Health – Dogs

Learn about canine holistic healthcare, non-surgical treatment options, & how to naturally treat the different kinds of common health issues found in dogs.

Why do dogs pant?

It’s HOT in here!

The short answer to why dogs pant is: To circulate sufficient air through the body to cool off.  Humans have sweat glands (small, tubular structures located just under the entire surface of our skin with the …

Holistic Treatments for Dog Ear Infections

Dogs who have long ears or who swim a lot may suffer from recurring ear infections. But ear infections can also occur in older dogs, those with a lot of ear wax and puppies who have been recently vaccinated. Dogs …

Caring for Aging or Disabled Pets Part II

Caring for disabled pets Part II: Equipment roundup

In Part I of our roundup of advice and resources for pet parents of fur babies with physical health issues, we looked at the types of health issues that might arise, therapy …

Caring for Aging or Disabled Pets Part I

Sometimes our fur babies need a bit of extra care from us if they suffer from a congenital or hereditary disability or limitation or acquire one due to illness or advancing age.  Cats and dogs (and most other animals) can …

Dog Fighting: Facts about this Cruel Blood Sport

As you may well imagine, this is a very difficult topic to discuss.  However, the more we collectively understand about an issue, the more likely it is we will be able to effectuate positive change.  So, here goes!

History

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Why do dogs bark?

The answer to the question, “Why do dogs bark?” may seem obvious: To communicate, of course!  However, there are lots of things your pup may be trying to communicate by barking and the trick is to try to understand what …

Top ten dangerous common household items for dogs

Just as you must be vigilant about dangers lurking in common household items for your two-legged toddlers, so too must you watch out for dangers to your fur babies.  We all know how curious puppies generally are and many adult …