May 18, 2017
Why dogs eat dirt and how to stop the habit

Why Dogs Eat Dirt and How to Stop the Habit

Your dog might have engaged in some pretty strange behaviors. Sometimes when he is nauseous he eats grass, and other times he may eat your favorite shoe especially during teething. But that’s not all the strangeness you’ll see yet. Sometimes dogs eat dirt, a habit that may be a real shocker to you. But why do dogs eat dirt? In humans, the most common reason people eat dirt is a […]
May 12, 2017
Wedding with dogs

Wedding with Dogs: Things to Consider

You’ve been with your dog for a very long time she’s become a part of your life. Long before your partner came into your life, your dog was all you had for company, and the bond you formed from spending good and bad times together have made you inseparable. It only makes sense that she is part of the wedding procession and you could make her maid of honor if […]
May 4, 2017
Taking care of senior dogs

How to Care for a Senior Dog

I have brought up my Rottweiler since she was eight weeks. She has become so much part of the family that I just can’t imagine life without her, or how it used to be before she came to us. She is now four years old and I know in another six years she will turn ten and will be firmly in the senior dog category. I know six years are […]
April 27, 2017
Sleeping with Dogs

Sleeping with Dogs: Pros and Cons

So the bond between you and your dog is really tight, and you see no problem having him sleep on the same bed with you. Or maybe it’s one of your kids who loves the family dog so much that he doesn’t mind having the pet sleep on the bed instead of on the pet mattress. But, what are the pros and cons of sleeping with dogs? Having a dog […]
April 21, 2017
Reasons For and Against Euthanizing

Reasons For and Against Euthanizing

Euthanasia is the act of mercy killing a pet for various reasons. Consider a situation where your pet has cancer. You have done everything in your power to save her, but she only gets better for a while and then the symptoms come back. The cycle begins again, and it’s painful to watch your pet in pain and there is nothing you can do to help. You could put her […]
April 13, 2017
Raw Foods for Dogs

Raw Foods for Dogs

In the wild, canines hunt for game in packs, and eat the meat raw. If you have watched a documentary on wolves or wild dog you can bear witness they look healthy and well fed. In the domestic setup however, we often feed them kibble specially designed to meet their nutritional needs. But what if we just let them have what their counterparts in the wild eat? What would happen […]
May 18, 2017
Why dogs eat dirt and how to stop the habit

Why Dogs Eat Dirt and How to Stop the Habit

Your dog might have engaged in some pretty strange behaviors. Sometimes when he is nauseous he eats grass, and other times he may eat your favorite shoe especially during teething. But that’s not all the strangeness you’ll see yet. Sometimes dogs eat dirt, a habit that may be a real shocker to you. But why do dogs eat dirt? In humans, the most common reason people eat dirt is a […]
March 31, 2017

Territorial Dogs: How to Control the Behavior

Basic training helps tame a territorial dog. If your dog is in the habit of refusing to share or drop a toy, train him with the ‘drop it’ command. Offer a treat, and give it to him when he puts the toy down. If he understands the ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ commands, you can use these to make him stay in the same spot when he starts barking when the door […]
March 23, 2017

How to Stop Submissive Urination in Dogs

Ally is the most handsome dog I have ever met. I say handsome, and I’m aware that’s personification, because he had these huge brown eyes complete with long curved eyebrows that looked like a pro makeup artist had worked hard to make them pop. Ally belonged to my friend who was going on vacation, so she decided to leave him our able hands. But there was one problem; he was […]
March 16, 2017

Constipation in Dogs – Treatment and Management

If you suspect your dog is constipated, it is wise to take his temperature. Use a water-based lubricant to make the experience less painful for your dog, and insert the thermometer in his anus. If there is blockage or blood on the thermometer, or if the temperatures are extremely high, you should take the dog to the vet immediately. Most vets administer fluid under the skin to help with the […]