Should dogs wear a seat belt in the car? Does your dog need a jacket in cold weather? There are a lot of different aspects to keeping your dog safe, whether it’s playing at the dog park, going for a walk, driving in the car, or extreme weather. Keep reading about the best ways to keep your dog safe and make practical, informed decisions about dog safety.
For pet parents, it’s never fun to see your dog feeling sick, and if you see them vomiting white foam… Well, it can be downright scary! Your mind races through all kinds of questions… What did they eat? Do they have an upset stomach? Is it acid reflux? Is this an...read more
If you've ever asked yourself: “Can my dog eat cinnamon?” — you're not alone. Cinnamon truly is the “the spice of life," whether you like sprinkling it on coffee, tossing it in with apples, or drinking it down with a cup o' cider. It’s a natural spice that can...read more
Pumpkin: the Unlikely Canine Superfood? Is pumpkin good for dogs? Most people only think of pumpkins as fun decorations in the fall season… But did you know: This festive vegetable is a “canine superfood?” Pumpkins belong to the same botanical family as squash,...read more
Can my dog eat cheese? Have you ever been enjoying a string cheese snack, and noticed your dog staring longingly at your food? Well, that’s because dogs LOVE cheese of all kinds. In fact, trainers will use it as a special treat to motivate dogs. Some veterinarians...read more
Remember Dr. Doolittle? He’s the quirky vet who can talk to his animal patients — so naturally, he’s always been one of my favorite characters. Just imagine how fun it would be to sit down and chat with your dog! Well, you may not be able to shoot the breeze with...read more
Here’s a question for you… Does your dog sleep in the bed with you at night? Don’t worry, there’s no right or wrong answer here. The reason I ask is simple... According to new research, over HALF of all dog parents share a bed with their canine pals every night.1 Most...read more
No matter if you prefer large dog breeds, short-haired dogs, a medium-sized dog, or a pup size dog who fits in your purse, your pet is an extra-large part of your family. Most dog owners are prepared to do pretty much anything for their furry friend. When winter...read more
Do you know what plants are poisonous to dogs? When it comes to keeping your dog safe, you’re likely vigilant about chocolate, grapes, and xylitol. But have you looked at your garden? Plants poisonous to dogs are everywhere – English ivy, Oleander, and oak trees, for...read more
Dogs are very sociable animals. It’s partly ingrained in them as a descendant of the wolf – an animal whose life is built around its pack. But researchers also believe that we may have (unintentionally) bred a hypersocial personality trait into domesticated dogs over...read more
Dogs are one of the most popular household pets in America. With their loving, loyal, and unique personalities, there’s no question how they earned the title of man (and woman’s) best friend! Whether you’ve been around dogs your entire life, you’re a first-time owner, or just want to learn more about this amazing animal, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here to help.
The Dr. Marty Pets Dog Blog aims to address all your questions, concerns, and curiosities about dogs. It’s important for dog owners to be well-informed about their companions, and to have a go-to source to answer any questions that arise. That’s what the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here for! In the blog, you’ll find answers to your questions, as well as questions you didn’t even know you had. From topics such as basic dog care, dog grooming, what can dogs eat, most energetic breeds, best dogs for first time owners, common dog health conditions, and so much more, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog covers all things dog.