Holiday Hazards For Dogs

There are many holiday hazards for dogs. Wintertime and the holiday season, mean more company and more exciting things for your dog to get into. Here are a few tips to keep your puppy safe this season. Kitchen Hazards From tin foil, turkey bones to raw cookie dough, there are many enticing treats and smells in the kitchen this time of year. Many of these items can cause severe digestive problems if swallowed. Baker’s chocolate and dark chocolate are some of the worse things for…

Helping Your Pet Cope With Visitors

Helping your pet cope with visitors is one of the main reasons why you should socialize your pet while they are young. This is not always an option if you get your pet when it’s older or have no way to socialize your pet. If you notice a sudden change in your pet’s behavior, you should seek medical attention. Your veterinarian may be able to find a cause for your pet’s behavior.   If your pet is normally shy, here are a few things you can…

Pets Are Good For Kids

If your kids are like most kids, they may be begging you to adopt a family pet. Pets are a great idea for kids. There are some reasons why you may want to put off adopting a pet or you may feel your family cannot afford to take care of a pet. Most families however, can find a pet that they can afford. Here are some of the benefits kids get from pets: Developing Nurturing Kids Pets that you can interact with like a dog…

Exercise for Dogs and Puppies

Dogs and Puppies love to exercise.  It is a good way to build relationship with your pooch and it will keep them healthy and happy for a lifetime.  Dogs were born to hunt, and spend their lives very actively taking care of their needs.  Today however, dogs don’t have to work for their food or comfort.  Some dogs spend most of their day on a couch or alone in their crate. Why Exercising is Great For Your Dog Just like people, dogs that lead very…

Pet Allergies, Caring For Your Dog

Pet allergies are common in dogs.  Sometimes you will notice your dog having watery eyes or sneezes but that’s not the most common sign of allergies. Knowing the symptoms and what to look for is the first step in caring for your pet that has allergies.  Just like people, pet’s immune system will begin to recognize common substances as allergens and consider them dangerous.  Symptoms will appear as the body tries to rid itself of these allergens.   You will want to discuss any allergy…

How Facebook Can Help You Find A New Dog

Ah, Facebook. It’s a place to connect with long lost friends and family, share information about yourself or your family, and connect with businesses that you like. Facebook is good for a lot of things, but there’s one thing Facebook is good at that most people tend to overlook, and that’s connecting wannabe dog owners with lovable pups. That’s right. If you’re in search of your next furry friend, turn to Facebook to help you in the following ways. Connect with shelters. More and more…

Choosing the Best Veterinarian For Your Dog

When trying to ensure that man’s best friend is healthy and strong, finding a good dog veterinarian is important. Although pets may be part of the family, sometimes we don’t always know the best way to keep a dog healthy. For example, many people believe that feeding their pet table scraps shows how much they love them. On the contrary, some harmful food should never be given and can make your dog sick. Of course with a bit of online research, information can be found…

A Few Common Illnesses in Dogs

Being dog owners, we often panic when we see our companions get sick. Try not to worry too much, though. The most common dog illnesses are often treatable with rest and simple medications. Observing your pet, and noticing when they are sick is the most important thing.  Diagnosing the problem and seeking treatment is the next step.  In no time, your buddy will be up and running again, happy to see you and rearing to go. Kennel Cough This is the most common, or at…

Dog Allergies

Dog Allergies To see if your dog has allergies, look for these symptoms: Ear Scratching Licking/Chewing on feet or body Reddish discoloration between toes or on feet Continually rubbing face on floor, furniture or wall Rash, pimples, bumps or sores on skin Eyes are red or watery Repeated ear infections Runny nose or lots of sneezing Repeated diarrhea or vomiting Coughing or wheezing Humans and dogs may have allergies to the same sources; however, dogs will show different symptoms. A human may react to grass…