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The Healthy Hound Newsletter #60

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi
Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.Read more
| Published on March 13, 2021

In This Issue

● Aspirin For Dogs
● Benadryl For Dogs
● Scientifically Cutest Breeds
● Your Personality Affects Behavior
● How To Pick Best Flea Product
● National K9 Veteran’s Day

Recent Food Recalls

3/3/21 – Bravo Packing, Inc.(Several Products)
1/17/21 – Mars Petcare UK (Several Products)
1/11/21 – Midwestern Pet Foods (Several Brands)
11/13/20 – Albright’s Raw Chicken Recipe
10/8/20 – Sunshine Mills, Inc. (20 Brands)


Aspirin For Dogs: Uses, Dosages, And Side Effects

All medications come with potential side effects and risks. But without them, our pets (and ourselves) would suffer needlessly from pain, fever, and other preventable symptoms.

Invented in 1897, Aspirin has been saving lives for 124 years. But is it the safest, most effective choice for your dog?

Learn everything you need to know about Aspirin’s uses, dosages, and side effects in dogs.


If your dog has mobility issues, start your walks with a short stroll around the yard to warm up his joints.


Freshen Your Dog’s Breath & Improve Dental Symptoms With Our Hemp Dental Bundle

Remember to see your vet BEFORE starting a home dental care routine!

Hemp can help your dog deal with dental problems by managing pain, reducing gum inflammation, and improving appetite.

With the Hemp Dental Bundle from Cannanine™️ your dog can try out our Organic Hemp Oil in one of three strengths as well as a bag of our delicious Dental Bites and a bottle of Dental Rinse water additive to fight disease and odor-causing bacteria in your dog’s mouth and water bowl.

Get your Hemp Dental Bundle for up to 51% off for a limited time!


What is the standard Benadryl dose for dogs?

  1. 1mg per pound
  2. 5mg per pound
  3. 10mg per pound

Not sure? Read on to find the answer!


5 Things Dog Owners Should Know About Giving Benadryl To Dogs

Itchy skin and allergies are among the most common complaints veterinarians hear from dog parents. To soothe their symptoms, many owners turn to Benadryl, the most well-known antihistamine.

While Benadryl is safe for most dogs, it does have side effects and may not be the most effective choice when compared to other medications from your veterinarian.

Here are 5 things you should know before giving your dog Benadryl.


The 20 Cutest Dog Breeds According To Science

Have you ever heard of the “Golden Ratio”? It’s an ancient algebraic equation used to understand what makes something visually attractive. (It famously declared George Clooney the most handsome man in the world so you know it works!)

Money Beach, a specialist website for animal-related insurance, decided to utilize the Golden Ratio in their recent quest to find the cutest pet. While dogs came in fifth behind cats, ferrets, rabbits, and hamsters, the company pushed on to find the cutest canine breeds.

Find out if your favorite breed made the top 20!


Want your pup to eat more slowly and/or get more exercise? Try this interactive food-dispensing toy!


Your Personality May Affect The Way Your Dog Learns To Behave

Human personality types are often broken down into introverts and extroverts. A team of scientists wanted to find out if these traits have an impact on how successfully we train our dogs.

The researchers not only discovered a difference in training results, but they also found that certain personalities may unintentionally reinforce bad behavior in their dogs.

Find out whether introverts or extroverts make the best dog trainers and much more about how your personality affects your dog’s behavior.


Ask A Vet: How Do I Pick The Best Flea Product For My Dog?

by Dr. Kathryn Primm

Topical or oral? Over-the-counter or prescription? There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing your dog’s flea prevention.

In this post, Dr. Kathryn Primm discusses the pros and cons of each as well as the natural choices available.

Find out how to pick the best flea preventative for your dog.


Today Is National K9 Veteran’s Day – Here’s How You Can Help Military Dogs

On March 13, 1942, the Army began training for its new War Dog Program known as the “K-9 Corps.” March 13 is now set aside as National K9 Veteran’s Day to honor the service of American military and working dogs.

Learn all about the history of dogs in the military. And if you’d like to help former military dogs find loving retirement homes, check out the post below.

Retired Military Dogs Need Help Finding Forever Homes

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Quiz Answer:

1. 1mg per pound. The standard Benadryl dosage for dogs is 1mg per pound of body weight every 8 – 12 hours as needed.

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