A little scratching here and there is to be expected from our canine companions, but at what point should you be concerned? If your pet’s itching, scratching and even biting himself to such an extent that he’s pulled out fur and his legs are so raw that it’s only a matter of time before he tears through his own skin, then it may be a sign of something more serious than your everyday annoying itch. Food allergies could be to blame.
Puppy school is arguably your most important responsibility as a new pup parent and is without doubt the best thing you can do for you and your puppy. By enrolling your puppy in a reputable training school, you’ll provide her with the basic tools she needs to grow into a well-behaved, sociable dog who will make your heart swell with pride and joy.
It would be great if we could always take our pets with us on holiday. It’s not always possible, however. We need to plan properly when our furbabies can’t holiday with us. That means finding someone to stay with our pets or finding great boarding facilities where our pets can stay.
Off of the top of your head, how much did you spend on pet treats last month? If you’re like a growing proportion of the US population, you spent a small fortune on yummy snacks for your dogs and cats.
A dog with a wagging tail is a dog that’s happy and content, so the story goes. Unfortunately, this story is a myth, and pet experts feel it’s important for dog guardians everywhere to realise that. Once you understand what your dog’s tail is telling you, you can better understand dog behavior.
If you’ve joined the pet raw food movement and have put your cat on a raw food diet, you may be wondering if you’ve done the right thing. Perhaps you’re still on the fence and aren’t sure which way to turn.
Pets may have shorter expected life spans than their guardians, but there remains the possibility of a guardian dying before their pet. It’s uncomfortable enough contemplating the possibility of losing a pet, let alone the reverse; but whereas the decision to euthanize an elderly or chronically ill pet is one that need only be made in some (hopefully far) distant future, pet guardians have no way of knowing when is the ‘right’ time to plan for their pets’ future without them.
Many people think that cats are untrainable; that the idea of walking a cat on a harness or teaching them to sit and give paw is the kind of dream dreamed by lunatics. The truth is that training cats is far more challenging than training dogs, but it’s not impossible. Follow these tips to train your kitten and you could be amazed by her skills.
Dog obedience training shouldn’t be seen as a way for a tyrannical human to bend their pet to their will. It’s actually an important part of strengthening the bond between dog and owner, and it will make for a happier dog overall as their new found self-control means that their guardians won’t feel they have to use rigid control to get the behavior they want out of their dogs. The best way to build this relationship is through positive reinforcement training.
The hunting instincts that drove their ancestors are plain to see in the domesticated dogs of today. Running after tennis balls brings back the thrill of the chase, but meal times are far from exciting. All most dogs look forward to is a bag of dog food with processed pellets poured into a bowl. A raw food diet for dogs is unprocessed and healthy – if you do it correctly.