October 2013 archive

Pet News: Shrek Edition


Did we miss something this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Cuteness Overload: Daily Puppy


Today we wanted to spread some blog love to one of the most adorable websites in the whole world wide web, Daily Puppy.

Having a bad day? Visit Daily Puppy to feel better.

Having a good day? Visit Daily Puppy to feel even better.

I mean look:


Adorable, right?

Visit Daily Puppy for your Monday morning cuteness fix.

Top Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

With the recent jerky treat scare , we thought it would be a great idea to share some recipes for homemade dog treats.

When you make your own treats for your dog you control the ingredients and can avoid any concern of byproducts or fillers. Homemade dog treats also offer a great way to experiment with new flavors. Does your dog love peanut butter or apples? Experiment a little and add them to a recipe! Controlling the recipe also allows you to omit any ingredients that your dog may be allergic to.

Here are a few Internet-approved homemade dog treat recipes that we came across:

Image via MyBakingAddiction.com

Top Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Do you have a favorite recipe? Share in our comments below for our readers!

Pet News: Jerky Edition


Newspaper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week we’re starting a new feature on the blog. There are so many pet-related news stories, both happy and sad, that we’d love to highlight a few that caught our eye. As always, please let us know if we missed something in the comments.

  • Huffington Post has an interesting article this week on why dog growling can be a good thing. Nicole Wilde writes, “He could certainly have snapped at the puppy, or worse. But instead, he gave an appropriate warning. That the puppy didn’t buy a vowel, get a clue, and understand what was being spelled out was a problem, so the dog growled louder.”.
  • Read more from Huffington Post: Why Growling is Good 
  • Tampa Bay Times has a heart-warming story about an Air Force dog that survived heatstroke. From the article, “When a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois dog named Eddie put his nose to the ground in Afghanistan last year, he was credited with saving an entire Air Force platoon from an improvised explosive device.”
  • Read more from Tampa Bay Times: Celebrated bomb-sniffing Air Force dog survives brush with heatstroke.
  • And in viral news this week, the Internet is loving this Kitten Tootsie Roll Video. Check it out below:


Pet Halloween Costumes

Superman puppy!

Superman puppy!

Will you be dressing up your pet in costume this Halloween? Check out some of our favorite costumes from around the web and let us know in the comments what your cute critter will be this All Hallows Eve.



Go Allergic Pet, Go!

Go Allergic Pet, Go!

The Headless Dog-Man?

The Headless Dog-Man?

We think a three-headed dog wouldn't be such a terrible thing...

We think a three-headed dog wouldn’t be such a terrible thing…

Witchy Kitty

Witchy Kitty



Da da da dum...here comes the bride...

Da da da dum…here comes the bride…

Now that's just cruel

Now that’s just cruel

Treatment for Seizures in Dogs

English: 9 Week Old Dog

English: 9 Week Old Dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seizures in dogs are not uncommon, but they are life threatening. They occur due to an abnormal burst of electrical activity within the brain. This causes the dog to have convulsions. It can occur in just one area of the body, but it is more common to occur throughout. Initially, the dog may be anxious, crying out or even may seek seclusion. Then, the seizure, which lasts under two minutes, will cause a collapse of the pet and then a period of time where the dog is unconscious, not breathing or otherwise rigid. It can be frightening.

Why Does It Happen?

What can be behind this? There are numerous risk factors present. If the dog is ill, such as suffering from heat stroke, encephalitis, brain injury or kidney failure, this can bring on a seizure. It can also occur from poisoning. If a pet gets into rat poison or other animal baits, this can cause it to occur as well. Other risk factors for poisoning include chocolate, insecticides and lead.

How to Treat Dog Seizures

If your dog is experiencing seizures, and it occurs more than one time per month, treatment may be necessary. First, treatment for the underlying cause is necessary in all situations. Removing chemicals that could be causing it and improving health are necessary steps. Aside from this, other treatments can help to reduce the frequency of such attacks.

When selecting any type of treatment medication for dogs for seizures, be sure to keep the following in mind.

  • Choose only all-natural dog seizure treatment. These are by far the best because they have few, if any, type of side effects to the dog.
  • Look for all natural anti-convulsive medications. These will be the best overall treatment for the pet in this situation.
  • Some dogs benefit from acupuncture and changes to their diet.

If your doctor states that using a chemical-based medication is necessary, find out if an all natural option would work better. All-natural products are also easier on the dog’s liver and overall health.

When it comes to dog seizures understanding your pet’s risk factors are important. Seek out treatment that focuses on all natural remedies whenever possible.

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