Like in humans, vaccinations are an important part in establishing a healthy community and keeping devastating diseases at bay. With human vaccinations seeing a willful decline in the last few years what would happen if pets also went without vaccinations?
It’s always heartbreaking to meet a dog that is terrified of people or other dogs. Making sure your pet gets proper socialization is crucial in their development and will play a big role in both the animals’ and your happiness.
It’s every pet owner’s biggest fear – my pet has gone missing. Every year millions of dogs and cats are lost with many of those who aren’t found ending up in shelters or the wilderness. What are the chances you will experience a lost pet?
You’ve heard the term but what is a healthy pet community and why does it matter to you?
All over the country pet owners are neglecting to license their pets in growng numbers. How can cities and towns get residents to adhere to a law they have historically ignored?
It’s impossible to predict the personality of a dog. While a pint-sized Bichon Frise may have an enormous, over-the-top presence, a towering Great Dane could cower every time someone new walks into the room. Many different theories exist as to why this is the case, but the fact of the matter is, when you get a shy dog, you get a shy dog. You can’t change his personality. You can, however, reshape some of his problematic behaviors to help him open up and make four-legged friends. Here are a few how-to tips.
Dogs are known for eating things they’re not supposed to, whether they’re indoors or outside. This means that when you start growing new plants, they’re going to get interested in what you’re doing. To be safe, read on to know what plants to avoid as a dog owner. You could potentially save your curious pup a visit to the vet and gain more peace of mind when you slip on the gardening gloves.
Your pets are your children, and you want them to be happy and healthy. However, sometimes it’s hard to keep them in shape during the winter months, due to the weather. Like humans, pets tend to hibernate a bit more during this time.
A good rule of thumb is to pay more attention to your pet’s health if you’re paying more attention to your own — like right now, as you get in shape for the spring. This can actually motivate you to be healthier if you exercise your pet more, feed them healthier foods and get them back into a good routine. It’s going to take hard work and dedication, but if you stick to it, your pet will be in shape in no time.
Read on for five tips for getting your pet in shape this spring.
Humans have all of the advantages of modern gadgets, but pets seem to get a little left out when it comes to technology. The world of pet gear has been relegated for far too long to analog pet toys like rubber balls and plain old plastic food dishes. Well, no more! Thanks to these eight devices, your pet can get techy too.
As a dog owner — and lover — you know so much about your four-legged friends already. You have no problem potty-training a pooch, or finding the healthiest treats for them to nibble on. You’ve already got the doggie bed, the collar, the leash and a basket full of toys.
And then, there’s dog grooming.