Dogs can get bumps for various reasons, including bacterial infections, heat rash and food allergy symptoms. A little detective work on your end can help you figure out why your dog has bumps. Bacterial Infections […]
Healthy teeth are more than just a shiny, white canine grin. Healthy teeth are important to your dog’s overall health and ability to eat. What dog food is best for healthy teeth? Read on to find more about how to keep your dog’s teeth healthy and bright.
I bet you know at least one dog or cat who’s picky about their food. It’s pretty common for them to turn up their nose at some – or many – of the foods that […]
Let’s talk about poop. If you’re a dog owner, you probably have a more intimate relationship with poop than you thought you would. One of the great things about picking up after our dogs, is […]
Dogs can develop hot spots for many reasons, but the most common reasons are seasonal or topical allergies, food allergies or a food intolerance. Hot spots are red, open wounds that often become infected and are made worse by your dog licking and chewing on them. A change in diet can often dramatically reduce the recurrence of hot spots or even eliminate them altogether.
Have you ever tried dehydrated pet food your pet? Now that it’s winter, it’s a great time to try it. With temperatures outside dropping, a warm meal may be just what your dog or cat […]
Winter is here and we have some tips for how to handle pets and cold weather. Winter is a great time for snuggling with your pets by the fire, playing catch with snowballs and taking long walks down snowy lanes. Winter is not without it’s hazards, though so here are some precautions you should take when the temperature dips.
Dogs can develop food allergies just like people. However, unlike people, they cannot share crucial information for the most accurate diagnosis. With the help of a veterinarian, you should rule out other health issues before settling on a diagnosis of food allergy.
The tendency to develop allergies can also be genetically determined. Dogs with other allergies like inhalant allergies or atopy may be at increased risk for developing a food allergy. Dogs can also develop food intolerance from eating the same food day after day, which can produce the same symptoms as a food allergy.
Sometimes we get into ruts. Life starts to feel a bit like Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, where you’re re-living the same thing over and over and over. One day you wake up and realize that you’ve eaten oatmeal every day for breakfast for the last six months. We get into ruts with our pets too. Are you making the same walk around the block with your dog? Is every night a snuggle up in front of the television night with you and your cat? Maybe it’s time to try break out and try something new. And speaking of Groundhog Day, we heard the groundhog predicted an early spring this year so it’s a great time to get started and get ready for spring!
Everyone loves puppies. With their tiny little paws and sweet puppy breath, it’s hard to not fall in love with puppies. If you think you have to buy a puppy from a pet store […]