Obesity in American Pets: Epidemic Proportions?
Just as humans struggle with weight problems, 54% of our pets are also overweight. Some of the underlying issues include less activity, high calorie snacks, and low quality foods for pets. We’ll give you some tips on how to keep your pet in great shape.What New Dog Owners Need to Know About Dog Grooming Services
If you own a dog, you need to know the ins and outs of dog grooming businesses to select the best one for your buddy. Learn how to pick the right service.Chihuahua Food Tips for Teacup Chihuahua Breeders
There are many things to be considered when thinking about your beloved Chihuahua’s dietary content and eating habits. This article goes over a few things to be considered and even has a few revelations that may be shocking to you.Puppy Pampering
Leaving a dog home alone during vacation is always an ordeal for everyone involved. You need to find a trusted friend who has enough time to come over and care for your dog, make sure that said friend can cater to your dog’s specific dietary and playtime needs, you need to convince the kids that the pet will be fine on his own, and you constantly worry in the back of your head about what the house will look like when you get home. Did the dog get out enough, or are there mystery puddles somewhere in the house? Did the dog get too bored and decide that your sofa could use some “antiquing”? All this and more contributes to the desire to just bring the dog with you on vacation, which can easily present an entire new host of problems, especially if you had been planning on staying in a hotel, most of which do not allow pets.Man’s Best Friend
There’s a lot to be said for the loyalty and companionship of dogs. Even if you live with a loving family, it’s possible that nobody is as excited for you to walk through the door after a hard day’s work as your faithful pooch. You also may have noticed that when you’re sick or having a bad day, nobody goes out of their way to keep you company like a dog.Pet Theft Awareness Day Is February 14
As a pet owner, it is critical that you protect your pet from theft. There are several ways to do it, including microchipping and ID tags. We’ll discuss the statistics and several tips to keep your pet safe!Vacationing With Your Dog
Are you looking for a pet friendly vacation to enjoy with your furry friend? If so, be sure that you have a well socialized dog that will behave in new situations. Outdoor trips are usually the ones your dog would enjoy the most, but also give some thought to the hotel to be sure they will allow dogs. We’ll give you some more tips to be sure it’s a success.Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby
The dogs in our lives become as much a part of the family as our children, in fact, sometimes we consider them our babies. We pamper them, play with them and spend lots of time with them. But when you are about to bring a new human to the family, you have to consider preparing your dog for a new baby and get him used to sharing the attention.Is It Ok to Change the Name of My New Pet?
Do you have an awesome new dog or puppy with a less-than-awesome name? Each situation will be a little different, but it is possible to change the name without confusing the animal too much, if at all.Dogs Health Problems and Cancer
One of the scariest diagnoses for your dog is cancer. Dogs health problems are always difficult, but when the investigation leads to cancer, it is very stressful and emotionally draining for everyone involved. Unfortunately, cancer is fairly prevalent in dogs over ten years of age with 50% of deaths being cancer related.Following the Leader, the Leader, the Leader
Trying to relate to your dog like he is a fellow human is a common mistake dog lovers everywhere make. Though our dogs understand some words-some dogs can learn to understand more than 100 different words with enough repetition-trying to reason with your dog that urinating on the floor is bad because it will linger during your dinner party just won’t work. Dogs lack the region of the brain that humans rely on for reason.My Fluffy Tutor: Introduction Into Pet-Owner Training
He came into my life suddenly one frosty January day. He was a tiny roll of white and brown fur, helpless, tender, with a curious glitter deep into his watchful dark eyes. I saw his photo on a web-site of a local asylum for stray animals and just couldn’t leave him there.