The Healthy Dog Blog

A Dogs Senses

A Dogs Senses

Dog’s come equipped with the same five senses that humans have: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste But they don’t see, smell, hear, touch, or taste the world in the same way that humans do. It was once believed that dogs were colour blind, but research has...

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Breaking a Puppy’s Chewing Habit

Breaking a Puppy’s Chewing Habit

Puppies chew “stuff”! They chew on whatever is available. They aren’t connoisseurs of the best chewing materials. They’ll chew on an old house slipper or a new pair of Pradas; one is just as good as the other from the puppy’s point of view. The corner of an antique...

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Caring for Big Dogs

Caring for Big Dogs

Big dogs are, well… BIG! That cute little adorable five-pound puppy can grow up to be a really, really, REALLY big dog. And really big dogs require a lot of space, large living quarters and they eat a LOT. Don’t get me wrong. I like big dogs. I’ve even owned big dogs....

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Caring for Little Dogs

Caring for Little Dogs

Small dogs are still dogs They may be cute as a “bug’s ear,” and their tiny statue might make them seem like puppies forever, but they aren’t puppies forever. Even if they are very small, they still grow up to be grown dogs. But small-breed dogs do need care that...

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Choosing the Right Dog

Choosing the Right Dog

Like humans, all dogs are different They don’t come off an assembly line, so that one is identical to the one before and the one after. All of the dogs of a specific breed aren’t exactly the same. There are certain traits that are more predominate in certain breeds,...

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Dental Care for Dogs

Dental Care for Dogs

Has your dog ever overwhelmed you with his “doggy breath”? It’s pretty awful, huh? His doggy breath is not his fault though. It’s your fault. Actually, a dog’s bad breath is a clue that something bad is happening in his mouth. It’s a sign of trouble The problem might...

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Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

All dogs must be groomed, not just those fancy shamancy show dogs, and not just indoor dogs that sleep in your bed. Dog grooming doesn’t have to be a chore that you postpone for as long as possible. Grooming can be a wonderful together experience for you and your best...

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Dog Nail Trimming

Dog Nail Trimming

Trimming a dog’s nails is called a pedicure, not a manicure It’s really best for you to get a vet or one of his or her assistants, or a professional dog groomer to demonstrate cutting your dog’s nails before you actually do the job yourself. You don’t need...

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Dog Types and Breeds

Dog Types and Breeds

As you’ve noticed, dogs come in all sizes There are dogs that are so huge they need their own zip code, and dogs that are so tiny that they fit into a teacup. There are dogs with hair that is long and flowing, and dogs that have almost no hair at all. There are dogs...

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Puppy Potty Training

Puppy Potty Training

Potty training a puppy is much easier than potty training a child, because a puppy will “go” at very predictable times. When you know how to predict the times that the puppy is going to empty his bowels or bladder, you can teach him where an acceptable place to do so...

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Socialising Your Puppy

Socialising Your Puppy

Puppies want to be socialised. Dogs are not lone animals. In the wild, dogs travel in packs. Socialisation with other dogs is not a foreign concept. But socialisation with humans isn’t built into a dog’s psyche. Dogs are the only species, though, that can totally...

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Choosing Food for Your Dog

Choosing Food for Your Dog

A dog’s nutritional needs are not the same as the nutritional needs of their humans, and dogs should not be fed “people food” as a steady diet. The breeder that you bought your puppy from probably recommended a specific brand of dog food. It will be the brand that the...

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Is Your Dog Shampoo Safe?

Is Your Dog Shampoo Safe?

Maybe you’ve been shampooing your dog for years without ever thinking about this? Or maybe you just don’t know where to start on this issue? Well, we’re here to help! Did You Know… 5% of all cancer cases in dogs are hereditary and the remaining 95% are caused by...

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