We know how important the well-being of your special pet is to you. Of course, you always make sure they are vaccinated and have had their check-ups, but sometimes the unexpected happens. It could be something right in your own house. What do you do? We have put together some tips to help your pet in case of an emergency. & Read more �
Toys are more than a fun way for your baby to play - they're important tools for her training and social development. Different toys serve different purposes. For instance, toys for individual play keep her busy and happy when you're gone and give her a safe and enjoyable outlet for her energy, stress and chewing. Just remember that chew toys & Read more �
Dogs express their fear in different ways. They may bite or scratch, run and hide, tremble or even urinate when afraid. Your job is to figure out what's scaring your dog and help ease and overcome his fears.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your dog healthy, happy and out of trouble is to make sure your best friend isn't bored while you're away.
While it's true that they'll nap a good part of the time, you want to make sure that when he's awake, he has constructive, fun and challenging things to & Read more �
Puppy-proof your home
Get down on your hands and knees and look for anything that could be dangerous for a 2-year-old child and move it to a safe place. Check for electrical cords, plants, cleaning solutions, etc. Put child safety latches on any cabinets containing cleaners or chemicals.
Choose a Vet
If you don't already have a veterinarian, & Read more �
Just like new mothers and fathers baby-proof their homes, you need to puppy-proof yours. Puppies have a lot of energy and, like babies, they're too young to know what they should and shouldn't get into. You need to make your home as safe as possible for your new bundle of joy.
Collect all small and breakable objects, such as anything & Read more �
Pets often consume more calories than their bodies need. Obesity can aggravate respiratory problems, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Just a pound or two may make a difference in a pet's health, so while exercising is vital to a pet's health, watching your pet's diet and weight are just as important.
Regular brushing removes dead hair from the coat before it mats, stimulates the skin and helps distribute the natural oils, producing a healthy, shiny coat. Begin brushing at the head, working toward the tail and down the legs. Always brush in the direction of hair growth. Pay particular attention to the legs and flanks, and areas that easily & Read more �
If you're feeding your puppy a puppy specialty food (such as Authority, Blue Buffalo and Eukanuba), additional supplementation probably isn't necessary.
But, your dog's age, overall health, exercise level, environment and breed can all be factors to consider in whether or not to add supplements. So talk with your vet, who may suggest certain supplements at certain times of the & Read more �
Intestinal parasites can cause severe disease. Several canine parasites can also be spread to humans. That's why it's important to get proper diagnosis and treatment if you think your dog might have worms. Many intestinal parasites, including tapeworms, are not effectively treatable with over-the-counter dewormers. A veterinary examination, stool examination, and appropriate treatment are the best ways to keep your & Read more �