How to Train Your Dog for a Dog Show

Showing dogs, or „conformation” is a popular and enjoyable activity for many dog owners. It gives you a chance to build a stronger bond with your dog, and also to show off your canine friend to an adoring public. But, before your dog can trot to success, you need to train it for the stage […]

Dog obesity and fat dogs — A growing health problem

Dog obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for dogs today. According to the CDC approximately one-third of adults in the United States are obese and the trend towards obesity appears to be worsening. Veterinarians are noticing a corresponding increase in the prevalence of dog obesity. Just as in people, obesity in dogs […]

Want to live longer? Get a dog

The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear – physical activity, support, companionship – but owning a dog could literally be saving your life. Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a new Swedish study published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports. For people living alone, […]

Skin problems in dogs

  Several whole-body disorders produce changes in the skin. In some instances, the skin changes are characteristic of the particular disease. Often, however, the signs are not obviously associated with the underlying condition and must be carefully differentiated from primary skin disorders. Skin disorders can be associated with nutritional deficiencies, especially of proteins, fats, minerals, […]

Disorders of Calcium Metabolism in Dogs

Calcium is an essential component of the skeleton, and it has important functions in muscle contraction, blood clotting, enzyme activity, the nervous system, and hormone release, among others. Many different metabolic disorders affect calcium metabolism and can lead to abnormally high or low levels of calcium in the blond. In dogs, the most common disorder […]

Halloween – not for people only

Pumpkin is a miracle food for dogs. Is a great source of beta carotene and vitamin A and help keep your pup’s digestive system on track (good for both diarrhea and constipation). Oils found in pumpkin seeds and flesh support urinary health. Dogs with urinary incontinence, in particular, may benefit from a little pumpkin in their diet […]

How much and how often to feed

If dogs ran the world, the restaurants with dog food would be open 24 hours a Day. Most dogs love to eat. And eat. And eat some more. But though it’s tempting to show your love with extra helpings, or by making food available all day, overfeeding does no dog any favors. (Overweight pets can […]

DIY – Sweet Potato Chews

Prepare for your dog these single ingredient fiber – and vitamin-rich treats. All you need is raw sweet potato. Pure, easy, and unadulterated, dog treats don’t get any healthier, easier or less expensive than this. Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250° F. 2. Scrub the sweet potato or yam. No need to peel. 3. Cut it […]

DIY – Eggshell Powder – extra source of calcium

One of the most important supplements you’ll need to add to your dog’ meal is calcium. If our pet had the ability to chew on a good bone every day, they would be scraping off bits of bone that then would be broken down in the their body and used to strengthen their own bones […]

Can My Dog Eat That? – fruits

Watermelon YES. This sweet, water-laden fruit is a great choice for sharing with your dog. It’s high in vitamins A and C as well potassium and magnesium. Plus, it’s low in calories and can help ward off dehydration. Just don’t feed your dog the seeds or rind.   Avocados NO. Avocados can cause gastrointestinal upset […]