Pets & Animal
Dogs love the outdoors, or at least the ones I know. The point is, dog breeders and owners enjoy taking their dogs on outdoor activities and these activities involve a trip to the park, playground, or beach and even on climbing and boating expeditions. Some breed of dogs loves the water such as Labr
Is your dog putting on 'winter weight'? It could be a lack of exercise, it could be more treats, or a heavy dose of leftovers available at the house. We will discuss the right way to feed your dog and keep him healthy in the winter months.
With the little messes and the odd chewing that goes with having a dog, these tend to maximized with a huge dog inside your home. Many pet owners shudder at the thought of their pet living outdoors, but if you provide the right kind of doghouse your big darling can be safe, warm and dry.
Performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, on your puppy can be a frightening experience. It is important to remain calm and first access if your puppy requires this procedure. Administer CPR on your drowning puppy only if you cannot see or hear any heartbeat and if she has stopped breath
Learning how to stop a biting dog can be a challenge. However, it is necessary to teach your dog how to control his biting or it can quickly and easily turn into a serious problem. To stop a biting dog you must first know why he bites.
There are two important reasons for training your puppy not to bark. Puppies have a bark unique to them, a demand for attention and play. If ignored or rewarded, such barks will become incessant and annoying. Even more importantly, training your puppy not to bark is an ideal way to establish your au
Training any dog is a challenge, especially when your dog is young, rowdy and full of energy. Training a deaf dog is even harder: How will he hear your commands? So it may seem as if training a deaf and rowdy dog would be nearly impossible. The good news is with a little extra creativity, training a
You have a lot to accomplish before your dog has her puppies. She must have the healthiest diet you can provide and you should take her to the vet regularly to ensure that the pregnancy is progressing normally. You also need to prepare a place for your dog to have her puppies, learn all you can abou
Dalmatians are large, long-legged dogs that are known for the distinctive black spots on their otherwise white bodies. The tradition of the dalmatian at the fire station goes back to the times when fire wagons were drawn by horses, but it continues to this day. Today, the dalmatian is an easily reco
Regular grooming, including brushing, combing, nail trimming and ear & teeth cleaning, will keep your dog clean, attractive and healthy. If you learn to groom your dog yourself, you can also save hundreds of dollars a year while you build a lasting bond between you and your pet.
When a you bring home a puppy, or a very young dog, you should understand that there is a lot of training to be done. This cute little animal does not have habits that need to be learned. You can think of them as having a blank mind upon which you are responsible for teaching the do's and don&a
Omega fatty acids play essential roles in many of your dog's metabolic processes. They improve immune, cellular and neurological function. Dogs must get omega-6 from their diet, says Dr. T.J. Dunn, Jr., of ThePetCenter.com. They can manufacture omega-3, another essential fatty acid, from the dietary
Coming on the scene in 1908 in the United States for the All Alaska Sweepstakes Dog Sled Race, the Siberian husky has a genetic fingerprint that is closer to the wolf than any other dog, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Since the Siberian husky was bred to be a working dog, and
Many dogs, in particular large and giant breed dogs, have the tendency to develop hip problems. These problems are often recognized during the critical stages of a puppy's growth. However, hip problems may technically develop during any life stage, demonstrating a preference for obese dogs and senio
Canine bladder stones can haver serious side affects if left untreated.dog image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comBladder stones, or uroliths, which result when calcium and salt form lumps in a dog's bladder, can cause serious problems for canines. When these lumps occur, the urethra can...
Mange is a skin irritation that stems from mites digging into a dog's skin to suck blood, eat dead skin cells and lay eggs. These mites cause intense itching, scabby skin and hair loss. Although mange mites can attack any warm-blooded animal, they are seen most often in dogs. Miticides that are used
While raising him, you teach your German Shepherd what is and what is not acceptable behavior. This is different in each family. In one family, for example, nobody minds if the dog sleeps on the couch or is present during dinner, while in others this is not permitted.