Pets & Animal
Which way should I go? Which ball should I choose? If I do this, this will happen and if I do that, that will happen. I can't decide.
Puppies are soooo cute aren't they. When they are brought home, we are all over them, playing with them, giving them attention, ooooing and ahing over them. We let them trot all around the house, biting on our clothes, our hands, taking whatever they want. Fast forward 6 months and generally th
If your dog is getting on in years, he or she may begin to have trouble getting around due to age-related troubles, or genetic conditions. Two such debilitating afflictions are hip dysplasia or degenerative myelopathy, but there are sadly many more. In the past, the owners of dogs that developed the
Mastiffs are not mean dogs although many might think so due to their large appearance. Because they are so large they can be imposing and therefore in need of proper training to avoid behavior problems.
If you have decided to send your puppy or dog to Dog training schools then you do need to decipher the best ones so that you can go ahead and make the most perfect of choice. Also, if you have tried your very hardest to get your puppy or dog trained and all efforts have failed then you certainly do
After much discussion - and perhaps a bit of wheedling from the kids - you have decided to bring a dog into the family. Congratulations! The addition of a dog to your home provides much love and happiness and allows you to bond with your family as you learn to care for your furry, four-footed friend
Labradors are highly intelligent and trainable.(Reference 1, pg. 102) In fact, they are often trained to hunt, track, lead the blind and work as search and rescue dogs.(Reference 2, pg. 6) Training your dog will increase your bond and provide countless hours of fun for both of you.
Whether your Shih-poo resembles a Shih-Tzu or a poodle more, you must groom it every day. Shih-poos can have straight or curly fur. Both types of fur are susceptible to tangles and matting. Tangles and matting can get out of hand on the underside of your dog. Because the fur is finer and the skin is
Prednisone is a steroid used in the treatment of a variety of canine conditions. The drug suppresses the immune system and can be used for everything from skin conditions to kidney disorders. Prednisone does have some rather serious side effects, including the increased possibility of developing dia
I have a confession to make. I don't exercise my dog as much as I should. Between work, family, and household obligations, walking the dog for an hour a day sometimes falls through the cracks. And I'm not alone. Pet ownership continues to grow among the young and single career-minded who s
Once used by Scottish shepherds, the bearded collie is now a popular family pet. The bearded collie -- or beardie -- is one of the few breeds of dogs that grow hair instead of fur. These dogs grow a long, straight coat. As a result, regular grooming is mandatory for keeping their long hair free of m
Used correctly, puppy crate training is a great way to house train a puppy or dog. BUT it's often misunderstood and used incorrectly. Follow these 7 sure-fire tips for success.
This is a statement dog trainers hear all the time from new dog owners. The more you read, the more videos you watch or the more trainers you speak with the more you will feel confused.
When summertime arrives it is time for pool parties and days at the beach. It is also the time of the year where many dogs come in contact with backyard pools, beaches, streams, lakes, and ponds. While we all want to have fun playing in the water with our pets, but everyone needs to be aware that ov
If your boxer dog is experiencing itching, swelling and irritation due to mosquito bites, then you can take various steps to relieve the symptoms. With just a few household items, your boxer will stop itching and return to its frisky, playful self. However, if you believe that the mosquito bites hav