Benefits of Dog Walking

Dogs have been a man’s best friend for centuries now. They are our best friends and companions we can rely on in good times and bad. Other than having a lifelong best friend here are the top 7 health benefits of dog walking. Physical benefits 1. Weight control Being overweight or obese is a serious health issue. There is a simple medical solution to obesity - burn more calories than you consume. A regular activity like walking can help you burn calories and help you keep your pounds in check. It also works the same for your dog. 2. Joint Health Immobility is another common health problem. Joints, eve...

Healthiest Human Food Dogs Can Eat

Dogs are domesticated carnivores belong to family Canidae. It is a part of the wolf-like canid and most abundant terrestrial carnivore. A dog has been described as carnivores or omnivores as compared to wolves. Dogs from agriculture societies have extra copies of amylase and other genes involved in starch digestion that contribute to an increased ability to digest a starch-rich diet. Also, like a human, some dog breed produces amylase in their saliva. A dog is in between omnivores and carnivores. A dog can produce bile acid with taurine, and it cannot produce vitamin D, which it obtains from the flesh....

Dogs In Hot Cars: How To Save Them?

Summer is back! For most of us and our dogs, that means the return of nearly unbearable heat. We usually associate summer with holidays, having fun on the beach near the sea or the lake, cocktails, and sunbathing. We can imagine having a great time during the summertime. One important thing we must not forget is to take care of our dogs that might have a tougher time battling the heat than we do. Imagine wearing a warm sweater all the time during the warm summer weather and you will understand how our pups are feeling. Most of us dog owners are aware of the rule when it comes to heat, cars, and dogs. Th...

Dog Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

Diabetes mellitus is a disease that our dogs can suffer from and that is a disease in which the beta cells of the pancreas stop producing insulin or produce it insufficiently enough for the body's needs. Getting a diagnosis like that can certainly make us feel very scared for the wellbeing of our furry best friend but should we be scared? How dangerous is dog diabetes actually? How do we treat it and are meds easily accessible? Find out in the text below. How can I know if my dog has diabetes? There are many symptoms that can indicate diabetes in dogs and some of them are frequent urination, increased a...

Doberman - can you crop their ears?

Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a German tax collecting officer from the late 19th and early 20th century is credited for developing a unique dog breed that he specifically bred to guard and accompany him on his tax collecting rounds. Much like today, people didn’t like to pay taxes, and usually the ones that had the most problems were the tax collectors. Even though they only did their jobs, people hated them because of their line of profession. He wanted to create a striking and intimidating dog that would be a great guard dog when problems arise. We don’t have to look at the Doberman twice to know th...

Why dog grooming is so important

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. nail cut...

Can Dogs Get The Coronavirus?

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?

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

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?

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...