Advertisements Are you trying to understand what your dog is telling you? Because dogs are non-verbal, most of what they communicate is shown through their body language. Understanding dogs’ body language is essential to knowing how they are feeling and … Continue reading How to Read Your Dog’s Body Language
Advertisements The correlation between command and action are most easily grasped by younger dogs. If a partnership is asserted early on, it will likely be followed well into adulthood. This is why establishing the dynamic is preferable as soon as … Continue reading Training Your Dog Using Tone and Voice
Advertisements When it comes to introducing two dogs to one another, first impressions are important. What happens when the dogs meet will have a lasting impact on their relationship. Introductions can be a challenge, but there are ways to insure … Continue reading How to Introduce Dogs For the First Time
Advertisements Dogs have incredibly strong scent receptors. Think you have a superior snout? Well, you might take pride in your palette, but there really is no comparison. We have 6 million scent receptors. Dogs have 300 million. To put it … Continue reading Can Your Canine Smell Cancer?
Advertisements Many pet owners would agree that their dog tries to comfort them when they are feeling sad. For example, you might notice that your dog comes up to lick your face or starts whimpering when you are feeling down. … Continue reading Do Dogs Feel Empathy?
Advertisements When your dog is whining under the table at dinner, it’s tempting to give into their pleas and feed them a morsel of human food. However, many of the foods people eat can be harmful to dogs, so it’s … Continue reading 10 “People Foods” your Dog Can Safely Enjoy
Advertisements Everyone loves a good romp in the sand. This goes double for your furry friends. Dogs love being taken to the beach, and even when many beaches begin their regulation seasons, there are still some helpful tips you need to know before you enjoy your summer fun. Many beaches allow dogs on the beach during the summer; some have certain time limits, so be sure to check your local beaches for signage or go online to view their rules and regulations. Do always make sure there is an abundant amount of shade. Bringing a beach umbrella is a great … Continue reading Bringing Your Dog to the Beach: The Do’s and Don’ts
Advertisements The year is 1957. The “Space Race” is at it’s height, with both the Soviet Union and the United States of America vying for the lead. The tension is palpable all over the world, as both nations work to gain their victories. Scientists, under tremendous pressure to produce results are scrounging for ways to contribute to the cause. The Russians wanted to be the first to send a living creature into orbit around Earth. This would prove to be more complicated than either side anticipated. The scientists had many questions. Would the entry into the atmosphere disorient the astronauts? … Continue reading Laika: The Dog Who Went to Space
Advertisements If you have a dog who becomes anxious during thunderstorms, you know how stressful the experience can be. Dogs sense sound and barometric pressure differently than humans, making a thunderstorm a truly frightening experience. If your dog is prone to thunderstorm anxiety, they can cause harm to themselves or even become destructive. Fortunately, there are some ways you can help ease the anxiety your dog feels during a thunderstorm. Fear of Thunder Fear of loud noises is natural in humans and animals. But in dogs, this fear can escalate and cause even more anxiety. During a thunderstorm, your dog … Continue reading How to Comfort your Dog During a Thunderstorm
Advertisements Because of medical advancements and companion animal care, many dogs today are enjoying a long life expectancy. Unfortunately, this also means many dogs will deal with arthritis as they age. DJD (Degenerative joint disease) is the most common form of arthritis found in canines. Many of the symptoms associated with arthritis come from the pain caused by cartilage wearing down over the joints. Arthritis is best addressed with a combination of treatments rather than just one. Here are some of the best options for treatment of canine arthritis: Exercise and Weight Management Exercise is an important part of treating … Continue reading Ways to Ease Arthritis in Dogs