Ultimate Dog

Sara Seitz

Sara Seitz worked in the pet industry for over a decade. In addition to being a certified dog trainer, Sara gained experience working as the general manager of a dog daycare and boarding facility, as the creator and manager of a pet sitting company, as a groomer, and as a dog behavior evaluator. She also has a bachelors in animal behavior from CSU. Currently, Sara works as a freelance writer specializing in blog, article and content writing.

UTI in dogs

UTI in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs are fairly common. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Without targeted care, UTIs can get worse and cause damage to the kidneys, bladder, and urinary system.
Unfortunately, the treatment for UTIs offered at the vet rarely goes far enough to address the root of the problem. This means that the infections will continue to recur and cause inflammation and damage to tissues in the urinary tract.

dog exercise and play

Healthy Dog: The Importance of Exercise and Play

Habitually understimulated dogs are more likely to develop long-term anxiety problems such as separation anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. By getting your dog out for exercise and active play, you take away the excess energy that fuels the production of stress hormones like cortisol while helping to increase the production of serotonin, dopamine, and other calming endorphins.

dog barking

How to Stop Dogs from Barking

Before you can begin to address your dog’s barking issues, you first need to understand what is driving the behavior. In most cases, barking is driven by simple boredom or the desire to get you to pay attention. But other factors can also cause your dog to bark.

Probiotics for dogs

The Benefits of Probiotic Use in Dogs

In addition to helping your dog digest fiber, these little creatures produce byproducts that help with the overall functioning of the gut and the absorption of nutrients. They also play a key role in defending the body against invasion by pathogens that your dog might pick up in their food or from licking the ground or chewing on an old bone.

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