Recent entries about dogs

Scary Bacteria Living in Your Dog's Bed

Your dog's bed hides thousands of microorganisms such as parasites, virus, bacteria, bugs and fungi. Same way we care about washing and changing our bed's sheets often, we should take care of the dog's bed.

8 Ways You Are Shortening Your Dog's Life

Having a pet is a great responsibility. They give us love and make us company, but they also depend on us for everything: to eat, to play, to be healthy...

Can Dogs Donate Blood?

Dogs' blood types are different than humans'. There are eight DEA (Dog Erythrocyte Antigen) recognized as international standards: DEA 1.1, DEA 1.2, DEA 3, DEA 4, DEA 5, DEA 6, DEA 7 y DEA 8.

Pets At Risk From Passive Smoking

On May 31 we celebrate World No Tobacco Day. This World Health Organization's (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative highlights the health risks associated with tobacco. Did you know that tobacco is not only dangerous for you, but also for your pets?

How to Give Your Pet Medication Without a Fuss

Sometimes giving your pet his or her meditation is almost impossible... especially with cats. These are some tips you can try if you need them to take a pill.

Human Meds You Should Never Give to Pets

An alarming number of owners ask in Barkibu what medication they can give to their sick pets. But there are many human meds that are extremely dangerous for pets, even lethal. If your pet is sick and needs a treatment, you should always go to the vet.

Your Dog's Age in Human Years

You might have heard that rule that one year for your dog equals seven years for you. But the math isn't that simple! According to WebMD, after reviewing different studies, they concluded that your dog's first year equals 15 human years.

Find Out Your Pet's Ideal Weight

This post was originally published in our blog by Vincenzo de Ioanni Pet owners worry about how much food they should give to their cat or dog. But reality is that every individual has different nutritional needs.

Letting Your Dog Play With a Stick Might Be Dangerous

Throwing sticks for dogs might be dangerous. Vets advise dogs shouldn't play with sticks. Instead, these might be replaced by balls, frisbees or other safe toys for dogs.

Guide Dogs: Guiding Eyes for the Blind

In 2016 we celebrate International Guide Dog Day on April 27. A day to celebrate the important job these dogs carry out being the eyes for the blind.