Category: Dog Health + Care

How I Use Coconut Oil to Prevent Fleas and Ticks
Dog Health + Care

How I Use Coconut Oil to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

Keeping your dog healthy and happy at all times should be a priority. But when the days get warmer and brighter during spring and summer, ticks and fleas start to lurk around every corner. These bugs are not only nasty but they also carry fatal diseases like Lyme disease or FAD (flea allergy dermatitis). If […]

Dog Sitting Positions and What They Mean
Dog Health + Care

7 Dog Sitting Positions and What They Mean

We all know it and have seen it multiple times: the dog sit. Every dog of any breed and age performs it and it’s seemingly the only command that comes naturally to a canine. The pup is sitting upright with his knees flat to his sides and the feet are nicely tucked underneath. But sometimes […]

pink liver dog nose
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Everything You Need to Know About Pink Dog Noses

The black cute nose is a loved canine feature and it’s the most common color you will see. But just like different coat colors, your dog can have different nasal tones. There are five main nose variations: black, liver (pink), blue, dudley and butterfly. Genes directly affect the coloring of a dog’s nose but also […]

can you cut dog whiskers
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Can You Cut or Trim Your Dog’s Whiskers?

Depending on your dog’s breed and coat type, grooming might be a weekly topic including brushing, combing and trimming nails or fur. But what about the prominent wiry hairs that surround your dog’s face? Vibrissae (whiskers) typically grow around the muzzle, the cheeks, the chin and on both corners of the eyebrows. They are thicker […]

do dogs have lips black
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Do Dogs Have Lips?

Humans, like many animals, have a visible and distinctive looking upper and lower lip which is separated from the cheeks. But when you look at your dog, you won’t be able to locate them immediately. Do dogs even have lips or is the Canis lupus a lipless race? Dog Mouth Anatomy When looking at a […]

How to Help a Dog With Arthritis at Home
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How to Help a Dog With Arthritis at Home

Seeing your dog getting old isn’t easy. Many problems come with age and arthritis in dogs and humans is probably one of the most common diseases. Arthritis usually affects the joints of the elbows, knees, and hips making any movement less smooth and painful. You are probably asking yourself “How can I help my dog […]

Do Dogs Toenails Grow Back
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Do Dogs Toenails Grow Back? Care + Recovery

Injuries to the dog’s nails are more common than you might think. When the toenails grow too long, they might get stuck in a hole or break during a game of chase. While this might leave smaller or bigger fractures, serious injuries can lead to a torn nail that has been ripped out by the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Jowls
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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Jowls

Jowls are defined as loose flesh on the cheeks and throat. Every dog has this skin around his mouth but certain breeds are specifically bred to have floppy and unique looking jowls. But their purpose is not serving a cute wrinkly face, they are actually very important for dogs. The jowl protects the whole area […]

how to treat puppy diarrhea
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How to Treat Puppy Diarrhea

Puppies are a whole lot of work and we want them to have the best start in life possible. When I took my first puppy home, stress caused her very bad diarrhea. And she had a few problems with it afterwards because she puts everything in her mouth. Gladly, I could treat it at home […]