If you’ve suddenly found yourself on this page reading this post, chances are you have at least one family member who you dread seeing or dealing with during the holidays. Or maybe your family just radiates toxic vibes but you feel obligated to handle them at this time of the year. Whatever it is, I’ve been there. And although this article isn’t exactly dog mom-centric, you may find it helpful when showing up for festivities on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
There’s a lot of confusion among pet parents as to what makes a dog a “senior.” The discrepancies come from a variety of factors – age, breed, overall health and lifestyle. I personally believe that every single dog becomes a senior at a different time in their life, just like people do. But how do you know when your dog is a senior? I’ve come up with a list of signs to look for your in precious pup, and I also have suggestions for helping your aging companion.
When you get to know your dog’s normal body shape, movements and behaviors, you can easily notice when there may be something wrong. Finding an abnormal spot on your dog’s skin or feeling a lump beneath the surface can quickly be examined and treated effectively when discovered sooner rather than later.
If you ever cuddle with your dog, whether it’s in bed or relaxing on the couch, there are several simple health checks you can perform on your dog in the process. Your furry friend will just think you’re petting them and giving them love, but at the same time you’re checking for changes and abnormalities. In this post, I’ll share the health checks I perform on Wynston on a routine basis so he stays as healthy as possible.
The problem many dog owners know: ugly reddish-brown spots under the eyes of your pup. They are particularly visible in dogs with a light coat. These so-called tear stains not only disturb the aesthetic overall impression, but can also point to health problems. In this article, you will find answers to the following two questions: What causes tear stains in the dog, and how can I naturally remove my dog’s tear stains?
The spookiest holiday of the year can be extra fun when it’s celebrated with a four-legged friend by your side. Whether your pet is the quiet, cuddly type or an outgoing party pooch, there are a number of great ways to celebrate the scary season. Here are eight dog-friendly Halloween activities filled with plenty of spooks, light-hearted fun and surprises.