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Grooming & Care
Grooming & Care
Dog owners have to put up with a lot when it comes to their hard. Not only do they have to clean up after their pets, but they also have to deal with their plants and grass being worn down by all the activity.
There is a way that I’ve found works pretty well to keep my grass looking beautiful even with dogs running around - by planting the best grass for dogs! The best grass for dogs is a high traffic grass seed that is durable and can stand up to them. Let’s take a look at five great options.
When you’re raising a puppy, there’s a lot to learn. How do you wash them? How often do you feed them? When will they start being potty trained? There’s so much that you need to learn, and it was really overwhelming for me when I got my dog.
One of the many questions I had was when do puppies stop teething? My puppy seemed to be teething forever, so I really wanted to know when they would stop.
I’ve got the answer for you, as well as some information about teething that you need to know when raising your puppy!
Owning a puppy is a trying time. You have to learn how to train them, feed them, play with them, and more, and you’re still probably going to be worried all the time. In some ways, it’s like having a baby for the first time!
Once, I noticed my puppy breathing fast while sleeping. I had no idea what was going on and was scared, so I did some research. If you have seen this happen to your puppy, here is all the information you need to know.
Every dog owner knows that their pet feels emotions just like they do. They get happy, sad, scared, and frustrated, and learning how to recognize their emotions is an important part of being a dog owner.
When feeling sad, do dogs cry? Do you know if your dog can cry or not?
It’s good to know how your dog shows their sadness and what it might mean if they are “crying.” Let’s take a learn about what dog’s tears are, what they mean, and what you should look out for!Continue reading
We love our pets. We want to pet them, cuddle with them, and love them...but sometimes, when they get close, we realize just how stinky their breath is!
Figuring out the root cause can be difficult. I remember thinking, “Wow, my dogs breath smells like fish. Did he eat something weird?” There isn’t just one cause of fishy breath in dogs, so it took me some time to discover the cause and find a good solution.
Below I’ve rounded up some of the most common questions about fishy breath along with some solutions that might help you resolve the smell.Continue reading
It’s great to have a pet dog. They’re loving best friends who will be there for you every day, but you need to be there for them, too. In addition to loving and walking them, you also need to make sure that you are feeding your dog a healthy diet that will help them live a long life.
Do you pay close attention to what is in your pet’s dog food, or do you just feed them whatever is least expensive at the supermarket? Choosing your pet’s food based on price only is like only eating at a cheap drive-through restaurant every day. Why would you want to do that to your pet’s body?
One food option that you may want to consider for your pet is changing their pet food to a low sodium dog food alternative. Sodium can be dangerous for dogs, and most low sodium dog food options on the market are very good for pets.
Let’s explore some important things to know about low sodium dog food.Continue reading
Yeap, every human male has nipples, two to be specific, but can these be said of the males in the animal kingdom? Do male dogs have nipples?
Just the other day, I helped a friend take his lovely pooch to a vet. Like every gentle pet owner, he was giving him a belly rub then he ran into these little disturbing bumps spread out near his genitals. They seemed like ticks and so he wanted them plucked out.
Turns out my friend was wrong. This was normal, according to the vet, and those ‘ticks’ stuck near his genitals were actually nipples. And they run all the way from the chest down his groin area; sometimes they will be pigmented and this shouldn’t upset you.
Dogs of all sexes, like humans, have nipples and today I’ll share with you more about it just to ensure you don’t misdiagnose ticks, try to pull them off only to hurt your pooch before you make him bleed.Continue reading
Dogs, just like all other animals can get infections in the eye. These infections will manifest in different ways; through a release of discharge, itchy eyes, swollen eyes and red eyes. If these infections are not attended to soon enough, they can cause permanent damage and leave your dog blind. One of the common problems that dog owners have to grapple with is the issue of red eyes in dogs.
In this article, I will be looking at the steps you will need to take to diagnose the problem and also manage treatment. It is advisable that you approach a qualified veterinary doctor for the diagnosis. Attempting to do a diagnosis on your own could leave you with more problems than solutions.
A few symptoms could tell you that your dog is suffering from red eye. Some of the symptoms listed by Vetary, the pet health credit provider, of red eye in your dog will include the dog rubbing its eyes on the floor, squinting when looking at objects in light and keeping her eyes closed. When your dog has tears in her eyes, has eyelids that are swollen and puffy or exhibits a red spot on the white part of the eyes, she may be suffering from red eye.Continue reading
Dog owners love to give their dogs almost all the food that they eat themself. This is the reason why many dog owners have the mistaken belief that as along as human being can eat something, it is safe for a dog. One of the questions that every dog owner should concern themselves with is, how can dogs eat lamb bones safely?
The short answer to this question is yes. Lamb bones are okay for a dog when they are raw, but can be dangerous when cooked. We look at some of the reasons why raw bones are the best for your dog.Continue reading
Like every other pet, your dog possibly has her quirks. It could be the fear, anxiety or nervousness when her toenails are to be clipped or other situations like when you want to groom her, when you take her for veterinary checks or while traveling.
Has any of you faced this problem? I have. And often, she won’t let me near her when she’s in stressful situations. She’ll resist food, hide, and be more prone to hurting herself, other animals and even people.
But that was until I spend some time learning how to sedate a dog and voila! I realized that would give her few moments of calm and rest and this made it easy for me to handle her. So today I’ll share with you this information and my hope is that it will help you learn how to sedate your dog like a pro.Continue reading