Many of our best friends love to collect or hoard as many toys, bones, treats and morsels of food as they can. It’s because they’re instinctively nervous.
Pulling on the leash can be a problem for many people as they take their dogs out for a walk. It’s also a problem for the dog which must be corrected.
Although the very notion may seem repulsive, Coprophagia or stool eating can be somewhat common in canines, especially puppies – but it may be a sign of something more serious.
A soothing and relaxing massage is not just for people. It has been used as a method to achieve successful rehabilitation in many animals including dogs, cats and horses.
While leash biting may seem playful, It’s extremely important to know that your dog’s behavior stems primarily from fear, overexcitement or anxiety.
If you’ve ever witnessed your dog or cat exhibiting a very odd and unusual posture such as staring off or appearing stuck in a corner while pressing the head up against a wall or door. It’s called Head Pressing.
Growling is a way for the dog to communicate any number of things including fear, anxiety, insecurity or stress. Respond accordingly and eliminate the cause.
It’s so sad to witness a dog who is considered to be “hand shy” or fearful of the human touch. Fortunately, this is not an irreparable situation.
Dog parks can provide a fun way for dogs to exercise, socialize and play with other dogs but, before venturing out, there are several very important factors to keep in mind.
Hot spots are localized bacterial infections of the skin that cause tremendous irritation, excessive itching and chewing of the localized area. They can be extremely painful.
There are many breeds of dogs that adapt well as assistance and service dogs; dogs who assist people with disabilities to live more independent and fuller lives.
Expecting our dogs to act as humans, is fairly widespread among pet owners and it is truly unfair for our dogs. It’s called Anthropomorphism.
No matter what the breed or age, all dogs need a certain amount of exercise on a daily basis.
Don’t let their size fool you, toy breeds need training just like any other breeds, as well as physical exercise, psychological challenges and boundaries to keep them safe,
Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter presents the Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest this Saturday, April 26 at the Burlington County Animal Shelter