Is Your Dog Getting Enough Exercise?
Many dogs’ ears perk up at the word “walk,” and with good reason. Exercise is essential for dogs. Not only does it prevent canine obesity, it provides good opportunities for training, socializing, and quality time. Regular exercise can also prevent or put a stop to destructive bad habits, and prolong...Read more
How Owning a Dog Can Make You Healthier
It’s no secret that our furry, four-legged friends bring us endless amounts of joy and entertainment. Fido may not be a doctor, but he does have the ability to improve your mental and physical health. He may even be able to boost your social life. We spend a significant amount...Read more
Is Your Dog Overweight?
Is Your Dog Overweight? The Dangers of Dog Obesity In your eyes, your dog is perfect. After all, dogs are called “man’s best friend” for a reason. Of course we want our dogs to be happy and healthy, but somehow canine obesity has slipped under the radar for many pet...Read more
How Old is Your Dog, Really?
Debunking the Myth of Dog Years Many of us are familiar with the concept that in terms of canine aging, one human year is the equivalent of seven dog years. However, this may just be another common dog myth. This miscalculated misconception has been around since the 1950s; it was...Read more
Understanding Prey Drive in Dogs
Any dog owner knows how excited their four-legged friend gets when it’s time to play fetch. Of course, a lot of this has to do with how much your pup loves spending time with his favorite person, but there’s a bit more to it, too. Chasing and retrieving are some...Read more
How to Keep Your Dog Safe During Winter
Some of us thrive in winter climates, while others of us prefer warmer temperatures. The same can be said for dogs. A common misconception among dog owners is that because dogs have fur, they have a built-in jacket and can reasonably handle cold weather. However, this isn’t necessarily the case....Read more
Understanding Body Language in Dogs
Unlike humans, dogs can’t use their words to express what they’re feeling. Sometimes they’ll use barks, whines, or growls, but more often than not, dogs rely on non-verbal communication. Having an understanding of how dogs use posture, facial expressions, and other body language such as tail wagging can help to...Read more
Symptoms of a Sick Dog
As dogs age, they will experience normal changes in their health; it’s helpful to be informed about which changes are typical as your pup grows up. Regardless of your dog’s age, though, it’s important to be able to tell when they’re hurting and do our best to help ease their...Read more
What Could Be Causing Joint Discomfort In My Dog?
What is Galliprant for Dogs? Prescription Treatment for Serious Joint Issues in Dogs What is Galliprant? In March of 2016, galliprant was approved by the FDA as the newest prescription medication for dogs approved to treat the discomfort and inflammation from serious joint issues. Galliprant belongs to a category of drugs called...Read more
Why Do Dogs Pant?
Panting, like barking and tail wagging, is token dog behavior. This rapid, shallow breathing is generally paired with a lolling tongue and usually occurs after a fun-filled play session or satisfying walk. Panting is perfectly normal behavior. However, when it’s accompanied by additional symptoms, it could be a sign that...Read more