Pet behavior & discipline

Prozac for dogs: The pros, cons, side effects and more

You love your dog with all your heart, but canine “issues” like separation anxiety, obsessive behaviors or thunderstorm phobia can be real heartbreakers. All these things can take a toll on your dog and your household, and if your veterinarian has suggested Prozac as a remedy, you have a decision to make... more

Signs of separation anxiety in dogs and how to help

When you head out for the day, it’s natural for your pet to follow you to the front door and maybe bark, whine or get into a little mischief while you’re out. However, if it continues for prolonged periods of time, your pet causes damage to your home or inflicts... more

20 fun and easy DIY cat toys that kitties can’t resist

Enter a caption... You have to respect an animal that can make a toy out of an empty cardboard box. Or a bag. Or a simple ball of yarn. Whether they know it or not, cat people constantly try to prove to their felines that they, too, can make something... more

Dog bladder infection: 7 tips to help your pup

Bladder infections in dogs are fairly common, but because dogs can't tell you what they're feeling, it can be a challenge to figure out what is happening with your furry friend. "Your dog will not complain or tell you if it burns to urinate," shares Dr. Lori Pasternak... more

How to guides

My dog’s stomach is gurgling! Causes, concerns and when to see a vet

At its most severe, it can sound like a freight train moving through your living room. When it’s mild, it chugs more like a small model train. We’re referring to that gurgling noise coming from your dog’s tummy, and, just FYI, it actually has a name. It’s called borborygmi, and... more

Is your dog pregnant? 6 signs she could be expecting

Do you have babies on the brain? We’re referring to the fluffy, cuddly, puppy kind that squeak when hungry and make your cold heart melt in an instant.  If you think your dog may be with child, or, er, multiple canines, there are signs to look out for much... more

Bland diet for dogs: How and when to use them and recipes to try

Many dogs have sensitive stomachs -- and even those with digestive systems of steel sometimes ingest something they shouldn't, leading to vomiting and diarrhea. A bland diet for dogs may help comfort your best friend during these uneasy times. Dr. Hilary Evans, an emergency veterinarian from the Charleston Veterinary Referral... more

How to guides

Dog dandruff: causes, symptoms and how to get rid of it

It’s a cringe-worthy situation you’ve seen in many shampoo commercials: white flakes scattered on the shoulders of some unfortunate person. If you’re noticing similar flakes on your dog’s fur, you may be determined to figure out the cause and how to get the unsightly spots to go away for good... more