Those who have suffered depression know how incredibly difficult life can become. Mental health is very complicated and it can take a long time to establish the most effective approach. You may have heard about anxiety and stress in dogs but what about depression? Can dogs really become depressed? The expression “suffer in silence” springs to mind when you think about dogs becoming depressed due to their inability to tell you how they feel. So, what can you do to help them?Continue reading “Can Dogs Get Depressed? How to Help Your Sad Dog”
Paws for Thought: 5 Things to Think About When Welcoming a Puppy Home
Awww, puppies – they’re fluffy, fun and full of love. But for every inch of cuteness, puppies are also darn hard work. They demand time, money and (above everything else) plenty of love and affection.
So there’s actually plenty to consider (and prepare) if you’re soon to welcome a new four-legged friend into your home.Continue reading “Paws for Thought: 5 Things to Think About When Welcoming a Puppy Home”
Managing Excessive Shedding in Dogs
First things first – shedding is entirely normal and 100% healthy, especially during the spring months when the weather is warming, and during fall, when your pooch is preparing their winter coat.
But there are some instances when leaving a trail of hairy destruction in their wake is NOT normal. Here we take a look at how to spot excessive shedding that’s pointing to a problem.Continue reading “Managing Excessive Shedding in Dogs”
Pet Hacks: 5 Ways To Make Your Road Trip With Your Dog Stress-Free
Time to hit the road? Far from setting off into the sunset and enjoying a relaxing journey, traveling with a dog can be a fur-raising experience.
Fear peeing, puking and pooping; shaking, barking, whining and whimpering. Yeah, safe to say that hitting route 66 quickly turns into the road trip from hell when accompanied by your nervy canine. So, what can you do about it? Let’s work through our top waggly-tail tips.HContinue reading “Pet Hacks: 5 Ways To Make Your Road Trip With Your Dog Stress-Free”
How To Keep Your Dog Calm During A Storm
Batten down the hatches, draw the curtains – there’s a storm about to hit and the forecast isn’t looking good (especially for Fido).
Hiding, whining, scratching, peeing – these are just some of the symptoms of a dog suffering from “Thunder Phobia”, a condition that typically begins between the ages of 2 and 4, and which gets worse over time.Continue reading “How To Keep Your Dog Calm During A Storm”
CBD Oil For Dogs With Cancer
They say that the hardest thing about having a dog is saying goodbye to them far too soon. Most pet owners dote on their pooches as if they were children, but they are always subconsciously aware that, on average, a dog will live to be around 12 years old, if they are in good health.Continue reading “CBD Oil For Dogs With Cancer”
5 Common Sudden Strange Dog Behavior Symptoms (and What to Do)
When we think of dogs, we tend to imagine a happy, goofy companion that loves to play and, most of all, loves to be sat right by our side. A running joke in the dog-parent community is the fact that our pooches absolutely lack personal space and usually, it is impossible to even go to the bathroom in peace. What most people don’t realize—and that includes some dog owners—is that our canine companions can experience emotional issues like stress, anxiety, and, in the worst cases, depression. What’s more, because the powers that be failed to give dogs the ability to talk, the only way they can get our attention to alert us that something is wrong, is by acting out in some very strange ways.Continue reading “5 Common Sudden Strange Dog Behavior Symptoms (and What to Do)”
CBD for Dog Anxiety Symptoms (Shaking and Panting)
If you have ever suffered from an anxiety attack, you will understand exactly how horrific it can be at the time. While you struggle to breathe or focus, you usually find it in you to vocalize your need for help, so just imagine how much worse it would be if you couldn’t even ask anyone for help? Unfortunately, dogs that suffer from anxiety have to go through exactly that each time they feel nervous. Whether it is separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or one of the many other anxiety disorders, they feel completely panicked, but they aren’t able to tell us—the pet owners—what is wrong and what they need. Fortunately, canine anxiety will often manifest itself through symptoms that usually include shaking, panting, and whining, which is what alerts us to help them overcome their disorder.Continue reading “CBD for Dog Anxiety Symptoms (Shaking and Panting)”
7 Steps To Build Confidence In Your Dog
From petrified pooch to confident canine – In seven simple steps
Oh Fido. It’s tough to see him frightened and not really have a clue as to how to help (or what he’s even scared of). From jumping at the slightest sound, to following you EVERYWHERE, and showing tell-tale signs of fear (such as a dropped tail, crouching and panting), it’s always pretty clear when you’ve got a nervy canine on your hands.Continue reading “7 Steps To Build Confidence In Your Dog”
Key Signs of Dog Aggression
Dog Aggression – Setting the record straight and laying out the warning signs
Wow. There is just SO much misinformation out there when it comes to aggressive dogs. Truth be told, any dog breed can be aggressive. Not just Pits, not just breeds that used to be fighting dogs. Oh, and while we’re at it, the so-called ‘ankle snapper’ title isn’t deserved – dogs such as terriers, Dachshunds and Miniature Schnauzers aren’t more prone to aggression simply because they’re small.Continue reading “Key Signs of Dog Aggression”