● Foods For K9 Mental Health ● “My Dog Ate Weed” ● COVID = More Obese Pets ● Dogs Play More When Watched ● Autoimmune Disease ● Collapsing Trachea
3 Foods That Can Improve Your Dog’s Mental Health
Rowan Sanderson is the Chief Nutrition Officer at pet wellness brand, Bella & Duke. Like all pet nutritionists, he believes feeding the right combination of foods is the best way to keep your dog fit and healthy.
He also believes nutrition plays a huge role in our dogs’ mental wellbeing.
They help scrape away tartar like most dental sticks, but they also give your dog a boost of omega-3, a crucial fatty acid that supports skin and coat health, joint health, heart health, immune system health, cellular health, and brain health!
What is the chemical in marijuana that makes it dangerous, if not toxic, to dogs?
Not sure? Read on to find the answer!
“My Dog Ate Weed. Is Marijuana Really So Bad For Pets?”
In 2019, ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center received an astonishing 765% more calls about dogs eating marijuana than it did in 2018. With the once demonized substance becoming legal and readily available in more and more states, this may prove to be a continually-growing problem.
You’ve heard of the Freshman-15: the extra weight college students put on during their first year of freedom. Well, pets are experiencing a similar phenomenon thanks to the ongoing pandemic. Call it the COVID-15.
A recent study by the BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital found that 52 percent of dogs and 56 percent of cats treated at their clinics in 2020 were overweight; a 24% increase compared to 2013.
Puppies can begin training classes as early as eight weeks, but it is never too late to enroll in a class, even if your dog is an adult or a senior!
Dogs Play More When Humans Are Watching
According to a new study published in the journal Animal Cognition, dogs play with one another more when their humans are watching, leading the study’s authors to wonder if they are “putting on a show for our benefit.”
What Are The Current Treatment Protocols For Collapsing Trachea?
Your dog’s trachea – the tube through which she breathes – is surrounded by thick rings of cartilage that help it stay open and functional. Some dogs have weakened rings that allow the tube to collapse, causing a honking cough and making it difficult to breathe.
In minor cases, veterinarians recommend weight loss and walking the dog on a harness. In more serious cases, medications for cough and inflammation may help.
And in the most extreme cases, a procedure called tracheal stenting is performed. In this surgery, a rigid stent is placed inside the windpipe to hold it open.