Dogs & Doggy Care Tips

What Causes Gurgling Stomach Noises in Dogs? Tummy Tips

What Causes Gurgling Stomach Noises in Dogs? Tummy Tips

Written by on May 6, 2013 in Dogs & Doggy Care Tips with 0 Comments

Diarrhea, stomach making noise (gurgling), and no appetite are all signs of upset stomach in dogs. If your dog’s stomach problems are worrying you, my tips may help. My terrier’s tummy was upset for almost a full year, until I finally figured out what was wrong. May on Quips and Tips is supposed to feature […]

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How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief, I’m sure, is the client’s understandable urge to escape the […]

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Happy Birthday, Spot! 6 Tips for Throwing Your Dog a Party

Happy Birthday, Spot! 6 Tips for Throwing Your Dog a Party

Written by on October 30, 2012 in Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Party Tips with 0 Comments

Throwing your dog a birthday party is fun because you’ll never disappoint your canine guests! Life’s too short to be serious about parties. These doggy party tips will help you cover all the bases… My invitations for my last people party featured a photo of my dog wearing a hat, and I was asked if […]

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When Your Dog Has Cancer – How Do You Say Goodbye?

When Your Dog Has Cancer – How Do You Say Goodbye?

Written by on September 12, 2012 in Dogs & Doggy Care Tips with 8 Comments

When your dog is diagnosed with cancer, you’ll have to make several difficult decisions about treatments, and possibly say good-bye before you’re ready. Here’s one reader’s experience: “I have a beautiful 8 year old Bernese mountain dog named Beans. When he was just 7 years old, he was diagnosed with lymphoma-Stage IVA cancer. His disposition […]

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Can’t Live Without Your Dog? How to Survive Your Pet’s Death

Can’t Live Without Your Dog? How to Survive Your Pet’s Death

Written by on April 8, 2012 in Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Pet Care Tips with 4 Comments

If you think you can’t survive without your dog or cat, you’re not alone. These tips for living after your pet dies are inspired by a question from a reader… “I have no family, I’m divorced, no friends, am very depressed, and my dog is the only friend I know,” says Jeff on Should You […]

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween – SPCA Tips

How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween – SPCA Tips

Written by on October 7, 2011 in Cats and Kitty Tips, Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Halloween with 1 Comment

This is our first Halloween with our dog; when I received these tips from the SPCA on how to keep pets safe on Halloween, I knew right away that I have to spread them around… “Loud noises can cause animals to panic putting both pets and children in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of […]

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Options for Pet Owners Who Can’t Take Care of Their Dogs

Options for Pet Owners Who Can’t Take Care of Their Dogs

Written by on August 11, 2011 in Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Pet Care Tips with 1 Comment

Your situation may make it impossible to take care of your dog. These options for pet owners who can’t care for their dogs anymore are inspired by a reader who can’t take care of her dog anymore – they range from doggy daycare to dog fostering through rescue organizations. “I have a two year old […]

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Are You Ready to Get Another Dog? Signs It’s Time to Adopt a Puppy

Are You Ready to Get Another Dog? Signs It’s Time to Adopt a Puppy

Written by on June 21, 2011 in Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Pet Care Tips with 4 Comments

When you’re ready to get another dog, you’ll recognize the signs. Here are a few things to consider before adopting a puppy – these are the signs I knew it was time for us to adopt a puppy to “replace” the one we lost. But first, one of my favorite pet quips: “Dogs come when they’re […]

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Animals Mourn, Too – How to Help Your Pet Cope With Death

Animals Mourn, Too – How to Help Your Pet Cope With Death

Yes, dogs and cats mourn after their furry friends die! Here are a few ways to help your pet cope with the death of their furry friends. These tips are especially important if you’re noticing changes in your pet’s activity level, food intake, or general health. “You think dogs will not be in heaven? I […]

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How to Help Kids Cope With a Pet’s Death

How to Help Kids Cope With a Pet’s Death

I devoted a chapter on how to help kids cope with a pet’s death in my pet loss ebook. I interviewed pet loss experts, grief counselors, and veterinarians; here are a few of their tips for kids and pet loss. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, […]

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