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Heartworm treatment facts including some dangerous myths

Heartworm treatment in dogs

Nothing causes more distress than when one of our furry friends gets sick. Dog owners as well as cat owners want the best health for their beloved family members. Heartworm is a serious condition that can take you by surprise so you’ll want to be familiar with heartworm treatment and prevention as well as some dangerous myths that abound about hearworms.

Checklist of 10 Ways I've Found to Keep your Dog Safe This Summer

Beautiful Lavender Dog

Pets are family for most people and some people even consider their fur babies children. Keeping them safe is as important as keeping our human kids safe. Here my summer checklist of 10 ways I’ve found to keep your dog safe this summer. Most of these suggestions go for other pets as well as dogs.

New Natural Remedy for Arthritis in Dogs

Natural remedy for arthritis in dogs

Arthritis in dogs is common, especially among larger breeds and older canines. Treatment of arthritis in dogs often consists of medications that are associated with undesirable side effects, although there are some natural therapies that have proven helpful. Now researchers have developed a new natural remedy for arthritis in dogs that combines several herbal ingredients.

One Important Shot Your Dog Needs Before You Go On Vacation

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Going on a summer vacation brings up a common problem for many dog owners: Do you take Rex with you on vacation or drop him off at a kennel? From a canine health perspective, this decision is not only balanced by the logistics of finding pet-friendly lodgings during summer travel, but also deciding which choice is healthier for your pet.

What a dog might feel from being dumped at a shelter

Dogs feels the same bond to their owners as do children.

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) are studying how animals bond with humans. In findings published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers explain how the bond between dogs and humans is similar to that of a parent and child. The recent study highlights what a dog might feel from being dumped at a shelter.

Dog-owner relationship strikingly similar to parent-child bond

Owner-dog relationships share striking similarities to parent-child ones

The relationship between dogs and their owners is strikingly similar to the parent-child relationship in humans, according to a new study published in PLoS One. The study found dogs, like humans, have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people, which may explain why some owners refer to their dogs as their little babies.