Pet Adoption Story – Anuska & Marije
Meet Marije and Anuska: One of the first photos I ever saw of my dog Anuska showed a dirty, skinny, poorly animal. I was tagged in the photo on Facebook, so it popped up on my timeline as I was mindlessly browsing my updates. A friend found a dog, hit by a car, and left for dead in a hole by the roadside.
The Anxious Dog: Learning to Let Go of Fear
Shaking. Barking. Growling. Biting. Believe it or not, these are all ways in which a dog shows their feelings of anxiety or fear. Here are some examples:
The Anxious Dog: Turning Distress to De-Stress
“I have a Bluetick Coonhound… he is a rescue dog… He is brilliant but scared of everything. He’s petrified of cars, bikes, people, loud noises, sudden movement etc… We are unable to cross at the traffic lights as he can’t go near people, he will jump into the road. When we have had people over, he cowers in the corner and doesn’t move until they are gone. He has no physical scars, however I think he was abandoned and not exposed to people, noise etc. when he was a puppy and his fear has just got out of hand.” Excerpt from the owner’s question.
The 7 Habits of Highly Awesome Dog Sitters
Being separated from your dog can be a very stressful time. Finding the perfect person to care for your dog when you cannot is key to lowering stress for you and your dog. Many people find dog sitting a great way to earn additional income, but when considering a care taker for your dog, you want much more than a person just looking to earn extra cash. The best dog sitters have a love for dogs and animals, are organized and creative and are extremely flexible and patient. Here are 7 habits of highly awesome dog sitters:
Make Your Pet Comfortable When Traveling – Part 1: The Frequent Traveler
No matter if it is to be a 5 minute ride to the park or a 5 hour road trip, why not make your pet comfortable? The advantages in doing so are numerous starting with safety and ending with housekeeping.
5 Pieces Of Little Known Pit Bull Trivia That May Surprise You
The term Pit Bull is used to describe a group of dogs that are no particular breed at all. Generally including the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier and similar looking dogs, the term often has negative connotations amongst many other dog owners and none dog owners.
10 Healthy Ingredients to Add to Your Dog’s Food
I’ve seen so many lists of “human foods for dogs” on the internet that I don’t agree with, so I decided to make my own list. Many of these lists suggest various forms of dairy – yogurt, cheese, cheese wiz, ice cream. Milk past infancy is unnecessary and unnatural for dogs, as is milk from another species.
Why Should I Use Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus has emerged as one of the most dependable flea and tick preventative products available in the market for dogs and cats. Let us look at some of the reasons that make this ingenious product highly effective against fleas and ticks.
What Are the Most Dangerous Breeds of Dogs?
Are overly aggressive dogs the product of their environment or is it simply in the nature of dangerous breeds of dogs to be violent? Well, the answer is not a simple one, it’s both yes and no. Many extremely aggressive dog breeds have earned their dangerous reputations due to their apparent predisposition to violence and aggression. However, there is also merit in looking at the nurture of puppies who eventually grow into vicious dogs. Who are these overly aggressive canines?
Should I Restrain My Dog Inside My Vehicle When Traveling?
Have you ever been hit in the back of the head by a 30 pound flying object? Ever heard the heart wrenching sound of your pet slam into the dashboard or a window when suddenly applying the brakes or taking a corner too fast? Common sense tells us driving with a pet inside the vehicle has its risks. Studies show approximately 20% of all injury crashes involve distracted driving, and 2 out of 3 owners engage in distracted driving behavior when traveling with a pet. Options are available to keep you driving without distraction and reduce the risk of injury to your pet.
Benefits of Melatonin For Dogs With Insomnia – Sleep Aids
Melatonin can help dogs that are unable to sleep well. Many dogs may suffer form insomnia at one point or another due to anxiety or other issues.
Scottie Cramp Disorder In The Scottish Terrier Breed
Scottie Cramp is caused by a disorder in metabolism of serotonin causing either an overdose or a shortage of available serotonin. It is inherited as a recessive trait and normally occurs in young Scottish Terrier puppies. This condition does not progress as the dog grows but will remain at the original severity level throughout the dog’s lifespan. Scotties are still capable of living a healthy long life since the health disorder is not a progressive disease. Scottie Cramp symptoms include Awkward movements, breath shortness, puppy collapse, gasping for air, muscle contractions, arching of the spine, and more. Also, learn how to control and treat symptoms of Scottie Cramp in your Scottish Terrier dog.