The Healthy Hound Newsletter #56

In This Issue

● Early Cancer Signs
● Dogs On The Bed?
● Collar Interprets Barks
● Help Your Dog Grieve
● Signs Of An Ear Infection
● Mouth-Burrowing Beetles

Recent Food Recalls

12/30/20 – Sportmix Pet Food
11/13/20 – Albright’s Raw Chicken Recipe
10/8/20 – Sunshine Mills, Inc. (20 Brands)
9/22/20 – Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo & Superfoods

HEALTH ALERT #1

10 Early Warning Signs Of Canine Cancer

Dogs develop most of the same cancers humans are susceptible to, but the disease can spread much faster in our pups. Early detection is essential for effective treatment and a better prognosis.

Even if your dog is young, it is important to watch for signs of trouble and seek veterinary attention if in doubt.

Dr. Kelly Ryan of the Animal Medical Center of Mid-America goes by these 10 warning signs.

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

Picky eating habits are usually a result of too many options. Your kitchen is not a restaurant. Choose one or two healthy meal choices and stick with them!

HAPPY, HEALTHY MUST HAVES

Can CBD Treats Help Your Dog’s Arthritis & Anxiety?

Several exciting clinical studies have revealed the effectiveness of CBD at alleviating canine joint pain, anxiety, and more.

Unfortunately, many pet owners with picky pups have found it difficult to give their dogs CBD oil. Instead, they are turning to CBD treats to deliver the desired result in an easy-to-administer form.

Find out what to look for in a high-quality CBD chew and learn what real dog parents are saying about Cannanine™ Bacon Flavor Soft Chews With CBD.

QUIZ OF THE WEEK

A dog’s understanding of death is roughly equivalent to that of a ___ year old child.

  1. Two to Three
  2. Three to Four
  3. Four to Five

Not sure? Read on to find the answer!

HEALTH ALERT #2

Should Your Dog Sleep On Your Bed?

56% of dog owners allow their canine companions to sleep in bed with them.

Research on whether this is the best choice for you and your pups differs, with some studies lauding the benefits and others pointing out potential problems.

Healthline.com takes a deep dive into the pros and cons and offers tips on how to make it work and when to sleep solo.

IN THE NEWS

Wanna Know What Your Dog Is Saying When He Barks? This Collar Can Help.

A state-of-the-art dog collar can tell you what your dog is feeling with more than 90% accuracy according to the South Korean startup that created it.

The Petpuls collar uses artificial intelligence to detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks. It also tracks pups’ physical activity and rest.

Learn more about the voice recognition technology that allows the Petpuls collar to tell you whether your dog is happy, relaxed, anxious, angry, or sad.

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

Frequent brushing helps combat dry, flaky winter skin by stimulating healthy oil production. It also improves blood circulation.

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

How To Help Your Dog Deal With Grief

When a family member or fellow pet within the home passes away, dogs go through several emotions, including confusion, stress, and grief.

While science cannot yet tell us just how much our dogs understand about death, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence showing the depth of their feelings.

Find out how to recognize the signs of grief in dogs and what you can do to help them through the process.

VET CORNER

3 Signs Your Dog Has An Ear Infection

by Kathryn Primm, DVM

Ear infections are one of the most common reasons – if not THE most common reason – dogs visit the vet. Infections are more common in the outer ear, but can also affect the middle and inner ear.

Canine ear infections are itchy, painful, and can lead to more serious problems if left untreated.

iHeartDogs’ Dr. Kathryn Primm helps you recognize the three most prominent signs of ear infection in dogs and when to seek veterinary attention.

TIS THE SEASON

Your Dog’s Risk For Creepy Mouth-Burrowing Beetles Increases In Winter

The above photo looks like something out of a nightmare, but it is all too real. The speckled bumps burrowed into the roof of the dog’s mouth are Asian lady beetles, and they are found almost everywhere in the continental United States.

When winter comes, they seek out warm, humid places to ride out the cold weather – and sometimes that ends up being an unsuspecting dog’s mouth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ASIAN LADY BEETLES & HOW TO PROTECT YOUR DOG

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Quiz Answer:

1. Two to three. According to Stanley Coren, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia, “all of our current research tends to show that dogs have a mind which is roughly equivalent to a human child between the ages of two to three years.”

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