Hip dysplasia is, unfortunately, a common condition found in dogs that can be life-limiting. Dogs with hip dysplasia suffer chronic pain and in severe cases, they may need an operation. Understanding what hip dysplasia is will help you to find the right treatment plan for your pet.
Does your dog have a habit of pulling or tugging at the leash? This article shows you how to take control of the situation and curb the behavior permanently.
To stop a dog from sleeping on your bed, you may need to get creative. You'll need to take some baby steps to gradually wean him off your bed, while also offering some amenities to make his new bed look wonderful in comparison. This two-tiered approach can help you succeed.
You may have heard how the Indian spice turmeric has health benefits which could aid your dog, but is this true and is turmeric safe to feed to our pets? This article reveals the benefits and also the potential side-effects of turmeric and includes easy recipes for making tasty turmeric treats.
To introduce a dog to your rabbit or vice-versa, safety needs to be your top priority. Not all dogs are created equally, and whether a successful introduction is possible depends on a variety of factors such as your dog's breed and his level of training and responsiveness to you.
This article examines the lovable and courageous Affenpinscher. It provides a direct analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality traits, and general characteristics. This includes a discussion of the Affenpinscher's health concerns, grooming requirements, and nutritional needs.
When dogs move their ears back, they are communicating something, and of course, it would be helpful to know exactly what they are trying to say. So what do ears back really mean? To better understand this behavior, it helps to take a look at the context and the accompanying body language.
You may have noticed that your dog's front paws are turning out and are wondering whether this is something to be concerned about. Standing 'toe-out' can indicate a range of potential problems, but many can be easily treated, and most dogs will live a healthy life even if their feet are wonky.
If your puppy barks at dogs or people on walks, you are most likely very frustrated and wondering what you can do to stop this behavior. In general, puppies who bark at everything on walks do so as a way to manifest their internal emotions. Identifying such emotions and tackling them is important.
Find out what causes a dog to act aggressively towards another dog and how to get this behavior to stop. Here are 12 reasons why your dog is acting out.
Australian Shepherds are amazing companions and will become a priceless part of your life! But new owners should be aware of what they are “signing up for” when they bring an Aussie into their home so they can give them the care, exercise, and training that they need.
Find out how to know if your senior dog has Sundowners Syndrome (also known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction) which is a common degenerative and progressive dementia experienced by aging dogs that impairs a pup’s awareness and responsiveness to their once-normal setting.
In this article, we examine the key elements involved in efficiently potty training your puppy.
There are many dog breeds with webbed feet, and dog owners may wonder what's up with these feet. Interestingly, some dogs have more webbing than others around their toes, and this is often based on their past histories. Learn what dog breeds have webbed feet and why.
Body-handling exercises for puppies are important so that your puppy won't object when he needs to be groomed or see the vet. You want to start with your puppy early so as to inoculate good habits and create positive associations with a human's touch.
Flea infestations are one of the most challenging things that a dog owner has to deal with. This article lists the three treatments that I've found to be most effective in my own experience. I explain my reasoning and give some tips that I've picked up over the years.
Here's a look at the white German Shepherd dog. While it's a variety that mostly differs in coat color, you'll notice they were not really bred to be working dogs like some other breed variations.
A dog obsessed with playing fetch is not a pretty sight: Most likely, your dog is demanding you toss the ball over and over and isn't happy until you do. So to make your dog happy, you toss the ball and before you notice, you're soon stuck in a vicious cycle.
Sled dogs are a special breed of tail-waggers. They are smart, resilient, loyal, and love to run. Strong in body and mind, sled dogs have been around for thousands of years. This article will discuss dog sledding, mushing, the dogs themselves, and some ethical considerations regarding the activity.
If your puppy thinks he is an alpha dog, you are likely imagining all sorts of scary scenarios and wondering what to do. Relax, your pup is not going to eat you. In most cases, what looks like an alpha puppy is simply a puppy who is anxious, confused or needs some gentle guidance.
Arthritis is a common problem for older dogs. It can be a crippling condition, that detracts from a dog's quality of life and may even shorten it, but there are several things owners can do to manage arthritis and keep their pets happy and active.
A dog licking the carpet may seem like a peculiar behavior, but as we take a closer look, we will see that this behavior makes sense. Understanding dog behavior sometimes requires digging deeper into the issue and knowing whether there may be underlying medical causes at play.
Every year, as the nights grow darker, dog owners are presented with the challenge of fireworks and how to help pets cope with the loud noises and flashes of light that accompany them. Many dogs are terrified of fireworks, but there are ways to help minimise their distress.
Here are 10 good kid-friendly dogs to introduce to the family.
A dog chasing lights and shadows may seem like a cute behavior initially, but it can easily get out of hand if not tackled early. The fact is, obsessive-compulsive behaviors in dogs are not unheard of, and they can be a pain to get rid of.
It's important to prevent separation anxiety in puppies as this behavioral problem is very widespread and can be challenging to treat. There are several ways puppy owners can start their pups on the right paws by fostering their independence through simple exercises.