Stopping Puppies from Biting

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork

Puppies, like human babies, have sharp little teeth. If you’re unlucky enough to be your puppy’s teething toy, those teeth might remind you of Jaws! When your puppy’s biting becomes focused on the human version of the teething ring, it’s time to “nip” her behavior in the bud by teaching . . . → Read More: Stopping Puppies from Biting

Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Most commercially available dog treats contain a range of undefined ingredients, including sugars, and often exceed the recommended daily energy allowance for treats (‘complementary feed’), warn researchers in the Vet Record today.

They say treat labels should be more explicit and provide more detailed information on ingredients and . . . → Read More: Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance

‘Tis the season to be vigilant: Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas

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University of Liverpool researchers are warning of a “significant peak” in the risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs over the Christmas period as households stock up on festive treats.

Most people know that chocolate can be poisonous to dogs but may not know why. The toxic ingredient is . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the season to be vigilant: Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas

Is My Dog Getting Enough Sleep?

Article by John Gilpatrick | Found on PetMD

There’s no easier way to protect your health than consistently getting eight hours of sleep. And we have plenty of products and strategies—from Egyptian cotton sheets and memory foam to ambient noise machines and pharmacological aids—available to help make it happen.

Canine sleep is a different animal. . . . → Read More: Is My Dog Getting Enough Sleep?

Helping Your Dog through Grief and Depression

Article by Dr Ernie Ward, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

I recently received a letter from a reader about her grief-stricken dog. Her senior pooch had lived an entire life with a recently departed mother and wasn’t handling the loss well. She shared that her dog was becoming increasingly depressed and despondent. The writer . . . → Read More: Helping Your Dog through Grief and Depression

7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog

Article by Katherine Tolford | Found on PetMD

Although our faithful canine companions are equipped with a warm fur coat and tough paw pads they’re still vulnerable when the cold weather chill sets in.

Dr. Kelly Ryan, director of veterinary services at Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, says most dogs can tolerate colder temperatures . . . → Read More: 7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog

The Top 10 Signs Your Dog May Be Sick (and What You Can Do About It)

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Overview As is the case with people, a dog’s health changes with age. Unfortunately, our pets age much faster than we do.

Symptoms Regardless of your dog’s age, you play a key role in helping her combat illness and remain as healthy as possible. Remember, your dog cannot describe symptoms . . . → Read More: The Top 10 Signs Your Dog May Be Sick (and What You Can Do About It)

Skin Problems, Allergies and Your Dog

Article by Jenna Stregowski | Found on The Spruce

Is your dog itching, scratching and chewing at his skin? Is it keeping you up at night? If so, you are not alone. Skin problems are common in dogs, but they can be caused by a variety of things. To learn how you can help . . . → Read More: Skin Problems, Allergies and Your Dog

Ear Play or Dog Ear Infection?

Article by Sally Jones | Found on Canine Journal

Has your dog been scratching or rubbing her ears more than usual? How can you tell if it’s just normal “ear play” or if there’s something to worry about? Ear infections in dogs is one of the most common problems veterinarians see, but it’s difficult . . . → Read More: Ear Play or Dog Ear Infection?

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Article by Kimberly Alt | Found on Canine Journal

Have you ever taken your dog to the groomer and then noticed its whiskers are gone? Your dog probably feels a bit disoriented afterward. The technical term for whiskers is vibrissa, and they are more important than the hair that humans grow on their faces. What . . . → Read More: Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?