Just like in humans, female dogs bleed when they get their periods. This period is known as the heat or estrus cycle. The onset of the heat cycle in female dogs varies. Some female dogs may start their first period within their first year of life. The duration of the heat cycle also varies in dogs. Some canines have heat cycles extending up to four weeks.
The longest living dog breed is the Pyrenean Shepherd. They can live for almost 20 years and are known for their longevity because they are relatively free of health problems. In fact, the oldest Pyrenean Shepherd on record was 29 years old.
Top on the list of lazy dog breeds is well-known canine couch potatoes like the Chow Chow, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Bichon Frise. These dogs were bred to be companions and don't require much exercise. They're content to lounge around the house all day and don't need a lot of space to be happy.
A Poodle needs daily grooming at home, lest, your dog will end up with tightly knotted mats that are very difficult to remove. Your grooming kit should include a slicker brush, a de-matting comb, a pin brush, and a set of scissors. Basically, your Poodle must be bathed, blow-dried, and brushed before starting the grooming procedure.
Yes, specially formulated and dog-friendly products containing hydrocortisone can be used on dogs in treating skin irritation and inflammation. These products typically come in the form of creams, lotions and medicated shampoos, and only when used correctly, are effective in addressing irritation issues caused by canine skin infections.
Interdigital cysts are bumpy sores between the toes. Unlike tumors, these cysts are usually red and filled with pus or blood. While a majority of dog owners will consider limping as a sign of an injury, it is one of the primary symptoms of interdigital cysts in dogs.
Female dog names, such as Apricot, Bubblegum and Daisy, are apt for naming your four-legged sweetheart. You can also go for something a little edgy like Akira, Foxy, and Gypsy. Or opt for no-brainer female (human) names such as Abigail, Adrianna, or Beth.
No, it is not safe to give grape jelly to dogs. Grape jelly products contain grapes and other components that are highly toxic to dogs. No matter how delicious grape jellies are for us humans, they should never be fed to our pooches.
Oregano oil is the strongest natural antibiotic that helps to treat bacterial infection in dogs. Other natural options to fight off bacteria in canines include apple cider vinegar and olive leaf extract, both of which work well and are generally safe to use.