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Can I Get COVID-19 From My Dog?

There have been very few cases of COVID-19 in canines. COVID-19 is in the Corona virus family. Many of these viruses can be passed between humans and animals. This particular virus seems to be extremely contagious human to human, but not from human to dog. However, the questions still remains – can I get COVID-19 from my dog? There have been a select few dogs that were infected by COVID-19 in the world, but none were seen to exhibit any symptoms, and none have died. These dogs caught the virus when in contact with a human who was extremely ill. It has actually infected more…

Eco-Friendly Dog Travel Kit

While people continue to do their part for the environment, we can’t forget about the impact of pet ownership on the environment. In this article you will find eco-friendly items that you can use for your dog everyday and as a part of a travel kit. There are many things that we need to prepare for and pack on a trip with our dogs. Here are the most important items to consider: @thenortherndogs 1. Collar Some pet owners may choose to keep a collar on their dog all year round, but some store it away. There are many hemp, recycled plastic,…

Tips on How to Feed Multiple Dogs at The Same Time

When you see a family with a lot of dogs, you may think to yourself: how do they feed multiple dogs at the same time? Many dogs struggle with food guarding or steal their siblings’ food. It’s common behavior, but can cause chaos and fear in a household. Here are some tips and tricks to share with your canines so mealtime goes more smoothly. Barriers There are many different types of barriers used to separate dogs during feeding time. Barriers are the safest and most effective way to make sure every dog gets their meal. When each dog has their own room,…

When Should I Spay/Neuter My Dog?

Many dog owners decide to pursue alterations, which are often routine surgeries. There’s a lot of information out there meant to sway pet owners in both directions. Breeders and adoption coordinators at shelters often have rules in order to adopt or purchase a dog. Up until recently, many people believed that all dogs should be altered before six months. But, according to new research, this is not the case. Here we take a look at health risks and behaviors for small/large female and male dogs . Then we ask the important question – when should you spay/neuter your dog? Spay: An ovariohysterectomy is the…

What medicines does your dog need throughout the year?

Here are the vaccines, medicines, and vitamins recommended for your dog throughout the year. Below is a vaccine schedule and a list of important things to purchase at the annual vet visit so you know what medicines your dog needs throughout the year. Your dog will need shots, preventatives, and potentially supplements throughout the year so remember to stick to the schedule. Please remember that all dogs are different and talking to a vet about your dog’s health is one of the most important things a dog owner can do. These vaccine’s are based on the most common vaccines ordered by vets and…

Tips to Get Back to Exercising Your Dog After Surgery

Sterilization surgery (spay or neuter) is a part of almost every American dog’s life. Spaying or neutering your pet is a foolproof way to avoid unwanted puppies, but it’s also a significant surgery for your dog! Maintaining your dog’s quality of life during these tough periods can be a challenge. One of the hardest parts of recovering from surgery? Exercise. Physical activity helps keep dogs fit and healthy, both in body and mind. That’s why it’s so important to get back to exercising your dog after surgery! In fact, light activity after spay or neuter surgeries can actually help recovery.…

Do Dogs Get Tartar? Yes! Here are Some Ways to Prevent it

Tartar is that heavy build-up your dentist has to scrape away. Well, guess what – dogs get tartar too, and it’s no better for them than it is for us. The basic cause is the same – plaque forms on the teeth after your dog eats and then combines with saliva to harden into tartar. And, of course, Fido doesn’t brush twice a day – which can make tartar build-up worse for your dog than for you. So, how can you prevent it? 1. Brush your dog’s teeth. Most dogs can be trained to accept a toothbrush – you should…

What Should Be in Your Dog First Aid Kit

Have you ever had an accident that you didn’t see coming? Maybe you burned your hand on the stove, fell off of a ladder or smashed your finger in a door. In times of distress, we rely on a first aid kit to help in our emergency situation. But when it comes to your pet, are you prepared to take action when an emergency situation strikes? The last thing you want is to be unprepared when your pet is in danger. Especially if medical supplies are needed. In order to avoid that panic here are two lists (one more comprehensive)…

What to Clean Your Dog’s Ears With: 3 Simple Solutions

Your pup’s ears are the most important sensory tools they have aside from their nose. Due to the way their ears are built, it’s important to clean your dog’s ears to prevent infection, irritation, and to keep them free from nasty things – like parasites. Dogs have long ear canals which means debris can easily build up over time which leads to irritation. This also gives bacteria a comfortable spot to camp out and grow which leads to ear infections. There are many ear cleaners on the market for dogs, but many have not-so-nice ingredients in them. If you’ve been…

What Human Medicine Is Safe for Dogs?

Pets and pills are a common worry. It is hard to have an understanding what human medicine is safe for dogs. There are a number of medications that your dog shouldn’t be taking or accidentally ingesting. However, there are actually a number of pills that work as both medicine for humans and dogs. In fact, a number of commonly prescribed medications for dogs are actually medications for humans, but packaged in appropriate dosages for dogs. Below is a list of good and bed medicines for your dog. We hope it provides a clear understanding what medicine is safe for dogs.…