Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
I am sure you are aware of all the crossbreeds that are available today including probably the most famous being the labradoodle and the goldendoodle. At first glance the question is why? In most cases it is to create a breed with some favorable characteristic with others who know why. Let’s talk about a few of these mixed breed dogs and why they came about.Continue reading
Your pet is a part of your family and you want your family to be happy and healthy. Having a healthy pet will take some effort on your part. You’ll want to ensure that you follow those these 7 tips to help your pet stay healthy, happy and active.Continue reading
When you are visiting the vet it is important to decide exactly what to ask him just like you would a human doctor. Since your dog cannot tell you what’s wrong with her/him, it is up to you to voice her concerns. The next time you visit the vet for your dogs’ annual check-up be sure to ask the veterinarian the following 10 questions. We always write down questions before going to Dr. or Vet., you need to do that as you get older.Continue reading
If you are at all like me word of mouth is always a good way to find out about any type of company that is really good and offers great customer service. Well the same is true when it comes to finding a doggy day care for your best friend. Here are 6 things you should do and ask to make sure you have the right spot for your dog.Continue reading
Exercise in dogs maintains and improves muscle tone as well as burning calories to keep excess weight off. Both of these help in improving your senior dog’s quality of life. Just because your dog is a little older, it doesn’t mean that you stop exercising. The following are 6 exercise options for your senior dog.Continue reading
You should also avoid foods that contain the preservative ethoxyquin. This same ingredient is used in making tires. It’s not something that you want your dog to eat. Instead, look for natural preservatives such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, citric acid and rosemary. These natural preservatives all have antioxidant properties and are healthier for your dogContinue reading
When it comes to the question “do dogs need a backyard” the answer is simple. A backyard would be nice however you don’t need to have a yard to have a happy well cared for dog. Let’s talk about it for a few minutes.
Certain small breeds of dog’s don’t really need much in the way of a yard because they spend most of their time inside and only venture out when it is time to do their business or to catch a little bit of fresh air or sunshine. In fact a lot of small dogs just do not enjoy the outside.
Here is the age old question; why does my dog get into the stinky garbage? The answer is simple because it’s stinky to us but very much appealing to a dog. Dogs just love the smell of all that old food and everything else that could be waiting for it in a garbage bag.Continue reading
If you have had your dog since puppy-hood and he is now old and gray, clearly you have been doing something right. The most important thing to remember about keeping a dog healthy, happy and comfortable in old age is that he should have been kept healthy, happy and active in youth.Continue reading