Gut health is a crucial biological factor in the issue of dog anxiety. If their brain is not producing the necessary chemicals to make them feel safe and calm, their emotional responses (and therefore behaviors) will continue to be the same no matter how many environmental factors we address.
Giardia is an intestinal parasite that infects up to 30% of dogs. This infection is called giardiasis. The main symptom of giardiasis is chronic diarrhea, a common symptom of gastrointestinal infections in dogs, which is why giardiasis is often misdiagnosed. The only way to diagnose it is by analyzing fecal samples, so a visit to the vet …
The results showed dogs fed the standard diet had more yearly veterinarian visits on average, and their owners reported gastrointestinal, mobility, and behavioral issues at higher rates than owners feeding the alternative two diets. The most commonly reported health issue among the dogs in the study that were fed the commercial diet was gastrointestinal trouble, followed by problems with bones and muscles.
NexGard is marketed as a monthly flea and tick prevention that comes in the form of a chewable treat. One would assume that a product put on the market with the intent to protect dogs would never harm them, but NexGard doesn’t quite fit that profile. Ever since it got approved for veterinary use, it has been catching heat from dog owners who have seen horrific adverse effects in their dogs — including death.
Jumping is also one of the main reasons people surrender their dogs to the animal shelter, citing overexcitability. While fun for dogs, jumping is a big problem for people. It can lead to serious injuries, ripped and muddy clothes, angry guests, and more. Here are three steps to help you solve this problem by using positive reinforcement!
Quercetin is a natural pigment found in a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, such as apples, broccoli, berries, and more. This pigment (also known as flavonoid) is a powerful antioxidant that is blowing away scientists worldwide and making us wonder: could this be the allergy relief, so many dogs need and deserve?