Are you wondering what the side effects of deworming a puppy are? Is your new litter about to receive treatment for the first time? Or perhaps you've noticed your young dog has symptoms of worms. Don’t feel that you’ve been neglectful or that the breeder kept your puppy in unsanitary conditions. Almost every puppy gets parasites. The good news is that worms are usually easy to get … [Read more...] about Side Effects of Deworming a Puppy – We Explain All the Possibilities
Welcome to our in depth guide to Leonberger health and life expectancy. The Leonberger (affectionately known as the Leo) is a striking breed, sought after for its gentle temperament and massive yet cuddly proportions. Like all pedigree dogs, Leonbergers are statistically more vulnerable to some specific health concerns. This article covers what they are, how to find a healthy Leonberger … [Read more...] about Leonberger Life Expectancy and Health: How Healthy Is This Cuddly Giant?
Dog fleas don’t really need an introduction. These little fellas are well known to dogs and their owners alike. They will happily make uninvited guests of themselves when given half a chance, leaving everyone itchy, scratchy, and irritated. Even though we may be familiar with fleas, if we find them on our dog – or worse, on ourselves – we will still be scrambling to find the best medicine … [Read more...] about Dog Fleas – Getting to Know Your Itchy Enemy and How to Defeat Them
Can humans get kennel cough? Yes, but it's extremely rare. Let's take a look at whether you are at risk. Kennel Cough is Contagious After a doggy diagnosis it's natural to worry about them. But it's natural to have questions about your own health too. You know kennel cough is contagious between dogs. But can humans get kennel cough from their pup too? Perhaps you have children. Are … [Read more...] about Can Humans Get Kennel Cough From Their Dogs?
My dog ate a tennis ball! What should I do? Welcome to our informative guide explaining what to do if your dog eats a tennis ball. Dogs love nothing more than a fun game of fetch with a tennis ball. Tennis balls can provide hours of fun, they’re inexpensive to buy, have huge bounce, and are easy to see and catch. Unfortunately, dogs and tennis balls are not always a perfect match, and … [Read more...] about My Dog Ate A Tennis Ball – Will They Be Okay?
My dog ate a sock, what should I do? Socks and rocks, batteries, stuffed animals, plastic toys, garbage, and even poop—some dogs are notorious for eating just about anything. Ask a veterinarian and they’ll tell you all kinds of things they’ve seen dogs ingest. If you know, or highly suspect, that your dog has eaten a sock, call your dog’s veterinarian right away. Eating a foreign … [Read more...] about My Dog Ate A Sock – Should I Call The Vet Or Is It No Big Deal?
“My Dog Ate Plastic! What Should I Do?” If Your Dog Has Eaten A Plastic Toy, Bag Or Even Part Of His Bed, Then You Are Going To Be Worried. But Try Not To Panic. In This Article We Will Talk You Through When To Contact The Vet, And What Might Happen Next. The last time I took my cat to the veterinarian’s office, I listened in as an exasperated owner described her reason for being … [Read more...] about My Dog Ate Plastic – What Do I Do Now?
My dog ate a candle, what should I do? If they are choking, phone the emergency vet immediately. If they are breathing normally, check the candle ingredients and then phone the vet. They will decide whether to wait and see, prescribe a laxative, or to scan the dog. In extreme cases surgery may be required. Let's look at this in more detail now, and how it relates to the various … [Read more...] about My Dog Ate A Candle – Is It Dangerous, What Should I Do?
I don’t know about you, but the image that springs to mind when I picture that my dog ate a slug makes my stomach turn. If you can put the mental image aside for a moment, however, it is important that we talk about slugs and dogs. Perhaps the question, “What happens if a dog eats a slug?” has not crossed your mind before. But the truth is, your dog’s health could be at risk if they decide to … [Read more...] about My Dog Ate A Slug, Will He Be Okay?
Is catnip bad for dogs? Catnip is so interesting. For cat owners, it can be the topic of endless funny stories to share with other cat owners. For cats, it is kind of like mayonnaise – you either love it or you don’t. For cats who love catnip it is…. heaven. But what about dogs and catnip? Does catnip affect dogs at all? Is catnip safe for dogs? What is this whole catnip craze all about, … [Read more...] about Is Catnip Bad For Dogs Or Can They Also Get In On The Fun?