What Bad Habits Contribute to a Dog Becoming Obese?

What Bad Habits Contribute to a Dog Becoming Obese?

Dog obesity is a serious problem that thousands of people who love dogs face. Here are some of the bad habits that have been proven to cause dog obesity. Fluid Retention Fluid retention is related to heart disease and should be treated as soon as possible to prevent other secondary health…

What is Parvo disease?

What is Parvo disease?

Parvo disease is a highly contagious viral disease that affects dogs. This is life-threatening disease which rapidly affects a dog’s body and mainly attacks the intestinal tract. This disease attacks the white blood cells of the dog and if the dog is young, the disease can cause damage to the…

Why should dogs be neutered and spayed?

Why should dogs be neutered and spayed?

To neuter or spay your dog is the best decision for the safety of your pet. Many dogs are homeless and your female dog could accidentally be impregnated or be attacked by a wandering male dog that has not been neutered. Unneutered male dogs are more aggressive than those that have been neutered.…

Two giant dog breeds that are great pets

Two giant dog breeds that are great pets

Dogs are great pets, and for thousands of years they have been domesticated. However, there are some breeds that don’t seem very friendly, and many people assume that if a dog is large it is also aggressive or unfriendly. The truth is far from this, as there are many giants dogs that are very…

Three winners of Best of Breed in Westminster Dog Show

Three winners of Best of Breed in Westminster Dog Show

The show is over and the results are in. This is the best of the best at the Westminster Dog Show in Madison Square. The excitement was on as the breeds came out and displayed their beauty. The following are the top three winners of the night. These are the best of the best in what they do. The…

Three kid-friendly dog breeds to choose to join your family

Three kid-friendly dog breeds to choose to join your family

If you are looking for a new dog for your family and you have little children, then you will have to be very careful about the breed of dog that you choose. There are many kid-friendly dog breeds to choose to join your family. The following three breeds have a reputation for being great with babies,…

The Iditarod: “The Last Great Race on Earth”

The Iditarod: “The Last Great Race on Earth”

“The Last Great Race on Earth” is what the Iditarod Race has been dubbed. The name is appropriate for this incredible quest of over 1000 miles of Alaskan trails that include frozen rivers, mountain ridges, tundra, and dense forests. To this, one must add the conditions that one might…

Dogs can be depressive too

Dogs can be depressive too

When we take a look at dogs, they always seem so happy and cheerful. It is in their nature to behave like that, because they are one of our best friends. Still we often forget that dogs have feelings too, and that they can also be depressive or sad sometimes. There are plenty of reasons why they can…

How Clean Are Processed Dog Foods

How Clean Are Processed Dog Foods

There are hundreds and thousands of commercial dog foods which are available in the market today. Many dog owners think that all brands are of same quality and they give least amount of their interest in choosing food for their pet. There are also some pet parents who do lots and lots of research…

How can you keep your dog from barking?

How can you keep your dog from barking?

When a dog is barking, he communicates with other dogs or he wants to tell you something. But, in many cases it is irrelevant and it is annoying. The solution is to keep your dog from barking. However, you should know all reasons why your dog is barking. 1. Dogs bark because they want to protect…

Interesting facts about dogs

Interesting facts about dogs

Dogs are our best friends. They are loyal and they are always there for us. Maybe because we spend a lot of time with them, we believe that we know everything about them. But, there are many unknown facts. On the other side, there are many interesting facts. • Dogs use the top part of their…

English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel

The vast majority don't have the foggiest idea about that, along with the Cocker Spaniel there was a different breed known as the English Cocker Spaniel. What's the distinction? As we can presumably figure, the two breeds used to be one, yet they veered such a great amount in appearance that…

Dog Abandoned By Owner To Have Facelift To Save His Sight

Dog Abandoned By Owner To Have Facelift To Save His Sight

Three weeks ago a shar-pei puppy that had been rescued was taken to one of the country’s best rescue pet house, the Margaret Green Animal Rescue that is located in Dorset. Warden on the street where he was very cold and evidently suffering from various ailments found the poor little thing.…

Training tips for dogs

Training tips for dogs

Training a dog is very crucial for the way you train your dog will be the way how the dog behaves around others. In this article, we give you some tips which will help you in training your pet dog. You should start training a dog while it’s a puppy. It vital you start at an early age because…

Proper diet for dogs

Proper diet for dogs

Dogs become an essential part of our life once we choose to bring home a dog. While saying this, the health of the dog also plays an important role on how the dog will grow up. Here, we give you foods which you can feed your dog to let it have a healthy life. Bones: Bones are every dog's treat…

Smelly Dogs’ Problems

Smelly Dogs’ Problems

When dogs spend a lot of time outside, they smell bad. At least many of them. In many cases, all you need to do is to give him a warm bath. But, if this doesn’t solve the problem, the cause may be more serious. Usually, it is a sign of a health issue. According to Mark J. Stickney, from…

Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Dogs like their owners, so they are attached to them. Some dogs may have separation anxiety. This means that they are sad or even depressed when an owner leave them home alone. Those dogs show signs of: destruction, vocalization and distress behavior. They show these symptoms when the owner is…

Top three Dog Gift Ideas For New Dog Owners

Top three Dog Gift Ideas For New Dog Owners

A considerate dog present for a new dog owner is usually warmly appreciated. Surely all of us have a friend who's adding this new canine member to their family. To recognize their new dog with a present will surely help make the owner delighted. The gift doesn't need to be costly - it is the…

How to prepare your dog for a new family member – a cat?

How to prepare your dog for a new family member – a cat?

You can often hear people saying that dogs and cats hate each other. Of course it is sometimes true, but it usually depends on so many things. That’s why in case you want to bring a cat into your family, you have to make some preparations. When it comes to cat and a dog, they can actually get…

Living with a dog

Living with a dog

When you get a dog, you are not just getting a pet, you get one of the most loyal friends in the world. But you need to know that dog is not a toy and that even though you will have the time of your life, there are some obligations and responsibilities you cannot neglect. You need to make sure that…

Doga

Doga

Yoga is very important for humans. It offers many health benefits. Now, we have yoga for dogs. It is called Doga. This is the best way to exercise with your dog, while you listen to a music you like in the background. Many people are using yoga and doga every day. If you want to try or to start, it…

Dogs Will Be Dogs

Dogs Will Be Dogs

In Arkansas a four-year-old dog was on the loose in the owner’s home. The owner was gone for a while, and, for some reason, the dog decided to tear the entire place apart. The dog chewed up the furniture, included the television, Clothes, food that was left out, and any other item that was…

Common diseases affecting dogs

Common diseases affecting dogs

Dogs if not well taken care of are vulnerable to various diseases. One of the most common diseases affecting American dogs is Allergic Dermatitis. This is a skin condition in dogs that is characterized by frequent scratching or licking by the dog. Another disease affecting many dogs is Arthritis and…

Human foods your dog shouldn’t eat

Human foods your dog shouldn’t eat

Dogs are sweet and cute, and when they see you eating something, they will manipulate you with their puppy eyes to give them anything they want. We understand that, but if you want to keep your dog healthy and alive, there are some rules you must obey. Chocolate is one of the things you cannot give…

Pet Health care - There's No other Job like This

Pet Health care - There's No other Job like This

"Pets are such flexible buddies, they ask no queries and they simply pass no criticisms" as confined by George Eliot about pet animals. Animals often give in return the love that their luxury in it by demonstrating types forms of affection such as hickeys, licking and even love-bites.…

Is your dog happy?

Is your dog happy?

If you want to be a good pet owner, you must know your dog well. In order to achieve this, you must pay attention to his body language. Luckily, there is some advice that will help you. Alert. When your dog is alert he looks focused and intense. His ears are up and he stands upright. His mouth is…

What to do if your dog is afraid of storms

What to do if your dog is afraid of storms

Maybe it sounds funny, but some dogs are afraid of storms, especially of thundering. I know from my personal experience, because my dog is one of them. Storm phobia is rare, but it is something that you should solve. Veterinarians still don’t know what is triggering that fear, but many of them…

German shepherd

German shepherd

You've seen this breed in a lot of movies, especially in the action movies, where they are usually helping the police. If you look at them, you will probably think that they are maybe aggressive, not too friendly. The question is, how well do you know them? We are not going to lie to you by…

Things to Know when Keeping Dogs

Things to Know when Keeping Dogs

Having a Pet can be a rather wonderful thing, especially if you are looking for companionship in your daily life. Dogs are known to make very good pets. However, if you plan on keeping a dog anytime soon, there are a number of important things that you need to be aware of, first. Ensure enough Space…

The right food for your dog

The right food for your dog

The proper food is very important for your dog or a puppy. Dogs get all needed nutrients from food, so you should pay attention to the kind of food you are giving to them. Although, many of you like to cook and prepare meals for your pet, it is a much better option to use commercial dog food. It is…

Is it Healthy To Kiss Your Dog?

Is it Healthy To Kiss Your Dog?

When you have a pet, doesn't matter if it's a cat or dog or anyone else, we have a constant desire to cuddle and kiss them, because they are so adorable. The question is, is it healthy to kiss them or not ? Most of us do it, especially when we come home from work, tired, and we just want to…

How to train your dog

How to train your dog

The first thing you must know, is that training your dog is very hard and it requires a lot of time. You can take your pet to the dog trainers, but it can be expensive and when you are training him, it can be fun. Depending of your puppy, you will have to start the training at a certain time of his…

What Type of Food is Healthiest for dogs?

What Type of Food is Healthiest for dogs?

Various aspects have a huge impact on health of the dogs and take advantage of opportunities which are unique and which enable a person to enhance the health of their dogs and even enhance their life span. Two very significant factors which can be looked into while seeking for improving health of…

Bitten by your own dog

Bitten by your own dog

If that happens, you are usually in shock, denial, disappointed in them. Dog is one of the most faithful and kind animals, so if he does something like that, you will probably be very sad. When this situation happens, a lot of owners want to give up their dogs, leave them somewhere or give them to…

Iditarod Mushers Begin Sled-Dog Race Through Alaska Wilderness

Iditarod Mushers Begin Sled-Dog Race Through Alaska Wilderness

On Monday marked the beginning of the annual Sled-Dog Race through the wilderness of Alaska and mushers from all over world gathered at Alaska so as to take part in it. This year’s event saw the mushers start off from Fairbanks, a route which has never been used before in the race, in sub zero…

The Underground Dogs-for-Drugs Trade

The Underground Dogs-for-Drugs Trade

There is one story which failed to make headlines last week with all the bad things that were going on last week and it’s about dogs being traded for drugs. Over the past few months there has been an increase in the number of dogs which are disappearing and the reason behind it might just…

Dalmatian dog

Dalmatian dog

The Dalmatian dog comes from area in Croatia, called Dalmatia. It is a big breed of dog, unique for its coat. White fur with black spots. In history, this dog was used as a carriage dog, but today it is a family pet. The Dalmatian dog is known for its stamina and endurance. According to the American…

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt An Adult Dog

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt An Adult Dog

Adult dogs are always up for adoption at most of the animal shelters around the world, and if you have been thinking of getting a house pet, you can consider getting these older pooches home. Here are the top reasons to adopt an older dog. Adult dogs are good at learning Don’t believe in the…

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog that can be categorized as a medium or large dog. These dogs are known as ‘’Butcher dogs’’, because they were used in livestock herding and they pull carts with meat. Until the middle of the 19th century, they were used for those…

Things to Know before Purchasing a Dog

Things to Know before Purchasing a Dog

There can be few things that are better than owning a dog at home, especially if you live all on your own and could do with some companionship. Buying a dog can be done at any point of time, but there are a number of important points which you need to keep in mind to know that you have made a good…

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8 Tests for Your 8 Week-Old Puppy to Determine Intelligence and Temperament

No matter how adorable your puppies are, they need to undergo tests so you can determine their intelligence and temperament. Like humans, dogs behave based on their genetics and the environment. There are breeds that are relatively shy and timid and some that are extremely curious. Some breeds can…

What is Kennel Cough in Dogs - Prevention and Cure

Kennel cough is a condition in dogs characterized by a number of symptoms like liquid nasal discharge, continuous coughing, and retching. Illness, eye discharge, runny nose, and discomfort in many other forms are also evident in dogs with kennel cough. Kennel cough is an infectious canine…

Do dogs’ teeth need cleaning yearly?

Why do dogs need teeth cleaning? The concept of professional dental cleaning is new to most of us. But once you know it’s important, you can protect your pet from suffering various oral health issues such as, gum disease, plaque, tooth loss, and pain from abscesses. Cleaning your dog’s…

Three Little Dogs that don’t shed

Having pets, especially dogs, need to be carefully considered by the entire family. Whether to have a dog join the family is one decision, and choosing the right type of dog for your home is another. Is anyone in the family allergic to dog hair or dander? There are some dog breeds that don’t…

What to do if you find a stray dog

There are many people who find a stray dog and really just don’t know what to do. Sometimes they may think that if the dog has strayed from their home that the owner must have not cared enough to take care of the dog but that is not always the truth. If you have found a stray dog, there are…

The Mexican Hairless Dog

The Mexican hairless dog, Xoloitzcuintle or Xolo is a breed of dog that is hairless. This breed has many different sizes - miniature, toy, and standard size. They have many types of coats too. This breed can range in weight from about 10 pounds to 50 pounds. The Mexican hairless dog looks very…

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Is your cat happy?

Although we like our furry friends-cats, they are not expressive as dogs, so we can never be sure if they are really happy. We know that you can please them by feeding them, playing with them and of course cuddle with them, but still they will rarely show you the same amount of happiness and joy…

Adopting Rabbit as a House Pet

Domestic rabbits can turn out to be excellent pets. However, before adding rabbit into your family, it is wise to research thoroughly. This in turn will help you to understand the pros and cons of different pets. Rabbits are very quiet in nature. This is highly beneficial compared to a barking dog.…

How to train a dog so you can…

In order to transport your dog somewhere, you will have to use a car. However, dogs are afraid of cars and motorized vehicles. This means that they will refuse to go inside a car. But, you can train him. If you want to train an older dog, you will need a lot of time and in many cases it is…

The benefits of pet ownership…

Dogs and other animals have several benefits for your kid. They are linked to help with poor immune function, allergies and depression. Pets can also help to healthy children. They can help them in preventing allergies, becoming social outcasts and increasing weight. If you are a parent, these are…

Make Pet friendly Home for…

People love animals and keep them as their pet for entertainment or protection .Buying a Pet is easy but providing it a home like atmosphere is a very difficult task. But remember that, if you love your pet then you must give it a pet friendly atmosphere where it can feel like home. For example,…

Take care of a pet on a budget

Having a dog or a cat isn’t cheap. You must afford many new items that your pet need and you must modify your home so it is safe for your pet. All of these increase the monthly expenses. According to several studies, pet owners spend from $150 up to $400 each month on their dog. If we add a…

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