Puppy Training Part II–Like some of us, Puppies take time to warm up to other dogs as well as people. Make sure you allow your dog to get comfortable with everyone in the house, give her time to learn scents and recognize everyone. Smothering your dog can hinder her social development. It’s important that you instruct guest to allow the dog to sniff around them and maintain a sense of calm while the pup gets comfortable with this new person.
Dogs are like kids…they need physical and mental activities to keep them healthy and out of trouble. Lack of these things for a dog, can manifest themselves in ways such as destruction of your home (chewing on furniture, shoes, peeing in the house, etc.) and aggression towards people and other dogs. Continue reading “Why Your Dog Needs a Workout” »
I’m not saying that you won’t do those things, but it seems like those are some of the common and even cliche New Year’s resolutions. And though so many of us make them, few of us seem to keep them . . . hence the cycle starts over again each year.
How about starting some new resolutions? Ones that help the environment, your doggy, and your wallet? Continue reading “Be Resolute! Will This Be the Year…?” »
I promise I’ve been good…well, maybe I chased a few squirrels and barked at the neighbors, but that’s allowed every so often. Right? In spite of the barking and squirrel chasing, I’ve been a good doggy by trying to eliminate my environmental pawprint. There are a few things on my list though that every good eco doggy needs… Continue reading “What Every Green Dog Wants for Xmas” »
The holidays are the perfect time to get that special someone a puppy . . . but before rushing off to the pet store at the mall or researching breeders, please consider rescuing a puppy (or dog). With so many families unable to care for their four-legged family members, many sweet dogs will be in shelters who would not normally be there. Save a life this holiday season! Continue reading “Rescue & Recycle! Adopt a Dog for the Holidays” »
P&G is expanding its recall of several varieties of Iams and Eukanuba dry pet foods now to specific lots of Iams Renal Dry Cat Food. The recall also includes specialized dry pet foods that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported yet the contaminated product list is extensive and includes Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas, Eukanuba Naturally Wild, Eukanuba Pure, and Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin. All dry sizes and varieties of these products with a “best-by” date of July 1, 2010 through December 01, 2011 are included in the recall.
Schedule trips outside with your dog first thing in the morning, upon finishing a meal, after exercise and when you return home. It’s important during dog infancy to return to the same location each time. Try to maintain a schedule for feeding and bathroom excursions. And remember, accidents will occur but don’t punish your pup. Rather, be assertive and remind her/take him to the proper location.
(Article Dashboard) Which is the most nutritious low cost cat food? Can you have a nutritious and a low cost cat food? Isn’t it a bit like asking if you can have your cake and eating it, too?
The great thing is that you can.
But it doesn’t come in any can or packet. Continue reading “Question – Which Is The Most Nutritious Low Cost Cat Food, Answer – The Most Expensive!” »
(Article Dashboard) One of the most common health issues that affect dogs is known as “Hip Dysplasia.” Found in many different breeds with different levels of commonality, hip dysplasia can cause your dogs a great deal of pain, due to poor positioning of the hips that is exacerbated over the course of your dog’s life. It is not uncommon for hip dysplasia to lead to such issues as paralysis, extreme discomfort, and immobility.
How Can You Prevent Hip Dysplasia? Continue reading “How To Prevent Hip Dysplasia In Dogs, A Common Health Issue” »
(Article Trader) – Raising rabbits and caring for them can be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. Anyone who has seen a cute baby bunny and thought they would make a great pet is right – they can be interesting pets and great companions. But you should know that these cute little creatures need a lot of careful attention should you decide to befriend one and take him home. Continue reading “Raising Rabbits the Right Way to Avoid Costly Mistakes” »