Why dog grooming is so important

11.03.2020. 08:25:43

There are many reasons a dog should be groomed and the main reason is - to keep your dog healthy. We are not talking about the grooming most dog owners have in mind. Poodles that are getting a show worthy haircut or a Yorkshire Terrier with impeccable hair all the time. The reality is that a dog's life is messy and here are some tips on basic grooming.  We would like to mention that every dog has different grooming needs depending on the breed, lifestyle, size, health, and age.  Dog grooming should consist of a couple of basic things and they are  1. bathing, 2. brushing,  3. teeth cleaning, 4. na...

Can Dogs Get The Coronavirus?

04.02.2020. 17:50:23

By now you have probably heard about the Coronavirus and its effects. Probably every dog owner first asked the questions: Can my dog be infected and get the Coronavirus? At this time there is no evidence that dogs can be infected with this new coronavirus. However, it is recommended that you wash your hand with soap after contact with dogs. This way you will protect yourself from various bacteria that can pass between dogs and humans says the World Health Organization. Canine Coronavirus disease exists but it’s not linked to the current Coronavirus that you read daily in the news (the virus that starte...

Why Does My Dog Stare At Me?

03.02.2020. 09:23:48

Have you ever noticed your dog staring at you like they are monitory every move you make? There are several reasons why they do it. In most cases, staring is considered to be a good thing, but there also can be some situations where the dog is staring for not so good reasons. You will never be able to figure out what exactly your dog is thinking while he’s staring at you. There are some main reasons why they do it. You need to closely pay attention to what’s going on around you. Here are some types of dos stares: The dog wants something Most dogs will quickly learn that staring at us is a way of telling...

Glaucoma in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

27.01.2020. 14:17:53

Glaucoma is a condition that happens when there is a rise in eye pressure. In healthy eyes, a clear fluid is produced that nourishes the eye tissue and helps the eye maintain its shape. This fluid is called aqueous humor. Glaucoma in dogs - causes When the production of aqueous humor and its drainage are well balanced, the pressure in the eyes will be normal and they will function as they should. But if the balance is not in sync and if there is an overproduction of aqueous humor or not enough drainage, the pressure will begin to build. When the pressure becomes too high, it needs to be relived because...

Why does my dog keep hiding under the bed?

23.01.2020. 20:07:15

Have you ever wonder why your dog hides under the bed? In most cases hiding under the bed and under other furniture is normal behavior. However, if you notice that your dog started hiding and he never used to before, that can be a sign that something is wrong. So why do they do it? There are a few main reasons: Private cool environment In most cases, dogs will hide under the bed to relax and take a nap in private. They love cool spaces especially during the summer, so don't be afraid if your dog spends most of his day under the bed during hot summer days. Fear If the dog suddenly hides under the bed...

Tips to help protect your dog from fleas and ticks

14.01.2020. 17:34:11

Every dog ​​owner should keep in mind how important it is for his pet to be protected from fleas and ticks. Ticks in winter The most common mistake of the owners is that they think that there are no fleas and ticks in the late fall and winter so they do not put any protection on the animal. Unfortunately, the changing climate and the very resilience of these pests have made them active throughout the year except during deep snow. The second most common mistake owners make is that they think that ticks are found only in the woods and that dogs cannot pick ticks by walking through meadows around the city....

What is BAER hearing test?

05.01.2020. 15:36:14

BAER or brainstem auditory evoked response is a hearing test used to evaluate the hearing of dogs and other animals. It is a painless and non-invasive test where, by releasing a sound stimulus directly into the ear, we read or do not read electrical activity. In the case of an animal hearing electrical activity, it reads like a written curve, while in animals that do not hear a sound, we have only a straight line. Upon completion of testing, an official certificate is issued confirming the existence or absence of deafness in the dog or another animal. How long does a BAER test take The procedure lasts f...

Hypothyroidism in dogs

02.12.2019. 17:44:13

Hypothyroidism is a common health issue in dogs. The thyroid gland is located in a dog’s neck and it is one of the most important glands in the body. When the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the necessary hormones (especially the hormone thyroxine), it causes dog’s metabolism to slow. This is called hypothyroidism. Simply, the thyroid gland is producing hormones that control the process of turning food into fuel that keeps the dog’s metabolism going and when the thyroid gland is not working properly the metabolism slows down and this slower metabolism put almost every organ in the body in danger...

False Pregnancy in Dogs

25.10.2019. 23:10:49

False pregnancy, or pseudopregnancy, is a term used to describe a condition where a non-pregnant female dog is showing symptoms of pregnancy. Although the cause of this condition is unknown, it is believed that false pregnancy happens because of dog’s hormonal imbalance. Every time a female dog ovulates, her progesterone levels rise and stay elevated. Hormon progesterone regulates ovulation and menstruation. After that, when the progesterone levels begin to fall, levels of hormone prolactin start to rise. Prolactin stimulates milk production. These hormonal fluctuations can make your dog’s body think th...

Epilepsy in Dogs

10.10.2019. 21:43:52

Just as humans, dogs can also suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs and humans. Epilepsy is a chronic condition that is characterized by repeated episodes of seizures caused by an abnormality in the brain. Approximately 1 in 111 dogs suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy in dogs - breeds Epilepsy can be idiopathic, structural or reactive. Idiopathic epilepsy is the most common one in dogs. This type of epilepsy usually affects young to middle age dogs (6 months to 6 years old) and the cause of this type is unknown. It affects all dogs – purebred ones, as well a...