Skin Allergies and Reactions in Dogs

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Skin Allergies and Reactions in Dogs

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The number of dogs with allergies has increased dramatically in recent years. It is now estimated that one in seven dogs suffer from allergic symptoms. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, skin allergies are now the most common reason dog owners take their dog to the veterinarian. Heredity plays a role. Although certain breeds appear to be more allergy prone, all breeds and their mixes can be affected. Read More…

Obesity and Dogs: Canine Weight Management

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Canine obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems seen in dogs today. As with people, obesity can lead to a variety of diseases, disorders and other complications in dogs. In a 2008 study, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimated that 44% of U.S. dogs were overweight or obese. That’s approximately 33 million dogs in the U.S. alone. Needless to say, something must be done. You can start with your own dog. Learn how to manage your dog’s weight, start a weight loss plan for your dog, and prevent weight gain in the first place. Read More…

ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening

Monday, April 5th, 2010

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experts field tens of thousands of calls each year involving animal companions who’ve had potentially hazardous contact with insecticides, weed killers and pet-toxic plants. Read More…

10 (More) Ways to Liven Up Your Dog’s Meals

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

In part one of this article, we asked the rhetorical question: “If you’re going to feed your dogs ‘people’ food, shouldn’t you feed them something that’s actually good for them?” and answered it with a list of 10 healthy, easily obtainable options straight from the shelves of your local market. As promised, here are 10 more “easy pieces” for your consideration. Read More…

10 Ways to Liven Up Your Dog’s Dinner

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

If you’re going to feed your dogs “people” food, shouldn’t you feed them something that’s actually good for them? Here are some healthy, easily obtainable options straight from market shelves that can be added to spice up your pup’s regular fare. Read More…

Physical Exercise – Playtime and Health!

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Just like humans, most dogs and puppies need regimented physical exercise routines. This is especially true if your dog stays indoors most of the time. An under exercised dog can become destructive, disobedient, and obese. The key to keeping your dog healthy is to maintain a regular but varied exercise program tailored specifically to your dog and to the climate. Read More…

The Easter Egg: A Pet’s Friend or Foe?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Many pet owners wonder about the hazards of feeding eggshells and raw eggs to their pets. The Easter season, when eggs take on the added symbolism of being gifts, is the perfect time to get to know a little more about one of nature’s “perfect foods.” Read More…

Top 10 Paw Care Tips For Dogs

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Your dog’s feet sure are made for walking, but did you know they are also made for protecting? Pads provide extra cushioning to help protect bones and joints from shock, provide insulation against extreme weather, aid walking on rough ground and help protect tissue deep within the paw. With all that work to do, it’s no wonder your pooch’s paws often take a bit of a beating. Keep a spring in your pet’s step with our top 10 paw care tips: Read More…

Marine Saves Dog Befriended in Iraq

Sunday, March 21st, 2010
After injured stray trekked 75 miles to find him, pilot got him home to U.S.

You couldn’t find a more contented dog than the mutt sprawled on the couch in the TODAY studio, his head resting on his master’s thigh, a loving hand petting around his abbreviated ears. Read More…

Prevent Pet Poisonings

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Have you taken inventory of your medicine cabinets lately? Are you properly storing lawn and garden pesticide containers? When you tidy up around the house, do you put food, liquor and tobacco products safely out of harm’s way? These precautions are second nature to households with children, but homes with animals must be just as secure. Read More…