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Have you noticed your pup scooting his bottom along the ground or straining when he tries to defecate? Upon closer inspection, does he have a red, inflamed anus or other signs that his rear end doesn’t look right? Because we tend to assume that our dogs get the same ailments as we do, your initial self-diagnosis may be that your pup has hemorrhoids. But can dogs get hemorrhoids? Our pups can suffer from several different anal and rectal problems, so we’ll share symptoms of these conditions and what to do to help your uncomfortable furbaby.
We all talk to our furry family members and would love to imagine that they’re grasping our conversations with them. But in reality, how much do dogs understand what we say? Do dogs understand English and other languages? Sure, dogs can recognize basic verbal commands, but do they comprehend human-to-human dialogue? Over the last decade, scientists have conducted several experiments to uncover how our canine counterparts interpret our speech. We’ll share some of the most recent discoveries on how our pups process human language.
Let’s compare Healthy Paws and ASPCA Pet Health Insurance head-to-head and choose a clear winner. We explain our reasoning along with each company’s strengths and weaknesses to help you better understand what each has to offer.
Shih Tzus are consistently one of the most popular small dog breeds in the U.S. and a family favorite for their highly affectionate and easy-going temperaments. These low-energy puffballs make perfect lap dogs, but, due to their sedentary nature and some common health issues, ShihTzus have special dietary needs. We explain all the nutritional and feeding requirements for Shih Tzus at every life stage and how specific ingredients can be beneficial for your furbaby’s overall health as well as potential health problems common in this adorable breed. Finally, we’ve researched hundreds of dog food brands and formulas to give you our recommendations for the best wet and dry dog food for Shih Tzus.
While most of the attention gets put on what goes into a dog’s bowl, the dish you pick to feed your dog with is important. While it may seem that any old plate or dish will work, in truth, there is a wide variety to choose from that meets differing needs. Some dogs eat too fast, some eat too slow, and some cannot stop eating. For many dogs, a slow feeder dog bowl is the best pick.