Canines have a natural gift to seek out the suffering and do what they do best: comfort and show affection unconditionally. That’s why therapy dogs have been in Boston this week…and Newtown, CT since December.
Although the very notion may seem repulsive, Coprophagia or stool eating can be somewhat common in canines, especially puppies.
When we’re out with our dogs and meet someone who also has a dog on a leash, we quite often forget that although WE may understand the encounter, our dogs do not. Too often, we bring the dogs together way too soon.
My clients often ask me about rawhide for their dogs. My advice is almost always: find an alternative chew toy. Here are several reasons why.
Cracked paw pads can, unfortunately, be a relatively common problem for dogs. It’s important to find out what’s causing the problem and treat it accordingly.
Choosing the right veterinarian is extremely important. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions – and trust your gut.
Puppies are adorable but since they are babies, they certainly need plenty of care and protection.
This holiday, don’t forget to include among your many blessings your canine and feline companions for all the unconditional love and joy they provide every day – and take every precaution to keep them safe.
Many people like to hit the hiking trail to take in the fall scenery and many times they bring along their canine companions. It’s a good fit too because dogs love the outdoors. But, you should take precautions.
It’s never too late to start to train your dog. Even a senior dog can learn something new; just make sure never to stress an older dog.
Having two or more dogs in your home doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can sometimes make life easier since the dogs can actually keep each other company.
Dogs love to eat. But if your pooch is a rapid and voracious eater and gobbles down food in record time, you need to help him/her slow down for the sake of your dog’s health.
Dehydration is a lack of water and an imbalance of electrolytes (minerals) in the body and, just as in people, it can cause very serious complications in our pets quickly.
With the number of dog bites estimated at more than 4.5 million a year, who is responsible if your dog bites someone?
Dogs love to walk, it’s natural and it’s a part of their heritage. Walking with your dog from the start will solidify your bond.