Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other IssuesDoggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

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Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

Welcome to my blog. My name is Ashley, and I love my dog Shelly more than anything in the world. I have had her for years, and I have helped her through a range of illnesses and emotional issues. After her brother, Yeats, died, Shelly became rather despondent. I didn't call the vet right away because I didn't realize the vet could help, but after a while, Shelly's mood didn't improve. I just didn't know what to do, so I called the vet. She was amazing. She explained that Shelly had depression, and she prescribed meds for it. Now Shelly and I are happier than ever, and to help others, I decided to start this blog about doggy emotional and physical health. I hope you enjoy it.

Can Your Dog Be Infected With COVID-19?

The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has undoubtedly made you more cautious about your own health and wellbeing. Your caution will extend to all the members of your family, including those with four legs. Although it's possible for a dog to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, in Australia it's a case of being alert, but not alarmed. Isolated Events It's natural for a dog parent to be alarmed about their beloved pet being exposed. Read More 

Mysterious, Spontaneous Lactation in Dogs—What’s the Cause?

Lactation (producing breast milk) in mammals is usually due to pregnancy. It doesn't matter if the mammal in question is a human, a giraffe, or a dog—lactation begins when a birth is imminent and continues until the baby is weaned. But this isn't always the case. Why is your dog producing breast milk when (as far as you know) she's not expecting puppies? Make Sure She's Not Pregnant Mystery lactation can be quite confusing—especially if your dog has been spayed. Read More 

Dog Care: Health Risks That Can Be Detected During Grooming

All dogs require some degree of grooming to keep their coat and skin healthy. Large and longhaired breeds can be challenging to groom, so regular grooming appointments will ensure their coat is kept in the best condition and they are comfortable when walking and playing. However, groomers don't just shampoo your dog and trim their hair and nails. As important as good doggy hygiene is, groomers also use their experience to spot signs of health problems that owners could easily miss. Read More 

4 Signs of Tooth Trauma in Cats After an Accident

If your cat has recently been in an accident, then you'll keep a close eye on it for a while to make sure that it is OK. If your pet hurt its jaw or mouth, then you might worry that it will develop a dental problem. How can you tell if your cat has injured its teeth? 1. You Can See a Damaged Tooth Even if your cat is happy to be handled, it probably won't be too keen to have you prod at its teeth. Read More