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If you're looking for a comprehensive book, which includes everything you need to know from A to Z about your dog, this book is a must have. "Dog Talk" contains over 400 pages packed full of all of the information your dog wants you to know. This book covers every topic you could possibly think of including the history of the dog, the bond we share with our dog, canine behavior problems and solutions, canine nutrition...and more!
Your dog being a blood donor might sound silly. But, there are thousands of dogs each day who need a blood transfusion. Dogs who have cancer, who have been hit by a car, or have another accident or condition, often require blood. And, how do they get it? Usually via blood donor doggies.
Have you ever wondered how intelligence can be measured? Learn out how in this PDF by the Canine Companions’ team of dog lovers here!
PetKey is proud to honor veterans on Armed Forces Day (and every day, of course). But, as part of the Armed Forces Day tribute, we’re going to share how dogs can help veterans. If you’re a veteran, we have an organization that’s perfect for you at the end of this article. If you’re not a veteran, there are ways you can help with the cause, too!
Did you know dogs can smell up to 100,000 times more acutely than we can as humans? Dogs have approximately 300 million olfactory receptors compared to our six million. This incredible sense of smell has allowed for amazing discoveries.
Hello, everyone! It’s finally here … Spring! The birds are chirping. The flowers are starting to bloom. And, I don’t know about you, but I am an avid hiker. There’s nothing more soothing to me than a long walk through the woods. And, of course I bring my Saint Bernard, Molly.
As the pet parent, you make the choice of whether to feed your dog dry dog food or canned dog food. How do you make this decision? How do you know what type of food is best for your dog? Find out more about choosing between wet or dry dog food here!
The retina is the innermost lining of your dog’s eyeball. Retinal detachment refers to the separation of the retina from the back of the eyeball. This is often associated with an underlying medical condition. Retinal detachment could lead to permanent blindness if not treated quickly.
Syringomyelia is a condition which causes fluid-filled cavities to develop within the spinal cord near the brain. Syringomyelia is known as “neck-scratcher’s” disease in dogs due to the common symptom being scratching near the neck. Syringomyelia was first discovered in the 1990’s and has been found to be similar to a human disease known as Arnold Chiara Type I Syndrome.
Watching your dog go through a debilitating illness is devastating. It becomes even more devastating as the systems progress. Does your dog suffer from chronic pain day in and day out from their arthritis? Does she have trouble being comfortable? Trouble relaxing? If so, CBD oil could be the answer for you.
Does your dog become extremely anxious during a thunderstorm? Do all those loud noises, bangs, and flashes of light get to her? Does she run and hide when she’s feeling anxious? Does she become extremely stressed when there’s a lot going on in the house?
When your dog is suffering from cancer, watching them fight this horrid condition can become overwhelming. And, it’s equally as frustrating as we can’t help as much as we would like to. Thankfully, there continues to be more and more research released regarding alternative treatments. One potential alternative treatment you may want to investigate is CBD oil.
Many of you likely cringe at the thought of crate training. And, it’s not because you are against crate training, but because you just aren’t sure how to get started. Or, maybe you just don’t get why crate training would help your new puppy.
Once again, Dr. Dressler’s obsession with reading the scientific literature has been invaluable. This time, it’s not his insights into how important apoptosis is to treating cancer — it’s his realization that circadian rhythms should also be considered.
Bone broth is a delicious addition to any dog’s diet. It’s full of vitamins and minerals to support your dog’s health, plus lots of amino acids and gelatin. And, the best part, dogs love it — which is one of the reasons Dr. Dressler includes it in his list of yummy “cheat treats” in chapter 2 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide.
Garlic has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Even Hippocrates, the ancient Greek doctor known for his incredible abilities, used garlic to treat all kinds of ailments including ear infections, digestive problems, and even cancer
My dog, Paws, was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi I adopted when I was only twelve years old, and she was only eight weeks old. She was my first dog, and I still remember holding her in my lap on the car ride home, beyond excited to have her in my family.
Dr. Dressler stresses over and over in The Dog Cancer Survival Guide the need to manage your emotions. There’s a reason for this. It’s because managing your own emotions is so important to ensure your dog is stress-free. A happy, relaxed dog copes with illness better than a stressed out dog. And since dogs pick up on our emotions so quickly, keeping ourselves as calm as possible is a high priority.
One of the main points Dr. Dressler makes throughout the Dog Cancer Survival Guide is how crucial it is to record as many details as possible related to your dog’s cancer. When you hear the devastating news, it can be easy to become disorganized, and it’s difficult to keep track of everything that’s going on. A dog cancer journal is a tool that can help you track your dog’s schedule, medications, side effects, symptoms, diet and other aspects related to her fight against cancer.
When your dog has cancer, one of the biggest questions weighing down your mind might be, ‘is my dog still happy?’
The cost of veterinary care can leave us feeling overwhelmed, but recently, we got some good news: pet insurance for dogs now covers cancer — as long as it’s not pre-existing. And, even if your dog does have cancer, your dog might still qualify for cancer coverage if she has been in remission long enough. Most pet insurance companies consider a condition as ‘cured’ if there hasn’t been any signs or treatment for 6 months.
Dogs are social animals just like us. And, our dogs can get lonely even with our company, especially if they’re the only dog in the house. Dr. Dressler covers this topic in chapter 15 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which talks about life quality and “brain chemistry modification” strategies as step five of Full Spectrum dog cancer care.
If you, and your veterinarian, notice your dog’s quality of life decreasing or see some warning signs that the end is near, hospice for dogs might be the right choice for you.
According to Chapter 14 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, when you feed your dog Dr. Dressler’s recommended diet, you will be helping your dog immediately. The nutrient-dense foods found within the dog cancer diet encourage healthy cell growth and discourage the growth of cancer cells. AND they taste delicious — so feeding your dog the cancer diet definitely qualifies as a life quality booster!
There’s a common myth that sunlight is bad for dogs with cancer. But, that’s not true. According to Dr. Dressler in the Dog Cancer Survival Guide (Chapter 13), the only dogs who shouldn’t be exposed to the sun are those with Squamous Cell Carcinoma or Hemangiosarcoma. For all other cancers, dogs should be free to relax in the beautiful sunshine- with some precautions, of course.
When a dog is overweight, they’re usually thought of as being cute and cuddly. The thought of the dog being less healthy is not a common thought in our minds. The wonder of if there’s a higher risk of the dog developing conditions, like cancer or diabetes, aren’t generally an immediate concern that pops into our minds.
Everyone loves giving their dog a treat to show their love. But, can dogs with cancer have treats?
When we hear the word, “cancer,” we’re sent into an immediate panic. Our heart starts beating so hard it feels like it’s going to beat right out of our chest. We get light-headed. We feel like the world is falling out from under us. We turn to our best friend, and realize her life is in danger. One of our biggest fears has just been confirmed. How do we go about reducing anxiety in dogs with cancer?
Most dogs, before they were diagnosed with cancer, were used to going for walks each day. Once the cancer was diagnosed, you may have been too worried, or too stressed, to take your dog for walks around the block or play fetch outside. A cancer diagnosis is scary, and we want to do what’s best for our dogs. You may be wondering can your dog with cancer exercise. Or, if exercise would do more harm than good. Luckily, Dr. Dressler addressed this concern in The Dog Cancer Survival Guide.
Is your dog eating grass, vomiting, and getting sick? Could be because of your walk this morning.