On a budget this year and looking for some DIY Halloween costume inspiration? We've had a ton of fun over the last few years dressing up our dachshund Django and have you covered!
After learning that dachshunds are especially prone to dental problems down the road, Mike and I (Steph) realized we needed to start cleaning our long-haired sausage dog Django's teeth regularly. Like most dogs, Django refused to let us go anywhere his mouth with a dog-friendly finger brush. Django would shake his head and squirm violently away from the toothbrush whenever our hands got near his mouth. Sound familiar?
Well one day I accidentally discovered an amazing trick. I stumbled upon a way to brush Django's teeth without the violent squirming and discomfort. I shared my idea with our vet who excitedly replied "You need to make a YouTube video and share this with the world!!!". So I did.
If you are struggling to brush your dog's teeth because they don't like it, this video is for you. Here is a simple and very effective way to brush your dog's teeth and help you fight off tooth decay, gum disease and thousands of dollars in doggy dental bills in the future.
When Django's nose, eyes and cheeks started suddenly swelling last week, we learned first-hand about allergic reactions in dogs. After two visits to the emergency veterinary, one overnight emergency stay, twelve doses of prednisone (an anti-inflammatory steroid and immune suppressant), and $881 in emergency vet bills... we now know A LOT about canine allergies
Here is everything you need to know about allergic reactions in dogs - what symptoms to look for, common allergens, and available treatments.
Does your dog need an EU Pet Passport? If you plan to take your four-legged friend to the EU more than once in his life, then getting a pet passport will save you tons of time and money down the road.
Our dachshund Django is obsessed with water and absolutely loves the beach. He literally screams like an old lady who just won the lottery whenever he sees the ocean (no exaggeration).
Django's long and low-riding frame makes him very susceptible to picking up debris and insects when we're out adventuring. After Django unfortunately picked up fleas after a family beach vacation to North Carolina last year, Mike and I (Steph) went into hardcore research mode. Can dogs get fleas from the beach? What are sand fleas, and where do they come from? In this article we take an in-depth look at sand fleas: what they are, where they thrive, and whether you and your dog need to be worried about sand flea bites during your next beach outing.