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March 23, 2017

How to Stop Submissive Urination in Dogs

Ally is the most handsome dog I have ever met. I say handsome, and I’m aware that’s personification, because he had these huge brown eyes complete with long curved eyebrows that looked like a pro makeup artist had worked hard to make them pop. Ally belonged to my friend who was going on vacation, so she decided to leave him our able hands. But there was one problem; he was […]
March 16, 2017

Constipation in Dogs – Treatment and Management

If you suspect your dog is constipated, it is wise to take his temperature. Use a water-based lubricant to make the experience less painful for your dog, and insert the thermometer in his anus. If there is blockage or blood on the thermometer, or if the temperatures are extremely high, you should take the dog to the vet immediately. Most vets administer fluid under the skin to help with the […]
March 10, 2017

Facts About Dog Saliva

Most dog owners like to come home to a cheerful dog, and a lick here or there does not hurt either. But what is the composition of dog saliva, and can getting licked by your dog have a negative impact? Here are some facts about dog saliva. Unlike in humans the saliva in dogs plays a little role in digestion. In humans, the saliva contains some enzymes that aid in […]
March 2, 2017

How to Handle a Territorial Dog

Dogs are territorial in nature, which is a good trait in the wild because the resources found in that territory are crucial to the dog’s survival. In the home the trait is important because the dogs guard our homes and alert us when an intruder is in the vicinity. However, excessively territorial dogs can pose a danger to other people as well as to the family members. The territorial dog […]
February 24, 2017

Dietary Concerns for Specific Diseases in Dogs

Feeding canine family members is easy for most dog owners. The only consideration most of us make is whether the dog food is recommended for adult dogs or puppies, and we choose appropriately depending on the age of our pets. At times however, dogs need a special diet that is not dependent solely on their age, but rather on the condition of his health. These diets are mostly recommended by […]
February 16, 2017

Constipation in Dogs – Causes and Symptoms

Just like humans, dogs get constipated. Constipation is defined as the inability to defecate properly. Constipation in dogs is caused by several factors, such as swallowing an obstructive object e.g. a bone, hair, or grass. The object(s) is not digested, and in the process of trying to eliminate it, it blocks the way and the dog cannot defecate. Another common cause is slow intestinal activity especially in older dogs. The […]