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Canine Parvovirus – Symptoms

Canine Parvovirus – Symptoms

Canine parvovirus is an acute, highly contagious disease of dogs that was first described in the early 1970s. The virus has a tendency to attack rapidly reproducing cells, such as those lining the gastrointestinal tract. For best results, patients should be hospitalized and placed on IV fluids, massive doses of antibiotics, anti-vomiting drugs, intravenous feeding and serum […]

What is Leptospirosis in Dogs and Puppies?

What is Leptospirosis in Dogs and Puppies?

Leptospirosis in Dogs What are the signs of leptospirosis in pets? The clinical signs of leptospirosis vary and are nonspecific. Sometimes pets do not have any symptoms. Common clinical signs reported in dogs include fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, refusal to eat, severe weakness and depression, stiffness, severe muscle pain, or inability to have puppies. […]

Puppy Rule of 7 – Socialization

Puppy Rule of 7 – Socialization

A young puppy has so much potential and starting off from scratch means you have the opportunity to make impressions on her that will last for the rest of her life.  Your dog’s early experiences will shape her personality, how she sees the world around her and how she deals with stress.  A well thought […]

Puppy Mill Videos

Puppy Mill Videos

Puppy mill puppies are typically sold to pet shops—usually through a broker, or middleman—and marketed as young as eight weeks of age. The lineage records of puppy mill dogs are often falsified. Illness, disease, fearful behavior and lack of socialization with humans and other animals are common characteristics of dogs from puppy mills. Because puppy […]

Vaccinosis in Dogs and Puppies By Ed Frawley

Vaccinosis in Dogs and Puppies By Ed Frawley

This information is reposted and written by Ed Frawley regarding Vaccines and is not necessarily the opinion of Dreamydoodles. As a breeder Dreamydoodles currently follows the recommended vaccine protocol of our vet which is 5 way vaccine at 8 weeks old containing the core vaccines administered a couple days before our puppies go home and then we leave it up […]

Coccidia and Giardia in Puppies and Dogs – Information and Treatment

Coccidia and Giardia in Puppies and Dogs – Information and Treatment

If a dog gets diarrhea as a result of parasites, the most common causes are Coccidia or Giardia. Both will cause diarrhea, but each requires different medication. Both Coccidia and Giardia are protozoan pathogens that cause the same types of symptoms, and both are contracted the fecal oral route. The only definitive way to distinguish the […]

Best Dog Food – Reviews

Best Dog Food – Reviews

Avoid generic or store brands. These may be repackaged rejects from the big manufacturers, and generally contain cheaper — and consequently poorer quality– ingredients. Commercial pet foods and some pet food ingredients have been implicated in a number of diseases in companion animals including… Allergic skin disease, obesity, food intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic ear […]

12 of the Best Large Breed Puppy Foods 2018

12 of the Best Large Breed Puppy Foods 2018

For those of you who love to baby your BIG puppies, you will be happy to know that some large breeds are considered puppies for up to 12-24 months. This means they need a healthy food that not only has quality ingredients and highly rated but that also tastes great day after day.  My dogs […]

Worst & Best Dog Food Brands – Labradoodles and Aussiedoodles

Worst & Best Dog Food Brands – Labradoodles and Aussiedoodles

This is a list complied by the Whole Dog Journal. It then comes down to which food off of the good list works well for your particular dog.

Training Puppies To go Potty Outside

Training Puppies To go Potty Outside

When a new puppy arrives in the house, it’s an exciting time for everyone. In order for the homecoming to proceed as smoothly as possible, it’s a good idea to spend a little bit of time in preparation. One of the major challenges of dog ownership (particularly for first-time owners) is the issue of house […]