Month: October 2022

Dealing with your Chihuahua’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members Chihuahua community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Chihuahua who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 20 responses here. As always, be sure to consult your
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Dogs sweat through their paws, but it’s ineffective. A dog with a long, wide tongue is overheated. Credit: SDI Productions Creative Yes. Dogs sweat. Unfortunately, it’s an ineffective process, and you won’t see sweat dripping from their bodies when overheated, like a human or a horse does. Dogs sweat through their paws, which have sweat
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What’s the best way to store dry dog food? The perfect storage container is important – but focus first on what you’ll put into it: When shopping, check the “best by” dates on the packages and don’t buy foods that are within six months of expiration. Buy the bags with the farthest-away expiration dates. Buy
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Benedryl is an over-the-counter human medication you can use for dogs with an allergic reaction, such as from a bee sting. Benedryl, or generic diphenhydramine, is an antihistamine approved for people. Benedryl is not FDA-approved for use in dogs, but it is commonly used off label. Benedryl can be purchased as 25-milligram (mg) tablets and
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Refillable glass jars and bottles with pump or spray tops are available in most health food stores. These easy DIY dog gifts are worth making for yourself as well as dog-loving friends. Natural food stores and online retailers sell a variety of tins, jars, spray bottles, pump dispensers, tubes, and other containers for grooming products.
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Soap or shampoo residue that’s left in the coat can contribute to dry skin, as can washing your dog too frequently. If your dog suffers from dry, itchy skin, bathe her less often, rinse very well when you do, and try one of the topical remedies described here. Photo by Jaromir Chalabala / EyeEm Getty
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iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. With all the dog food recalls in the news, you have to wonder…are there any brands that have never been recalled? The dog food brand you choose to feed your dog can
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A dog with red eyes around the tissues, but not the eyeball, may be suffering from a mild infection or an allergy. Additional symptoms like swelling or signs of pain like squinting increase the potential seriousness of the red eyes. Credit: Freila / Getty Images The seriousness of red eyes in a dog depends partially
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There’s lots of puppy stuff you’ll need to make your puppy comfortable, happy, and successful as he learns to adapt to your alien environment. Crate. A crate is an indispensable behavior management tool; it facilitates housetraining and prevents puppy misbehavior by keeping your dog safely confined when you’re not there to supervise. It allows you
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iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Many dog parents are making the switch to fresh dog food because it’s often healthier and more customizable than kibble. Yet, if your dog has been eating dry food their whole life,
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