Deciding to put your pet down is an incredibly difficult decision to make. Dr. Andy Roark offers advice on when to euthanize a pet and what's best for them.
Top 15 Child-Friendly Dog Breeds
As not all dog breeds are created equal, let's take a closer look at which dog breeds are particularly suited for the little ones.
10 Healthies Dog Breeds
All dogs can have health problems, but some breeds are less predisposed. Here is a list of 10 of the healthiest dog breeds Australian Cattle Dogs: Also known as the world’s oldest living dog. Basenji: They literally have no bark but these terriers make excellent pets in excellent health. Beagle: Sweet and energetic dogs and overall a very healthy breed. Belgian Malinois: Belgian Malinoise..Malinwa? Ok, I can pronounce it but these guys are known as the most versatile working dogs in the world.…
Top 15 smartest dog breeds
Everyone claims they have the smartest poochy around, but does their dog make the list of the smartest dog breeds? First, let’s break it down to the facts: There are three aspects of intelligence when it comes to dog breeds. First is instinctive intelligence, which refers to the dog’s ability to preform tasks it was bred to do, like herding or guarding. Second aspect of intelligence is adaptive intelligence, which refers to the dogs ability to solve problems on their own and social…
The 10 easiest dog breeds to train
If you're looking for a furry addition to the family, these breeds are at the top of our list.
Client handout: How to win the barking dog battle
Have your veterinary clients try these tips for more peaceful pooches.
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Rescuing dogs from puppy mills
I first became involved in rescuing dogs from puppy mills about 20 years ago. I made friends who had made friends with these breeders. When they had an older dog who wasn’t producing enough p…
Why Dogs Bark and Growl
Does your dog growl or bark when a stranger approaches your house or when something goes bump in the night? If so, you’re not alone Most dogs will vocalize when they are exposed to new or different situations, including strange people or animals entering their territory; being separated from their pack, mother or even your family members; or new or alarming sounds. Dogs may also bark or growl when they see prey, such as squirrels, and they may bark for attention, food or…
Tips for adopting a new puppy or kitten
Bringing a new pet into your house can be overwhelming. Tips for adopting a new puppy or kitten: Bring your new pet to the veterinarian right away.
Things to Consider before you get a Puppy or Kitten
Some of the greatest moments in life include the day we met our pets for the first time, and the day we adopted them and they came home with us. Here are 10 things to consider before bringing a new dog or cat home 1. Can you commit? Pet ownership is a long term commitment. Dogs and cats have an average life span of 10-15 years. Are you able to commit yourself to them for such a long time? Dogs require a lot…
How to Stop Dogs from Chewing
It’s no secret that dogs like to chew. In fact, chewing is a natural instinct for dogs. Similar to human babies, puppies love to chew on things while they are teething. Plus, chewing can be beneficial for older dogs because it helps keep their teeth clean and strengthens their jaws. But destructive chewing is another story. Whether it’s caused by boredom, stress, or other reasons, destructive chewing can be difficult to stop. If your dog keeps chewing on himself, your furniture, or other…
Guide to Puppy Obedience Training
Your brand-new puppy Dozer just hit your house like a tiny canine whirlwind. Earlier this week, you adopted this seven-week-old retriever mix through an...
How to Choose the Best Pet Food for Puppies
Depending on their breed, age and ultimate size, puppies have varying nutritional needs. Here are key things to know to choose the best pet food for your puppy.
Why Do Dogs Bark? Reasons Dogs Bark and How to Stop Excessive Dog Barking
Why do dogs bark? Dog barking varies according to different situations, different dog breeds and other factors. Plus, how to stop inappropriate dog barking.
Choosing the right Dog Chew & Dog Bone
No bones about it, Dogs love to chew. If you don't give your dog something to gnaw on, he'll use your shoes & furniture as chew toys. Dog chews and dog
Why Do Dogs Shred Paper?
Does your canine tear your favorite novel or your child's homework to pieces? Learn why your dog shreds paper and what you can do about it.
A Guide for Introducing Dogs to Puppies
When it comes to introducing dogs, introducing a puppy to an older dog is one of the trickiest. So, what is the best way to introduce dogs to puppies?
Dogs, Dog, Puppy training and obedience tips and tricks
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