Archives for 2011

What is Medical Boarding for Dogs and Cats?

Some owners try to bring their pets to a typical kennel or cattery, only to find that they cannot accommodate the animal's needs and medical boarding is required. If your pet has special needs, is … [Read more...]

What to Look for in a Kennel

During the holidays, many pet owners are forced to put their dogs in a kennel. But you don't want to trust your beloved pet to just anyone! There are certain qualities that you should look for in a … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Puppy Accustomed to Grooming, Ear Cleaning, Toothbrushing and Nail Clipping

Puppyhood is an important time for your dog, as it's a time when your pet is open to new experiences. For a puppy, nearly everything is a first! Therefore, it's easier to teach a puppy to become … [Read more...]

Pet Safety Tips for After the Holidays

The holiday season poses many dangers to cats, dogs, birds and other pets, and many pet owners do take precautions to avoid injury or loss of a pet during the actual holiday celebrations. But many … [Read more...]

Does My Dog Have Tapeworms?

Tapeworms are an intestinal parasite that can affect cats, dogs and other pets. These parasites can cause serious discomfort for your pet, in addition to robbing the animal's body of nutrients. The … [Read more...]

Exercises to Help a Submissive Dog

In an extremely submissive dog, there are a number of exercises that you can try to use as confidence-building activities. By building confidence and eliminating extreme submissive attitude, your dog … [Read more...]

How to Help a Dog With Submissive Urination

  Dogs who engage in submissive urination can be difficult pets, as they're consistently producing puddles and correcting the dog can do more harm than good. In fact, many dogs who engage in … [Read more...]

Is My Dog Submissive?

Have you ever wondered, "Is my dog submissive?" In moderation, submission is a good trait in a dog, as the owner should be the alpha in the relationship. But extreme submissive behaviors can be … [Read more...]

How to Administer Ear Drops to a Dog With an Ear Infection

Antibiotic ear drops are among the most common treatment for a dog's ear infection, whether it's a bacterial infection or a fungal infection such as yeast. Unfortunately, many pet owners don't … [Read more...]

Signs of an Ear Infection in Your Dog

Bacterial ear infections are a relatively common ailment in dogs, especially dogs with long, floppy ears. The floppy ears create an ideal environment for bacteria growth, since the ear canal is … [Read more...]

Signs of a Yeast Infection in a Dog’s Ears

Wondering "Does my dog have an ear infection?" There are a number of symptoms that are indicative of an ear infection in your pet. Today, we'll explore the symptoms of a yeast infection affecting your … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Cleaning your dog's ears is an important task that should be performed on a weekly basis to reduce the chances if a bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Frequent ear cleanings will also provide … [Read more...]

How to Use a Flea Comb on a Dog or Cat

Flea combs serve as an effective method for removing fleas and flea dirt from your pet's coat. They can serve as a semi-effective tool for managing a flea infestation in a pet who is allergic to the … [Read more...]

Pet Care Tip — Keep Pedialyte in Your Dog’s First Aid Kit

Pedialyte is a vital element of your pet' first aid kit, as it can help prevent dehydration in a dog who is vomiting, experiencing diarrhea or in the case of a dog who is refusing to eat and drink … [Read more...]

How to Feed a Dog With an Upset Stomach and Promote Recovery After Vomiting

When a dog has an upset stomach, it's important to take a conservative approach when offering food, as it will take some time for the dog's stomach to calm. Offering food too soon or offering too much … [Read more...]

How to Help a Sick Dog Who Won’t Eat

Is your dog sick and refusing to eat? This can be a frightening experience for a pet owner and sometimes, there is a fairly simple remedy that will help a sick dog and encourage him to eat. If a … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Dog to Take a Pill

Wondering how to get your dog to take medication in pill form? Put down the pill shooter and don't worry about wrestling with your pet or trying to pry open his jaws! Instead, use food to give … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Your Dog From Chewing the Leash

Is your dog chewing the leash? It's an annoying and potentially dangerous problem, as the leash could unexpectedly break due to damage. Fortunately, there are a few simple measures that can enable you … [Read more...]

FAQs on Caring for a Dog’s Wound or Cut

Did your dog get a cut or bite wound? Once you wash and clean the pet's wound,  owners are often faced with several questions following an injury. Here, we'll address some of the most common … [Read more...]

How to Care for a Dog’s Wound

Did your dog suffer a cut, scrape or bite wound? Many minor wounds will heal on their own, as long as you provide proper care. One vital element of care is cleaning the wound. The sooner you clean a … [Read more...]

How to Determine if Your Dog is Allergic to Flea Medications

Many pet owners purchase flea and tick medications without much thought about the impact that these drugs can have on a pet. In fact, some pets are actually allergic to flea and tick drops, sprays and … [Read more...]

Cool Pet Products in Celebration of Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month! According to a Petfinder.com survey, 30% of shelters and rescue groups said older pets are the hardest to find homes for. The site, which helps unite adoptable … [Read more...]

Using Medication Info Tags for Chronically Ill Pets

Many dogs and cats require medication on a daily basis. For many pets with conditions such as Addison's Disease, Cushing's Disease, epilepsy and diabetes, these daily doses of pet medications are … [Read more...]

What is Flea Dirt and How Can I Tell if My Dog Has Fleas?

Have you ever wondered, "What are those black specks in my dog's fur?" Well, unfortunately, those little black specks are flea dirt. In layman's terms, it's flea poop. And where there's flea poop, … [Read more...]

How to Take a Dog’s Temperature

If you're wondering, "Is my dog sick?", taking the pet's temperature is one of the first things the dog owner should do. By taking the dog's temperature, you will be able to gauge the potential … [Read more...]

How to Keep Pets Safe During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is a time of joy and celebration, but this and other holidays can pose dangers to your cats, dogs and other pets! Conversely, your guests may also be at risk of injury during a holiday … [Read more...]

What is an Aural Hematoma?

Dogs and even some cats are prone to aural hematomas. An aural hematoma is a pocket of blood and fluid that forms in the pet's ear flap, between the skin and the cartilage. The hematoma will look … [Read more...]

Why Does My Dog Like Socks?

Pet owners are often perplexed when it comes to dog behaviors and habits. Many dog lovers are left wondering, "Why do dogs like socks?" There are several reasons for a dog's sock obsession. In … [Read more...]

What is a Dog’s Normal Temperature?

A healthy dog's temperature will be between 100.5 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of the two-degree normal temperature range for dogs, it's important to know your dog's baseline -- his … [Read more...]

Mia Carter Returns to PetLvr!

Hello, PetLvr readers! My name is Mia Carter and in the coming months, I'll be bringing you an array of articles on pet health, pet care, training and lots of other topics! I've contributed to … [Read more...]

Dr. Dressler of South Shore Vet Care talks about health tips for our Senior Dogs and Pets

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Dog Training Tips : How to Stop a Small Dog From Barking

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The world’s most funny dog video

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