Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver

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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver if your Dog is Choking Most dogs will chew nearly anything: bones, toys, shoes, socks, etc. But would you know what to do if something became lodged in the windpipe or stuck on the palate and your dog began to choke? It’s important that you do not wait for […]

Kennel Cough in Dogs

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Kennel cough, the common name given to infectious canine tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs. As the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. This disease is found throughout the world and is known to infect a high percentage of dogs at least once during their lifetime. It is […]

Determining the Best Age at Which to Spay or Neuter a Dog

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When Should You Get Your Dog Spayed or Neutered? This article is courtesy of AKC Canine Health Foundation. In many parts of the world, due to cultural or economic prohibitions, bitches and dogs are not spayed or castrated unless they have reproductive tract disease. However, in the United States, virtually all bitches and dogs are […]

Why Does My Puppy Itch?

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This article is courtesy of  By Dr. Vivian Carroll @ petmd.com So my editor boss-guy gave me a list of topic suggestions when we first planned out Purely Puppy. One of the topics was “diseases and conditions that affect puppies in their first year.” Well, since that’s a little broad, we’ll talk about something that I […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog Healthy

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Healthcare Tips for Senior Dogs This article is courtesy of  Lorie Huston, DVM @ petmd.com A senior dog has different health requirements than a younger dog. Here are some tips to help you keep your senior pet healthy. 1. DON’T FORGET THE HEALTH CHECK-UPS Make sure your senior dog has regular visits with your veterinarian. In […]

 

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