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Raw bones for dogs

Having now lived with Dogs for over 18 years, I am amazed at all I have learned along the way. I just wish I knew when I was younger what I know now. The first dog I had lived to a great age of 16 years, but he sure had his fair share of problems …

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Pet insurance guide

When Kodiak tore a muscle in his back leg, it cost the Siberian husky’s owners $10,000 to fix. That included the initial vet visit, anesthesia, x-rays and surgery. Megan Casto ended up paying for the treatment out of pocket. Well, with credit cards. “It was not an easy thing to pay for it, but we …

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My Dog’s Eyes Are Swollen

Note: Additional information about polymyositis in dogs is available in a more recent post. Trust your instincts when it comes to your pet’s health. Two weeks ago I noticed such subtle differences in my mutt Ace’s eyes that I convinced myself I was imagining it. I make eye contact and look at his face several times a …

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Euthanasia and dogs

Note: This is a guest post by Radha Deep. Radha manages the blog Dog Care Reviews and also contributes articles regularly to the site Good Dog Food. Did you know that 9.6 million animals are euthanized in the United States every year? According to the American Humane Association, this is the number of animals killed …

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Dog pee kills grass

OK, I’d heard this so many times that I believed it: Female dog urine kills the grass and male dog urine does not. I actually thought about this today and realized this is absolutely ridiculous. So I decided to do some research and see whether this is true or not. Someone has to stand up …

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