Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tips for Eating Out With Your Dog – Bone Appetit

A perfect day for a dog lover includes taking a walk and stopping at a coffee house for a snack . Or taking a walk down to the beach and eating out looking at the water.  This beautiful idea can be easily ruined if your dog isn’t trained to eat with you with good manners. Here’s some tips: Take your dog out for a good walk before going to the café. This gives him the chance to empty his bladder, and the exercise gets rid of any excess energy. Chances are your dog will get bored relatively quickly while you … Continue reading

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How To Tell if Your Dog is Sick

Sometimes when your dog is under the weather, the signs are crystal clear. Other times, the symptoms are subtle and can be overlooked. Here are some signals related to eating patterns, energy levels, physical and behavioral variations, and mood changes that could indicate your dog is ill. It may not always be easy to tell when your dog is ill. Hiding illness is a dog’s survival instinct held over from the days before domestication: being sick meant being removed from the pack. Remember you are your dog’s pack leader, so dogs can be stoic when they’re not feeling well. Changes … Continue reading

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How To Tell if Your Dog Has a Urinary or Bladder Infection

Dogs can suffer from infections of the urinary tract and bladder. These infections are caused by bacteria in the urethra and the lining of the bladder, and can be quite painful. If you see any of these signs, talk to your veterinarian: Difficulty urinating Blood in the urine Cloudy urine, with an abnormal odor Frequent urination, in small amounts Urinary incontinence Treating a urinary tract or bladder infection right away is important for preventing serious medical complications – like development of bladder stones or spread of the infection to the kidneys or heart. Although any dog could be affected, females … Continue reading

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Dog Water Safety Tips

Say ‘No’ to Floating Pool Covers Floating covers are extremely dangerous in homes with children and pets. Countless dogs, even accomplished swimmers, have lost their lives following an unexpected tumble into a covered pool. Falling underneath or even on top of a floating cover is extremely disorienting and it becomes almost impossible for the dog to find his way out. Invest in a safety cover, which fits over the entire pool and is anchored in place to create a physical barrier between the water and those around the pool. Unintentional Pawticures Dogs can quickly wear their nails down to the … Continue reading

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