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Gas X for Dogs: Is it safe and effective?

Constipation remedy for dogs

There are many reasons why your dog may experience bloating and flatulence, including poorly digested food fermenting in his intestines, gulping air while eating, overeating, improper feeding, and not enough exercise. When your dog is showing signs of bloating (e.g. sudden low mood, pacing excessively, a harder stomach than normal, continuous failed attempts to vomit) you’ll want to do something to help him as soon as possible. If you’re like most people, you’re tempted to reach for Gas-X (a.k.a. Simethicone), but don’t. Is Gas-X safe for dogs Giving your dog Gas-X can quickly mask a serious problem by giving them ...

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Is rawhide bad for dogs

are rawhide bones bad for dogs

Is rawhide safe for dogs Many people like giving their dogs rawhide chews as a treat. Rawhide is  a popular treat that is good for their teeth and believed to promote their natural chewing instinct. However, there are some drawbacks  from rawhide you probably don’t know, which will make you consider “Is rawhide bad for dogs”. Are Rawhide bones bad for dogs To begin with it’s important to understand that rawhide is an animal’s inner soft hide or skin. Commonly this comes from cows, but it can also come from pigs, sheep, horses, or water buffalos. Depending on where it’s made, ...

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Can I give my dog Melatonin

Is melatonin safe for dogs

Is Melatonin safe for dogs Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in human beings which is produced by the pineal gland. It is used in the treatment of insomnia. Many people are all too quick to give their dogs human, over-the-counter medications. One of these is Melatonin, which is used to treat insomnia and anxiety in dogs. However, Ideally, you really shouldn’t give your dog human medications, not even Melatonin. There are some Melatonin formulations which are manufactured specifically for dogs which are a better alternative instead of giving your dog your sleeping tablets.Human grade Melatonin products often have other ...

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Can I give my dog a Tums?

Is tums safe for dogs

Can you give dogs Tums Does your dog have an upset stomach? Are you wondering, “Can I give my dog a Tums?” Well, simply stated, the answer is “no,” you shouldn’t reach for the bottle of Tums. Although it probably won’t hurt your dog, it’s not a medication that they should be taking. There are a few things that you’ll want to do for your dog instead of simply handing your dog a Tums. I will suggest alternatives to Tums that are more effective and will be helpful for your dog for stomach issues. Does your Dog often have an ...

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Can i give my dog pepto bismol

Can I give my dog pepto bismol

Is Pepto-Bismol Safe For My Dog? When your dog has an upset stomach, car sickness or diarrhea, it is obviously a very frustrating experience for both of you. While you may not want or have the option to leave the ill pooch in your backyard until its symptoms abate, doing so would certainly be easier than hoping he doesn’t stain your carpets or furniture. Therefore, it is useful to note that most of the time, healthy dogs are able to take over-the-counter medications to relieve your dog of diarrhea or an upset stomach. It is relatively safe to give pepto ...

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How to Puppy Proof Your House in 9 Steps

How to dog proof house

Welcoming a new puppy into your home can be a fun and exciting time, but new pets, especially young ones, have a knack for getting into mischief! For the sake of your puppy’s health, the continued well-being of your material possessions, and your sanity, it’s an excellent idea to puppy proof your home before the new dog arrives. Puppy proofing isn’t very hard to do, and it can make those first few weeks much less stressful for everyone involved. Step 1: Prepare a safe, quiet place for when your puppy is home alone. The times when a new puppy is ...

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Can I Give My Dog Ibuprofen?

Can I give tylenol to my dog for pain?

When your dog is injured or suffer from chronic pain, it makes sense that you would like to do anything you can to make him feel better.  Even though you may already have ibuprofen in your cabinets, it is not a good idea to administer any of it to your beloved pooch.  Some pet owners have reported being able to ease their pet’s name with a very small dose of ibuprofen with no ill effects. However, those individuals were just lucky and there is no reason to assume that you will be similarly lucky in the future. When only a ...

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What can I give my dog for constipation?

Constipation in dogs

Is your dog feeling constipated? Would you like to help him feel better? Does this make you wonder, “What can I give my dog for constipation?” Well, there are  a variety of things that can do the trick. Clean and Groom Your Dog You’ll want to start by putting on a pair of gloves and checking for any anal problems. Look to see if there’s any grass there, you’ll want to try to ease it out gently. If the area is matted, use a pair of scissors to trim the area carefully. Long-haired dogs (e.g. Yorkies, Lhasa Apsos) will grow ...

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Can I put Neosporin on my dog?

neosporin alternatives for dogs

Can you use Neosporin on dogs Did your dog get a cut or scratch? Has this left you wondering, “Can I put Neosporin on my dog?” After all, you probably already realize that Neosporin is an antibiotic that effectively speeds up the healing process when you do get a cut or scrape. In fact, some studies even suggest that it may cut down on some of the scarring that may occur after such situations. However, is this also true for dogs? First off, an Important Reminder Although most dogs have their fair share of mishaps, they do tend to lick ...

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7 tips for Getting Lowest Dog Sitting Rates

Pet walking rates

There is no doubt that pet ownership can be an awesome responsibility and that for both young and senior dogs, it is particularly important to plan for extra expenses. For instance, young dogs will usuallyneed extra supervision so they do not get into the trash, chew on your belongings or have accidents. Older dogs may develop vision and hearing deficits that impact their ability to stay alone, while they may also need  medication and extra care to prevent incontinence. Although hiring a pet sitter is the best way to provide the care and supervision your pet needs, dog sitting rates ...

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