Whether you are a first time dog owner or someone who has been surrounded by dogs all of your life, mistakes can be made that can affect your dog’s health, personality, your family’s relationship with your dog, and/or how well other people like your dog. Every year, so many dogs are returned to animal shelters, abandoned, or given up for adoption; and for many, it’s due to the fact that bad habits were unknowingly developed from the beginning.
It’s wintertime and it’s cold outside, so before you head out the door to take Fido on his daily walk, you prepare yourself with coat, hat, gloves and possibly boots…and for your dog, you grab his leash! Is that really all he needs to be safe, warm and comfortable?
Just like their humans, dogs can become overweight…again, just like humans, the weight creeps up before you even recognize that it’s happening. Before you know it, your dog is fat! Wat are you going to do about it?
Vacations! We look forward to traveling, relaxing and lots of fun for those precious few days we have freedom to go play. Taking your Best Friends can be much more fun than leaving them behind, no matter how much you like and trust your pet sitter. However, taking Rover along requires some simple preparations for a truly enjoyable vacation for everyone.
How many times have you said to your dog “Whew! You have bad doggie breath?” Maybe your dog seems to have bad breath all the time. In this respect, dogs aren’t a lot different than humans, they need their teeth brushed on a regular basis…
Because of improved healthcare, veterinarian care, better eating and exercising habits, “man” and dog are living longer now than any other period of time. And although that’s a good thing, like “man”, man’s best friend develops special needs and health issues as they age.