Archives for November 2011

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...]

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