When your dog itches, you know it. That relentless licking, scratching, chewing anything he can do to relieve the itch. He seems obsessed, and he probably is. Whatever you do, dont ignore this problem (as if you could!). Incessant scratching and chewing may indicate food allergy. Hell constantly tear into any place on his body that he can reach with his teeth or claws. You may see ugly hair loss. Until you find the cause, this problem will go from bad to worse.
Dog Health & Care
All veterinarians agree bloodwork is important, though opinions differ on when your dog would most benefit from these tests.
When it comes to that most primitive part of us, theres nothing as basic as blood. In virtually every culture across the planet, blood represents the stream of life itself. Because its looping path always leads it back to the heart that great repository of emotion...
Our 13-year-old Pomeranian, Scooter, loves to hump his purple stuffed bear. We find it harmless, so we dont try to stop him, though, honestly, he doesnt get that many opportunities to practice the behavior. His intimate bear-time is limited because our Corgi, Lucy,...
Dog Health & Care
Knowing the answer can save you a lot of time, money, and heartache.
If you live with and love dogs, chances are at some point youve found yourself at a familiar and often excruciating tipping point. I just noticed (fill-in-the-blank), you say to yourself. Should I panic? The standard response that...
Advice for a First-Time Dog Owner
My son was lucky enough to land his first job out of college working for a company that allows employees to bring their dogs to work. The company has about...
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