Tennis balls do pose some risks for your dog. For most dogs, any ball will do, and fortunately, there is a wide variety from which to choose as a tennis ball replacement.
Summertime means hot days and hanging out by the pool, lake or shore. A quick dip might be fun for your dog, but before you head for the local swimming hole, keep the following safety tips in mind. Yes, there is a stroke called the dog paddle, but it isn’t necessarily instinctive for your dog. […]
Veterinarians say signs of overheating include panting hard. But heatstroke symptoms can include a staggering gait, rapid heartbeat, listlessness, restlessness, vomiting, and a darkening of the gums and tongue. If your dog’s body temperature rises above the normal range of up to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit, it may be time to take the dog to a veterinarian […]
If you share food with your beloved dog, make room in your bed for the happy tail wagger or allow a face lick or two, you’re not alone. Many dog owners share in this close-proximity manner with their beloved pups. But are you placing your health at risk when you do so? A study by […]
They’ll go for a walk. They’ll go fetch. They’ll go down and roll over. But how do you get your dog to go green? Millions of people are realizing that it’s better for our health to drink filtered water, recycle, and stay away from chemicals and plastics. They’re also starting to realize that a green […]
For years, Doug Gelbert, author of Doggin America: 100 Ideas for Great Outdoor Vacations to Take with Your Dog, and his border collie trekked over trails across the United States. Although his dog is now getting too old for strenuous adventures, the Delaware-based Gelbert still hits the trails with a neighbor dog. “Hiking is simply […]
If your dog suffers from travel sickness, Dramamine is safe to give to most dogs half an hour before departure. Please note that there are canine-specific medications that are more effective and last longer than Dramamine. Some human antihistamines such as Claritin or Zyrtec may also be safe to give your dog on the say-so of your veterinarian. Decongestants, however, are not safe for dogs, so check the label […]