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What’s Growing On My Dog? Common Canine Lumps And Bumps

What's Growing On My Dog? Common Canine Lumps And Bumps

You’re petting your dog, and you feel something that wasn’t there before. It might be soft, hard, round or oblong. It might be covered with hair or completely bald. It might be alone or appear in groups. Get to know some of the common growths that appear on dogs. This list isn’t meant to help you make a diagnosis – it should instead inspire you to seek treatment, as most lumps and bumps are easily curable and will not affect your dog’s lifespan. Should You See A Vet? Ideally, you should see a vet as soon as you notice anything[…]Read More…

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Why Do Dogs Shed Hair And How To Prevent Excessive Shedding?

Shedding is a normal phenomenon. As normal as it is, it is also one of the dog owner’s main complaints – Right there next to the smell. Some breeds of dogs shed more at the beginning of spring and fall while others shed all year long. As a dog owner it is important to know what is normal, abnormal and when to seek medical advice. First a quick physiology lesson; For a better grasp of what happens with your dog hair and the skin, you might have to remember some of your high school lessons. I’m sure you remember from[…]Read More…

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The Scoop On Keeping Dogs As Pets

Dogs are the most popular pet in the world. They are not only highly social and intelligent but also very loyal and devoted. Dogs <Canis familiaris> are exceptional as pets. First domesticated from gray wolves at least 17,000 years ago, their history dates back to about 150,000 years based on DNA evidence and genetic fossil records. After they were first domesticated, hundreds of different dog breeds have emerged with great variations from behaviors, size and shapes to colors and patterns. Dogs are loving, playful, friendly and ideal companion to humans. They protect their turf and the owners. In fact, they[…]Read More…