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While strokes are less common in dogs than they are in humans, they are equally as serious. The symptoms of a stroke in dogs can also be very different from what we see in people. Witnessing your canine friend having a stroke is a frightening experience so it is important to know what to do if you suspect this has occurred. Let’s find out more about the signs of a stroke in dogs, what causes them, and the current treatment options.
“Sit” is one of the most important skills for dogs to learn. Teaching your pup to sit helps control your dog’s behavior in many different situations, like jumping up on people or running around in public places. “Sit” is also when your dog begins to learn what’s expected of her, and it gives your furry friend a foundation you can build upon when you’re training other skills. Fortunately, for most dogs, “sit” is one of the easiest comands to master. Follow our step-by-step guide to get your pup sitting in no time.
Cesareans, or C-sections, can be a lifesaving procedure for the mother and her litter of pups. Unfortunately, C-sections are expensive and they have associated risks, including bleeding, infection, anesthesia complications, and the surgery itself. These risks can lead to increased medical intervention, leading to increased vet bills when you’re already expecting more vet visits because puppies need frequent medical care during the first year of life. So what are your options? Do pet insurance companies cover C-sections and are there any restrictions to the coverage? Find out if you can get coverage for a potential C-section for your pregnant dog.
Dogs and humans share many of the same congenital disorders and genetic diseases such as heart defects, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, many types of cancer, hemophilia, cataracts, dwarfism, and others. A fairly common congenital disorder in humans is Down syndrome, so you may be wondering if our canine companions can have it too. We’ll shed light on this chromosomal abnormality and if it affects dogs.
The ketogenic (or keto for short) diet has become a popular fad diet in the last few years. It’s also gaining ground in the canine world. But is the ketogenic diet for dogs safe? And what do know about the short and long-term health effects of this strict diet? We’ll explore the research behind the keto diet and the possible health benefits and downsides for dogs. We also review the best commercial keto dog food and give you a homemade recipe.