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  • How Much Water Should a Dog Drink a Day?
    The post How Much Water Should a Dog Drink a Day? by Dogster HQ appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Many dog owners leave water out for their dogs all the time with the thought that their dogs will drink as much, or as little, as they need. But how much water should a dog drink? Monitoring your dog’s water intake can improve his health, prevent illness and more. While some dogs naturally do this on their own, some either under-drink or over-drink. Too little water can lead to dehydration in dogs, kidney stones, organ failure and even death. Drinking too much water can lead to stomach bloat, electrolyte imbalances, and Hyponatremia (water toxicity). Also, keep in mind that if your dog is under-drinking or over-drinking, it could be a sign of an underlying illness. Under-drinking ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-07-09
  • Why Bone Broth Is The Ultimate Superfood
    Wellness trends and products are all the rage these days. With so many new health food trends making their way into healthcare conversations, it’s no wonder our pups have begun to benefit from these ideas as well! Our pets are a part of our family, so it’s important to keep up to date on the best nutritional products that offer them a longer and healthier life.  When it comes to creating a well-rounded menu for your furry friend, there’s one ingredient that you’ll hear of often; bone broth. Let’s dive into the many benefits of this impressive super food and discuss how bone broth for dogs can change your furry friend’s life! What are the benefits of bone broth for dogs? While dogs certainly love the taste that bone broth adds to their meals, it’s much more than just a flavor boost. Bone broth is proven to be jam packed with beneficial ingredients that not only boost their immune system, but also offer nutritional support as your dog begins to age.  10 of the beneficial nutrients you’ll find in bone broth include: Amino acids: Amino acids are responsible for important body functions such as supporting bone strength, building and ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-07-08
  • Thanks To You, 2 Broken Back Legs Won’t Stop Ruthie!
    Part of each sale on the iHeartDogs.com store is donated to GreaterGood.org, which offers grants for charities and programs like Rescue Bank. Some rescues could not run without the kind donations from organizations like this. Customers like you are the reason uplifting stories like the one below are possible! At just 2-3 months old, little puppy Ruthie was abandoned. When rescuers found her, she was emaciated, covered in pyoderma, and had two broken back legs. Soon after she arrived at Detroit Animal Care and Control, I Heart Dogs Rescue & Animal Haven committed to getting Ruthie the medical care she needed to survive.
    Courtesy of I Heart Dogs Rescue & Animal HavenThey took her to Eastpointe Animal Hospital for emergency surgery. Ruthie eventually had plates inserted in her legs that will need removal in the upcoming months. For now though, she’s moving around freely and in the loving care of a foster family. “The little girl must have been in so much pain with two broken legs, but she is happily walking around now after getting hardware in both legs.” – I Heart Dogs Rescue & Animal Haven via Facebook
    Courtesy of I Heart Dogs Rescue & Animal HavenYour support, the kindness of rescue organizations like ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-07-08
  • You Helped Rebuild This Shelter After Hurricane Dorian
    When you purchase items from the iHeartDogs store, a portion of those proceeds go to GreaterGood. GreaterGood uses those donations to save many dogs in need. Thanks to loyal customers like you, many dogs’ lives are improved with these donations. This shelter in the Bahamas is one of the many places that have benefited from GreaterGood donations. After Hurricane Dorian, the Humane Society of Grand Bahama was in rough shape. The hurricane hit the island with 185 mph winds on September 2nd, 2019. Then, it stalled over the area for a while, causing 36 inches of rain on top of the damage that was already caused. The shelter ended up having about 12 feet of water in it. After the storm, the shelter had to get rid of all of its belongings due to the damage. There was mold growing in the drywall, the windows were destroyed, and the kennels were rusting. Around the property, lots of trees had fallen, meaning there was no shade for the outdoor play areas. The fence outside was also severely damaged. Major items like the AC and water pump needed to be replaced. As if Dorian’s damage wasn’t bad enough, a wildfire ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-07-08
  • Dog Snorting — Why It Happens and What to Do About It
    The post Dog Snorting — Why It Happens and What to Do About It by Jennifer Lesser appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Our four-legged friends are adorable, but sometimes the sounds they make are anything but. Dogs of all ages, lifestyles and breeds make snorting sounds from time to time, but if you find yourself wondering, “Why is my dog snorting?” often or if dog snorting is unusual for your pooch, here are a few factors that could be at play — and what you should do about dog snorting! Close up of a dog's nose.What causes dog snorting? Photography ©BiMKA | Thinkstock. Dog Snorting — What Causes It? For some pet parents, those dog snorting sounds are just a part of life. If you happen to share your home with a ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-07-08
  • How to Survive a Puppy
    The post How to Survive a Puppy by Victoria Stilwell appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Bringing a puppy into your home is an exciting time, but it also comes with challenges, some of which you might not anticipate. Don’t worry! If you already feel like you have taken on more than you can handle, you’re not alone. Millions of people have been in the same boat as you, and they made it through. You can do the same. Make puppy feel secure The first couple of nights in a new home can be very strange for a puppy, and it’s important that she feels secure enough to sleep. Set up a crate or enclosed area next to your bed to reassure your puppy she is not alone. Adding a cuddly toy or warm hot water ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-07-06
  • American Foxhound
    The post American Foxhound by Lynn M. Hayner appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. The American Foxhound, a made-in-the-USA breed, is an exceptionally athletic yet gentle and affectionate friend. Renowned for his harmonious howls and hearty bays, the Foxhound gives voice when he’s trailing prey. Or sometimes just for fun! A revolutionary heritage One of our oldest but now rarest breeds, the American Foxhound’s ancestors date back to George Washington and the American Revolution. Our country’s founding father, whose lifestyle mirrored the British gentry, eagerly participated in traditional foxhunts. Washington was also an enthusiastic dog breeder. He kept a pack of hounds bred from British (and French) imports, and recorded in-depth details about his breeding program. Washington gave his dogs inventive names, including Sweet Lips, Tipsy and Vulcan. Over time, the tall and light American Foxhound ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-07-06
  • Fireworks & Pets: Tips for a Low-Stress Holiday
    The post Fireworks & Pets: Tips for a Low-Stress Holiday by Dogster HQ appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. This is a guest post by great Dogster friend Molly Kenefick, founder and manager of Doggy Lama Pet Care Independence Day is almost here, and while we humans may love a good fireworks display, our dogs (and other pets, too) may feel as if those loud, unpredictable sounds signal the coming of the end of the world. Our dogs may suddenly do things weve never known them to do, but with a little preparation and forethought, we can make our nations birthday a relatively safe, easy, and relaxing holiday for us and our pets. Here are some tips to help ensure you and your dog have a low-stress holiday: Never take your dog to a firework ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-07-02
  • Dug Up at Dogster — July 2020 Dog Events
    The post Dug Up at Dogster — July 2020 Dog Events by Melissa L. Kauffman appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Looking for things to do with your dog this July? Look no more —peruse Dogster’s list of July 2020 dog events for the latest dog happenings. Don’t see your July 2020 dog event? Email us at dogstermag@email.com so we can add it to the list. PLEASE NOTE: Some July 2020 dog events may have gone virtual, been changed or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check the event organizer for the latest information on the event. July 1, 2020: ID Your Pet Day Many dogs don’t like the 4th of July celebrations due to all the loud bangs and booms hurting their sensitive ears. © Melissa L Kauffman There is a ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-07-01
  • Olive Oil for Dogs — 8 Reasons to Add It to Your Dog’s Diet
    The post Olive Oil for Dogs — 8 Reasons to Add It to Your Dog’s Diet by Julia Szabo appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Can dogs eat olive oil? And is olive oil good for dogs? Olive oil, that staple of every kitchen, happens to make an excellent, healthful addition to every dog’s food bowl — among other benefits. We’ve touted the benefits of coconut oil for dogs before, which is another mainstay in my pantry, but let’s not forget the oil that comes from olives, which has its own fantastic advantages. In fact, why not mix things up? Rotate the oils you sweeten your dog’s food bowl with! I like to switch among olive, coconut and (for the omega-3 factor so key to senior dog vitality) fish oil by Nordic Naturals. Here are eight reasons to ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-06-30
  • Dogs and Fireworks — Stop Your Dog from Getting Scared
    The post Dogs and Fireworks — Stop Your Dog from Getting Scared by Melissa L. Kauffman appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. My wedding anniversary falls on July 4th weekend. My husband and I used to celebrate with a short trip, but not anymore. Not since our pet cam showed my dog, Tampa Bay, shivering and hiding in the closet with my other dog, Justice, standing guard in front of it, constantly barking because of the random fireworks being set off. In our home, dogs and fireworks don’t mix. Two dogs wearing patriotic hats, surrounded by fireworks.Tampa Bay and Justice don’t show much enthusiasm for fireworks on the 4th of July. Photography by Melissa L. Kauffman. My dogs find the noise and the lights terrifying — and they’re not alone. Some dogs ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-06-30
  • Disaster Relief for Our Furry Friends
    The post Disaster Relief for Our Furry Friends by Bridget Shirvell appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. In Australia, where bushfires have decimated millions of acres of forests and the animals that considered them home, a 6-year-old Border Collie-Australian Koolie mix named Bear is saving lives — koala lives. Bear was trained by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to sniff out koalas by the scent of their fur, so his disaster relief teammates can locate injured or burned koalas, which are difficult to spot in trees. The team, partnering with local wildlife experts, is rehabilitating the koalas and placing them back into safe areas. “It’s a truly selfless group,” says Rodger Correa, U.S. communications director for IFAW. “They will go out under any conditions and stay as long as it takes — sometimes many months.” ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-06-29
  • Letting Your Puppy Sleep in Your Bed? Here’s How to Do It Safely
    The post Letting Your Puppy Sleep in Your Bed? Here’s How to Do It Safely by Jill Breitner appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. I recently had one the best night’s sleep of my life with Indy, an 8-week-old Australian Shepherd puppy. He is a client’s dog and future service animal. He slept draped across my neck and snuggled under my arm. We stayed that way all night long, with only the occasional whimper from Indy when he slipped away from our shared warmth and had to sleepily find his way back. So, why did I let a puppy sleep in my bed, when conventional methods recommend crate training from an early age? Because puppies sleep in a pile with their siblings right up until you take them home. They get a sense of security from sleeping on top of each other. This is how ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-06-28
  • My Dog Sleeps All Day — Is It Normal?
    The post My Dog Sleeps All Day — Is It Normal? by Jessica Pineda appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Have you ever watched your dog napping — yet again — and thought, “my dog sleeps all day”? You’re not alone. One (of the many!) awesome things about dogs is that they get to sleep as much as they want. Who can blame them either? We would love unlimited opportunities to sleep in! Thankfully, your dog isn’t actively trying to make you jealous with his sleep habits. In fact, it’s completely normal for dogs to spend most of the day sleeping away. Here are some things to know when you’re thinking “my dog sleeps all day.” A dog sleeping with an eye mask on and an alarm clock. Thinking your dog sleeps all ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-06-25
  • These Are the Experts Every Dog Owner Needs
    The post These Are the Experts Every Dog Owner Needs by Bryn Nowell appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Here’s whom you should have on your support team and how you can find them. Veterinary team: The relationship you build with your veterinary team should be comprised of trust and information. If you don’t believe your current veterinarian is a good fit for you and your pup, it’s OK to look elsewhere. Check out the listings on aaha.org; these providers have sought advanced accreditation. Related: These Vets Make House Calls Specialists: Sometimes a specific health issue warrants a need to work with a specialist. A listing of specialists can be found here: avma.org/education/veterinary-specialists. Trainers and behaviorists: Not all trainers are created equal. The Association of Professional Dog Trainers provides a list of trainers who use ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-06-25
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