When it comes to children, we typically childproof our home to ensure their safety; but when it comes to our puppies and dogs, many of us are not aware of the common plants and garden plants that are toxic and could even be life threatening to our dogs! It's also easy to think that your dog or puppy would never eat that -- but did you know that statistically 1 in 12 has been poisoned by these plants? It's true. So what do we do? Educate ourselves, and be aware of the plants that are safe to … [Read more...] about Do You Know the Garden Plants That Could be Life Threatening To Your Dog? Here’s a List of 34.
Our dog leads a fairly stress-free life, at least from my perspective. :) He gets an enormous amount of love from everyone in our family, he gets the best possible food, raw marrow bones, toys, he sleeps in our king-size bed at night, he gets multiple walks per day, and did I mention that he gets an enormous amount of love from everyone in our family? He does. We treat him with love, respect, and maybe even a bit better than our own family members! With that said, he still acts sad when he … [Read more...] about Find Out The One Common Habit That Significantly Reduces Stress in Dogs & Improves Behavior
Veterinarians in the UK are warning all dog owners about a deadly disease called CRGV, or Alabama Rot, that has begun to impact dogs in 16 different counties there, and there are more than 50 confirmed cases. Alabama rot was discovered in America in the 1980s and is the common name for diopathic renal glomerular vasculopathy. In the United States, it appeared to mostly impact Greyhound dogs, but it now seems clear that the disease can spread to other breeds. It is believed to be caused by a … [Read more...] about Veterinarians in England Warn Dog Owners of a Mysterious Deadly Disease, Alabama Rot
Here's what you need to know about preventing heat stroke in your dog, before it is too late. Heat stroke in dogs is a very serious issue, because once it is reached there is often no return as internal damage causes almost immediate life-threatening injury. Heat stroke in dogs is a condition that requires immediate medical/veterinary intervention. As the weather turns warmer, the best defense in being armed with the right knowledge so that we can prevent even the possibility of it. Here are … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Preventing Heat Stroke in Dogs
May 24, 2015, Canine Flu Update: The Dog Flu has now been found in Alabama, California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. For a map from Cornell University’s animal health diagnostic center, click here. A case was just found in Georgia, as well. The canine flu acts and spreads similar to a human flu: close contact, noses touching, sneezing, etc. If your dog exhibits any of the symptoms listed below, please contact your … [Read more...] about [UPDATED May 24, 2015] Canine Influenza, What Every Dog Owner Needs To Know
With all the hope of spring comes hidden dangers for our dogs - awaiting in dormant dog poop! Many of us think that our dog can only get Kennel Cough and other canine diseases and viruses from a kennel, but that is imply not true. If you walk your dog in a public area, or in a dog park where dog poop is not immediately disposed of properly, you could be exposing your dog to Kennel Cough and other poop-carried viruses and diseases. The challenge with that is our dogs naturally go toward other … [Read more...] about Scoop That Poop: Watch For Hidden Dangers in Dormant Dog Poop
Local Dog Daily seeks to be the POSITIVE news source for everything dogs - hero stories, service dogs, inspiring dogs, life with our dogs, training articles and more. Yet today we have to bring something to your attention that we believe is horrible abuse toward dogs (and other animals) in the name of "art". People are having tattoos burned into their dogs, and although I have never had a tattoo, I know from friends who have that they are painful, very painful. Vanity has gone too far, and … [Read more...] about [URGENT] Please Help Stop the Practice of Dog Tattooing in the Name of Art
There was a seminal moment in my life as a dog mom, when several years ago I found myself staring at a vet bill for $4,000. I'm Suzanne Cannon, and my 8 year old schnauzer, Liebe (pictured above in my arms) - who was in otherwise good health - needed emergency veterinary care when she developed acute pancreatitis. Since Liebe became ill over the weekend, taking her to my regular vet wasn't an option. Her symptoms were severe enough that I knew she needed supportive care immediately, so off we … [Read more...] about Recommended Alternative When Vet Bills Exceed Your Ability To Pay
We knew it all along! People can scrunch their noses at us for letting our dogs kiss us - but researching is finding that dog kisses are actually GOOD for us! Don't you think the benefits of owning a dog truly are endless? UTSanDiego.com reports... When Fido drags his saliva-drenched tongue across your face, man's best friend may be doing you a microbial favor as well as showing affection. People are being recruited for a study of whether living with a canine improves the human microbiome. … [Read more...] about What’s in a K9 Kiss? Research Proves Its Good For You.
We all want our dogs to be as healthy as possible, and for as long as possible. For humans, adequate sleep is an important contributor to our health, and it is for our dogs, too! Before reading this article from GlobalAnimal.org, I can honestly say I hadn't really thought about the fact that how well my dog sleeps could impact his health; in part because he is nearly 11 and sleeps a fair amount during the day and night. I've noticed whenever we road trip, he always seems to be very tired once … [Read more...] about Do Dogs Need the Same Amount of Sleep as Their Humans?