Unsure which over-the-counter medications are safe for your dog? Check out this handy chart. I’m not sure who made it, but I found it on Facebook. If it’s yours, please let me know so I can give proper credit.
UPDATE 09/20/19: I received a comment on this post, referencing a study on the danger of loperamide for Collies. I was unable to pull up the article to review it, but I will say this: our blog is never meant to replace advice from your veterinarian. It’s always a good idea to ask the vet before giving any medications to your dog because there may be breed-specific concerns or interactions with medications your dog is already taken.
For the past several days, I’ve been collecting memes, tips, and other information about dogs and fireworks. Here is a compilation. If I know the source, it is cited. If you see your original content here, please leave a comment so I can give you proper credit for your work and a link to your site! Continue reading Fireworks are Scary!→
You may have seen my post yesterday about how dangerous it is to leave your dog inside a hot vehicle and asked, “Would it be okay to put the dog in my truck bed?” If your dog rides to wherever inside your truck cab, then you tether him in the bed while you go into a store, that might be okay, as long as you have provided shade, water, and a way to keep the dog from burning his or her foot pads on the hot metal bed. Riding in the truck bed, however, is a big no-no. According to one study cited by KHQA, as many as 100,000 dogs die each year from riding in truck beds. Here’s why, from the American Veterinary Medical Association: Continue reading Dogs Riding in Truck Beds→