How Many Hours a Day Do Dogs Sleep?

Have you ever noticed how much dogs sleep? Nearly anyone who has ever owned a dog can’t help but notice that they spend a lot of their day curled up and asleep. At this point, many dog owners would say that the dog is lazy and think no more. Obviously, you are a more responsible … Read more

Lyme Disease in Dogs (IMPORTANT Stuff You Should Know)

If you’re worried about Lyme disease, you’re not alone. Affecting both humans and dogs, Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites and can result in a variety of symptoms, some minor and some severe. Because it manifests so differently based on the individual, and because it’s often asymptomatic, there are many misconceptions about Lyme disease, … Read more

Why Is Your Dog Panting?

It’s normal for a dog to pant while exercising or when the weather’s hot. In fact, it’s such a typical behavior that most dog owners never think twice about it. When you see your dog with its mouth open and its tongue hanging out, it’s easy to assume that everything is just as it should … Read more

What Can You Give Your Dog for Pain?

You know he’s hurting, and the first thing you want to do is reach for the Tylenol. However, your dog’s systems are different from yours — the pulmonary system, the heart, the organs, and such. What takes the edge off your pain will hurt or possibly kill him. You can’t give your dog anything that … Read more

Taking the Heat: How Hot Is Too Hot for Dogs?

Ahh, summer: the season of sunshine, smiles and sweltering heat. It’s a welcome reprieve from the cold, dark dregs of winter, but with the warmer weather comes a new risk for your dog. Extreme heat can be just as dangerous as extreme cold, especially for dogs, who are covered in fur and lack the wide … Read more

What Causes Whipworm in Dogs?

Whipworms are intestinal parasites and one of the most common types of worms found in dogs. These worms live in the large intestine and can cause severe irritation and infection of the dog’s lower digestive tract. Symptoms of whipworm infestation include watery stool and bloody diarrhea. Weight loss and overall failure to thrive can follow … Read more

How Long Can a Dog Go Without Pooping?

Dog constipation isn’t an immediate sign of a serious illness, although not pooping can cause some real problems.  Dogs can go up to approximately 48 hours without pooping. If your dog hasn’t pooped in a couple of days, backup from the colon could get into his body, causing bacterial troubles. This then turns into sepsis, … Read more

How to TELL If Your Dog Has FLEAS (Pinpoint Those Pests)

Fleas are a common external parasite that can cause extreme itching. You may initially notice that your dog has fleas because she’s scratching, licking or chewing at her skin. You may also see fleas moving around on the dog’s body especially if it is a severe infestation. Signs of itching in a dog include scratching, … Read more

Why WON’T My Dog Eat? (Appetite for Dysfunction)

retriever in snow with stick

We love our dogs and want to see them thriving, happy and healthy at all times. So when you fill your pup’s food bowl and observe it untouched hours later, it’s natural to feel frustrated, confused and worried, especially if your dog is usually a voracious eater. What could be causing this loss of appetite … Read more

13 Reasons Your Dog Is Panting and Restless

Pet parents are understandably frustrated when their beloved fur baby is panting and restless. Since she can’t tell her pet parents what hurts, panting and pacing is all she can do. Pet parents might not think anything of it, but these are symptoms of a health problem they should know about. Dogs’ systems aren’t like … Read more