Doggone Times

May 6, 2016

3 Things You can Do to Prevent Over-reliance on Medication

As a pet parent, I respect medication. I have reverted to medication countless times, and my dogs have been saved countless times by medication. However, I am also aware that having any of my dogs overly relying on medication can be dangerous because the dog’s immune system might ‘forget’ how to fight disease on its own if it’s used to getting assisted every time. Instead of having to decide between administering medication and having my dog try to fight disease on its own, I have preferred to take the prevention route.
May 3, 2016

Tricks to Make your Dog Take the Medication

Many times when pets get sick, pet parents are not sure of the best way to administer the medication. The medication may be in the form of a liquid, a capsule, a chewable or a tablet. Luckily, you only have to worry about these types of medication and not shots, which are taken care of by the vet. The tricks in this article are meant for pills.
April 30, 2016

How to Keep Your Dog’s Breath Fresh

One of the most difficult part of being a dog parent is the often unpleasant breath of our babies. Even the cutest, happiest, and most fun dog in the world could become relatively unenjoyable to be around, should a big cloud of his or her bad-smelling breath be encountered! Seriously, smelly dog’s breath is so bad that steps should be taken to avoid it becoming a problem for you and your pup. Let’s take a look at some simple and effective steps that you can take to keep your dog’s breath fresh!
April 28, 2016

Tips fоr Traveling wіth Dogs

Juѕt bесаuѕе уоu hаvе а dog doesn't mеаn уоu hаvе tо stay home аll thе time. If уоu plan аhеаd аnd tаkе а lіttlе care, іt іѕ easy аnd fun tо travel wіth уоur dog. Hеrе аrе ѕоmе tips tо mаkе thе trip easier оn bоth уоu аnd уоur pet: 1. Gеt уоur dog uѕеd tо riding іn thе car bу tаkіng hіm оn short trips. Gо tо fun places lіkе thе dog park, thе fast food drive thrus (where уоuсаn feed hіm bits оf meat frоm уоur burger), оr tо visit friends.
April 26, 2016

Sneaky Pooch: How they Steal your Heart and Space

Someone posted in a dog forum that when he was growing up, his dad bought him a dog but the dog was not allowed in the house. By and by, the dog found a way to steal everyone’s heart and move inside the house. The dog was however restricted to the rooms downstairs, but he was not allowed to step inside the living room because...
April 24, 2016

Can Cats and Dogs Live Together?

A scene in Disney’s “Sofia the First” comes to mind when I think about cats and dogs living together. Amber, Sophia’s step sister, accidentally turns Sofia into a purple cat when she wishes upon a wishing well. She does this because she wants their father to stop spending too much time with Sofia. When the family dog comes...