Pets & Animal
Puppy house training is one of the most important things a new dog owner needs to teach their puppy. When a dog is properly potty trained an owner's life will be made much easier. Dogs will be less likely to urinate inside and more likely to perform their business outside quickly and without re
Go to a vet with a demodectic mange problem and eight times out of ten they'll give you some Ivermectin (Ivomec) for it. It's the standard prescription drug for dogs suffering from the skin problem, and the success rate is decent for a medicine developed relatively recently. But how much d
A muscle spasm is a sudden contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles within the body. They can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and often are extremely painful. As with humans, any number of factors can cause muscle spasms in a puppy. The causes can be physical, neurological, viral or in
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a popular dog which is most often confused with many other types of dog breeds. When they are not being mistaken for a Pit Bull, which is a cousin, the dog is also confused for another distant cousin the American Staffordshire Terrier.
Fencing can help contain your dog in your yard.animal in captivity image by Ferencz Teglas from Fotolia.comIf you want your dog to be able to run freely in your yard, a good way to keep the animal safe is to install a fence. Many types of fencing are quite expensive, but there are several...
With the increased interest in natural remedies of recent years, pet owners are becoming more interested in finding natural cures and treatments for their pets. Since skin and coat issues are common in dogs, naturopathic companies have developed a few all-natural treatment options.
Your pooch has decided that your bed is her own personal sleeping paradise. The problem is, she's ruining your good night's sleep in the process and it needs to stop because you're running on empty.
If you have a long-haired dog, such as a Pomeranian or Chow-Chow, a lion cut may be a hair style your pooch can pull off. The cut -- which was created in the 17th century as a way to help dogs work in the water without being weighed down by their coats -- gets its name from the trim that leaves a l
There is a lot of information floating around out there on how to train your dog, so I thought it would be important to focus on some of the myths that I have found in my experience to simply not be true.Don't feed your dog "people" food.I never understood this one. So what if I want
Whether you recently adopted a three-legged pooch or are helping your beloved pup recover from an amputee surgery, you’ll need to help him get acclimated to his environment. Even though he’s missing a limb, he’ll be able to get around like his old self after a little practice and h
Golden Retrievers are a breed of dog that wants to obey its master, and is extremely smart. It's ability to be used as an emergency rescue dog, a guide dog, or for a hunting partner make it a breed that is often chosen by pet owners. These golden dogs are flexible and able to adapt, despite the
Feeding dogs raw food is a topic that has been hotly debated a great deal by its advocates and critics. The real issue that needs to be the topic of conversation is processed versus fresh food for dogs and not so much whether the food is raw or cooked. But because of the unique qualities that charac
If you own a pet -- especially a dog, then you have probably experienced the predicament where you left the house and came home to find a mess. This situation is actually quite common, being experienced by a great deal of animal owners. It can be quite exasperating, and you have tried dog training v
Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in the United States, the American Kennel Club reports. The dogs are gentle, family friendly, intelligent and easy to please. Originating in Canada, this sporting breed comes in the colors chocolate, yellow and black. If you are looking for a Labrad
When your dog rips up carefully placed sod or digs a crater in a well-tended yard, it is tempting to think that its actions are motivated by malice, that it is being "bad." There are many reasons why dogs dig, however, and none of them have to do with spite or destructiveness. Your dog might be see