You’ve got a new puppy that you love and you want to teach it to come when you call it. Great news: this is not going to be difficult. Believe it or not, your puppy wants to do what you say! Your dog is naturally looking to you for direction and often responds based on what he believes you are telling him to do.
My patterdale terrier coco who is now 18 months old but had a very tough time as a puppy. Just before her first Christmas she was playing out in the garden. She came to the door and couldn’t get up the first step into the house. I found her right back leg was lifted and was behind her other back leg. When i picked her up she whimpered. I took her straight to the vet. They told me that her hip had dislocated and they were going to have to keep her in. This broke my heart. Coco is like my baby, i have never wanted children and would rather have hundreds of dogs .
We have two English Mastiffs. Gretta is our female English Mastiff. She started swelling and having a discharge that almost resembled a heat cycle but I knew it wasn’t time for one so I kept an eye on it. The discharge started to get greenish/yellow and thick mucus.
Congratulations to Jackie and HufflePup for winning our April recovery story contest, sponsored by Cloud Star. We had many great submissions, and would like to thank everyone who participated! All recovery stories will be posted and will make a difference in other dog’s lives, so we encourage everyone to continue to share their dog’s health experiences with us.
You can check out HufflePup on his very own blog at – http://hufflepup.com
A special thanks to Cloud Star for sponsoring this contest with their great all natural dog treat products. They’re an amazing company and we encourage everyone to check them out at www.cloudstar.com.
Thanks again, and we’ll keep everyone posted on the details of our next contest.
I got my first dog about three years ago. He was a 6 week old German shepard Husky cross, that I named Carlos. Like most dogs, when i was eating my lunch he became very curious as to what i was eating, and stared up at me with his big heart melting blue eyes. Naturally being the sucker that i am, i would toss him treats from my lunch thinking that i was doing him a kindness.
For those who believe they own hypoallergenic dog breeds, this may come as a bit of a shock – or, rather, a sneeze. A 2011 study published in The American Journal Rhinology and Allergy has reported that the hypoallergenic dog breed is just a myth. Are they telling the truth or not?
Ear mites in dogs are a highly contagious form of mites that live inside of ear canals. They affect not only dogs, but cats and other common household pets as well; however they are, thankfully, not able to survive on humans. While the mites themselves are not life threatening, they can lead to other much more severe problems, such as bacterial infections.
Throughout the month of April we will be holding an exciting contest that could win you and your dog a fun assortment of prizes. All you have to do is share a short story of your dog recovering from a health condition and get automatically entered into our draw for a Cloud Star gift pack ($50 value)! Just send us your story, location, and a picture of your dog and you could win the following prize pack:
Giardia has a high rate of infection in dogs. Up to 50% of puppies are said to be infected with giardia, and up to 100% of dogs in kennels. These statistics are staggering, but it is worth knowing that only 10% of well-treated dogs are infected with giardia. This means that if a dog and its environment are well taken care of, they will have a much greater chance of living their lives giardia free. Here are a few ways to help prevent giardia in dogs.
Dogs, especially puppies, love nothing more than running around your backyard, digging holes, and getting into all sorts of mischief. While it may seem harmless, this fun can easily turn into a nasty dog eye infection! Simple things such as dust and grass can cause damage to the cornea and lead to a serious infection. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t let your friend play outside, it simply means you need to keep an eye on him while he does. Check on him once in a while, give him a quick look over when he comes inside, and make sure he hasn’t gotten himself into any extra trouble. If you do notice anything amiss don’t hesitate to call your local veterinary office.