Heat Exhaustion in Dogs: Signs and What to Do
Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal.
Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal.
Our founder talks about the ‘why’ behind JustFoodForDogs.
Trupanion gives you the freedom to choose the best quality care available for your most beloved family member.
There is no ‘humanization of pets’. Rather, we are finally catching up to our own animal instinct for cross-species compassion.
Studies report that when dog lovers are picking out a new dog, the future owner actually chooses dogs that resemble them. While no specific connection has been made on what level the dog and owner resemble each other, almost every study in regards to matching dog owners with their respective dogs is quite easy for
We all wish we could live like our dogs: Eat, Sleep, Play, Repeat (sounds “ruff”!). While they may seem to enjoy this daily routine, pups can experience boredom and restlessness, just like us! The Instinct to Work Historically, most dogs were bred to complete tasks alongside humans like herding livestock, hunting, search and rescue, guarding,
Spring weather is just around the corner! Along with better weather, longer days, and more outdoor activities, the upcoming months have a lot of changes in store for our furry friends. While you are spring cleaning this season, don’t forget to prepare your pups and kitties for the changes as well. Here are some things
If you or a loved one has ever dealt with anxiety, then you know that it can be physically and emotionally exhausting to get through the day. The same is true for dogs. The many different causes of anxiety in dogs, if not addressed, can cause long-term fear throughout your pup’s life. Knowing which form
We all want our pets to live the best lives possible, but besides providing you with bedtime purr sessions and slobbery kisses have you ever stopped to think what your fur babies do for your health? Take a look at the ways Fido and Fluffy improve your overall well-being every day. If you’ve been looking
When a new furry family member enters your life, these are the questions to ask a vet first.
Opening your home and heart to a new dog can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before adding a new member to your pack, especially when you already have a fur baby at home. Before taking the plunge, it’s essential to examine the pros and cons. This is a decision that will
While we do everything we can to protect our fur babies, nothing can prepare us for natural disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and more. It’s always a good idea to prepare an evacuation plan for your family—and that includes your pets. According to the American Humane Association, approximately 10 million pets are lost each
How Dogs Can Overheat In The Summer In Southern California we are used to good weather year-round, nevertheless, we do get the occasional ‘heatwave’, as we did over the last two weeks, and it becomes very important to know how to keep our dogs cool since heatstroke can be deadly. Around the country, dogs can
Long, luxurious hair doesn’t just look good on humans – dogs who sport gorgeous, flowing coats are completely fabulous, too! Luckily for pet parents with a penchant for long-haired furry friends, many dog breeds feature long hair, from dainty and darling Yorkshire Terriers to big and shaggy Old English Sheepdogs. And even among long-haired dogs,
The following four dogs are some of the most popular hairless dog breeds.
Is your pup Irish? If they are, you’ll probably recognize it easily through their bright, vibrant, curious, and enthusiastic personality. From the Emerald Isle comes a list of beautiful treasures, and their pups are certainly high on that list. Be savvy this St. Patrick’s Day and know a few things about the most Irish dogs
When it comes to superfoods, pumpkin for dogs is high atop that list. Pumpkin has evolved into a year-round staple in modern canine diets, and for good reasons. It can be used as a tasty, low-calorie dog treat and as part of a healthy diet with its rich supply of vitamin A, antioxidants, fiber, and
If you’ve tried everything — portioning out the kibble, limiting snacks, never (okay, rarely) offering your dog table scraps — but your pooch is still packing on the pounds, know that you’re not alone in your struggle. According to the most recent data from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 55 percent of
There are many reasons a dog might develop this dandruff, from environmental triggers to underlying health issues.
Ask any pet parent about their dog’s bathing schedule and you’re likely to get a wide range of answers. Some pets have a standing appointment with a groomer. Others may get bathed every few months — the minimum recommendation from the ASPCA — if that. But here’s something many pet health experts agree upon: If
Here’s how to thaw frozen food safely (and how not to)
The common signs of aging as well as how you can give your pup the best quality of life as possible in their golden years.
Being the proud pet parent of a dog isn’t just for “dog people!” It’s for everyone! Multiple scientific studies have proved that dogs have a number of positive effects on our health and well-being. Just as medications and medical treatments are indicated for everyone that needs them – the argument can be made that everyone needs to
Tis’ the season of giving back! We all get caught up in the commotion of the holidays, but let us not forget the animals that need a little extra love this season. According to the ASPCA, nearly 6.5 million pets find themselves in animal shelters in the U.S each year! What better way to share
As the holidays’ approach, pet owners must be especially vigilant when it comes to our 4-legged family members. Typical holiday foods and decorations can present a minefield of dangers to your pet. Here are some warnings issued by veterinarian Dr. Oscar Chavez, BVetMed, MRCVS: TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FOODS The pancreas is a small digestive organ that
It begins with nutrition.
This is the season of witches, ghouls, and goblins. While Halloween brings out all the costumes and tricksters, it also creates certain hazards for our pets. In addition weather changes in early Fall bring out nature’s dangers. In. This blog will explore some of these Halloween hazards and describe what can be done to keep
Halloween is many people’s favorite day of the year, but for our four-legged family members, it can be very scary! All of the sudden, nothing is what it seems; even the days leading up to Halloween can be spooky! There are various hazards including: candy, costumes, constantly ringing doorbells, and decorations. It can be a
Tips for how to keep your pup cool, calm, and collected this Halloween season.
Breeds well adapted to cold weather include those with a higher % body fat (for insulation) and those with thick down fur (for protection). The largest the animal the best it retains its heat (think dinosaurs), so large breed dogs also tend to stay warm and conserve heat energy. Conversely, to look at some breeds