Heat Stroke in Dogs

  • By Raquel Astacio

Overheated dog by pond

A dog’s normal body temperature is between 99.5F. and 102.5F. A body temperature over 103° F may indicate the dog has a slight fever. However, a temperature exceeding 105° F. indicates a dog is suffering from heat stroke (hyperthermia), a dangerous condition leading to organ failure and death if not promptly reversed.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop & How To Stop This Behavior

  • By Raquel Astacio

Dog with coprophagia eating poop in the grass

Dog owners witnessing their pets eating their own fecal matter usually swoop in and make their dog stop eating poop immediately. However, if they knew why dogs eat poop, they might not view this behavior as something repulsive. In fact, learning about why dogs eat poop can provide insight into their dog’s health and prevent a potential disease or disorder from progressing by getting veterinary treatment for their pet.

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Pain Relief for Dogs

  • By Raquel Astacio

Labrador Retriever at veterinary clinic

Seeing your furry best friend in pain is the worst. When a family member is sick and in pain, it hurts and you just want to make it right. The same applies to our own dogs as they are part of our families too.

You may want to give your dog some sort of over-the-counter medication to treat them right away. But that can actually do more harm than good. The same pain relief remedies that humans take cannot be given to canines. Doing so is dangerous and can put their health at risk.

But before you can treat your dog, how do you know if he’s actually in pain?

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Home Remedies for Fleas

  • By Raquel Astacio

Dog rolling on grass and scratching off fleas

Next to cockroaches and bed bugs, fleas are the most resilient and prolific of insects. Thriving in warm, humid conditions, fleas need one thing to survive–blood. Fleas also require victims with fairly dense body hair so they can cling to strands of hair, crawl down to skin surfaces and begin feeding. Fur also protects them from being easily scratched or bitten off the skin by dogs, cats, and other hairy mammals.

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A Guide to Dog Food Allergies

  • By Raquel Astacio
Puppy eating from a silver bowl

Food allergies in dogs are caused by their immune systems responding negatively to proteins in commercial dog food, specifically the proteins present in vegetables and grains. Additives used in making dry and wet dog food may also contribute to a food allergy. Proteins found in fresh meat do not cause food allergies in dogs.

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Are Probiotics Safe for Dogs?

  • By Raquel Astacio

With all the buzz about probiotics and their benefits, it may leave you wondering what are the effects on pets. More specifically your dog.

There is a long list of benefits that they can provide. Everything from a brighter coat to better digestion has been noted.

But in the end it is still bacteria, right? Which may leave you with the question: are they safe for my dog?

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Benefits of Green Tripe for Dogs

  • By Raquel Astacio
Dogs eating in a garden

Classified as hooved, cud-chewing animals with four-chambered stomachs, ruminating animals are the only mammals with a tripe, or a stomach lining specialized to digest plant material. When ruminating animals eat hay, grass and other plants, much of what they consume remains unchewed. The unchewed portions pass into two stomach chambers (the reticulum and rumen) where it is regurgitated, mixed with saliva and re-chewed. Once this mixture is swallowed, it passes through the other two stomach chambers where digestive enzymes, amino acids and various gastric juices further break down the material.

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Can I Give My Dog Human Probiotics?

  • By Raquel Astacio
Golden Retriever laying on grass

So you have done your research on the benefits of probiotics for dogs and decide to give it a try. What is next? You may go on the internet and compare prices. Or, you may decide to give your furry friend some of your own probiotics. It’s all the same bacteria anyway, right? You may want to think again before going to the fridge or cupboard.

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Can Probiotics Cause Diarrhea In Dogs?

  • By Raquel Astacio

So you have researched all of the benefits that canine probiotics has to offer and you’re just about ready to give them to your furry friend. That is until you read that they may cause diarrhea in dogs. And your reaction to this is to be alarmed and that is perfectly normal since diarrhea is usually a symptom of a problem. But is this the norm when it comes to probiotics for dogs?

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The Role of Probiotics in Dogs

  • By Raquel Astacio

Dogs, like all mammals, are similar to humans in many fundamental ways. While animal diets are frequently less varied than human diets, good nutrition is still important to ensure your furry friend is always in good health. That is why the role of probiotics in dogs cannot be overstated and they are as important for canines as they are for humans.

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