Water Fun and Safety With Your Pet
Memorial Day is fast approaching and for many Americans that means time spent near the water either at the lake, canoeing the river or another family friendly activity. As summer nears weekends of swimming, fishing, and boating become more regular for many. That also means more dogs are being taken along for family fun.
The Process of Dog Grooming
Have you ever wondered what happens when you drop your dog at the groomers? He goes through an ordeal and it is wise to make it as pleasant as possible.
12 Steps Children Should Take Around Dogs
Rather than keep children away from dogs, parents should teach their offspring how to approach (and retreat from) a dog safely. Here are 12 steps to success.
Tips on How to Avoid a Dog Bite Attack
It is estimated that every day almost one thousand people visit the emergency room due to a dog bite attack. Half of all dog bite injuries are children between the ages of 5 and 9. Even more disturbing, over 30 thousand people every year received reconstructive surgery as a result of dog bite injuries. This is not surprising, considering that there are almost 100 million dogs in the United States. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they can also be very dangerous.
Will Kissing Your Dog Make You Sick?
Most of us have probably kissed our dogs, either superficially, or with a real wet one, but is that really a good idea? Since it is possible to get deathly ill from kissing your dog, it is probably a good idea to avoid the kissing as much as possible.
Is There A Reason Why My Dog Whines All The Time?
If you have ever owned a dog, you have no doubt heard him whine from time to time. When a dog whines he is communicating, but most of the time dogs will communicate through their body language and the energy that they put into it. When a dog whines, it indicates that there is a higher, and a more immediate need that needs resolution.
Common Signs of Dog Seizures: What to Look Out For
Have you recently gotten a dog? Now that you are a pet owner, it is important for you to pay attention to any signs that your dog may be having a seizure. Seizures could be a sign of a serious medical condition, which is why it is best for you to be able to identify them if they happen and then seek treatment for your pet from a veterinarian.
Why Does My Dog Chase Its Tail?
Just about everyone has witnessed a dog chasing his tail. It is always good for a chuckle, and this could be exactly why your dog is doing it. Often chasing his tail is just a humorous little game, but sometimes it could be a sign of something more serious. It is important to understand the underlying reason why your dog may be chasing his tail.
Why Do Dogs Like To Hoard Things?
Dogs are funny because they like to do things that remind us of ourselves. Just look into their eyes and you see a mischievous streak, just waiting for you to take the bait. One thing that many dogs love to do is to take every thing they can and hide them. This is very cute until they get hold of your car keys or your slippers.
How Wet Should My Dog’s Nose Be?
We think that our dog’s nose should be wet or dry, depending mostly on what we hear from other people. Should a dog’s nose be warm, cool, wet, dry or none of these?
Can We Housetrain An 8 Year Old Dog?
This is a question I was asked recently and of course I said, absolutely. This dog had literally been peeing and pooping in the house all its life. The elderly lady that owned it simply never took the time to housetrain her dog.
Dogs: How To Deal With Their Fears
It is possible for dogs to be afraid of the oddest things: noises, people, smells. But any part of a dog’s behaviour can be changed with time and patience, and there are techniques that will help you calm your dogs at the time they face their fear. The goal is for your dogs to eventually be around what scares them, while demonstrating little or no fear because they feel increasingly safe.