, happy, and with you! There may be some risks of hurting yourself while running alongside your pup so make sure both of you know… Read More Continue Reading

What to Do About Dog Vomiting

If your dog is vomiting, as a pet parent you are logically concerned. In many cases, it is possible that it has devoured too much food, too quickly. However, dog vomiting may also signal a more serious situation. Your dog could have possibly swallowed something toxic, or might be experiencing an unknown sickness that demands urgent medical care. To help determine the cause of your dog’s vomiting, it is important to take a moment to examine the vomit. Examine the Vomit Did your dog simply vomit its food? Is it primarily mucus or bile? Does it consist of water, blood, or white foam? Does it contain pieces of toys, clothes,… Read More Continue Reading

Behavioral and Mental Changes in Elderly Dogs

Anyone who has raised a dog from puppyhood to old age knows that their dog changes during the different stages of their life. What causes these changes, and is there anything you can do to help your dog age gracefully? Here are the behavioral and mental changes you can expect in elderly dogs. What Causes Senior Changes As dogs grow, their brains develop. For humans, this development is what marks the difference between an impulsive teenager and a responsible adult. For a dog, you might notice a silly and curious puppy transition to being a confident and cautious adult dog. As an adult dog becomes a senior dog, their own… Read More Continue Reading

How to Safely Feed Your Dog Greens

Feeding your dog healthy veggies can have so many benefits. But what’s safe or not safe for your dog to eat? Today we’re taking a look at how to safely feed your dog greens and other veggies. How to Safely Feed Your Dog Greens There are a number of different ways you can prepare veggies for your dog. Some ways are easier than others, but any way to give your dog healthy veggies is going to be good for them. Just make sure you are only giving your dog food that is less than 25 percent veggies. More than that can cause gut problems for your dog. Blanching Blanching is… Read More Continue Reading