When your dog doesn't seem interested in eating his food, do you know what to do? When your dog vomits often, could there be something serious wrong with him? If he struggles to get up the stairs, does he need to see a vet? Having never owned an older dog, I knew nothing about the things that can begin to go wrong when dogs age. I adopted this guy when my neighbor moved into a nursing home and had to learn a lot about how to care for an older dog. My blog is filled with the many things that I have learned over the last year through the help of my vet.
13 July 2015
Backyard barbecues are great for relaxing with friends and family, but they can be filled with unseen dangers for your dog. With a little bit of planning, you can have a fun time while keeping your furry friend safe. Here are a few ways to avoid barbecue dangers for your pet. Talk to Your Guests about Table Scraps Wherever there is food, there is bound to be a dog hoping for a few scraps.
10 July 2015
Protecting your pet from illness is likely a critically important goal for most pet owners. However, it is an unfortunate fact that many people lack an appreciation of the importance of vaccines, which can cause their pets to be at a higher risk of developing illnesses. In particular, there are a couple of questions that pet owners often have about these routine shots, and learning the answers may help you to ensure your pet is as safe as possible from these threats.
10 July 2015
Dogs are curious creatures and, unfortunately, that can sometimes get them into trouble. If you suspect your dog has eaten something poisonous, you will want to act quickly in getting them medical attention so they do not suffer needlessly or have a worse outcome from prolonged poison exposure. You will also need to watch for symptoms the dog displays so this can be conveyed over the phone to a veterinarian before you transport your dog for help.