Many of us dogs love spending time in our crates, but choosing just the right one can be a challenge for our humans. Whether your dog loves to sleep in their crate or it’s only pulled out for special occasions, it’s important to choose one that’s appropriate and safe for their size, needs, and habits. Here’s what to know about how to choose a dog crate.
You humans aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the right dietary supplements; they can be good for us dogs, too. Dogs with particular conditions, such as arthritis, may get the most benefit, but even dogs that are healthy as a horse (so to speak) may see improvements. If you’re curious about dietary supplements for dogs, check out the list below of some of the most common kinds. (Quick caveat: the FDA doesn’t test supplements for effectiveness and safety…
Bonjour my lovelies! It’s no surprise that I, a Maltese, love grooming and looking my best. My owner Penelope takes me to the groomer’s often and it’s one of my favorite things – my own spa day. But did you know it isn’t just about looking gorgeous – dog grooming is important for your dog’s health. True! Here’s how grooming goes beyond looks to keep your dog in tip top shape. Matted Fur Dogs with longer coats may get matted…
Us dogs are curious creatures. We like to explore, especially when we’re alone at home with nothing else to do. Even I, a lazy greyhound, from time to time will see if there’s anything interesting in the kitchen trash. (The answer is always yes.)
Unfortunately, there are a number of things in the household that can be dangerous to dogs. Some items may cause some mild digestive issues, while others are fatal depending on the amount ingested. Below are some things you may have at home that should be kept out of your dog’s reach.
A dog ages 7 years in 1 human year, they say. That’s not precisely true, but it is true that we dogs reach our senior years much more quickly than our human counterparts. A small or medium size 11-year-old dog is equivalent to a 63-year-old human, while a large or giant 7-year-old dog is closer to 72 in human years.
Senior dogs, like senior humans, need special care and consideration as they age. As a senior dog myself, here are my top 6 tips for preparing for and dealing with the complications of aging dogs.
Summer is almost here. Remember, us dogs can suffer from heatstroke, sunburn, organ failure, and even death if we get too hot. See, we don’t sweat the way you do; 90% of the way we cool ourselves off is by panting. All this to say, it’s important to keep your dog cool when temperatures rise. Here’s how.
Skip the shave
If your dog’s fur is very thick, you may be tempted to shave it all off to cool them down in the summertime. Don’t do it. As odd as it seems, dogs with double coats actually regulate temperature better when they have their fur, as it protects them from too much cold and too much heat.