Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

Is your dog a social dog? Does he/she like to schmooze with other dogs? Not all dogs do. In fact, many dogs are afraid to go to the dog park because of the personalities of the dogs at the park. That’s okay because the dog park is not necessarily the safest place for dogs.

Best Guard Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Safety

Looking for a great guard dog? Someone to protect your home, family or property and watch for unfamiliar people or animals? Please do not confuse a guard dog with an attack dog, because a guard dog knows not to attack familiar people. He/she is not vicious. Certain breeds are prone to be better guard dogs than others as a result … Read More

Are You a Responsible Dog Owner?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

With September being AKC Responsible Dog Owner Month, we thought we would reiterate what being a good dog owner is all about. Most of us had our first pet as a child, when our parents were trying to teach us responsibility. Chances are, you tried to get out of cleaning up after the dog and quickly realized that having a … Read More

Does Your Senior Dog Have an Upset Tummy?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health

When I get a stomach ache, I reach for Saltine crackers and 7up. Maybe even some Pepto Bismol. However, when your senior dog gets an upset tummy, the remedies are not the same. Why do dogs get stomach aches? Usually because they have eaten something they shouldn’t have. Dogs love to eat dirt, bugs and more… they are virtual garbage … Read More

Your Cell Phone Can Keep Your Dog Healthy

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Technology can make all of our lives easier, particularly one that is close at hand – our cell phone. Cell phones are great for taking fun videos and pictures as well as tracking some important information about your dog. Additionally, there are various apps for dog owners that can keep your dog healthier and happier.

Myths About Big Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanSenior Dogs

Do you own a big dog? Some people like small dogs, while others go for the larger breeds like Great Danes, Mastiffs or Newfoundlands. At HelpEmUp Harness, we work with breeds small enough to fit into a purse or large enough to be a small horse!

Does Your Dog Have Bad Breath?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Does your dog’s breath knock you out? When he tries to plant sloppy kisses on your face do you cringe from the odor? Most dogs suffer from terrible breath at one time or another, and it is quite common among senior dogs. Some struggle with horrible halitosis throughout their entire lives.

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Do dogs get stinkier in the summer because they perspire more in the heat! Does your dog like baths or does he fight you? Dog baths can be messy, particularly if your dog is bigger. Just like humans, dogs can get stinky too. A swim in the lake or river may be your dog’s idea of fun, but it’s not … Read More

Avoid Costly Vet Bills With Your Senior Dog

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Senior Dogs

Your dog will probably visit the veterinarian many times during his life. There are the annual wellness checks and the routine shots and vaccines. Going to the vet can be very costly, particularly if it is on an emergency basis. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent an estimated $15.92 billion on veterinary care in 2016. If your … Read More

Marijuana & Dogs

Lindsey ZimmermanDog Health, Dog Safety, Senior Dogs

Last month we discussed the therapeutic effects of CBD (cannabidiol, the medical component) for dogs. Although not much long-term research has been conducted, it has shown promising results in fighting the effects of cancer, pain, joint swelling, arthritis and more. However, this is not true of marijuana itself. The cannabis oil recommended for dogs does not contain (THC – tetrahydrocannabinol) … Read More