Living with Dogs Blog (Page 3)
Summer is the time for adventure, especially with your furry friend! Where are you headed? There are so many things to do and places to go with your pup. Remember: summer temperatures can be extreme, please be cautious of hot pavement and be sure to keep your pup hydrated!
Here are some great ideas for you and your pup to have a fun summer!
- Swimming – If your pup enjoys the water,
Fireworks. Cookouts. Warm weather. Patriotic music. Pool parties. Fun in the sun. Fourth of July is one of the most enjoyable holidays to gather with your loved ones. Unfortunately, the holiday can be scary and potentially dangerous for our pets. Here are some Fourth of July pet safety tips to remember during your holiday celebrations, so you can have a fun and hazardous-free time with your pet.
- Keep your pet away from alcoholic beverages.
How much do you know about your dog’s teeth? It’s ok to admit it…you love when you catch your dog “smiling,” but you probably don’t know much about his pearly whites. At Ark Naturals, we take pride in creating products that help keep our pets happy and healthy, including dental products. Below are some fun facts about dogs’ teeth.
- Dogs have 42 permanent teeth – 20 on the top, and 22 on the bottom.
Most of us have a bad habit. Biting your fingernails? Picking your nose? Swearing? Well, your dog can have a bad habit too: excessive licking! All dogs lick, but it can become troubling when they do it too much.
Why is your dog excessively licking himself? It could be a medical reason. Your dog could be licking at his fur because of allergies, an infection, pain from arthritis, or gastrointestinal issues.
One of the best feelings in the world is scratching an itch. So much relief! Well, your dog feels the same way. Whenever you see your dog scratching, it’s because he’s itchy! Itchiness is normal, but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious, especially if your pup is excessively scratching, or if you notice redness or swelling.
What can cause your dog to scratch so much? Some common itchy causes include:
- Food allergies
- Bacterial infections
- Atopic dermatitis
- Fungal infections
- Ear mites
- Yeast infections
It’s important you talk to your vet about your dog’s itchiness to rule out any of the above causes.
Who’s the toughest member of your family? Probably your pup! Dogs are tough, especially when it comes to dealing with aches and pains. Here are a few signs to look for, so that you don’t let them suffer in silence.
Has your dog been acting weird lately? Is he moving funny? Is he lazier than usual? Is he suddenly unable to jump on the couch with you? Does he seem sad? If so,
One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing you have a clean pup to go home to and snuggle with. Sure, it’s our favorite way of ending our day with a little bit of Netflix, too. While you’re lounging on the couch with your pup, you notice your dog is beginning to itch like he’s never itched before. Poor pup! With your dog scratching his fur off and temperatures getting noticeably hotter, one thing is for certain;
No one likes a stomach ache. Food doesn’t always sit right with us, or for our dogs. Just like us, different foods and habits can lead our dogs to feeling bloated or uncomfortable. Although having gas and flatulence are normal, excessive digestion issues can be a problem. Fortunately, there’s ways you can help your dog have a happy tummy again! Below, we wanted to share why your dog may have digestion trouble and different ways you can help make it better.
Happy dog, happy owner, right? As man’s best friend, we want our dogs to feel good each day of their lives. Research has shown dogs relax humans, so it only makes sense we do the same for them! You may have a job, home, errands, and kids to care about, but your pup may have a lot more stress than you think. No one likes stress and its effects, so it is important that we spot when our furry friend is feeling a bit under the weather!
How great is it when you watch a dog smiling? It’s pure bliss! With those pearly whites sticking out, you want to make sure they’re looking (and feeling) their best. Just like you, your pup’s oral hygiene is important. Healthy chompers lead to a healthy dog overall!
With a few simple steps, you can take care of your dog’s teeth to help prevent any serious teeth or gum issues.