by Jean Marie Bauhaus Dogs and fireworks aren't an easy pairing. It's only natural to want to include your pooch in festive outdoor fun, but pets and fireworks just don't make the best match. You might already know this if you've seen your pup cower at the sound of thunder, but many dogs suffer from a phobia of loud noises, and the bright flashes of light that accompany fireworks can add to their stress and anxiety. As mentioned in this article, dogs also have a much more sen
By Mike Clark Can dogs eat bananas? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat bananas, but before you let your pup munch these sweet, yellow fruits, there are some things you should know. Like many other good things, bananas are best enjoyed by dogs in moderation. They are full of beneficial vitamins and minerals that are good for dogs, but they’re also sugary and aren’t meant to be a regular part of a dog’s diet. As always, you must ask your vet before sharing any human foods wi
You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets' health? Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it's as good a
By Dr. Natalie Waggener, South Boston Animal Hospital We have eight ways to keep your dog physically active when the temperature drops. 1. Walk your dog. During winter, you can still take your dog outside for a walk. Pet owners should shorten their outdoor walking times during cold weather months, but not eliminate them. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), walking provides dogs with essential exercise and mental stimulation. The activity allows ca
In this article, we’ll discuss how to keep your dog safe during the holidays, and the ways you can dog-proof your decorations. Holiday Pet Hazards When decorating your home for the holidays we often forget the potential threat that our decorations can pose to our furry best friends. Some common Christmas decorations that can be dangerous for your dog include: Power strips: With the influx of lights in your home around Christmas time, the use of power strips are common. With
Is your dog coughing more than usual? If they are making a hacking sounds (like they have a hairball stuck in their throat) and your dog recently spent a lot of time around other pups (or a common place like the groomer, dog park or pet store) and is showing signs of respiratory distress, they may have picked up a curable illness of Kennel cough. n name for canine infectious tracheobronchitis. It’s a respiratory infection in dogs caused by a wide range of bacteria and viruse
by Ryan Rauch When people think about animal cruelty, their minds usually start with an image of a dog chained up outside in the cold without any food, or some dog fighting ring where pit bulls are raised to attack one another viciously. However, there are millions of animals being abused by people who don’t intend to do the wrong thing. Animal cruelty includes but is not limited to abuse, neglect, animal testing, misinformation and sheer ignorance. There is a lot of good be
Imagine if you had to eat the same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully dull, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food — they’re meant to eat a variety. Table scraps anyone? We’ve cooked up some tips on how to make dog food, nutrition guidelines and our favo
Dog people are doing more and more to make their pets comfortable, from lining up a favorite pet sitter to making homemade treats. Bringing their dog along to the store is a natural extension of the dog-centric lifestyle. Shopping with a friend is more fun than shopping alone, period. But finding dog-friendly stores can be a challenge. It can be hard to tell what a store’s dog policy is because it often varies by location. For example, is Target dog-friendly? Their mascot may
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BY Ben Team If you’ve ever felt the pain of a cavity or unrelenting hell that is a broken tooth, you’d probably swim through a lake of lava to shield your loved ones from the same pain – including your dog. But unlike your human children, who you constantly remind to brush their teeth, or your spouse (who hopefully does so without prompting), owners often neglect their dog’s dental care needs. This is unfortunate, as oral hygiene is a critical aspect of dog care. Our four-foo
Welcome to The Inn Blog Welcome to The Barksville Inn’s new blog! Our goal in creating a blog is to provide a space where we can share valuable dog news, inspiring stories, creative and useful tips, healthy living content and more in one place. We will be posting the latest information obtained from verified sources to help you be the best dog parent you can be. Period. The Inn Blog will be for informational purposes only and available free of charge to everyone. We wi
by Justin Palmer Myth #1: Kibble Cleans Your Dog’s Teeth Imagine if your dentist told you that all you needed to do to clean your teeth was eat cookies! Wouldn’t that be nice? Sadly, its impossible for a food that contains nearly 50-60% carbohydrates (as nearly all dry foods do) to clean your dog’s teeth. The carbohydrates inside kibble are in fact the reason why your dog’s teeth need to be cleaned in the first place! As many feeders of fresh foods can attest to, dental care
What human foods you can and can not feed your canine. As dog lovers tend to treat our dogs like they are our children. We share our hearts and homes with our canine pals. Surely there is nothing wrong with sharing our favorite foods with them too, right? Not necessarily. Many of the foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that humans digest just fine can wreak havoc on a dog’s body, causing severe health problems. On the other hand, some of the foods people eat can be intr