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What to Do If Your Dog Can't Poop?

Typically, dogs defecate one or two times a day.  Once the dog has chosen his spot, he should eliminate completely within 60-90 seconds.  Dogs that are straining to produce a stool for more than two minutes, and fail to produce a stool or produce small, hard feces, may be suffering from constipation. If your dog has not produced a stool in over two days, his condition has progressed from constipation to obstipation, a more serious condition. Symptoms of Dog Constipation Straining for over 2 minutes to defecate Hard, dry stools Absent or infrequent stools Scooting Senior dogs tend to have more issues with constipation as they age. Occasional and chronic constipation, caused by environmental factors, can usually be treated with at-home remedies.  Constipation in combination with excessive licking of the anus, pain, lethargy, inappetence, dehydration or vomiting merits a visit to the vet. If the source of the blockage is physiological, your vet will need to

50 Unexpected Name Ideas for Your Unique Black Lab Girl

By paulshannon 20 Shades of Black - Female Dog Names Ash Cinder Coal Coffee Cosmic Domino Ebony Ember Falcon Ivory Jet Lava Licorice Midnight Pepper Nimbus Onyx Raven Sable Smokey Twilight Names for Female Black Labs from Fashion Icons - The Little Black Dress Orange may be the new black, but black is always stylish, sophisticated, slimming and chic. These fashion icons elevated black accessories to new heights from the little black Prada bag to the little black dress. If you want to celebrate your lab's feminine allure, you're sure to find a stylish name for your black Labrador girl from any one of these great fashion houses. Givenchy's LBD defined an era. Chanel - "Coco" Chanel transformed the black dress from a mourning must have to the essential element of the modern woman's wardrobe.  Like Henry Ford's model T, Channel's little black dress was to be afforded by women of all walks o

Can Pets Get Coronavirus From Their Owners? Here Are The Cases So Far

Sunday April 5, 2020, a Malayan tiger, Nadia, was given the news that she had tested positive for the Covid 19 virus.  Nadia and several other lions and tigers residing at the Bronx Zoo in New York had developed a suspicious dry cough, first noticed March 27, 2020.  Preferring to err on the side of caution, zoo officials sent her sample in for Covid 19 testing. It is believed the big cats contracted the disease from one of the zoo keepers, who was asymptomatic, but a carrier for coronavirus. Nadia and her cohorts are not the first animals to have confirmation for having contracted the novel coronavirus from their human caretakers. Dogs and Cats Have Contracted Covid 19 From Their Owners In Hong Kong, the owner of a seventeen year old pomeranian, named Benny, contracted SARS -CoV2, and was hospitalized from February 25 to March 8th.  During this time Benny was also tested for the virus and was diagnosed with a weak positive for Covid 19. The dog was asymptomatic, and a subseque

50 Names for Female Yellow Labrador Retrievers | Meaningful Lab Names

Find the perfect name for your blond bombshell! These name inspirations celebrate the gentle, sunny dispositions of yellow Labrador Retriever Females as gun dogs and loving companions.  Female Gundog Names for Yellow Labs Annie – Annie Oakley, famous sharpshooter.  Belle – Belle Starr, infamous American outlaw associated with the James/Younger Gang. Jane – Calamity Jane, a professional scout and marksman who fought alongside the Native American Indians. Katie – Mother of the Sons of Katie Elder. Kimber – Producer of handguns and topnotch rifles. Rossi – Producer of shotguns. Sako – Maker of big game hunting rifles. Tikka – Maker of bolt action rifles. Female Lab Names From Downton Abbey Daisy - Daisy may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but she is certainly dedicated and fiercely loyal. As a flower, the daisy represents innocence, purity and childhood. Isis – Downton Abbey’s lovely yellow Lab, Isis, featured prominently

3 Effective Treatments of Dog Cancer Hemangiosarcoma

By Dirk Vorderstra├če How Long Can a Dog Live with Hemangiosarcoma Currently there is no cure for the internal organ form of hemangiosarcoma.  However, dermal hemangiosarcoma may be effectively treated with removal of the tumor and a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In the instance of hemangiosarcoma of the internal organs, many dogs will only survive a few days following diagnosis, due to hemorrhaging of the tumor. In instances of operable hemangiosarcoma tumors, dogs live an average of 89 days following surgery, with no other treatments or interventions. Dogs who receive chemotherapy following surgery, live and average of 180 days following surgery. Studies performed by University of Pennsylvania demonstrate that dogs receiving the Coriolus Versicolor mushroom extract produced by I’m Yunity, with no other treatment (i.e. no s urgery or chemotherapy), lived and average of 199 days, while some participants were still alive one year after the st

Grooming Fluffy Dogs | How to Care for the Double Coated Dog

Grooming not only keeps your dog's coat in good health, it reduces the amount of hair shed in your home and provides an opportunity to bond more closely with your dog. Whether you are wanting to keep your dog's coat in show condition or are just looking to keep it free of mats, these tips on caring for your fluffy dog will make short work of keeping your dog healthy looking and your home free of unwanted dog hair. Double Coated Dog Grooming Basics: 101 Before brushing your dog, always mist him lightly with a little water from a spray bottle. The water will eliminate static electricity  and provide elasticity to the coat to prevent breakage of hair the shafts. If you can hear the brush as it is pulling through the coat, you are brushing too hard or using the wrong style brush on the coat. Always brush out your dog and remove any mats before bathing him.  Washing a dog with loose hair or mats will only aggravate the situation, causing the mats to grow in size and bec