Training a puppy should be a fun bonding experience. However, all too often it becomes a chore. When it comes to training your puppy, try to avoid these six common mistakes. The descriptions that follow each mistake include short explanations and tips for avoiding them.
1. Not training your dog often enough.
It is very common to get excited...Read More
What is the real difference with between the $10 bag of food and a $40 bag of the same size? Actually, there can be lots of differences between the two bags. From the price tag to long term health issues, making and knowing how to make a good choice about your dog’s food is very important.
Where to begin
As a rule of thumb, the cheape...Read More
Even though most dogs today are domesticated and grow up on commercial dog food, they still have the same teeth their wild ancestors had. Dog teeth are also very similar to human teeth, with a few main differences. It is important for dog owners to learn about these differences in order to be able to keep their dog’s teeth and gums healthy...Read More
Taking your dog with you on car rides can be fun or disastrous depending on how well your dog tolerates them. When it comes to car rides, there is a growing concern about dogs riding in cars without seat belts or fasteners.
Dangers of not restraining your dog during car rides
The main concern pet owners should have about car rides is safety...Read More
Did you know that there is a organization that regulates pet food? It’s true. The organization is AAFCO, which stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. The organization is made up of volunteers from local, state, and federal levels who join together in order to set guidelines and best practices for the pet food indust...Read More
Vacation and business travel is something which often poses a big problem for pet owners. This is the time when they must find out who will take care of their pets. Since you can’t always take your pet on the road with you, a pet boarder is often a good solution. Pet boarding companies offer a caring place for pet owne...Read More
With shows such as “It’s Me or The Dog” and “Must Love Cats”, channels such as Discovery and Animal Planet obviously realize how much people love their pets. They even watch TV shows about them. And it is no wonder why. These shows are as informative as they are fun to watch.
Take the show, “It’s Me ...Read More
You probably don't even realize it, but there are many plants that might be in your backyard that could be harmful or even fatal to your pet.
Many common garden plants and wild growth can cause some serious damage to your pet’s health. The problem is that dogs and cats use their sense of smell and of taste to explore what is around...Read More
Unfortunately, humans are not the only species that get cancer. It is actually the number one killer of dogs and cats. Since your pet cannot tell you what is wrong with them, you have to be on the lookout for any signs that your pet may exhibit that may suggest they have cancer. Just as in humans, the earlier a cancer is detected, the greater th...Read More
Dogs are great, but some of their behavior is not. Here are 7 of the top behavioral problems dogs exhibit and some tips on how to stop them.
Dogs beg when they want (your) food. Even though it may be cute sometimes, it is still a bad habit. In order to get your dog to stop begging, start by not giving him any food. At first, this ...Read More
It makes sense that you would want to keep your pet’s food and water bowls clean since you keep your own food plates clean. But, is it really safe to clean your pet’s bowls the same way you clean your plates?
The short answer is yes. However, your pet’s bowls are a little different from our plates and bowls, so there are a ...Read More
As the weather starts to get warmer and draw summer closer, it is a great time to start thinking about flea and tick protection.
We will be spending more time outside with our pets in the following weeks and months. Unfortunately, what happens outside does not always stay outside. Those pesky little fleas and ticks love to hitch a ride on ou...Read More
Have you ever wondered why dogs walk in circles before they lay down? Or why they sleep so much? We have some answers.
The following is a list of the common sleeping behaviors most dogs exhibit and why they do what they do.
But first, here is a tip - Why you are trying to understand animal behavior, it really helps to think of the value ...Read More
Finding someone to take care of your lovable pet is often a tough job. Your dog is definitely a best friend to you, so you have to be cautious when selecting good companionship for your pup. Selecting the right pet sitting service is what you can do for your pets at the time of your absence. After leaving your lovable pet, y...Read More
Adopting a furry pal is always an exciting thought but with that comes along the worry of training your pet, and to be honest that is not a very good a part to think about. There are number of audio books, guides and articles available in the market about training your pet, than you would have ever think but to be honest the advice in few of tho...Read More
Sometimes it’s just not possible to bring your cat along on a work trip or when you’re visiting relatives on the other side of the country. No matter what, you need to know that there are many people that are going to help you take care of your cat once you are away. Here is how you can find them.
Ways to Contact a...Read More
NOTE: If your dog has already eaten chocolate and is exhibiting unusual behavior, call your local vet or animal hospital now. If you do not have access to one, call the ASPCA poison control line at (888) 462-4435 - a $65 fee will apply.
We have all heard that chocolate is bad for dogs and is the one food item that you sh...Read More
Many dogs are afraid of vacuum cleaners. They either try to fight it by barking and being noisy or they take flight and try to find a place to hide. But why are they so scared of vacuum cleaners and what can you do to help your dog get over this fear?
Why Vacuum Cleaners Are Scary
Put yourself in your dog’s paws for a few moments. You ...Read More
We listen to it in the car, at work, in the store, at home, and pretty much anywhere we go. Music seems to find its way into our lives pretty much everyday. Music is important to us humans. It can make us happy and relaxed.
Music and your pet
But did you know that your dog is also soothed by music? In recent years, many studies (and animal s...Read More
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have...man’s best friend. When you become a dog owner for the first time you realize what responsibility means. It can be a chore taking care of a dog. Of course, it is also a great experience and one that not many dog owners would trade for anything.
Taking care of ...Read More