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.
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.
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.
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.
If your puppy can walk and knows what is going on in her world, it is time to start training. There are some things to take into consideration when training a small puppy—start now!
It's the most dreaded appointment a dog owner must eventually endure, and nothing may be more disconcerting than seeing a dog in pain during euthanasia. This article explains dog euthanasia pain.
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.
If your dog is constantly licking their feet, there may be an underlying health issue. Learn the causes and treatments to help give your pup relief and prevent them from licking their paws raw.
Are you looking for a dog and plan on letting him sleep on your bed? Pictures, videos, and great descriptions of great breeds that do not stink will help you make the best choice.
An Alaskan malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan malamute is the right dog for you!
Learn to successfully potty train your puppy or adult dog in as little as seven days. Your dog will be able to hold it until he or she is at their approved "potty spot."
A dog-aggressive dog can be trained to like other dogs. What might be setting your dog off is detailed in this article, along with tips on the best ways to control this dangerous form of aggression.
Trying to get your dog to behave in the car can be challenging. Here is a simple technique that is painless to help you enjoy the ride.
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.
A bleeding tail tip on a dog is often the result of a condition called "happy tail." This occurs when the dog's tail tip hits hard objects repeatedly in its surrounding environment. Find out what may have caused your dog's tail to bleed and what you can do about it.
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.
Learn how to stop a dog from chasing cats through positive reinforcement training. This method requires some patience, but you'll reap the rewards if you are consistent and have good timing.
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.
This is how we started our journey raising our Corgi, Parker! In this article, I'll talk about how we went about selecting a Corgi and bringing her home, and how we began her training and care.
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.
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.
How to cope with losing a pet. When our pet dies, it is a heartrending and devastating experience. Read on to discover and utilize solid strategies for coping with the loss of a pet.
Do Yorkshire Terriers make great pets? Yes! If you are ready for pet ownership, then you should really consider the Yorkshire Terrier. Listed below are the many reasons the Yorkie makes for a great pet.
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
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.
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
Titre testing (or titer testing) is a way of checking a dog's immunity to certain diseases. Many owners are choosing this method over annual boosters, but it is a confusing topic and many people do not fully understand how it works.
List of domesticated wolfdog breeds and information about wolfdogs, wolf hybrids, and domestication.
Learn effective vet-approved natural remedies to relieve your dog's stomach problems at home. Find an easy-to-make bland diet recipe for your pup that you can make with food from your kitchen's pantry!
Why is my dog shivering? The cause of shaking and trembling could range from excitement and feeling cold to more serious illnesses such as fever, hypoglycemia, or kidney failure.
Learn what to expect at your pet's euthanasia appointment. Understand the origin of the term ''to put to sleep'' and how the procedure is carried out.
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.
The exciting sport of dog agility can be played by everyone—from the athlete to the handicapped. With proper training of the dog, a handler with disabilities can be competitive.
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.
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.
Surprisingly, many of America’s favorite dog breeds also top the list of dogs with the best sense of smell. Meet the superstars of scent and discover the amazing careers their noses lead them to.
We all know that smell. When it starts heating up, the smell of dog pee and poo tends to really stand out. It's enough to ruin the experience of being in the back yard. Learn how to get rid of pet odor naturally in the yard once and for all.
Some causes of vomiting can be treated at home, while others require medical attention. If your dog is otherwise healthy, try these natural, vet-approved home remedies to soothe their upset stomach.
How do you train a dog to herd when you do not have another dog for it to learn from? This is a question I struggled with after I got a new puppy specifically to help herd our goats. While I trained her, I picked up a few strategies that worked well to hone her natural herding instincts.
This article discusses Alaskan Malamutes and describes how to train Malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
Owning a dog can make your life amazing and frustrating. Puppies can be difficult to train, but it's hard not to love them. So how long do dogs live and what are the benefits they provide to their owners? In this article, we'll discuss the lifespan of a dog and five scientific benefits.
When you first see a Papillon dog, you may dismiss them as fluffy little lightweights. Behind the scenes, Papillons rule the earth. Move over . . . Papillons pull the real strings around here.
All kids should be allowed to have a dog, so make it easy for your parents to say yes. Find out five things you should do, and take a look at a bunch of great puppy pictures!
German Shepherds come in different coat varieties. Here we'll have a closer look at double and single-coat types.
Information for dog breeders whelping their first litter of puppies. From preparation to delivery: videos and instructions for whelping puppies successfully. These tools and techniques will ensure a successful whelping!
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.
Looking for a large dog? Do you live in a small apartment? Finding your new best friend starts here with photos, videos, and descriptions of the six best large dog breeds for apartment living.
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.
A dog that barks when left alone is not only a problem requiring attention but also a potential noise issue or nuisance for neighbors. This may lead them to call animal control.
Hostas, poinsettias, and lilies are just a few plants that are poisonous to dogs. Here is a list of the most common plants and flowers that could harm your pet, and what to do if your dog is poisoned.
Golden retrievers are one of my favorite dog breeds. For me, life is better with a Golden. Before adding a Golden retriever to your family, there are a few things you should consider.
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.
Is your dog's third eyelid showing? Learn the main functions of the dog's nictitating membrane and some common and not-so-common causes of the dog's third eyelid protrusion.
What dental bones are best for your dog? Your dog's teeth need the right types of bones to keep them in good shape and prevent the harmful accumulation of plaque. Let's see what vets recommend.
If you're looking for a new puppy for your family or children, you will want to avoid the 10 dogs that are known to be aggressive, mean, and potentially dangerous. This article will break down the dog breeds shown to be the most aggressive, based on their results in temperament tests.
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.
In this article, we will look into some simple puppy training steps that you can take in order to ensure your pet is well-equipped and can look forward to a viable and enjoyable future.
Is your dog barking and whining excessively? There are chances you are unknowingly rewarding such behavior by giving attention. Learn some strategies to reduce such behaviors.
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.
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.
A guard dog can protect your family when no one else is around. These are the five best breeds for a family, plus photos, videos, and detailed descriptions of why they're perfect for homes with kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh, you lucky dog—you've got a McNab puppy. Be ready for the ultimate puppy experience, complete with scary-smart behavior, utter happiness, high energy, tons of spunk and just enough naughtiness!
Do you know how to breed your dog? This article will tell you the signs to watch for, what you need to do in preparation, and how to handle the breeding procedure.
A doggy diaper can help with house training, females in heat, incontinent older dogs, and other short-term situations. This is what you need to consider when buying dog diapers
Are you wondering if there is a natural remedy for your dog's upset stomach? Then you don't want to miss this article! Here are some very simple and effective ways to help you manage your dog's health holistically.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
Have you ever wondered if your dog loves you? The bond of the owner with the dog explains a lot behind dog behavior. If you find that some of these don't apply, don't worry! Tips are provided to give your pet the best possible life (and become the person your dog loves).
Reverse sneezing is when a dog appears to snort backwards repeatedly. It is considered a common issue and is usually nothing to be worried about, but sometimes it can be a symptom of a more serious problem.
Interesting in learning some fascinating dog ear facts? Learn more about your dog's ears, how they work and how your dog perceives the world through them.
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 swallow objects that become trapped in their intestine. Abdominal surgery may be necessary to remove the obstruction, as it was for my dog.
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.
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.
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank, trash bin, or composted using chemicals.
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.
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.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
There are many greyhounds dogs and some Greyhound puppies in the rescue centers in need of a good home. If you are thinking of adopting a large dog, why not consider giving a retired racing Greyhound a home? Here's what you should know before adopting greyhounds.
Making an end-of-life decision about a beloved pet is one of the hardest parts of being a pet parent. Dr. Alinovi, of Healthy PAWsibilities, discusses how to make the decision and cope with the grief.
It is not uncommon for two dogs to fight over an owner's attention. What causes this type of issue, and how can it be solved? Learn more about dogs fighting over owners.
This is a different sort of "What Every Agility Newbie Should Know" list. Whether you're new to the sport of dog agility or you have several Agility Champions, this odd list will have you thinking.
What should you do if your dog ate d-Con mouse poison or Tomcat rat bait? Take her to the vet immediately! Learn how rat poison affects your dog and what the vet will do to help your dog survive.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
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!
Seeing blood in your dog's stool can be scary. If your dog is pooping blood, it's important to learn how to recognize the difference between fresh blood and digested blood in your dog's stool.
Treating ear mite infection in dogs in simple, but there are side effects of a bad infection when not treated. Find out what you need to do.
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.
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?