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The Healthy Hound Newsletter #59

In This Issue

● Homemade Dog Food
● Ultimate Diarrhea Guide
● Mechanical Dog Nose
● When Your Dog Doesn't Listen
● White Lies Vets Tell
● Pet Poison Prevention Month

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Posted on 27 February 2021 | 11:00 am
Super Shedders: 25 Shedding Dogs With The Fluff They Left Behind

For parents of really fluffy dogs, sometimes it seems like you can never vacuum or lint roll enough. No matter what, your dog’s hair is determined to cover everything you own. If you can relate to the struggle, you’re going to love these hilarious photos of heavy shedding dogs and the hairy proof they left behind. Here are 25 fluffy dogs whose shedding might just put your dog’s problem to shame: 1. A Dead Hair Style This Shiba Inu’s parents ... Read more

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Posted on 26 February 2021 | 7:22 pm
21 Adorable Dogs Who Are Bursting With Excitement
Excited dog

Dogs can’t tell us they’re excited, so instead, they have to show us. And a dog’s gestures of excitement are grand, silly, and adorable. Whether it’s running, bouncing, or letting their tongue hang out, it’s easy to tell when a dog is bursting with excitement. A dog’s happiness might seem overdramatic, but that’s okay! It’s good that most dogs are so positive and upbeat all the time. So, let’s take a moment and appreciate all the excited dogs in this ... Read more

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Posted on 26 February 2021 | 7:11 pm
Aspirin For Dogs: Uses, Dosages, And Side Effects

Nothing is worse than seeing your dog in pain. It makes us want to do anything we can to lift their spirits and soothe their discomfort. In some cases, aspirin for dogs may help greatly. But like all medications, you shouldn’t use it as an easy way out. Instead, consult your vet and find out if aspirin is the right approach for your dog. Aspirin is often the go-to way to relieve pain for humans. Yet, dogs won’t always react ... Read more

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Posted on 26 February 2021 | 7:02 pm
Chris Evans Sews His Dog’s Favorite Toy As A Post-Surgery Surprise

There are already plenty of reasons to love Captain America star and Hollywood heartthrob Chris Evans. But did you know he’s also totally obsessed with his dog? If you follow the actor on Instagram, you definitely did. Lovestruck Evans frequently shares photos of Dodger, who he rescued back in 2015, on his page. In fact, he says it’s the reason he joined Instagram in the first place. Recently, the brave pup underwent hip replacement surgery. In anticipation of Dodger’s recovery, Evans decided ... Read more

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Posted on 26 February 2021 | 6:34 pm
Lady Gaga Offers $500,000 Reward After Thieves Shoot Her Dogwalker And Snatch 2 Of Her Pups
Lady Gaga Dogs Stolen

Singer Lady Gaga has been separated from her beloved dogs while she works on a new movie in Rome. But at least she felt comfortable knowing they were looked after by people she trusts. Her friend and dogwalker Ryan Fischer has always been very kind and helpful with her trio of French Bulldogs. So, she never expected something to go wrong. But around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Fischer was attacked and shot while walking the dogs. The suspects got ... Read more

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Posted on 26 February 2021 | 8:27 am
Grain-Free Dog Food: Everything You Need To Know And More!
dog-eating-food

With countless dog food brands and recipes out there, it can be hard to know what you should be feeding your pup. First and foremost, you should always work with your veterinarian when it comes to making any dietary changes. For dogs with allergies or particular nutritional or weight loss needs, grain-free dog food may be recommended. If you’re considering switching your dog’s food to grain-free, there are many factors to consider. Here’s everything you need to know about this ... Read more

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Posted on 25 February 2021 | 7:49 pm
Dog Diarrhea: Firm Up Your Knowledge On Runny Poop

It’s a real poop when a case of dog diarrhea strikes. Stinky poo puddles signal upset in your sweet dog’s tummy and that leaves a dog parent not only feeling sad, but worried. With so many causes for diarrhea in dogs, it’s hard not to feel concern. But, diarrhea in dogs is a common occurrence and most cases can be solved at home with some simple steps. So, bag-and-toss your worries when it comes to dog diarrhea; we’ve got piles ... Read more

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Posted on 25 February 2021 | 4:48 pm
Paralyzed Dog Is Searching For A Family To “Ski” With And Love Forever
Courage Skis

Courage the rescue dog doesn’t let anything hold her back. She might not look like the average dog, but she acts as if nothing is wrong. Courage’s back legs are paralyzed, but she’s still able to run around and play like before. It’s all thanks to her special wheelchair and loving foster mom. But Courage’s wheelchair is so much more than just a set of wheels. It also has ski attachments, which allow her to sprint through the snow. Like ... Read more

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Posted on 25 February 2021 | 8:05 am
Homemade Dog Food: Get Cooking For Your Good Looking Hound

Dogs enjoy a good meal, and what better way to show your pup love than making him a big bowl of homemade dog food? Especially when it’s prepared by your hands and made in your very own kitchen. But be aware: making homemade dog food isn’t as simple as tossing a T-bone in your pup’s dish and calling it a night. Dogs require specific nutrients to maintain good health. And while store-bought dog food is easy and formulated for complete ... Read more

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Posted on 24 February 2021 | 7:54 pm
21 Begging Dogs That You Just Can’t Say No To
Begging Dogs

It’s no secret that dogs love food. No matter what you’re eating, they want it, even if they don’t know what it is. Every good dog parent knows that most table scraps aren’t healthy for dogs. But when you look down and see puppy dog eyes, how can you possibly resist? The following 21 dogs just want a taste of their humans’ food. Of course, they’re all too cute to resist. If you were faced with these begging faces, you ... Read more

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Posted on 24 February 2021 | 7:24 pm
Miley Cyrus Says Late Pit Bull Blessed Her With Another Rescue Dog
Miley Cyrus Angel

Singer Miley Cyrus always has room in her heart for more animals in need. She finds so much joy in changing a dog’s life and showering them with love. But when she lost her rescue Pit Bull Mary Jane, she felt like a part of her was missing. Of all her rescue animals, Mary Jane was the one she felt closest to, and even though she knew that day was coming, she still wasn’t prepared. But Cyrus knew she couldn’t ... Read more

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Posted on 24 February 2021 | 8:19 am
5 Health Problems That Could Be Caused By Your Dog Food

When your dog gets sick, do you ever consider it could be the food in his bowl that is bringing him down? We often place blame for illness on issues like exposure to other sick pups, genetics or sensitivities, but the truth is your dog’s diet is the cornerstone of his overall health. You place a lot of faith in the can or bag of food you pull off the shelf, but it could be time to switch to food ... Read more

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Posted on 23 February 2021 | 9:06 am
Abused Senior Finally Finds Her Forever Home After 10 Years In A Shelter
Abused Pit Bull

In 2011, a man named Ernie Moss witnessed a horrifying scene. While walking his dogs, he came across an object shaking in a ditch. When he got closer, he realized it was a Pit Bull in critical condition. She seemed to have been beaten. Her mouth was bound with electrical tape and her legs were tied together. Moss struggled to free the pup as he told his wife to call for help. Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) rushed to save ... Read more

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Posted on 23 February 2021 | 8:21 am
Dog Allergy Assessment Form

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Posted on 22 February 2021 | 1:53 pm
New TV Show Is Changing The Lives Of Rescue Dogs And The Humans Who Love Them

Your new favorite TV show is on the air and you might not even know about it yet. You might recognize him from that late-night guilty pleasure you had in the early 2000s when you’d sit down on the couch with a bowl of ice cream and dive into the drama on an unrelenting episode of Cheaters. I know I wasn’t alone. Tommy Habeeb, the original host of Cheaters, is back and this time he’s showcasing even more incredible stories, ... Read more

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Posted on 22 February 2021 | 1:44 pm
Miracle Dog Survives 4 Days On Frigid River After Coyote Chase
Detroit Miracle Dog

A 1-year-old dog named Alfonso by rescuers has defied all odds. This “miracle dog” reportedly spent four days on the frigid Detroit River after being chased by coyotes. Officials found him in critical condition and rushed him to a vet for immediate care. Alfonso suffered from multiple severe injuries, but he is refusing to give up. He has received an immense amount of support and donations, which only encourage him to fight harder. Every day, this brave little pup shows ... Read more

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Posted on 22 February 2021 | 8:14 am
Death Row Puppy Is Chosen To Play Superboy’s Sidekick On HBO Max

At five months old, a white and tan puppy named Pepsi was found abandoned in the snow. Sadly, the local shelter near Leavenworth, Kansas was overcrowded, meaning Pepsi would be at risk of euthanasia. He was way too young for his life to end that way, but he didn’t know what else to do. Then, animal trainer Melissa Millett came to the rescue. She’s famous for training dogs for acting roles, both for TV and movies. She had the perfect ... Read more

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Posted on 19 February 2021 | 8:38 am
Tim Tebow’s Dog Trio Is Providing Meals For Rescue Dogs
Tim Tebow Rescue Dog Campaign

Former baseball/football player Tim Tebow might be known for his athletic skills and good looks, but animal lovers know him for something different. Tebow has three dogs he brought home all at once. He calls them “The Tebow Pack,” and they even have their own Instagram page. So, this celebrity knows how much living with a dog can change your life. And he wants to use that to help other dogs in need. Tebow partnered with holistic pet food brand “I ... Read more

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Posted on 18 February 2021 | 8:26 am
Meet Gen The Corgi: The Most Expressive Dog In The World
Gen the Corgi

A Corgi from Japan left his mark on the world in a very unique and adorable way. His name is Gen, and he was clearly the most expressive dog in the world. Scrolling through his adorable Instagram page, you will instantly find hundreds of silly faces that will melt your heart. Sadly, Gen suffered from a long list of health concerns and recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. But his legacy will live on thanks to his enthusiastic expressions and lovable ... Read more

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Posted on 17 February 2021 | 4:28 pm
Stray Dog Who Lost Leg In A Trap Is Flooded With Adoption Applications
Vision Leg Amputation

Veterinarians first thought that 1-year-old Vision, the stray dog, couldn’t be saved. Animal control found him emaciated and missing part of his back leg in Michigan. But despite everything, he was overly friendly and affectionate. He hid his pain well, so rescue staff agreed that he deserved a fighting chance. With the help of hopeful vets, Vision was rushed to emergency care, where he had his leg fully amputated. It was a lot for a young dog to process, but ... Read more

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Posted on 17 February 2021 | 8:13 am
Rescue Dog Couple Ties The Knot To Support Heartworm Survivors
Rescue Dog Wedding

Rescue dogs Sassy and Spero live together with a loving family. Both are heartworm survivors, which means they had to go through a long, pricey treatment to get where they are today. Luckily, the two pups are now happier than ever. When Sassy was adopted with heartworm, Spero was there to comfort her every step of the way. Some might say the bond they share is an example of true love. Now, Sassy and Spero want to help other dogs ... Read more

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Posted on 16 February 2021 | 8:14 am
Heartbroken Pup Cuddles With Pillow That Has The Face Of His Deceased Best Friend

Spencer and Rocky were two peas in a pod for nearly 10 years. The two pups spent every moment at each other’s side, forming a beautiful friendship that has touched so many hearts. Beth Fisher always loved the fact that her two fur babies were such dear friends.  Their time spent together was always filled with so much love, making what came next so heartbreaking. “Rocky and Spencer slept in the same bed, ate from the same bowl and always ... Read more

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Posted on 15 February 2021 | 5:57 pm
Adorable Rescue Dogs Deliver Valentine’s Day Flowers
Dogs Deliver Flowers

For many couples, it’s a tradition to give flowers on Valentine’s Day. But now there’s a way to make romantic bouquets even better! Flower shop, She Loves Me in Washington DC, did something special this year. If customers donated money to an animal shelter, their Valentine’s Day flowers would be delivered by an adorable rescue dog. In no time, this event became a hit. The shop raised over $1,000 for rescue dogs, and five special shelter dogs got to enjoy ... Read more

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Posted on 15 February 2021 | 7:51 am
The Healthy Hound Newsletter #58

In This Issue

● Foods For K9 Mental Health
● "My Dog Ate Weed"
● COVID = More Obese Pets
● Dogs Play More When Watched
● Autoimmune Disease
● Collapsing Trachea

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Posted on 13 February 2021 | 11:00 am
Over 90% Of People Would Dump A Date If Their Dog Didn’t Like Them

Be honest: are you spending your Valentine’s Day with the love of your life? The apple of your eye? Your one-and-only? If you’re anything like the people who took our recent survey, it’s likely that if you are, it means you’re spending the day with your dog. We wanted to know just how crazy people really are about their dogs, and how much they love their dogs compared to their partners. The results? Nuts! We were surprised at some of ... Read more

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 1:23 pm
Multiple Dogs Rescued From Deadly Pileup In Fort Worth, Texas

Since many of us rely on cars for daily transportation, it’s easy to forget that driving always poses a potential risk. Cars are heavy machinery, and accidents can happen to anyone. Fortunately, fire departments and emergency crews are prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives in the event of a crash. On the morning of February 11th, 2021, a major pileup occurred outside of Fort Worth Texas. Close to 100 vehicles were involved in the crash, resulting in wreckage ... Read more

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 12:38 pm
UPDATE: Puppy Celebrates Every Day In Honor Of Brother He Never Met
Nico and Khyber Update

At the end of 2019, photographer Brendan Wiltse and his partner Shelly said goodbye to their beloved rescue dog, Khyber. Khyber was diagnosed with cancer, given only a few days to live. Yet, instead of wallowing in sorrow, the couple chose to look at the bright side. They lived every remaining day to the fullest and documented Khyber’s “bonus days” on Facebook. Khyber got 87 bonus days with his family, and each one was special. Now, a new rescue dog ... Read more

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 12:31 pm
Border Collie Inherits $5 Million After Her Human’s Death

Lulu the Border Collie is now a millionaire, but she doesn’t like to brag about it. After her loving human died, he left $5 million in her name. Lulu can buy endless supplies of dog food or even her own personal bodyguard, but that’s not the life for her. Instead, she’s just going to keep living her normal life, but maybe with some extra treats along the way. This canine’s fortune is meant to be used to cover all her ... Read more

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 8:12 am
Dog Found Guarding His Deceased Owner In The Snow Finds A Loving New Home

Last month, 69-year-old David Deshon was reported missing by his daughter Shona. Two days later, Placer County, CA sheriff’s deputies discovered his body in the snow. It is a heartbreaking end to a valiant rescue effort, but Deshon’s loved ones take comfort in knowing he was not alone in his final moments. Deshon’s beloved dogs, 10-year-old Buddy, and 5-year-old Baby Dog remained by his side throughout the entire ordeal. Even after their master passed, Baby Dog refused to abandon him, ... Read more

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Posted on 11 February 2021 | 8:44 am