Prevention

Prevention should be top of your list when it comes to your pet’s health as well as your own. Preventative measures today including regular vet checkups, healthy food choices, exercise, and vaccines can make all the difference.

Tapeworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Tapeworm under microscope (caption: Tapeworms In Dogs)

You’ve probably seen at least one cringe-worthy video of an unbelievably long tapeworm being pulled out of an animal or even a human. Yes, tapeworms are disgusting, but unfortunately, they’re also easily transmitted to our pets. How do you know if your dog has them? And are tapeworms a serious health threat? We answer all of your questions about symptoms, treatment, prevention and more…

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Hookworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Hookworms under microscope (caption: Hookworms In Dogs)

Dogs are prone to picking up all kinds of nasty worms that can do some serious damage. One common type is the hookworm. What are the symptoms to look out for? How are they treated? And how can you prevent your dog from getting hookworms in the first place? We’ll answer these questions and more. It’s important to note that hookworms can be especially serious and even fatal for puppies, so early diagnosis and treatment are key…

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Banfield Wellness Plan Review: Is It Worth It?

Banfield hospital storefront (caption: Banfield Pet Insurance Plan Reviews)

Although sometimes referred to as Banfield Pet Insurance, Banfield isn’t pet insurance — it’s a wellness membership plan (whose logo suggests it’s a vet’s office). Despite all this confusion, the primary question we have — is Banfield wellness care worth it? Its plans don’t cover illness or injury, only preventative care…

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How To Have A Dog-Friendly Valentine’s Day

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, you are probably trying to decide on the perfect gift for your dog. But did you know that the traditional tokens of affection — roses, chocolates, and other candies — can be harmful for the four-legged loves of your life? Here’s some tips to ensure a loving and safe Valentine’s Day this year…

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Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Heartworm undermicroscope (caption: Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention)

There are a wide variety of worms that can infect your dog. Although many of the symptoms are similar, each requires a specific type of medication for treatment. When an inappropriate medication is used to treat worms, infestations can return or worsen in severity, causing additional medical complications. Some of the worms that commonly affect dogs include heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms…

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Best Dog Activity Monitor: FitBark vs Whistle vs Link AKC & More

Girl running with dog (caption: Best Dog Activity Monitor)

How cool would it be to track your dog’s daily activity (think Fitbit for your pup!)? Your wish is now reality and we recently took a look at the leaders in this new and exciting category to review the top players. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others, you are going to be blown away by all the cool features in these new high-tech devices…

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How To Get Rid Of Bad Dog Breath

How to Get Rid of Bad Dog Breath: dog breathing

Snuggling up with your dog is the best ending to any day. But when he turns to give you a big slobbery kiss, and his breath hits you in the face like a skunk — yuck! Why does your dog’s breath stink so bad? What did he eat? We’re going to give you the low down on what causes bad breath for dogs and how you can sweeten the smell…

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How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

Many people think that dogs and cats are better protected from the cold because of their fur, but that’s not the case. Our furry companions are just as susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite as we are, so you need to keep them safe inside once temperatures drop. But what temperature is too cold for dogs? And when you inevitably have to take them out to potty (and for exercise), what’s the best way to protect them?

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Homemade Flea And Tick Prevention For Dogs

Izzy and dog mom in water

Izzee, my loyal and trusted sidekick and licensed therapy dog, and I go everywhere together. Her unconditional love is astounding. In return, I want to give her the best life possible including top-notch food and chemical-free products. There are so many ill-fated side effects from the chemical-based flea and tick prevention medicines. So, I don’t want to take that risk with Izzee. This led me to research and create a homemade flea spray and homemade tick repellent for dogs that anyone can make at home…

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Hot Dog: How To Prevent And Treat Heat Stroke In Dogs

Dog panting in hot car (caption: Heat Stroke In Dogs prevention & treatment)

Warm weather is idealistic for pet owners to enjoy the outdoors with man’s best friend. It’s tempting to take Fido with you to run errands and on family trips. But what happens when they become too hot? As the temperature rises, dog owners must be aware of the potential warning signs of dog heat stroke and how to prevent it before it’s too late…

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