This is a must read if you or someone you know has a puppy. This tip ensures that your dog gets a great start in being obedient. New puppy owners often make the mistake of spending little or no time thinking about how or what they will teach their new puppy. A puppy needs nutritious food and a safe, warm place to live, but another equally powerful and important biological necessity is the need for a strong pack leader. Be the Pack Leader Puppies are naturally hard-wired … [Read more...] about The Secret To Getting A Puppy To Behave
Feeding your dog ice cream seems innocent enough, but... Milk and Other Dairy Products On a hot day, it may be tempting to share your ice cream cone with your dog. But if your dog could, it would thank you for not doing so. Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive upset as well as set up food allergies (which often manifest as itchiness). Source: Pets -WebMD Photo Source: Gilbert Parker … [Read more...] about Is Ice Cream Dangerous for Your Dog?
This is a one-of-a-kind dog video that went viral for that reason, and because it's so darn funny. Cooper and Daisy are sibling dogs who have just gone through the drive-up window at McDonald's with their mom. She ordered a vanilla ice cream cone for them to share, so now comes the tough part - making sure they mind their dog manners and do so appropriately. Click the link below to see what happens! … [Read more...] about 2 Dogs Show The World How To Share Ice Cream (VIDEO)
A puppy's death uncovers horrible living conditions for hundreds of others. CANTON, Ga. — A Georgia woman has been charged with more than 250 counts of animal cruelty after hundreds of puppies were seized from her business in rural Cherokee County. Joy Wise, owner of Heavenly Kennels near Cumming, Ga., faces 264 counts of animal cruelty after Cherokee County marshals took 357 dogs Tuesday from her property, authorities said. Officials found the animals living in their own feces without … [Read more...] about 350 Dogs Saved from Puppy Mill
It's not something most of us dog lovers think about, but conflict sometimes comes with the territory of owning a dog. More and more, we relate to our four legged friends as family members and kids; therefore, it's natural to experience the same kinds of relationship issues that come up between human beings. Dr. Joel Gavriele-Gold is not a cat person. The walls of the 73-year-old psychologist’s Upper West Side office are decorated with paintings of dogs, including one of Rin Tin Tin. On … [Read more...] about Do You Need Relationship Therapy With Your Dog?
Here are three proactive steps to take with your dog to prevent life-threatening illness and injury: 1. Keep Your Pet's Environment Climate Controlled Increased temperatures associated with summer create a variety of health risks for pets. Cats and dogs rid their bodies of heat primarily through their respiratory tracts (trachea and lungs). Some heat is lost through the skin, but pets lack the ability to sweat like people. Therefore, most pets can't easily acclimate themselves to hot or … [Read more...] about 3 Keys to Your Dog’s Safety This Summer