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Mike Clark

Head Editor at DogTime.com and CatTime.com. Has a side hustle as a joke writer. Former professional dog walker and pet sitter at Windy City Paws.

    Hug Your Hound Day: How To Teach Your Dog To Give Hugs

    Hug Your Hound Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September each year. In 2019, the holiday falls on September 14th, so get ready to give your dog a hug! But only if they enjoy it, of course. Here’s how you can teach your dog to give hugs and what you should consider before you begin.

    by Mike Clark
    10 Hours Ago

    Phenobarbital For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

    Phenobarbital is one of the most commonly used drugs to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders in dogs. It is also known by the brand names Luminal and Barbita. It can also lead to some unintended side effects, such as lethargy and sedation. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    11 Hours Ago

    Can I Give My Dog Advil? Is Advil Safe For Dogs?

    The answer to that question is no, you cannot give Advil to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. Advil is highly toxic to dogs, and veterinarians rarely recommend it due to the high potential for disastrous side effects.

    by Mike Clark
    August 21st

    Hypothyroidism In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

    Hypothyroidism in dogs is a disorder where the thyroid gland in the neck doesn’t secrete enough thyroxine, a hormone that controls metabolism. This means that a dog’s body is no longer able to convert food into fuel at an appropriate rate. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    August 21st

    Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

    Eating poop is actually not all that uncommon among dogs. It’s called coprophagia, and it’s generally a natural behavior with a few different causes. So why is your dog eating poop? Here are some possible reasons.

    by Mike Clark
    August 20th

    Can I Give My Dog Aspirin? Is Aspirin Safe For Dogs?

    The answer to that question is no, you cannot give aspirin to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. This is because it is very easy to accidentally give your dog too much aspirin, as the difference between a proper dose and an overdose is quite small.

    by Mike Clark
    August 20th

    7 Of The Weirdest Stories About Police Dogs

    Any police officer can tell you some pretty strange stories from their time on the force, so it’s no wonder that police dogs have some pretty weird tales, themselves. Here are seven weird stories about police dogs that might leave you laughing or scratching your head.

    by Mike Clark
    August 19th

    Neem Oil For Dogs: What Is It And What Does It Do?

    Neem oil is extracted from the seeds and bark of the neem tree, which is native to India, and is used as a natural insecticide, pesticide, skin treatment, and more for dogs. It has many beneficial properties that boost dogs’ overall health, and it’s very potent. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    August 19th

    Can I Give My Dog Tums? Is Tums Safe For Dogs?

    The short answer is yes, you can give your dog Tums for digestion issues and it may provide temporary relief, even though it almost certainly isn’t the most effective choice for treatment. However, you must follow certain guidelines and consult your veterinarian first, or you could make your dog much sicker.

    by Mike Clark
    August 19th

    The Problem With Breeding Brachycephalic (Short-Faced) Dogs

    Brachycephalic dogs are adorable. That’s hard to deny. So why should it be a problem when breeders continue to produce these dogs to meet demand? Well, those cute, smushed faces come at a price, and not just in terms of how much money it costs to buy a dog from a breeder.

    by Mike Clark
    August 16th

    10 Ways To ‘Get Your Dog On’ If You Don’t Have A Dog

    Maybe you just don’t have the financial means, or maybe you live with an allergy sufferer. Well don’t worry, there are plenty of ways you can hang out with dogs and take on plenty of dog-related chores–I mean opportunities–that you can ask your dog owning friends and neighbors about.

    by Mike Clark
    August 16th

    Can I Give My Dog Pepto Bismol? Is Pepto Bismol Safe For Dogs?

    The answer to that question is technically yes, you can give Pepto Bismol to your dog, but NOT without asking your veterinarian, first. In many circumstances, it can make your dog sicker, it can mask signs of severe illness, and it can be difficult to determine a safe dosage.

    by Mike Clark
    August 16th

    Before You Return That Rescue Dog To The Shelter…

    It’s important that we don’t shame people who consider returning their dog to the shelter, but instead give them resources and encouragement that might help them realize that they can take steps to keep their pup. Here are some ways to deal with problems before you return your dog to the shelter.

    by Mike Clark
    August 15th

    Ursodiol For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

    Ursodiol for dogs is a bile acid used to treat liver disease and dissolve or prevent gallstones. It is also known by the brand names Actigall and Urso. Dogs usually tolerate it well, but some side effects can occur. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    August 15th

    Pneumonia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

    Pneumonia in dogs is a condition that affects the respiratory system, including the lungs and airways that allow dogs to breathe. This results in several symptoms that usually disappear with proper treatment, though if it’s not treated, it can lead to serious complications.

    by Mike Clark
    August 14th

    Azathioprine For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

    Azathioprine for dogs is a drug that suppresses the immune system, which is useful in treatment for various disorders and autoimmune diseases of the skin, blood, or other areas of the body. It is only available with a prescription. Here’s what you should know.

    by Mike Clark
    August 14th
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