Most dogs can eat any of a number of over the counter foods and thrive. Dog foods that follow AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) regulations and are labeled as being nutritionally complete and balanced will meet the needs of “typical” pets… as long as they are healthy. But when disease strikes, over the… Continue reading Prescription Dog Food – When is it a Good Idea?
We’d like to think we have dogs all figured out, but some of their behaviors are baffling. For instance, we humans do not lie on each other’s feet, and we don’t shred paper with our mouths. So why do dogs? Thankfully, animal behaviorists and other experts have decoded some of these mysterious habits. Here, are five… Continue reading Weird Dog Behaviors Explained
Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby When you bring a new baby home, your dog will face an overwhelming number of novel sights, sounds and smells. She may find some of them upsetting, especially if she didn’t have opportunities to spend time with children as a puppy. You’ll drastically alter your daily routine, so… Continue reading Dogs and Babies
Sooner or later every dog lover returns home to find some unexpected damage inflicted by his or her dog; or, more specifically, that dog’s teeth. Although dogs make great use of their vision and sense of smell to explore the world, one of their favorite ways to take in new information is to put their… Continue reading How to Stop Your Dog’s Chewing Problem
Being cooped up inside due to the cold is no fun for humans, so imagine how difficult it is for dogs! Luckily, you can combat canine cabin fever with some simple indoor games. These activities will help keep your pup alert and mentally active all season long, and strengthen your special bond to boot. Sniff… Continue reading How to Avoid Doggy Cabin Fever
Dog parks provide a wonderful escape for both pups and their owners. Dogs can roll in the grass, follow new smells, and greet each other to their hearts’ content, while humans can meet fellow dog-lovers and look on as their pups get properly tired out. For a successful trip to your neighborhood dog park, here… Continue reading Don’t Make These Dog Park Etiquette Mistakes…