Tag Archives: Digestion

Digestion problems can make a dog feel awful. Learn about canine bloat, vomiting, diarrhea, and how you can help these things go away.

Dog Eating Wood: How To Make Them Stop

Dog chewing on piece of wood

Dogs chew on wood because they like chewing on things. That’s why you see dogs play with chew toys, and why chew bones and treats are so popular with dogs. While it’s fairly common for a dog to chew on wood (especially if you use sticks or small logs to throw to them when you’re playing fetch) your dog will thank you if you help them lay off the wood. Why?…

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Dog Vomiting: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Symptoms

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Longtime dog parents know that our furry friends will eat almost anything under the sun, even if it makes them throw up immediately. Other times, our pups puke for no apparent reason. While occasional vomiting may not be cause for concern, frequent or severe vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition. Here, we’ll help you figure out why your dog is vomiting, other symptoms to look out for, what you can do to help your pup and when it’s time to seek veterinarian care…

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Kiss Kibble Goodbye: Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Person cooking hot dog food in pan

Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety. Table scraps anyone?…

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What Is Canine Bloat? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

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Canine bloat is a life-threatening illness that is fast acting. Knowing the symptoms beforehand is extremely important, so you catch it early and get your dog the care he needs. If you notice symptoms soon enough, your dog may be one of the few dogs to survive this terrible disease. Learn how you can help prevent canine bloat for your dog…

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Doggy Day Spa: Essential Oils For Dogs

Essential Oils For Dogs

Ahhh, ode de toilet is the scent of choice among canines everywhere. But, are essential oils safe for dogs? Not all. So it’s important to do your research before trying aromatherapy on your pup. Some of the oils we discuss in this article can help with flea infestations, arthritis and more…

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How To Express A Dog’s Anal Glands And Other Questions Answered

Dog laying on back

Yeah, not the most pleasant subject to discuss, but hey, you’ve surely dealt with your dog’s puke and potty accidents before. And this is for your beloved pup’s comfort — and ultimately his health. If your dog suffers from occasional anal gland issues, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn how to spot the signs of impacted glands, how to express dog’s anal glands and what you can do to help prevent frequent blockages. If not taken care of immediately, blocked anal glands can lead to a severe infection…

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What Does Dog Poop Color Mean?

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As the writers of Canine Journal, we feel it’s our, ahem, duty to keep you in-the-know about what’s coming out of your pup. So here’s the low-down on dog poop of every color! Most most mild changes in dog stool color are related to dietary changes and aren’t cause for alarm. But poop color and consistency can be an indicator of serious health problems, which is why you need to make your dog’s business your business…

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How To Diagnose And Treat Dog Diarrhea

Dog sick on bed

Since ancient times, physicians have looked to stool samples as a reference point for the health of their patients. For animals, such as dogs, referencing stool samples is a more viable option than ever because of the rising costs of healthcare. Those concerned about the health of their animals can learn a lot about them by looking at their stool samples. And when it comes to puppies, what you learn from their stool might even save their lives…

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