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It's time for another discussion of every dog parent's favorite subject — poop eating! The scientific name for this seriously disgusting habit is coprophagia, and it's quite common among dogs. Cats do it occasionally, too, but not nearly as often as their canine counterparts.
TOXIC TO DOGS: Keep in mind that some ‘people’ foods can be toxic to dogs. Since many of the signs of toxicity are similar, consult your veterinarian without delay if your pet appears distressed, listless or in pain. The good news is that, in most cases, treatment for toxic poisoning can be successful if administered in time.
Many older dogs are relinquished to shelters at a time in their lives when they need human companionship most; often they live out the remainder of their lives there. Adopting a senior dog typically has many advantages for pet parents looking for an animal companion who is already housetrained, perhaps obedience trained, socialized and easy to be around
An accurate "diagnosis" is crucial if you ever hope to solve the problem. Dr. Liz Stelow, DVM, DACVB As published in Psychology Today 9/01/2015
Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning the stomach and the intestines. It can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, or even new foods. The condition often causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomitin­­­g, and/or other clinical signs. This malady is somewhat common in Schnauzers, and is sometimes fatal.
It’s not a topic anyone likes to discuss, but if you own a dog, chances are you have found yourself cleaning up a stinking brown puddle (or, politely put, doggie runs) more than you’d care to think about. Diarrhea is a common canine affliction and it varies in frequency, duration, and intensity from dog to dog.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The manager of a Texas processing plant has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to sell adulterated ingredients to pet food manufacturers.
Shared from someone else, not my furbaby, but important information to share. Yesterday after a day filled with fun, fetch and swimming in Lake Windermere, Myself, Lucy & Tiggy had to say goodbye to our best friend Max. He collapsed and was rushed to the nearest vets where he was diagnosed immediately with Water Intoxication and put on drips of sodium, potassium and mannitol to increase his electrolytes and relieve pressure on his brain.
07.09.2019 will be hosting an informative series on the first year of owning a Schnauzer. Watching social media questions about confused new owners was the driving force to put something into writing and video that was easy to understand, and solid informative advice from a team of owners who have over half a century of owning, breeding, and raising Schnauzers.
You may have read my June 4 post, “A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients.” This post had more than 180,000 page views in the first week and continues to get more than 2000 page views a day. So, I’m pleased that people are interested in this important issue and trying to learn about it. But I’ve also found a tremendous amount of confusion and misinformation in the past 5 months including people who doubt that this is a real issue, some who still haven’t heard about it, and people who mistakenly think it’s just grain-free diets or that it’s only related to taurine.