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Best of Dog Health

Best of Dog Health

  • Top 5 Ways to Stop Pet Itching

    When my vet recently told me that the number one reason people bring pets to her veterinary hospital is because of itching and related skin issues, I wasn’t surprised. Here in Southern California especially, the dry desert air combined with watered tropical landscaping and natural flora and fauna are a mecca for allergens and itch-causing [...]

  • An Introduction On Acupuncture For Your Pets

    You may have thought about acupuncture for yourself or somebody you know, but have you thought about it for your pets? Acupuncture is an alternative medicine originating in ancient China that treats patients by inserting thin needles into specific pressure points in the skin. This Eastern therapy has been used for hundreds of years as a way to [...]

  • How To Give Your Dog a Massage

    Dim the lights, put on some relaxing spa music, light the peanut butter scented candles… you’re on the right path to give your dog a wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating massage! Just like the scent of your candles would be different to appeal to your pooch, so should your massage technique. Dogs are often very stoic creatures, [...]

  • Stop Your Dog From Getting Into The Litterbox

    Recently someone wrote in an #AskKatya question and asked the following about her new rescue dog: “My adopted dog keeps getting into the cat litterbox! I live in an apartment so my box locations are limited. Are there any other tricks I can try?”  Well, unfortunately it’s not that unusual for a pooch to want [...]

  • Get Help with Vet Bills

    Even the most responsible pet owner can be caught with an unexpected and overwhelming potential vet bill. Our vets tell us sadly time and time again of owners that, when faced with their pet’s medical emergency, end up choosing to put their pet to sleep simply because they can’t afford a costly veterinary surgery, and [...]

  • Why Outside Only Is Not Best For Dogs

    We’ve all seen it before. We drive by that house every day on our way to work, or maybe it’s a home in our own neighborhood. Unfortunately there are still many people who keep their dogs solely outside. Dogs who are outdoors all the time are often extremely lonely and bored. Their lack of mental [...]

  • When is a good time to get a pet spay/neutered?

    “Hi! I’ve got a question that I can’t seem to get answered. WHEN is a good time to get a pet spay/neutered? Speaking of an 8 month old female Boxer. Although she is too young to breed at this point, I don’t want her to have any puppies – EVER. So when (or how soon) [...]

  • Dog Health and Safety Tips for Winter

    Our friends over at BarkBusters reminded us of some chilling facts about the dangers that cold winter weather can pose for our pets! They rightfully point out that: “Frostbite, hypothermia and even death are real dangers to your dog as the snow piles up and the mercury drops” below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Most dogs’ coats [...]

  • 7 Rattlesnake Tips that could Save Your Dog’s Life

    Rattlesnakes live in so many areas, and can be a life-threatening danger to dogs of all sizes. But with just a few preventive steps, you can reduce the chances your dog will get bitten and die from a rattlesnake bite! Rattlesnakes are very common the parks and trails that many dog-lovers use for hikes and [...]

  • Seven Steps to Fight Fleas on Your Pets – and Win!

    Fleas are no fun! But as long as your puppy, dog, or kitten is older than 7 weeks (and not sick and doesn’t have stitches so can be safely bathed), here are seven steps that we’ve found effective in eliminating fleas even on super flea-infested puppies, dogs or kittens. Can’t say we’d suggest try this [...]

 
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