Dog Healthcare

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Back To School: How To Help Your Pet Beat The Blues This Fall

Summer is winding down, the mornings are getting a little cooler, and September is right around the corner. The back-to-school season is an exciting time full of new teachers, new friends, and new possibilities. It also means changes for your four-legged family members.

Changes to your pet’s daily schedule can cause abnormal behavior, new habits, and even depression. Getting your kids ready for school may already be a handful, but don’t forget to prepare your canine and feline family members as well!

Here are FIVE ways to help your pets transition into the fall season.

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Canine Conversation: How Dogs Communicate Five Basic Emotions

Dogs spend their entire lives relying on human counterparts for nearly everything. Whether they are hungry, tired, feeling sick, happy, excited, or have to go outside, there aren’t many things dogs can do without the help of their two-legged family members. To communicate their needs and emotions, dogs rely on body language to let us know what’s going on and what they need.

Dog body language is a detail-oriented method of communication, rarely do any two movements mean the same thing in terms of how your dog is feeling. Here are some ways dogs communicate FIVE basic emotions and how to understand them.

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Dog Hydrated!

Water is vital to maintaining your four-legged family member’s body and mind, but many dogs don’t get enough water, making dehydration a common and potentially dangerous condition. Keeping your four-legged family member hydrated helps them regulate their body temperature, keep their energy levels up, and recover from physical activity quicker. It allows vital organs to keep doing their job, promotes urinary tract health, supports digestion, and keeps their metabolism working properly.

Also, remember that dogs and humans do NOT have the same hydration and electrolyte needs. Dogs don’t sweat, they pant. That panting results in stored water leaving their body. With all that fur, it’s no wonder why dogs get overheated so much quicker than humans, especially when it’s hot out.

Here are some easy ways to keep them hydrated during the warm weather ahead.

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The Ultimate Guide to a Safe, Dog-Friendly Fourth of July!

The ultimate summer holiday is finally here, your party or travel plans are booked, and you are ready for a weekend of lawn games, parties, fireworks, and cookouts.

If your dog is joining your celebration, you’ll want to make sure you’re equipped to keep them safe before you fire up the grill and get ready for festivities.

So, here is your guide to a safe, dog-friendly Fourth of July weekend!

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