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Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression. Every dog owner should take steps to train their canine companion to react appropriately when guests arrive, and there are several ways to help dogs have better "company manners" when greeting guests. Socialization Is Essential Many dogs react poorly to visitors because they aren't used to being around strangers. Proper socialization and training from an early age – either from puppyhood or as soon as a dog is adopted – will help dogs learn how to behave around...

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Halloween Pet Dangers

Halloween Pet Dangers

Halloween is a season when it’s fun to be scared, but there is nothing fun about the serious dangers Halloween can present to pets. Being aware of Halloween pet dangers is essential to safeguard your furry, feathered, and scaled family members so everyone can enjoy the holiday safely and comfortably. Top Halloween Dangers for Pets Despite the fun, treats, and excitement associated with the holiday, there are surprising threats and hazards toward pets at Halloween. The most dangerous Halloween pet dangers include… Poison – Accidental poisonings are one of the top pet risks at Halloween. Most Halloween candies, including anything...

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Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Obesity is one of the most common health issues afflicting pet cats, and being overweight or obese can severely compromise the health, quality of life and even lifespan of your cat. Taking steps to help your pet shed excess pounds isn't difficult, but it does need to be done carefully to keep your cat happy and healthy. Consequences of Feline Obesity A cat that is even a few pounds overweight can suffer from poor health, and severely obese cats can face a number of devastating health issues, including… Arthritis and swollen joints Hip dysplasia and lameness Diabetes High blood pressure...

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Should Your Dog Sleep on the Bed With You?

Should Your Dog Sleep on the Bed With You?

Dogs can be great friends and loyal companions, but they don't always make the best sleeping partners. It is very common for dog owners to allow their pet in their bed – either sleeping at the foot of the bed or even underneath the covers with its head on the pillow – but is this type of sleeping arrangement best for you and your dog? Allowing Your Dog in Your Bed Whether or not your dog sleeps in your bed is a personal decision, and every dog owner will have different considerations about the best sleeping arrangements to share with...

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Why Every Dog Should Be Tagged

Why Every Dog Should Be Tagged

Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. As owners we believe that our dog sees us the same way. Yes, they are our pets and yes, they are animals, but we treat them like they are family. To take a quote from a popular Disney Movie, ‘family means nobody gets left behind.’ Losing a dog can be devastating. In case of an emergency, you need to be able to find your pet, or for other people to be able to notify you if they find your furry family member. This is why every dog should be tagged first and...

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