Month: April 2010

  • Dog Heaven on Earth

    Is belly rub lane nearby?...

  • Hey, Wait a Second…

    A dog in poodle's clothing....

  • 25 Hot Girls with Dogs

    Eliza Dushku looks cuddly herself! A pampered pooch. The two cutest hipsters we've seen today. Miranda Kerr Woof! We hope the dog isn't next. Is...

  • Aussie Restaurant Fined for Snubbing “Gay Dog”

    Guide dog. Gay dog. If someone says these with an Australian accent, it can be hard to hear the difference, especially if English is not...

  • Happy Pet Parent Day!

    Today, Sunday, April 25, is National Pet Parent Day! Here's a toast to all you Dogsters for being such caring, loving guardians to your best...

  • Video: Amazing Green Colombian Dog

    Earth Day was last week, but Mona helps remind us that every day can be Earth Day....

  • 8 Most Humiliating Products for Dogs

    (For Life With Dogs) Do dogs get embarrassed? Scientists who study such things usually say no. Harvard University professor Mark Hauser, an evolutionary psychologist and...

  • Why Does my Dog Pass Out?

    I have a 9 year old Pug she is a rescue dog, I have had her with me about 1 1/2 months. She passes out...

  • How to Tell if the Vet is Charging Too Much

    Calling around to comparison-shop is never a bad idea. The vet I used to go to was drastically more expensive than our current vet, but I never realized it until I changed vets. The other vet was in a more ritzy section of town, and that might have had something to do with their higher …

  • Vaccinations for Adult Dogs

    My vet recommend vaccinations every three years for adult dogs. Three-year vaccinations are exactly the same as annual ones (in regards to what’s in them.) In my not-so-professional opinion (though I have done tons of research on this issue), I believe that once immunity to a disease is formed, that immunity exists for life. Unfortunately, …

  • Typical Reactions to Vaccinations

    Some dogs have reactions to certain vaccinations, and swelling is probably the most typical. I would take your dog to the vet just so he can take a look at it, and make note of it next time when your dog is vaccinated. Don’t freak out because it happens, but do go and see your …

  • A Puppy’s First Round of Shots

    Almost all of my puppies get their first shots between 9 and 10 weeks of age. Prior to that the mother’s immunity is still present and the shot does no good, in fact there is some evidence that given too early it will actually interfere with the mother’s immunity. Mine get the full series of …

  • When to Start Heartworm Treatments

    Heartworm preventative isn’t really a preventative, it kills the larvae ALREADY in your dog, so you give it 4 – 6 weeks AFTER mosquitoes show up. Doesn’t matter if it’s Spring or Fall, wait 4 – 6 weeks after the first (or last in the case of Fall) mosquitoes. It does not stay in their …

  • Flea and Tick Season

    We find fleas and ticks on dogs we groom all Winter long and we live in New Hampshire with snow and freezing weather. As soon as the snow melts off the ground the ticks start to show up on my own dogs. Around here it seems like everyone goes crazy with preventatives and collars as …

  • What to Expect After Removing a Tick

    It is normal for there to be a lump, usually quite red, after a tick is removed. If there are any parts left, i.e .mouth, head etc., the body seals them off and they are rejected with the scab. Any tick bite, however, no matter how the tick is removed, will need to be watched …

  • How to Battle Giardia

    My dog had a 6 month long battle with Girardia and explosive poops. It is HIGHLY contagious to other animals and people. Original infection is usually spread through contaminated water or eating fecal matter. BUT, once they have it, everything needs to be disinfected. You need to clean up his poop right away and disinfect …

  • Dog Laws to be Aware of

    There are many laws pertaining to dogs, however they will vary depending on where you live. Many places have laws such as – Dogs must be leashed Fines for not cleaning up after your dog Fines for excessive barking Breed Specific Laws Bite Laws City or Town License requirements You also may not allowed to …

  • What BSL Stands For

    BSL is short for Breed-Specific Legislation. It is the banning of certain breeds because of their being perceived as a threat. BSL is impractical, for several reasons. (1) It is how a dog is raised, trained, and socialized that shapes the greater part of it’s temperament, not it’s breed. To say that a dog is …

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