Monthly Archives: February 2016

How Can I Stop My Dog From Licking His Wound?

Your dog’s natural tendency is to lick the wound.  However, the licking will delay the wound’s healing process.  There are several products that were created to protect the wound, the wound’s location determines which product is right for your dog’s needs. Licking the wound, can cause the following things: If a dog licks the incision, the healing process may be delayed. Licking can remove stitches and cause the incision to open Licking can become a severe habit that is difficult to break Licking can cause infection as the mouth has  bacteria Dogs will frequently lick the incision when the owner … Continue reading

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What is a lick glanuloma? Why does my dog lick his leg?

Dogs can be so puzzling when they constantly lick their legs or paws.  A lick granuloma can result from the dog’s constant linking the lower portion of their legs. The lick granuloma is actually a lesion that can initially be red, swollen, irritated, and bleeding, similar to a hot spot (wet eczema). The dog’s incessant licking of the lesion eventually results in a thickened, firm, oval plaque. The most common cause appears to be psychological, related to stress, anxiety, separation anxiety, boredom, or compulsiveness. Lick granulomas are especially seen in active dogs left alone for long periods of time. One … Continue reading

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Reviews of Dog Ball Machines (ifetch & Busy Buddy Automatic Ball Launcher)

It’s so great that there is now a ball machine for dogs. It helps give them the exercise they need and deserve.  We reviewed the two top ball machines to help you choose the right one for your dog. What are the sizes of the balls and what size dogs can use the ball machines? Ifetch is available in two sizes Ifetch for smaller dogs- uses an extra small ball – specially designed for smaller breeds IfetchToo for larger dogs- uses a standard tennis ball   Busy Buddy Automatic Ball Launcher – available in large size- fits small & standard … Continue reading

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