Should My Dog Get A Flu Shot For Canine Influenza?

(Picture Credit: damedeeso/Getty Images) With fall coming soon, so does the dreaded “flu season.” If you’re a pet parent, an important question you might ask yourself is, “Does my dog need the flu shot?” The quick answer is maybe; it depends on your dog’s lifestyle and risk of exposure. There are a lot of factors …

Alternative Medicine: Dog Acupuncture – Dogtime

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Acupuncture is a therapeutic process during which a practitioner inserts fine needles into your dog’s body to help control pain and cure chronic ailments. It’s a very old practice in humans and in animals; something very much like acupuncture was practiced in India more than 7,000 years ago, and there is …

Hematomas In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Hematomas in dogs happen when blood vessels burst and cause a blood-filled blister. Usually they form under the skin and are common on dogs’ ears. They can also form on other parts of the body or can occur in internal organs. The blisters are painful and often form due to injury or scratching …

Rimadyl For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Rimadyl, which is a brand name for the drug carprofen, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to relieve pain from arthritis and joint diseases in dogs. It works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body, and because it has fewer side effects than steroids, vets often consider …

Successful, Empowered Women Credit Their Prosperity to their Pups – Here’s Why!

Leah Fessler is a journalist and editor who thinks about “gender, equality, and pugs.” Along with wearing many professional hats and being the very proud mama to an adorable pub named Chester, Leah is the writer/interviewer/editor behind How We’ll Win. That project is  “a collection of insights from visionaries around the world aimed at anyone …

Amazing Therapy Dog Hired By Dentist To Do The Sweetest Job

A trip to the dentist is a common source of fear among children. Whether it’s the loud noises, the potential for pain, or the two combined; the dentist is not a child’s favorite place. Case Western Reserve University just released a new study on the impact that certified therapy dogs have on children visiting a …

UPDATE: Clear the Shelters 2019 – You Won’t Believe the Difference That You Made

Drum roll, please! So far, the 5th annual Clear the Shelters event accounted for over 160,000 adoptions across the country, crushing the 2018 total of 103,000. To every one of you that shared a post, volunteered time, fostered, adopted, or contributed in any way… big or small, THANK YOU! This life saving event took place at …

The 9 Greatest Famous Dogs Of The ’90s

(Picture Credit: FOX Image Collection via Getty Images) The internet loves the ’90s. The internet also loves dogs. It’s not exactly rocket science that the two should be combined. Whether you’re a ’90s kid looking for a nostalgia kick or just a fan of the decade, these dogs will fetch the pre-millennium era vibes for …

Our First Big Loss: Helping Children Through The Grieving Process And Loss Of A Pet

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) The death of a pet is the first loss that many of us can remember. That relationship makes an impression forever–and it’s a death that will be never be forgotten. That’s why you so often see the online security question, “What was the name of your first pet?” As a parent, …

Staph Infection In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Staph infections in dogs are caused by Staphylococcus bacteria and mostly appear as skin infections at the sites of wounds or irritation, though they can affect nearly any part of the body. Symptoms of a staph infection of the skin usually include pus, redness, crusting, and sensitivity in the skin surrounding the wound or …