There is a special coming on tv on Monday, February 21st - called "Dogs With Jobs." It is a featured special by National Geographic Wild and is a 3-hour event. Be sure to check it out and follow medical assistance dogs, border patrol dogs, NYC police puppies, and learn about their unique careers and the work it takes to become ...Read More
There are different categories of hunting hounds, the sight hounds (hunt by sight), and scent hounds (hunt by scent). Some hunting dogs are good for working either on water or on land and some work on both. Dogs were able to provide men with food, clothing, and even helped out to build their rudimentary houses. Dogs were men’s best friend....Read More
Most objects can be fun for curious pets, but few of them are actually safe for play. Some toys, even ones sold at pet stores, can be dangerous. The following items should be avoided...
-- Rawhide chews. These can cause intestinal obstruction if swallowed. Also, some rawhides are preserved with arsenic, an infamously toxic substance.
-- Sq...Read More
These are subjects most of us don’t like talking about. We think our pet’s healthwill never deteriorate. However, the time will come when all of us, including our pets, will have to face death. Some people pay for their burial expenses before they die because they just hate the idea of becoming a financial burden on their famil...Read More
Hives and swelling in a dog may look very dangerous, but can often be treated with an antihistamine and will often improve in a few hours and resolve in 24 hours.
If a dog is painful, has severe pain or swelling, or has trouble breathing, seek veterinary assistance.
This video shows moderate ...Read More
Did you know dogs can have attacks of hay fever?
Their eyelids and the membranes of their eyes will get very red and swollen.
Their eyes will tear and they can have a clear or mild mucous discharge.
Their eyes are irritated, but open, and their corneas are clear, not cloudy.
You can try home remedies like Benadryl twice daily and an aspiri...Read More
I blogged about flea control products for cats just the other day and just this week we learned about a new product for cats. Assurity topical flea control contains the organic chemical spinosad. I loved the story about how the chemical was discovered. The active ingredient is derived from a naturally occurring soil dwel...Read More
When you talk about giving your dog or cat table scraps do you really mean scraps or do you mean bits of the food you are eating, or "people food?" There is a difference, and a big one!
Table Scraps are just that - scraps. These are actually foods that you would not eat yourself. Table Scraps are things li...Read More
I know it's hard to leave your pet at home while you go off to work. I know you think about them during the day and wonder what they are up to, what they may be thinking or doing. Do you ever wish you could plan some entertainment during their long day waiting for you to return home?
Here are some ideas on how you might ...Read More
Scabies isn’t real common in my area. There are two types of mange mites in puppies, and this is the itchiest type. Demodex or puppy mange commonly causes patches of hair loss around the eyes and on the body, but isn’t real itchy. Sarcoptic mange or scabies commonly starts on the ears, elbows, and belly...Read More
When humans think of the term stem cell therapy, they usually think of the controversial issue, regardless of which side of the debate they support. But though the uses of embryonic tissue in human stem cell research are hotly debated, stem cells have been utilized more effectively in animal medicine. Veterinarians have found effective uses for ...Read More
We all have heard of famous dogs in commercials such as Gitget “The Taco Bell Chihuahua.” She died in of a heart attack in 2009. She died when she was 15 years old. Can you believe this dog always flew first class? She is also the dog from Legally Blonde II. Chihuahuas’ are supposed to be, smart, friendly, and very loyal dogs. ...Read More
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener commonly used in chewing gums. It has properties that, in addition to lacking sugar or calories, fight bacteria and keep teeth healthy. Tooth-whitening gums like Trident and Orbit use xylitol to help humans, but the sugar substitute is very dangerous for pets.
In dogs especially, xylitol can deliver a ...Read More