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April 1, 2017
Heartworm Awareness Symptoms Causes and Treatment

Heartworm Awareness: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

April is heartworm awareness month and as such we take a deeper look at the disease, its causes, symptoms and treatment. According to the American Heartworm Society, one million dogs in the country have a heartworm infection. The Society also reports that the disease affects dogs in 48 contiguous states and Hawaii. So what is this disease all about and how is it spread? How it’s spread Heartworm disease is […]
March 31, 2017

Territorial Dogs: How to Control the Behavior

Basic training helps tame a territorial dog. If your dog is in the habit of refusing to share or drop a toy, train him with the ‘drop it’ command. Offer a treat, and give it to him when he puts the toy down. If he understands the ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ commands, you can use these to make him stay in the same spot when he starts barking when the door […]
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 […]