Some dogs will swallow anything they can fit in their mouth, including Ziploc bags. Though, it's worth noting dogs don't have brand loyalty – any plastic bag will do. In fact, I was once friends with a guy who's Boxer loved to eat plastic bottles. If your dog swallowed a Ziploc bag, don't panic. Wait two hours to see if your dog throws up the bag. If it has been more than … [Read more...] about What to Do if Your Dog Swallows a Ziploc Bag
So, you've got a rat problem, and you decide to do what most people do, and you get some rat poison... It makes sense, but as a pet owner, you should be warned that dogs and cats sometimes like to eat or lick rat poison. Continue reading for more information about the symptoms and treatment... If you have witnessed your dog eat or lick rat poison; eat a rat that has been … [Read more...] about What to Do if Your Dog Has Eaten Rat Poison (Symptoms & Treatment)
My wife and I have been working on a greenhouse for the past few months, and the other day, a tiny bird flew into one of the windows, knocking itself out. For a second, we thought the bird was dead, but then it quickly sprung up and tried to fly away, until... Our dog, Maggie saw it, and instantaneously caught it and crushed it with her jaws. The whole event happened so … [Read more...] about What to Do if Your Dog Catches a Bird
As humans, it's easy for us to underestimate just how important a dog's teeth are to them. If we chip a tooth, it's usually a vanity problem more than anything else. We go to the dentist, get the tooth repaired or replaced, and move on with our life as if nothing happened. However, what if your dog chips a tooth? It's usually a much more serious health problem for them. A … [Read more...] about What to Do If Your Dog Breaks a Tooth (Symptoms & Treatment)
When I lived in Florida, my dogs used to chase raccoons out of the backyard every single night. Thankfully, they never caught one – the raccoons were to fast and agile – but what should you do if your dog actually gets close enough to attack one? Dogs and raccoons are in fact mortal enemies. They just don't get along. Sure, there are probably some rare instances … [Read more...] about What to Do if Your Dog Attacks a Raccoon
I was doing some research the other day, and I noticed there are quite a lot of people posting on forums who are concerned about their Australian Shepherds having "short hair." Many of these owners also expressed concern that their Aussies fur is not fluffy enough. One of the defining characteristics of the Australian Shepherd is their long, thick, fluffy coat; so it's … [Read more...] about Can Australian Shepherds Have Short Hair? (Yes, and It’s OK)
So, you're eating some chicken or pita bread with za’atar on it, and you're wondering if it's safe to give your dog a bite? I wouldn't do it, and this is why... In general, it's usually a bad idea to feed a dog anything that has lots of herbs and spices on it. If you want to give your dog some "human food," it's best to give them whole foods without any seasoning, such as … [Read more...] about Can Dogs Eat Za’atar Spice?
My wife and I are huge fans of the Beyond Burger, as well as Beyond Meat's sausages and other products, but we wouldn't feed them to our dogs. First of all, there's the cost... At roughly $8 per package – 2 patties – in our area, I'd say that's some pretty expensive dog food. But let's forget about the cost for a second, and ask the question: Is Beyond Meat even safe for … [Read more...] about Can Dogs Eat Beyond Meat?
My wife loves watermelon, and so does our dog, Morty. The other night, while the two of them were sitting on the couch as she fed him one piece of watermelon after another, she turned to me and asked, "do you think he would ever stop eating this if I just kept giving it to him?" I laughed and replied, "probably not." Then she asked me, "can a dog eat too much watermelon?" I … [Read more...] about Can a Dog Eat Too Much Watermelon? It’s Unlikely, But Yes…
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a medium-large scenthound/sighthound bred to hunt lions and other large game in southern Africa. They are top-tier athletes, easily recognized by their muscular build, short brown coat, floppy ears, and a distinct ridge that runs down the center of their back. While all of these characteristics make the Ridgeback a very "cool" breed, many of them … [Read more...] about When Will Your Rhodesian Ridgeback Calm Down? That All Depends On You