No matter how much you know about your pet, chances are there’s an animal-related question you’ve had to ask Google in the past. If so, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Pet owners constantly turn to the internet to learn more about their furry companion, as shown by this article.
The following 10 dog-related questions were Googled more than any others over the past year.
1. How Much Benadryl Can I Give My Dog?
Benadryl can help dogs with anxiety or small allergic reactions, as long as they receive no more than 1 mg every eight hours. Also, watch out for hyperactivity or similar side effects, and always avoid bottles that contain painkillers or xylitol.
2. What Can I Give My Dog for Pain?
Dogs can take advantage of aspirin when they’re in pain. However, always consult your veterinarian before giving your pup medicine of any kind. If you do get the ok, it is best to give your dog 5 to 10 mg per each pound they weigh.
3. How to Get Rid of Fleas on My Dog?
Fleas are a hassle. Luckily, there are many ways to get rid of the biting pests. Flea collars, special oral supplements, and specific medications all work extremely well. You can get them from your local pet store or purchase options online.
4. How Long are Dogs Pregnant?
Most dogs carry their puppies for about 63 days (9 weeks). While pregnant canines do fine on their own, you never want to be away from them for too long. In addition, always make sure to take them in for regular check-ups.
5. How Long Does a Dog Stay in Heat?
Dogs tend to stay in heat for roughly two weeks at a time. However, they can become fertile before any common heat symptoms (bleeding or discharge) appear. Always keep them isolated to prevent any unexpected puppies.
6. Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
Eating grass may seem strange, but the fibers can help settle a dog’s stomach. Beyond that, some dogs simply chew your yard because they become hungry, bored, or anxious. Though a bit of green won’t hurt your dog, it is generally a good idea to get them pet-safe grass when possible.
7. How to Make a Dog Throw Up?
If you need to make your dog throw up, it is best to do so with a needless syringe or turkey baster. Simply fill the instrument with 1 to 2 teaspoons of first aid grade 3 percent hydrogen peroxide for every 10 pounds your dog weighs and then administer it accordingly.
Always consult your vet before performing this procedure.
8. How to Stop a Dog from Barking?
Dogs typically bark for one of two reasons: boredom or anxiety. Exercise or external stimulation through games like fetch will cut back on boredom barking. For anxiety, it is best to use counter-conditioning training or environmental management. If you travel, getting the best dog crates to ease separation anxiety is a good idea as well.
9. How to Cut Your Dog’s Nails?
Dogs need to be properly groomed, and that includes trimmed nails. To keep your pup in check, use special dog nail clippers to take away a thin section of your dog’s nail until you see a dark circle in the center of the bottom of the nail.
This procedure, while easy, can put stress on your pup. Always give them treats with the clipping to reinforce it as a fun activity. In addition, wait two or more months between trims.
10. Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? (And How to Stop Them)
Dogs consume feces for a variety of reasons, and all of them are negative. Dogs that eat poop are commonly bored, hungry, sick, or stressed. If you see your pup engaging in such behavior, it is best to take them into the vet for a checkup.
All pet owners try to be as knowledgeable as they can, but that’s not always a reality. That is where Google comes in.
Throughout the past year, people spent a lot of time searching for answers to the above questions. Whether you searched some yourself, or if you’ve always wanted to know an answer or two, now they are all located in the same place.
Leo Wilson graduated from a university major in animal health and behavior. He had over a decade of experience working in the pet industry and has contributed many dogs and pet-related articles to several websites before he decided to start sharing his knowledge on his own blog. And when he is not busy working, he and his wonderful wife love spending time at home with their 3 dogs and 2 cats.