Can your dog's sebaceous cyst be treated naturally with home remedies? Learn when it's best to try home remedies and why surgery is often the best option.
A dog barking in a hotel room can be a big problem that can cost you your hotel stay. Management may ask you to leave if your dog is disruptive to other guests. Fortunately, there are several ways to stop or significantly reduce your dog's barking.
Dogs see color differently than humans. Read on to learn what colors they see and how smart trainers can use that knowledge to their advantage.
Is coconut oil healthy for animals? Is it even healthy for humans? Let's talk about which facts are backed by science versus those purely backed by anecdotal evidence. Here's the truth about giving coconut oil to pets.
The Cane Corso is not harder to handle than other breeds. Learn what you need to do to prevent aggression with this great breed of dog.
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
Even if you want to sit on a couch while your dog loses weight, these great exercise routines will help get your dog in shape and prevent the diseases associated with obesity.
How long your German Shepherd will live is not something you think about from the start. However, it is important to know your dog's life expectancy and how to let them age gracefully.
If you have noticed that your dog is itching from dry skin, here are a few vet-approved options to help provide him/her with some relief.
Are you looking for a dog? Consider rescuing a German Shepherd. There are too many dogs out there that need a good owner and/or happy family to live with.
Some dog owners do not buy preventative meds because of the cost of testing. Here is an inexpensive option that I will share with you.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
Are your two female dogs not getting along and fighting? Learn what may be triggering such fights and how to deal with the problem.
Leash pulling is a very natural behavior for most dogs as truly, most do not like being on a leash in the first place. However, you can prevent it with a few easy techniques.
As the temperature rises, keeping our pet dogs cool and comfortable is essential to maintain their health and well-being. These ten ideas will help you keep your dog safe and chilled during the hot months of summer.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure out what is wrong with your dog, along with advice on when to see the vet. Simple home remedies will help you deal with your pet's hair loss.
Studies reveal a new and proven inexpensive treatment for hemangiosarcoma in dogs, a type of cancer that does not typically respond well to chemotherapy. This potent therapeutic treatment does not require a prescription and can be administered at home.
An overview of dog pneumonia and our experience with the condition. Our three-week-old Great Dane puppy is recovering well from pneumonia now, due to antibiotics and good supportive care. Photos and videos included.
A dog's nose is an amazing organ, and there are a lot of things that we know about it and some things that still require more research. Here are 30 fascinating facts about a dog's nose that you probably didn't know.
There are good and bad dogs in any breed. A dog's behavior all depends on how the dog is treated and trained—not its breed. I'm going to share some positive stories about Pit Bulls and show how truly heroic they can be.
Joint pain in dogs often has the same causes and treatments as our own. Learn what will help senior dogs with arthritis and how to recognize the signs of arthritis in dogs.
Some dogs develop an elbow callus or may even develop an elbow hygroma. Find out how you can treat and prevent elbow problems yourself at home.
Do you need a dog that will work with your livestock, not chase your chickens, keep your shed free of rats, and still have time to spend with your family? Take a look at the six best choices and find out the pros and cons of each type before you make that final selection.
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. They commonly bite, burrow, and have back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
Most people have never heard of a McNab stock dog (also known as a McNab Border Collie). Here's your chance to meet a very special member of this very special breed. Meet Earl the McNab.
Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI), also known as Seasonal Canine Disease, is a condition found in the UK which can be fatal to dogs. This guide aims to give you the facts about the sickness, how to prevent your pet from contracting it, and how to identify it and help them if the worst happens.
What size of Yorkshire Terrier is right for you? Between giant (big), standard, and teacup (small) sizes, we'll talk about height, weight, behavior, and interesting information about the Yorkie breed in general.
Why is my dog attacking people's legs? Why is my small dog nipping ankles? Learn ways to reduce this behavior.
If your dog has been diagnosed with cancer this article will discuss some of the traditional and natural remedies you can try.
Two years without my Griffin, I'm still trying to analyze what it is about this dog that is squeezing my heart. I am torn between so many good memories and so much sadness from missing him.
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank, trash bin, or composted using chemicals.
In this article, I will discuss some of the common causes of vomiting dogs, what you can do about it, and when you should be concerned about more serious conditions.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dogs. This list will help you decide which breed will do the job best.
In this article, we'll discuss some important details for choosing an anti-bark collar for your dog. There are three types of collars available: ultrasonic, spray, and static pulse. Decide which is right for your dog.
Here are the top-rated probiotics for dogs scored for efficacy in eliminating gas, loose stool and diarrhea, as well as those that clear up yeasty ears and skin conditions resulting from allergies.
Dogs can be wonderful human companions. They have some amazing and fascinating abilities. The animals can help us in many ways. Dog world records are impressive.
Easy to follow and effective instructions on how to use first aid to treat small cuts and wounds on your dog. This is what to do when no vet is available.
There are many steps that you can take to keep your dog cool in summer. These steps are very important in order to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Not all introverts are alike, but if you examine your lifestyle you´ll find that these dogs are some of the best choices. Pictures, videos, and a personality description will help you decide.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Finding a bit of mucus in your dog's stool is common and benign, but an excessive amount is troubling, especially if there is blood. Learn what causes mucus in dog poop and what you can do about it.
It is safe for your dog to eat fat and raw eggs, despite what you have heard. Find out what is really proven to be poison.
Why do dogs scratch all of the time? Scratching is the number one reason why people take their dogs to the vet. This article will explain the main causes of itchy skin in dogs and what can be done.
Does your dog keep licking his lips or nose repeatedly? Does it look like he's just licking the air? There are several medical and behavioral causes for lip smacking—some benign and some serious.
Smart dogs do not have to be only those listed in the popular "smart dogs" polls. If you work at it, your dog can become more intelligent.
Safely protect your pet from harmful chemicals found in over-the-counter flea and tick preparations. The harmful ingredients, and the awful damage they can do are discussed, as are safe alternatives.
Dog bites do not usually come from the list of "dangerous dogs," and bites do happen a lot more often than they are reported. Find out which dogs are actually prone to bite.
If your dog is itching and scratching, learn about some natural alternatives to steroids before the problems start.
Dog bladder stones are painful but not life-threatening. However, no pet owner wants a pet to suffer and wonders what to do. In this interview, Dr. Cathy Alinovi discusses treatment and care options.
Here's a list of large dogs with longer average lifespans, and some tips to help you extend your dog's life expectancy. This article will help you if you're looking for a big dog to enjoy a long life with.
Find out how to get rid of fleas, once and for all. Learn about a “secret weapon” that’s cheap, effective, safe, and easy to use.
Your next dog's ability to get along with other pets in your home is partly determined by his prey drive. Here's a list of the best dogs with low prey drive—and a list of which breeds you might want to avoid.
Ear infections in dogs are so common that about 16% of dogs that go into the vet are dealing with this problem. Many get better with treatment but come right back. What can you do to stop this?
A pet's death is a difficult but inevitable part of being a pet owner. Learn useful tips for coping with the loss and for supporting your friends in their time of grief.
If your dog is scratching and his feet and ears smell like corn chips, he should be helped as soon as possible. Here's how to resolve a yeast infection at home, naturally.
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
Is your dog sleeping excessively, not playing, and no longer interested in walks? This article will provide you with ten methods to cheer your dog up.
If you work all day but still want a dog, check out these seven breeds. We'll take a look at the personality and characteristics of these low-energy, independent dog breeds. Find out which one will suit your lifestyle.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog has experienced the disease.
This article explores the top ten smartest dog breeds in the world. It examines both the traits and characteristics that make these breeds exceptional.
Some dogs swallow objects that become trapped in their intestine. Abdominal surgery may be necessary to remove the obstruction, as it was for my dog.
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A mutation in the POMC gene may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
Are you looking for a breed of dog that will live a long and healthy life? Photos, videos, and a description of the best five will help you choose a companion for many years to come.
German Shepherds are susceptible to a variety of health issues—some are related to breeding practices. Learn about some of their common stomach issues.
If your dogs are fighting instead of just playing, you need to figure out the trigger that is causing the aggression and implement methods to help them get along.
Should you neuter your dog or not? There is more evidence that neutering may increase the chances for certain health disorders, yet the pet overpopulation problem cannot be denied. What to do? Read what the experts say for an informed decision.
ACL tears are a common canine injury, affecting almost 1 million dogs a year in the USA. Surgical costs to treat this injury average $3000-3500. PRP offers a nonsurgical intervention at $550
Taking good care of your dog's nails is very important. If you don't clip your German Shepherd's nails, he could get seriously hurt.
A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If a hematoma develops in a dog's spleen, removal of the organ may be necessary to prevent it from rupturing. One of my family's dogs underwent a splenectomy, or spleen removal.
There is one single best way to get your dog to immediately come when called. This ingenious trick has worked for me every single time! It's so simple to teach your dog, you’ll wonder why you never thought of it before.
Canine urinary incontinence is a problem for both old and young dogs. Corn silk can be an effective, natural treatment and is often incorporated in all-natural bladder support formulas for dogs.
Is there a fishy smell lingering, and does your dog now have a swollen anus? If so, your dog may have some anal gland problems. Here are some home remedies.
Are you looking for a cat-friendly dog? Do you want to know which breeds of dogs or cats are most likely to get along? Here's a list of five great dog breeds that like and get along with cats, a list of three dog-friendly cats, and a list of dogs that are less likely to love cats.
Have you ever wondered what the most popular dog breeds in America are? Here is the top 10 list, according to the 2012 statistics from the American Kennel Club. See if your favorite dog breed is in the top 10.
Recognizing the symptoms of intestinal blockages in dogs is important considering that blockages are a serious problem that may lead to death when left untreated. Learn the warning symptoms of a potential intestinal blockage in dogs and when to see the vet.
Pictures, descriptions, and videos of the five best breeds will help you choose the dog suited to guard your small herd, before you lose that favorite lamb or kid.
Meaningful, mythological names for dogs from Ancient Greece. 101+ Greek goddesses and heroines names, with their stories, detailing their amazing powers and gifts; ones that every good dog can use!
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs from puppyhood up to adulthood. Simple logical ways that can be used for a mal of any age.
Are you looking for a low-maintenance breed of dog? Here are five dog breeds that all need basic care, but are also good at taking care of themselves.
Find out why dogs can smell bad, and learn traditional and alternative things you can do to reduce dog odor.
Why is your dog still scratching despite using flea products? Learn the possible reasons and how to eradicate fleas once and for all from your home.
A double merle dog is created when two dogs with the merle coat pattern are bred together. Also known as 'lethal whites,' double merles are prone to health issues. This article will delve into possible health concerns related to merle-to-merle breeding.
Several fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, condiments, additives, and drugs are toxic to domestic pets. Some harm only dogs, others only cats, and several are poisonous to both. Following is a list of potentially problematic foods that should be kept in a safe place where a curious, inquisitive pet cannot access them and harm itself.
Parasites are an issue for nearly every active dog that loves to be outside and play with his mouth. Some German Shepherds have weaknesses that make them more prone to worms and gastrointestinal tract problems than others.
Do you get lost on agility courses? This article will give you six tried and true memorization tips to keep you and your dog on course. Stay on course and earn more Qs!
With proper training, Labrador Retrievers make wonderful and affectionate family pets. They get on well with children and other pets and are clever and playful.
I recently brought home a malamute puppy, and I've learned a lot about how to effectively train and care for one. I'm including tips on safety, feeding, housebreaking, training, and more.
A lot of people are misinformed about the Chow Chow, but the fact is this dog is perhaps the single most loyal breed in existence. In this article, I'll tell you all about this special breed.
Rawhide chews and bones are popular, but are they safe or bad for your dog? Learn which rawhide bones are better than others and some alternative treat choices.
A personal protection dog is trained to guard you at all times. Not all dogs are suited for this job, and not all dogs should even be asked to do this job. Find out if personal protection training is right for your dog, and how to go about it.
What happens when you learn your dog has cancer? Dr. Cathy Alinovi answers your most common questions about dog cancer symptoms, treatments, and survival rates.
Poorly socialized dogs need special training; a safety word will allow you to spend more time walking your aggressive dog.
A diagnosis of canine epilepsy can strike fear in an owner's heart as they wonder if they will need to euthanize their precious pet. Here is insider information from a vet who lost her dog, Barney, to epilepsy on ways to cope.