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How to treat your dog’s hot spots

How to treat your dog’s hot spots

Inflammation of the skin Pyotraumatic dermatitis, more commonly known as “hot spots,” moist dermatitis, and acute moist dermatitis, is characterized by painful, circular red ...

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How to clean your dog’s face

How to clean your dog’s face

Grooming your dog Grooming your dog is one of the most basic functions of pet care. Some grooming salons even offer doggie facials now as part of their grooming packages. They’re ...

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How to choose a veterinarian for your dog

How to choose a veterinarian for your dog

WHY Choose a Veterinarian It’s sometimes hard to believe that our best dog friends might need to see a doctor at some point in their short lives. Or, for others, it might seem ...

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Calming Canine Stress and Anxiety

Calming Canine Stress and Anxiety

Enormous anxiety The crackling starts slowly, then builds. The fire-driven gusts push through branches as they break and crash to the ground. Sirens. Big trucks. Firemen yelling. ...

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How to Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

How to Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

With the winter weather watering down both our gardens and our coats, the sniffles and coughs aren’t too far behind. While humans battle those pesky viruses and bacterial ...

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How to manage your dog’s Colitis

How to manage your dog’s Colitis

Colitis is best described as the inflammation of the lower intestines and colon. The result can be any number of visible symptoms, including diarrhea, constipation and, sometimes, ...

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How to help your dog give birth

How to help your dog give birth

Giving birth to your dog Though here at ilovedogfriendly we strongly advocate spaying or neutering your pets, we understand that from time to time accidental pregnancies do ...

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How to prevent gastric dilatation/Volvulus

How to prevent gastric dilatation/Volvulus

Bloat Bodie the Bassett Hound, the jolly Am-basset-dor for the Bassett Rescue Network, Inc. (BaRNi) in Acton, California, found himself in an awful state of pain right before the ...

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How to keep your dog safe from distemper

How to keep your dog safe from distemper

Because it is easily transmitted between infected animals, distemper can be a frightening disease for pet parents who own a puppy, or that are unsure of their adopted dog’s ...

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Tail Tips: Your Dog’s Anal Glands

Tail Tips: Your Dog’s Anal Glands

Doggie anal glands Every dog parent dreads the day when Fifi drags her bottom across the carpet. Not only does the potential resulting stain have most pet parents racing to shoo ...

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