Tips for Rescuing Dogs and Cats Abandoned in Foreclosed Homes

It’s an unfortunate fact that the foreclosure crisis facing American families will affect more than the two legged residents. Family pets are often the unintended victims when homeowners are forced to … [Read more...]

4 Fun Games to Play With Your Dog

When you picture a person playing with their dog, a game of fetch generally comes to mind. While this is definitely a game that dogs and their owners will both enjoy, there are plenty of other fun … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Pet Happy

/> Pets are a big part of our lives. As a father of 6, I've had my fair share of experience with them. You name it - I've had it. The list of animals under my roof include amphibians, fish, … [Read more...]

Should We Become a Multi-Dog Family?

Many animal lovers would love to add another dog to the household, but they're nervous about how their resident dog(s) will react. One reader, Leslie asked the following question on PetLvr's … [Read more...]

How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Other Dogs

Introducing a new dog to your other pets can be a nerve-wracking experience for everyone involved. But really, it doesn't have to be, as long as you know how to introduce your pets properly and how to … [Read more...]

Why is My Dog Aggressive at the Veterinary Clinic?

One of PetLvr's readers, Sandy, recently asked the following question: "When I take my dog to the vet, he wants to fight every other animal in the waiting room. It's out of character and the last few … [Read more...]

What is Megaesophagus in Dogs?

Megaesophagus is a condition affecting the esophagus -- the "tube" that leads from your mouth to your stomach (and your windpipe branches off.) It's a condition that can be inherited, meaning it's … [Read more...]

How to Help a Dog Recover from Vomiting

After a bout of vomiting, it can take several days before the pet returns to his or her normal feeding schedule. In fact, inappropriate feeding can result in prolonged upset stomach. There are two … [Read more...]

When to take a vomiting dog to the veterinary clinic

Vomiting is a very common ailment in dogs and cats alike. Today, we'll discuss why vomiting is dangerous and when to take him or her to the veterinary clinic for treatment. There are a number of … [Read more...]

Traditional e-Collars vs. Inflatable e-Collars

There is a new option for pets who have sustained a recent injury or undergone surgery! Traditionally, these dogs and cats are forced to wear a large, clunky e-collar, also known as an Elizabethan … [Read more...]

Using Sedatives for Pets While Traveling

Pets often get stressed out while traveling in the car or by airplane. Many owners seek to get sedatives for their dog or cat, to help calm them during the trip, but unfortunately, sedatives can be … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for Traveling With Cats and Dogs

Many animal lovers enjoy taking their pets along for the ride, whether it's a road trip, camping trip or a family vacation. There are a few things you should do to ensure your cat or dog remains safe … [Read more...]

What is Styptic Powder and How do You Use it?

Styptic powder is a handy tool for pet owners, but many don't know how to use it! Here, we'll explore the many uses for styptic powder and how to actually use it when your pet has an … [Read more...]

Tips for Making Lost Pet Posters

Lost pet posters are among the most important tools in your arsenal if you have a lost cat, dog, bird or another animal. It's important that your poster contains all the vital information and what's … [Read more...]

Dog Nail Clipping Tips — Treating an Exposed Quick

When you accidentally clip a dog's nail too short, it's important to keep the foot clean and free of debris in order to promote healing and avoid infection. The treatment will depend on how short … [Read more...]

Dog Nail Trimming — Tips for Clipping a Frightened Pet’s Nails

Dogs can get extremely frightened by nail clippers. In fact, many pets get very dramatic during the nail trimming process, with lots of yelping, whining and sometimes, screaming! The vocalizations can … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for Small Animals Who Live With Cats and Dogs

Many animal lovers have different types of pets, but there are inherent risks if you own small pets like hamsters, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits, along with larger predatory animals like cats and … [Read more...]

How to Give Flea Medications to Your Dog or Cat

Medications can be deadly if they're not administered properly and flea and tick preventatives are no exception! Your pet may get extremely sick or even die if you don't apply flea drops in an … [Read more...]

Considerations for Hiring a Pet Sitter

There are a few benefits of hiring a pet sitter over sending your pet to a kennel or cattery, though it's important to consider your cat's or dog's personality and temperament when making the decision … [Read more...]

Signs of a Pet’s Allergic Reaction to Flea Medication

Many pets are allergic to over-the-counter flea drops, so it's important to know the signs of an allergic reaction or intolerance to flea and tick medications. It can take anywhere from a 24 hours … [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...]

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...]

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