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
Dog can’t speak to us and say could you please turn on the A/C. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t get very hot sometimes just like we do.
If you dog is panting a lot, being slow or looking down and it’s a very hot day, well your dog is possibly hot and suffering from the heat too.
Here are a few simple ways to cool down your dog and keep them cool.
Did you know that pets could get diabetes? An unhealthy diet and a lack of activity could cause your dog to develop diabetes. This condition can be treated and your dog will not develop complications as long as diabetes is diagnosed early. Here are the most common signs of diabetes in dogs.
A dog who cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin produced will end up with high blood sugar levels. This can lead to a sweet-smelling breath. If you notice that your dog’s breath has a fruity smell, you should have their blood sugar levels checked.
There are many training courses and dog training schools offering classes for people wishing to become dog trainers. Some of them are better than others. If you are looking for a trainer for you and your dog it’s usually a good idea to seek out a trainer who has certification from one of the well-known […]Continue reading
Being a dog owner is a real joy. It promises years of pleasure and companionship to owner and dog alike. But it is also a heavy responsibility and a long-term commitment. Below are eight tips on how to care for that “friend” to which you have made such a commitment.Continue reading
A stroke is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. This fact is no less true when the one having the stroke is a dog. It is difficult enough to recognize the symptoms of stroke in a human however. How much more is this true of a dog?Continue reading
Swimming can be a lot of fun for dogs. They get to cool down, chase after sticks and balls, and spend time with the family. Although swimming can be a great experience for your dog, you’ll want to keep a few water safety tips in mind.Continue reading
A friend of mine rescued a Labrador mix named Lucas.
He’s a goofball that’s always fun to play with.
But when kids pass by my friend’s house on their skates and bikes, Lucas isn’t so much fun.
He goes insane.
He’ll rush head-first to the gate, barking up a storm and even riling up the neighbour’s dogs as well.
The trouble doesn’t stop there.Continue reading
People and dogs are alike in the sense that they both are somewhat territorial. Your dog probably has a good idea of the concept of your “property” or your area of the street or neighborhood. He knows where home is, especially if he spends much time outside. If another dog walks into your front yard, your dog will likely have something to say about it. However, that doesn’t mean that your dog will understand the concept of staying in the yard. It is never easy to train your dog to stay in the yard. Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t know much about dogs.Continue reading
Dogs can bark and growl for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out why they’re barking and growling. It could be because a stranger is approaching or because they hear an unexpected noise. Dave Barry, the columnist, once said that dogs bark because a dog satellite passes over the earth and dogs have to check in with it. It does seem sometimes that dogs bark for no good reason.Continue reading