Want to Train a Service Dog? What to Know to Choose the Right Breed for Your Needs
23 November 2016
Service dogs are more than just animal companions. When properly trained and cared for, a service dog is able to live with, travel with, and provide 24/7 assistance to their owner to help them live a more normal life, even when they are impacted by severe mobility, dexterity, or other issues. While there are many professional dog trainers who specialize in training service dogs, many people who need this type of animal often choose to handle the training themselves as a part of the bonding process.
Protect Your Dog From Sunburn All Summer Long
5 July 2016
Summer is the time of the year when everyone spends more time outside. Your dog is no exception. Did you know that your furry friend is also susceptible to sunburn? Similar to humans, for dogs a case of sunburn can be irritating and painful. Before heading outside with your pet this summer, make sure you are taking extra precautionary steps to keep them protected.
Apply a dog sunscreen any time your dog will be spending an extended period outside, even if it's just to play in the backyard.
Popular In Households And In Veterinary Clinic Waiting Rooms: Health Problems Of America's 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds
4 July 2016
Are you considering one of the American Kennel Club registration's top five most popular dog breeds in America to join your family? If so, it is essential to do a little homework before you buy. To keep up with the popularity of these breeds, there are a lot of breeders for these dogs out there, and having a discussion with a breeder about health conditions that are known to his or her specific breed before you fall in love with a puppy.
Common Household Stressors For Cats That You Can Avoid
4 July 2016
Anxious cats can have health issues such as over or under eating, excessive grooming, marking, and aggression. While you might be noticing these actions in your cat, these might actually be symptoms from other stressors within your cat's environment. Here are four things in your home that might be inadvertently stressing out your cat.
1. Not Enough Personal Space
Cats need their own space and can be territorial. If you have multiple cats, don't forget that animals like to have their own food bowls and even litter boxes.