Canine Care Resources
Always consult your vet about the health and care of your animals and pets.
Dogs and Spring Allergies
For some of us, spring represents a time of rebirth: winter thaws, budding blossoms, cute ducklings and chicks. But for those of us with seasonal allergies, spring is less benevolent and more horror movie: runny noses, itchy throats, constant sneezes. If you think humans are alone in suffering when spring has sprung, think again! Dogs get spring allergies too. Click here to read more.
Traveling with Your Dog
The number of people who travel with their dogs is growing, and so too are the options for pets on the road. From “ruffing it” at campgrounds to enjoying fabulous four-star hotels, the time has never been better to pack up your pet and go. Click here to read more.
Traveling with Dogs – Nine Tips
As a veterinarian with 20-plus years of experience roaming the States with pets in tow, you’d think I’d have the traveling thing down. Click here to read more.
When Dogs Age
Even if your dog is moving a bit more slowly these days, there are lots of things the two of you can still enjoy together. Click here to read more.
General Summer Dangers for your Dog
Summer can also be a nightmare for pet owners, with bee stings and bug bites, shore hazards and sunburn — and those are just a few of the seasonal dangers dogs encounter. Click here to read more.
Summer Heat Dangers for your Dog
Dogs — the four-legged kind — get “cooked” far more easily than people do. And that means dog lovers need to be careful to be sure their pets don’t end up in the ER with heat stroke. Click here to read more.
What do I do When My Dog Bites Me
When a dog bites its owner, there are often a gamut of feelings: shock, disbelief, anger, hurt and sometimes guilt. Click here to read more.
Winter Essentials for Short Haired Dogs
Not all dogs are blessed with thick, double layered winter coats or fur around the pads of their feet. Click here to read more.
What to do About Your Puppy Chewing
Puppies chew on things. Usually starting when they are teething. Click here to read more.
Dog Inhales Food
Wolfing – or eating a lot of food very quickly – can lead to excessive gassiness and may contribute to a life-threatening emergency commonly known as bloat. In that scenario, a dog’s stomach enlarges with air. If the stomach then twists, a fast surgical response is required for survival. Click here to read more.
Vomiting in Dogs?
Dogs vomit occasionally for a variety of relatively benign reasons – to expel something unwanted from their stomach, as a result of gastric irritation or in response to colonic stimulus, for example. Prolonged, unrelenting vomiting or regurgitation, however, can be the sign of a serious condition, anything from head trauma or toxin exposure to pancreatic cancer or gastrointestinal obstruction. Click here to read more.
Why Does my Dog Drop to the Ground When He See Other Dogs?
Dropping to the ground is “a play solicitation,” says Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, DACVB, professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dogs use body language, including several play solicitations, to communicate their intentions. Click here to read more.
Recognize Bloat in Your Dog
When the stomach is filled with air, fluid or food, it’s considered bloat. Bloating is extremely uncomfortable, and it can put pressure on other organs and cause difficulty breathing. Click here to read more.
How to Pet a Dog
Think you’re a “dog person” and all dogs just naturally want you to pet them? There are certain ways to approach unfamiliar dogs. Read these tips to give them a chance to meet you before you invade their space. Click here to read more.
How to Give Liquid Medicines to Your Dog
Think you can give your dog his medicines by yourself? It sounded easy when the vet told you how. Now, it’s time to try it at home. Following the procedure and knowing what to expect from your pet will help make the experience more pleasant for both of you. Click here to read more.
Exercise Your Dog | Daily Exercise is recommended!
Exercise is as important for your dog as it is for you. Young dogs and healthy adults alike need lots of it, and even senior pets need a regular daily workout to maintain their health. The type of exercise you choose depends on the age and fitness of your dog and your own lifestyle. Dogs are adaptable and are happy to play Frisbee in the park or take long walks in the neighborhood. Click here to see the entire article.
Walking Your Dog in Winter
Winter weather can make it difficult to get your dog out for walks, particularly if you live in a part of the country where ice, snow and freezing winds are the norm. Regardless of the weather, your dog’s exercise requirement stays constant throughout the year, and a lack of wintertime exercise can have a negative impact on your dog’s behavior. Click here to read more.
How to Turn Dog Walking into Exercise for You as Well
Walking the dog is a terrific first step toward improved health, and it has some real upsides. Click here to read more.
Make Walking Your Dog Fun and Safe
Dogs are happier and healthier when they get the right amount of exercise, but not all dogs do well on walks. Click here to read more.
3 Common Leash Problems Solved – Pulling, Mouthing and Lunging
A walk with your dog can be a soothing time spent with your canine best friend — or it can be a battle for control. Click here to read more.