Why Fido Hurts: Primary Causes of Canine Pain and What You Can Do to Help
The vast majority of canine pain finds its origin in joint dysfunction, of which there are two principal types: degenerative, and developmental. Occasionally, joint problems are the result of trauma.
How to Train Your Dog – Housebreaking Your Puppy
Many people wonder how to train a dog, and the first thing they should know is the fact that training starts from a little age, with housebreaking being the first lesson. Often, the course of housebreaking is a cause of anxiety, though it does not need to be traumatic for you and the puppy. What makes the process easy is the role played by Mother Nature from the very beginning of the process.
Heartgard Plus for Dogs – Why It’s Important for Your Pet
Pets are vulnerable to heartworm infection, if not protected in their growing ages. Among the various preventives, Heartgard Plus is the best that effectively safeguards dogs from this dreadful disease.
Adopt A Shelter Pet – What Steps Do You Need To Take?
If you and your family are looking to adopt a new pet for your home, you’re likely going to start at your local pet shelter. Some people can be a bit surprised when they get to the shelter and find out that pet adoption has more steps than just choosing the pet that’s right for you and taking it home. Before you head to the shelter, be sure you know what you need to do and have before you adopt!
How Do I Crate Train My Dog?
One of the major challenges of dog ownership (particularly for first-time owners) is the issue of house-training (also known as potty-training, toilet-training and house-breaking). In this article I will tell you all at what AGE you should start crate training, HOW to do it and even give you an EXAMPLE CRATE TRAINING SCHEDULE. Please read on…
Why Is Obedience Training So Important?
To me that seems like such a silly question however there are a bunch of dog owners out there that just don’t have a clue what the answer may be. There are many reasons that you need a trained dog and in this article I won’t be able to address them all however I do want to point out some of the very important reasons.
Taking Your New Puppy For A Vet Check
You just bought a new puppy from a breeder or perhaps you adopted it from a shelter or rescue group. The first thing you should do is make arrangements to take the puppy to your vet for a wellness examination. Most breeders allow a certain number of days to accomplish the wellness exam and you want to make sure that you have a healthy puppy. This is especially true if you are going to bring this puppy around your other pets.
Some Common Rescue Dog Behavior Problems
For those of you dog owners who have rescued a dog from a shelter I want to say to you, thank you. Without you there would literally be millions of dogs either being put to sleep or still looking for homes. There are a few things to watch out for if you’re going to adopt a dog from a rescue group or a shelter and I am going to discuss some of these things in this article.
Solve Those Dog Walking Problems
Walking your dog can be a problem for some dog owners. Sometimes because their dogs don’t walk well on a leash. Other dogs are a problem because they show aggression and it is really embarrassing to take your dog in public. However for some people finding the time to walk their dogs is tough while there are also those dog owners who physically have a problem taking a walk, they just can’t do it. Let me take just a few minutes to offer some dog walking advice for each of these four problem areas.
How Tight Should My Dogs Collar Be?
I am always amazed at how loose the average dog collar is on a dog. Now I am talking about the leather or fabric collar that dog owners put on their dogs and then attach their tags to. I have seen so many dogs being walked where the collars actually comes right off over the head. Dog owners pay attention that means it is too loose and your dog is in DANGER.
Do You Think That Your Puppy’s Growl Is Cute?
Quite often I hear people comment that their puppy growled at a stranger and they thought it was so cute. Actually it isn’t cute at all and in the future it will become dangerous as the puppy gets older. The problem is that your puppy should be friendly because it’s a baby it shouldn’t be growling at people.
Why Neuter Your Dog?
The basic “whys” a dog (or cat) should be neutered or spayed. Population control is number one, but other key reasons are presented in this article.