Dog Food Types & Products – What’s Best for Your Dog?

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Dogs come in a range of sizes and breeds, and as a result, often have very different nutritional needs. To accommodate this need, there are many types of dog food on the market.

Generally, dog food comes in these types of products:

Gauging a dog’s nutritional needs can be a challenge for pet owners. Knowing the options and how they can affect your dog’s health can help you take care of your pet. Read more Dog Food Types & Products – What’s Best for Your Dog?

How To Keep Your Dog Healthy in Colder Weather

Healthy dogs in winter timeIn most parts of the country, colder weather is upon us. So when it gets to be colder weather, we need to ask ourselves, how do we keep our pets and dogs healthy when cold weather strikes? And don’t forget, when it gets cold, dogs can get aches and pains in their joints. But, just like us, they can be given joint supplements for dogs.  

And should you live in a part of the country that never gets cold, consider you and your dog lucky! However, even in areas where it is always warm, there are weather events; rain, hail,wind and even very dry or humid air can affect your dogs health.

But colder weather seems to have more of an effect on dogs than other types of weather. Colder weather usually keeps us and our best friends inside more than warmer days or months. Read more How To Keep Your Dog Healthy in Colder Weather

6 Ways to Know if You Have a Healthy Dog

healthy dogMost dog owners want their dog to be healthy and happy. But how can a dog owner know if you have a healthy dog without going to the vet? Here are 6 easy ways to check to see if your dog or puppy is healthy and happy.

1. Check Your Dog’s Hair, Coat and Skin

One of the most important things about your dog is their coat! A healthy coat of hair should be shiny, glossy and pliable to the touch – no dry and brittle hairs. The hair should also be free from any dandruff while the overall coat should be complete; no bald spots or places where the hair is thinning excessively. Read more 6 Ways to Know if You Have a Healthy Dog

Dog Heart Murmur: Does Your Pup Have One?

Dog Heart murmer

Heart murmurs in dogs are typically extra heart vibrations or sounds that occur due to a disturbance in blood flow. The condition can be a symptom of an underlying condition in the heart or damage to the blood vessels.

As a pet owner, it helps to monitor your dog to identify any new signs. In some cases, the signs of murmurs are usually hard to detect. Most cases are usually identified during routine vet visits or when you the dog is taken to the vet for a different and unrelated problem. Often, medical issues like heart murmurs are discovered when the dog is in exam for inflammation of the hip or joints.

In other cases, a dog heart murmur can reflect a severe heart disease. As such, it’s important to know if your dog has one. Read on to learn more. Read more Dog Heart Murmur: Does Your Pup Have One?