When your dog has sensitive skin or allergies, you will want to help alleviate his suffering. However, you don't always want to use harsh chemicals or drugs when something natural will work. Just like humans, dogs can get relief from a variety of natural home remedies and foods administered in the proper way. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep your pet from suffering from annoying skin problems. One caution, however, since you know your dog has sensitive skin and allergies, be sure to test these remedies in small amounts at first.
18 January 2017
If you're about to have your pup neutered, it's going to be a little uncomfortable for a few days. It's important to remember that your pup will have had major surgery, which means it will need to be given some extra love and attention during the recovery period. In addition to the post-operative instructions that your veterinarian will provide you with, here are three steps you can take to make sure your pup has a healthy recovery.
18 January 2017
Pets can hurt themselves. Whether your dog has been frolicking in the snow or has simply slipped on the way to their food bowl, you might notice that they've acquired a little bit of a limp. But it can be difficult to determine whether you want to commit to an expensive emergency vet bill -- especially if your pet doesn't really seem to be in any pain. Here are some ways you can determine whether your pet's injury is severe enough to warrant an emergency treatment.
13 January 2017
It seems like most everything used in business today has gone digital, and a veterinary practice is no exception. But there's one area many practices haven't converted to digital, and it could just be one that has the largest impact. Digital x-ray machines are popping up in more practices than ever before, and it makes a great deal of sense, too. Here's a look at three of the biggest advantages of digital x-ray machines compared to traditional ones, especially when it comes to a vet's office.
11 January 2017
Now that you've decided to adopt an elderly dog and help make the rest of their life a comfortable experience, it's time to start prepping for their homecoming. Here are a few important prep steps to make when adopting an elderly dog: Set Up Bi-Yearly Checkups One of the most important things you'll need to do as soon as you bring your adopted elderly dog home is find a reliable veterinarian to work with.
10 January 2017
One of the hardest parts about owning a pet is watching as they begin to slow down due to their age, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you cannot do things to make your pet's golden years more enjoyable and comfortable. Listed below are three steps that you can take that can improve your elderly pet's quality of life and potentially increase their lifespan. Make Dietary Changes One of the most important things that you can do in order to keep your pet healthy in his or her elderly years is to make dietary changes.
9 January 2017
Spring will be here before you know it. If you suffer from allergies, you know it's time to get ready for hay fever season. What you might not know is that your dog could be suffering from hay fever, as well. If your dog comes down with a serious case of itchy skin each spring, chances are it's suffering from the same condition that has you reaching for allergy medications. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your pet comfortable.
9 January 2017