It can be frustrating when your dog won't stop scratching, especially when you notice it is affecting the dog's skin. Luckily, there are some things you can do about it. Here are some easy cures for a dog that just won't stop itching. Change Their Diet One of the first things you should do when your dog has a problem with itching or scratching is to change their diet. You want to do this very slowly so they don't get an upset stomach. [Read More]
Puppy Vaccination FAQs: Side Effects
Some animals, like humans, may have allergic reactions after they've had their vaccinations. While the chances are that your puppy will get through its vaccinations without any problems, it's worth knowing what kind of side effects can happen in case your pet is one of the unlucky few to have an adverse reaction to a vaccine. Warning: Pets with serious illnesses, such as those that affect the immune system, may not be suitable candidates for regular vaccinations. [Read More]
Should You Brush Your Dog's Teeth?
Dogs, like humans, may be prone to dental problems if their teeth aren't cared for correctly. While a healthy diet with plenty of chewing may go some way to help keep your dog's teeth in good condition, this may not be enough, and you may want to consider adding tooth brushing to your dog care portfolio. The Benefits of Brushing Your Dog's Teeth Although brushing your dog's teeth may seem an odd thing to do, it does have much the same benefit as tooth brushing for humans. [Read More]
What have they just eaten?! A guide for dog owners
One of the dangers of the holiday season is dogs taking the chance to snack on something that is not designed for animal consumption. If your pet has just snacked on something untoward, here are some tips on the next steps to take. Something potentially poisonous If you find that your dog has snacked on chocolate, grapes or other potential poisons such as medications, the first step is to get some proof of what they have actually ingested. [Read More]