Author: Dani

Are you a helicopter dog parent that obsesses over your dog’s health? Good, you are a dedicated pet owner. This means you would notice something abnormal like bruising on your dog’s skin. Dog’s can bruise, but not easy like humans do after running into the bedframe. Or rather, they shouldn’t bruise as easily as humans do. Bruising is bleeding under the skin due to some sort of trauma. Here are some reasons your dog could be bruising. A Dog Can Have Bruises Because of Trauma The most common reason that a dog may bruise is due to trauma to the…

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A coughing dog can be alarming to any dog owner. Of course, our dogs are our kids, but dogs don’t catch colds or strep throat as humans do. Or can they? Before going all helicopter mom or dad about your dog’s coughing, read on to find out what may be causing it and phone your veterinarian too as there are quite a few reasons as to why your dog is coughing. If you’re wondering why is my dog coughing, here are four reasons why to help you solve the problem and get your dog the relief he needs… Kennel Cough…

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A house dog is usually completely house training by the time they reach around six months of age. So when an adult, house-trained dog starts having accidents in the house it can get pretty frustrating quickly. Here are some reasons as to why your dog may be having accidents in the house. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) A dog may be having accidents in the house constantly because they may have a urinary tract infection and if you have ever had one, you know how terrible they can be. When cleaning up the urine, you may also notice a foul almost…

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Making room in your heart and your life for a rescue dog is one of the most rewarding things in life. In my experience, rescue dogs can be some of the most best-behaved dogs that walk into the clinic, welcoming you with a tail wag and a smile. Unfortunately, there are some rescue dogs that aren’t as trusting and came from homes that did not love them. Here are some signs that your rescue dog may have come from an abusive home… Just wants to hide Dogs that come from abusive households may just want to hide for weeks before…

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Many dogs are hyper when they are puppies. Many breeds like Labs and Border Collies don’t seem to calm down at all until they reach about 4 or 5 years old. Milo was the worst and was always go, go, go until he reached 3 years old and I call him an Alabama Special, mixed with 5 different breeds according to the DNA test. All dogs get the zoomies at all ages when they are excited but some dogs only have one speed, about 100mph 24/7 and it can be exhausting. If this is your dog, keep reading to find…

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Who doesn’t love spending some time camping in the peaceful, beautiful outdoors? The only way to make it even more enjoyable is by spending a weekend camping with your dog? Whether in a tent or a camper, your dog would love to go too! As soon as our dogs see the camper hooked to the truck they get so excited. Too nervous about taking your canine companion camping with you? Here are some tips! Up to date on dewormer and flea/tick preventative Not only is preventative veterinary medicine important for overall health and well-being, but it is also super important…

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A dog howl – a sound that always gets us dog owner’s attention. Our Blue Heeler, Taz, loves to howl. His favorite time to howl is feeding time. I ask him if he’s hungry and he will let out a small howl. I always say he sings for his food. He will also howl when it is time to go for a ride. My in-law’s dogs, on the other hand, will always howl at emergency sirens. Obviously, Taz is howling for different reasons than my in-law’s dogs, so why do dogs howl? Howling is a part of a dog’s DNA,…

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When you get a new puppy, one of the things you need to start thinking about is if you are going to spay your dog. Nowadays the procedure is quite controversial on if, when, and what procedure the dog should go through. What you may not know is a procedure called ovary-sparing spay (OSS), but before we go into that, let’s look at some facts. Should I spay my dog? If you do not plan on breeding your dog when they reach the appropriate age of around 2 years old, you should definitely have your dog spayed. If you plan…

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If you are having a bad day, I bet I will turn around if you either see a puppy on the street or have one at home. Seeing new puppies is definitely a huge perk of my job. And there is no such thing as a puppy that isn’t adorable. Some big, some small, all cute, I want them all! Here are some fun facts about puppies to brighten your day and bring a smile to your face! Big Paws = Big Dog. We judge a lot on the size of what a puppy will be by the size of…

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Has your dog ever came back inside the house looking like a cartoon character with a huge puffy face? Or had a large swollen welt on their body? When my dog, Milo, was a puppy he loved to chase all sorts of flying insects in the yard. And if one landed on his paw, they were always fair game to be eaten. However, sometimes those flying critters have stingers and there are consequences for messing with those black and yellow stinging insects. Here is what to do if your dog is stung by a bee. If a dog is going…

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