Category Archive: Dog Health

Dog health issues

Apr 10

Raw Food Diet for Dogs: Myths and Facts

yorkie dog

What is a “Raw Food Diet?” Have you ever considered putting your dog on a raw food diet? Many people are certain that their dogs are healthier because their food never came near a cooktop–but are they right?  Or, are they just believing what they want to believe?  So, what is on the “raw food …

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Mar 25

Bug Off! Keep Fleas and Ticks Off Your Dog

Fleas + Ticks = Ugh! Flea and tick season is upon us, and it is here a bit early this year.  So, it will be more important than ever to be vigilant about keeping fleas and ticks off of our furry friends.  In this post, you will find information about diseases transmitted by these pests and …

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Jul 20

Pool Safety Tips for your Puppy

dog swimming in a pool

By Vee Cecil, Guest Blogger Pool Safety For many families, the summer is the perfect time to get a puppy. Often, our work schedules are a little more relaxed and with the kids out of school, there are some extra helping hands to smooth the transition. But even with the extra help, anyone who’s ever …

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Sep 10

Canine Bug Out Bag

dog wearing back pack

The Essentials For Fido Photo Credit: Conny Liegl on Flickr A recent episode of Revision 3’s DIY Tryin, Build an Emergency Kit with These Essentials, covered items for a disaster preparedness kit for humans. While watching, I began thinking about what essentials I would need for my two Miniature Pinschers. I came up with some …

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Jun 28

Toxic Algal Blooms Are Dangerous to Dogs

Surface water affected by blue green algae can have a green "paint-like" appearance."

Dog Succumbs to Algal Bloom Toxins In a June 26, 2014, report, KMSP-TV (Minneapolis-St Paul) described the tragedy a Minnesota family encountered in a seemingly benign setting. The Tatge family was enjoying a Sunday afternoon at a Minnesota lake with their faithful canine companion, Copper. Copper had ventured into Prairie Lake to play one of his …

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Jun 27

Why Rescue a Dog: A Miniature Pinscher Story

Why Rescue? Nothing is more heart warming than when you first bring a skinny, scruffy dog into your home, he looks around, and from the look on his face you can tell that he is thinking, “This will do quite nicely. I did well when I picked this person.” Nano’s Story We rescued Nano, a …

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Mar 17

Min Pin on the Loose: What to Do If Your Dog is Missing

Maddox, a beloved Miniature Pinscher, was lost December 2012.

Miniature Pinschers are Escape Artists Min Pins are notorious for getting loose. Being independent thinkers, their little minds are constantly whirring, and when they get the idea of getting out, sometimes it’s hard to stop them. So, what should you do when your dog gets loose? Maddox, Come Home This story is for little Maddox, …

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Feb 09

Indication of Salmonella Causes Dog Food Recall

Hubbard Life dog food recalled.

Dog Food Recall: Potential Salmonella Contamination Pro-Pet LLC Issues Voluntary Recall According to a recent FDA press release, several dog and cat food products have been voluntarily recalled by Pro-Pet LLC. A field test indicated that a single production run in a two-day time frame may have been contaminated with Salmonella. What Dog Foods Have …

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Sep 20

Your Dog’s Mental Health: Depression in Dogs

Depressed-looking dog

Depression in Dogs Just like humans, dogs have emotions and sometimes those emotions are overwhelming for dogs. Since they have similar brain structures and neurotransmitters, it makes sense that dogs as well as humans can suffer mental illnesses and conditions. Depression is a common mental disorder in dogs. Dogs often get depressed when there is …

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Sep 12

Circovirus: A New Threat to Dogs

Unusual Virus Spreads in Ohio The recent death of four dogs in Ohio has sparked concern about the spread of a new virus, which, until recently, had never been described in dogs. Four Ohio dogs died recently, and a virus new to dogs is suspected. The dogs were from more than one area of Ohio: …

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