What to Do For Lumps On a Dog

Bonnie Marshall knew something was not right with her dog: Thirteen-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Oogy, visited the vet just a week before for his annual examination, teeth cleaning, and vaccines. A week later, this is Oogy when lumps suddenly appeared under his skin: Most concerning, these tumors: Appeared out of nowhere Increased in size at a rapid rate of … [Read more...]

What to Do for a Dog With a Wound #BayerExpertCare

Dog moms and dog dads: Raise a paw if you dread the sight of your dog with a wound. No one wants to see their innocent pooch get hurt, but sometimes life happens. As a Cocker Spaniel mom of nearly 25 years, I’ve learned that the occasional boo boo comes with the territory. In preparation for writing this post to let you know about the new line of Bayer® Expert Care™ products at … [Read more...]

How to Care for a Dog’s Winter Skin and Coat #BayerExpertCare

Question: What is your dog’s biggest organ? Answer: His skin. Surprised? The same hold true for humans. Since dry, flaky skin is a common complaint of people during the winter months, it also makes sense to care for a dog’s skin, too. Indeed it is very important to know how to care for a dog's winter skin and coat. During a recent trip to PetSmart® , we discovered the Bayer® … [Read more...]

Clever Healthy Dog Stocking Stuffers #BayerExpertCare

Do you have a dog first aid kit? Do your friends and family members with dogs have a first aid kit for their pets on hand? If you want to gift a dog mom or dog dad with a clever healthy dog gift this holiday season, consider giving them a "just in case" kit of items their dog needs. Since even the most well-prepared pet parent needs to replenish a first aid kit (and because … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Kids from Dog Bites

Dog bites child: Dog euthanized. Child moves on. No dog lover wants to see the above headline, yet a whopping seventy nine percent of fatal dog attacks are on children. According to SafetyAroundDogs.org, over eighty seven percent of dog bite fatalities involving children occurred when the child was left unsupervised with a dog or the child wandered off to the location of the … [Read more...]

Crash Course: What To Do In a Dog Emergency

A dog’s innate curiosity can sometimes lead them to danger. Prompt, calm action on your behalf will help greatly in the event of a dog emergency. Remaining calm yet responsive in your body language is critical, as animals can sense unease. Knowing what to do in a dog emergency can mean the difference between life and death. How well do you really know what to do if a sudden … [Read more...]

Seven Summer Safety Tips Dogs Wish You Knew

The fourth of July is a time of fun, enjoyment, celebration, and unfortunately, fireworks. If you are a dog parent whose dog is unaffected by the bombs bursting in air, rejoice! Millions of dogs are petrified of loud sounds and the fourth of July only adds to their misery. Here are seven summer safety tips to keep in mind and share this time of year (and all summer … [Read more...]

Safe Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

It’s time for the 2015 edition of safe ways to prevent fleas and ticks from attacking and/or attaching their nasty selves to your dog. We’ve come a long way since flea collars and chemical-based spot on treatments that can actually do more harm than good for dogs. It’s 2015 and we do better because we know better. I am not a scientist, but I am a dog mom who knows the folks … [Read more...]

10 Summer Household Items That Can Kill Dogs

Summer has officially arrived. The dog days, the heat, the sun, the pool, the fun, and of course, the living is free and easy. Well, for millions of dogs summertime is anything but free and easy. In fact, there are dangers lurking that you might not even realize are dangerous. Here are 10 summer household items that can easily harm or kill dogs and why. Take note and let … [Read more...]

Hope Seeking Forever Home: Dog of the Week

Hope Seeking Forever Home: Dog of the Week. As we head into a weekend, for this week's Featured Fido, we are spotlighting Hope. Hope is a word that, according to Merriam Webster, means, "to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true." Hope wants to find a forever home to love her and give her the life she deserves; perhaps that home is … [Read more...]