Category Archives: Dogs

Best Dog Grooming Courses Online

Dog Grooming CoursesDog grooming courses online can offer many benefits that traditional classes do not, but how can you find the best ones? A quick search of the Internet will reveal many different sites that offer dog grooming tips and advice, but how can you be sure you are getting instruction in grooming that is accurate? The best way to do this is to research the available dog grooming courses to make sure that they are legitimate and offer sound grooming advice and instruction.

Homemade Dog Shampoo Recipe

Homemade Dog ShampooHomemade dog shampoo can be a much better option then the commercial shampoos you can find, and there are recipes for every dog and skin type. Dog grooming supplies are an important part of taking care of your pet, but many commercial shampoos can be harsh or drying to the skin of your dog. Using a recipe for homemade dog shampoo can let you keep your dog clean and healthy, and you can add herbs or other natural ingredients to improve the way your dog smells at the same time.

Dog Incontinence Diapers Review

Dog Incontinence DiapersDog incontinence diapers can be very helpful if your dog is incontinent for any reason, and these diapers can be found in many different styles and looks. Sometimes excessive urination in dogs can create problems, and leave your home smelling like a urinal, but the diapers available for dogs can stop this problem quickly. Dog incontinence pads can be placed around your home so that if your dog does urinate inside it is not a big deal, and can be easily cleaned up.

Bladder Stones in Dogs: Diet After Surgery

Bladder Stones in DogsBladder stones in dogs, also called uroliths, are a fairly common problem that most dog owners will face at some point. They’re caused by a buildup of certain minerals in your dog’s bladder, and while they may present with similar symptoms to bladder infections in dogs, they have very different treatments. It is important that you understand the variations in bladder stones, and that each variation requires a different type of treatment.

Dog Skin Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

Dog Skin CancerDog skin cancer is fairly common and can be a scary prospect, but it doesn’t have to mean it’s all over for your furry friend. Dogs naturally develop tumors more easily than cats – up to six times – but their tumors are more likely to be benign. If you know the signs of canine skin cancer then you can easily detect any irregularities in your dog’s skin with thorough inspections. It is not known exactly what causes skin cancer in dogs, but exposure to the sun appears to be a link, and certain breeds, as well as dogs with light and/or thin coats, statistically develop dog skin cancer more often than others.

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs: Home Remedies vs. Antibiotics

Urinary Tract Infection in DogsSure, you’re aware of your own risk of developing a urinary tract infection. You’ve probably even had one before. But did you know that urinary tract infection in dogs is a fairly common problem? If not, you’re not alone. Statistically, fourteen percent of all dogs will get at least one urinary tract infection in their lifetime, so it’s important that you understand what to look for and how to treat it.

Giardia in Dogs – Contagious To Humans?

Giardia in DogsGiardia in dogs is a parasitic condition caused by a protozoan organism called the giardia, which lives in the intestinal tract. The giardia parasite is so small that it sometimes cannot be identified in a fecal examination and, therefore, it may require several examinations for giardia in dogs to be detected. Additionally, it is debated as to whether or not the parasite itself causes disease, as there are many cases in which symptoms of giardia in dogs are not observable.

Diabetes in Dogs: Insulin Resistance

Diabetes in DogsDiabetes in dogs is a life threatening illness that almost always requires treatment with insulin, unlike diabetes in humans or cats, which can sometimes be treated with simple changes in diet and exercise. Occasionally, it will occur that your diabetic dog is resistant to insulin. Insulin resistance in dog diabetes means that your dog’s pancreas may be producing insulin, or that you may be administering the insulin your dog needs for proper glucose level regulation, but that your dog’s cells are insensitive to insulin.

Parvo Symptoms in Puppies – What To Do?

Parvo Symptoms in PuppiesParvo symptoms in puppies are fairly easy to detect and are good for any dog owner to know, considering getting to the vet in time can mean the difference between life and death for your puppy. So, what is Parvo and why is it so dangerous? Canine Parvovirus symptoms spread rapidly in the intestinal tract, and infect puppies much more often than dogs. Because puppies are so susceptible to Parvovirus, most vets recommend vaccinations as early as four weeks and continuing until twenty weeks of age.

Cushings Disease in Dogs Symptoms and Treatment

Cushings Disease in DogsCushings disease in dogs, also called hyperadrenocorticism, is caused by an overproduction of corticosteroids (or prednisone) by the adrenal gland, or even by over administration of prednisone. In the latter case, canine Cushings disease is easily cured by simply lowering the dose of corticosteroid being administered. However, cases of adrenal gland overproduction can have more than one cause and are more difficult to treat.