A dog killing a cat is surely something unpleasant to witness and a very unfortunate occurrence. Understanding what may have happened can be helpful, but often instinct takes over.
It is not uncommon for two dogs to fight over an owner's attention. What causes this type of issue, and how can it be solved? Learn more about dogs fighting over owners.
A doggy diaper can help with house training, females in heat, incontinent older dogs, and other short-term situations. This is what you need to consider when buying dog diapers
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure out what is wrong with your dog. Simple home cures will also help you treat hair loss.
Having a healthy weight is important for German Shepherds. They are active dogs, and to prevent health issues, you should never overfeed them. Let's look at what is considered average heights and weights for this breed.
The Cane Corso is not harder to handle than other breeds. Learn what you need to do to prevent aggression with this great breed of dog.
Pit bulls are victims of many unfounded myths and one of them is that they are all aggressive. Let's take a closer look at genetics, its role in behavior, and how this triggers dog aggression.
If your dog is shedding excessively and you are trying to control it, these five methods are sure to help.
Dogs can be wonderful human companions. They have some amazing and fascinating abilities. The animals can help us in many ways. Dog world records are impressive.
Ticks on German Shepherd dogs are a nuisance at the best of times. For humans, fortunately, ticks are pretty easy to see on the body. When your dog gets a tick, it can be hard to tell.
There are good and bad dogs in any breed. A dog's behavior all depends on how the dog is treated and trained—not its breed. I'm going to share some positive stories about Pit Bulls and show how truly heroic they can be.
What should you do if your dog ate d-Con mouse poison or Tomcat rat bait? Take her to the vet immediately! Learn how rat poison affects your dog and what the vet will do to help your dog survive.
Surprisingly, many of America’s favorite dog breeds top the list of dogs with the best sense of smell. Meet the superstars of scent and discover the amazing careers their noses lead them to.
This article gives you 10 easy recipes for homemade dog biscuits and cookies using all natural and safe ingredients that are common in the kitchen. They're safe, healthy, and delicious!
It is safe for your dog to eat fat and raw eggs, despite what you have heard. Find out what is really proven to be poison.
The exciting sport of dog agility can be played by everyone from the athlete to the handicapped. With proper training of the dog, a handler with disabilities can be competitive.
Impolite puppies can be hard to live with, and young dogs that are not taught impulse control may act rough and begin to bite. Some dogs that are not trained early may even be relinquished.
Dogs can get pinched nerves in the neck area which can be quite painful. Here, you'll find the symptoms of a pinched nerve, but keep in mind that these signs may not be obvious and it's important to see the vet right away.
Hot spots should be taken care of immediately at home. Find out how to treat a hot spot at home, what caused the red skin, and how to keep it from coming back.
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A mutation in the POMC gene may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
If you have noticed that your dog is itching from dry skin, here are a few vet-approved options to help provide him/her with some relief.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog has experienced the disease.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
Not all guards need to be large, and pictures, videos, and descriptions of the best five medium dogs will help you choose the one able to do the job.
If you work all day but still want a dog, check out these seven breeds. We'll take a look at the personality and characteristics of these low-energy, independent dog breeds. Find out which one will suit your lifestyle.
German Shepherds are susceptible to a variety of health issues—some are related to breeding practices. Learn about some of their common stomach issues.
Training an agility dog to distance is hard! This article, the second in a series, gives ideas and tips to both train and handle your dog at distance.
Sometimes vomiting is simple to treat and easy to figure out, but not always. Find out what might be wrong and what you need to do if your dog is vomiting.
If you are searching for a little breed of dog that does not bark much, check out the five best! Videos, photos, and a description of each dog will help you make the right choice.
When a pet dies, we might be overtaken by a deep sorrow that hits us harder than we expected. We might feel guilty or embarrassed for crying buckets of tears over Fido's death when we couldn't muster up a sniffle at Aunt Peggy's funeral. To heal our pain, we need to take deliberate steps to honor our animal friend.
Dogs see color differently than humans. Read on to learn what colors they do see and how smart trainers can use that knowledge to their advantage.
Are your dogs getting out of your fencing? Here are some of the ways we've modified our barbed wire fence to make it dog-proof.
Easy to follow and effective instructions on how to use first aid to treat small cuts and wounds on your dog. This is what to do when no vet is available.
All dogs are happy and fun, but are there breeds you should stay away from? Explore a list of dogs that I, personally, would not want to own and why.
Some dogs swallow objects that become trapped in their intestine. Abdominal surgery may be necessary to remove the obstruction, as it was for my dog.
You can find a drug or a combination of drugs that will keep your dog from having more seizures, but there will be side effects. Make this decision carefully.
It's the most dreaded appointment a dog owner must eventually endure, and nothing may be more disconcerting than seeing a dog in pain during euthanasia. This article explains dog euthanasia pain.
Confused by the puppy teething process? No need to be! This guide will outline the process clearly and provide some interesting, little-known facts about your pup's teeth.
Oh, you lucky dog: you've got a McNab puppy. Be ready for the ultimate puppy experience, complete with scary-smart behavior, utter happiness, high energy, tons of spunk and just enough naughtiness!
Looking for a powerful, meaningful name for your dog? Here are 50 Greek goddesses and heroines, including stories detailing their amazing powers and gifts, that every good dog can use.
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
Learn to successfully potty train your puppy or adult dog in as little as seven days. Your dog will be able to hold it until he or she is at their approved "potty spot."
This is a different sort of "What Every Agility Newbie Should Know" list. Whether you're new to the sport of dog agility or you have several Agility Champions, this odd list will have you thinking.
If your house-trained dog is pooping in your home, there are some possible explanations. Knowing these causes can help you remedy the situation and prevent further accidents.
Some dogs are outlaws—some just jump on their bikes and pretend to be. One of these names will be the perfect accessory to make your dog tough. Or, at least sound tough!
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
For dog breeders whelping their first litter of puppies. From the whelping box to delivery: videos and instructions on whelping puppies. These tools and techniques will ensure a successful whelping!
Here are 8 popular houseplants that are toxic to dogs. Know who to call if your dog eats one of these plants.
Are you looking for a cat-friendly dog? Do you want to know which breeds of dogs or cats are most likely to get along? Here's a list of five great dog breeds that like and get along with cats, a list of three dog-friendly cats, and a list of dogs that are less likely to love cats.
Your vet's office will call you when it's time to pick up the "cremains," but picking up your deceased dog's ashes is quite a difficult time that many dog owners struggle with.
Urinary problems are quite common in shepherds. We’ll discuss some tips for managing urinary infections and bladder stones in German Shepherds.
Salmon crack dog treats are called so because they are "crack" to dogs. Well known in dog training circles for helping dogs focus during training, this is a homemade, super easy dog treat!
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs to pull. This article shows how to train malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
Most people have never heard of a McNab stock dog (also known as a McNab border collie). Here's your chance to meet a very special member of this very special breed. Meet Earl the McNab.
Are you thinking about buying a German Shepherd puppy? You should definitely consider a rescue before going to a breeder. There are too many great dogs that need a nice family home.
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank, trash bin, or composted using chemicals.
If you hate your dog, confine her to a crate. Ask yourself, is incarceration better than being outside?
With proper training, Labrador Retrievers make wonderful and affectionate family pets. They get on well with children and other pets and are clever and playful.
If your dog ate a sock, consider that a dog eating socks is quite a problematic behavior, considering that sock eating in dogs may land the dog on the surgery table. Here's a brief guide on what to do
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
This article will explain the signs of canine pregnancy and teach you how to help a pregnant dog through her gestation period.
Ear infections in dogs are so common that about 16% of dogs that go into the vet are dealing with this problem. Many get better with treatment but come right back. What can you do to stop this?
Discover some pretty common reasons why your female dog is humping. You will also find simple techniques for stopping humping behavior in your dog.
Why do dogs scratch all of the time? Scratching is the number one reason why people take their dogs to the vet. This article will explain the main causes of itchy skin in dogs and what can be done.
The Abruzzese Sheepdog is an indigenous breed from central Italy, and in particular, the regions of Abruzzo and the Maremma. It is primarily bred for the protection of sheep flocks from predators such as wolves.
A pet's death is a difficult but inevitable part of being a pet owner. Learn useful tips for coping with the loss and for supporting your friends in their time of grief.
A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If a hematoma develops in a dog's spleen, removal of the organ may be necessary to prevent it from rupturing. One of my family's dogs underwent a splenectomy, or spleen removal.
Several fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, condiments, additives, and drugs are toxic to domestic pets. Some harm only dogs, others only cats, and several are poisonous to both. Following is a list of potentially problematic foods that should be kept in a safe place where a curious, inquisitive pet cannot access them and harm itself.
Small dogs make excellent companions. The only problem you might encounter would be picking out the perfect name. Here are 360+ small dog names (both male and female) to inspire you. Also included are name meanings, tips, and a video for even more inspiration.
Find out why dogs can smell bad, and learn traditional and alternative things you can do to reduce dog odor.
A personal protection dog is trained to guard you at all times. Not all dogs are suited for this job, and not all dogs should even be asked to do this job. Find out if personal protection training is right for your dog, and how to go about it.
Have you ever wondered what the most popular dog breeds in America are? Here is the top 10 list, according to the 2012 statistics from the American Kennel Club. See if your favorite dog breed is in the top 10.
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. Common in dachshunds- biting, burrowing, and back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
Some causes of vomiting can be treated at home, while others require medical attention. If your dog is otherwise healthy, try these natural, vet-approved home remedies to soothe their upset stomach.
If your dog is scratching and his feet and ears smell like corn chips, he should be helped as soon as possible. Here's how to resolve a yeast infection at home, naturally.
There is a lot of variation in the German Shepherd dog's life span. The breed is susceptible to certain health issues and weaknesses that can drastically shorten its life.
Living with an aggressive dog can be very difficult, but there are ways to manage your dog's aggression.
Here's a list of unique name ideas for dogs with multicolor coats. Discover names for dogs with masks, split faces, brindle coloring, parti and tri-color pattern coats.
There are many steps that you can take to keep your dog cool in summer. These steps are very important in order to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Do you need a dog that will work with your livestock, not chase your chickens, keep your shed free of rats, and still have time to spend with your family? Take a look at the six best choices and find out the pros and cons of each type before you make that final selection.
Helping your dog to feel happy and comfortable on a long journey isn't difficult, but it takes some preparation and a little training. Here are some tips for stress-free journeys with your dog.
So, your dog has bad teeth and you are worried about having your dog go under anesthesia. You may have heard about anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs, but is it a good option?
Even if you want to sit on a couch while your dog loses weight, these great exercise routines will help get your dog in shape and prevent the diseases associated with obesity.
If your dogs are fighting instead of just playing, you need to figure out the trigger that is causing the aggression and implement methods to help them get along.
Seeing blood in your dog's stool can be scary. If your dog is pooping blood, it's important to learn how to recognize the difference between fresh blood and digested blood in your dog's stool.
Crusts and sores on the outer ear flaps can indicate a serious problem. Find out how to recognize and treat the problems so that your dog will feel better.
A light-hearted, funny dog name can help be the best introduction of your canine friend to others. In addition, this method can pay homage to your favorite TV show, movie, song, or more! Here are 100+ funny dog names, steps to build more, and a video.
Two years without my Griffin, I'm still trying to analyze what it is about this dog that is squeezing my heart. I am torn between so many good memories and so much sadness from missing him.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dog breeds will help you decide which will do the best job.
Urine marking in dogs can be caused by a variety of factors. It's not just a trickle of urine; rather it's a form of communication. Why are dogs urine marking and what are they trying to say?
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a hardy breed that has survived at least two extermination efforts. Learn why they make good family pets in the right situation.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Smart dogs do not have to be only those listed in the popular "smart dogs" polls. If you work at it, your dog can become more intelligent.
A dog-aggressive dog can be trained to like other dogs. What might be setting your dog off is detailed in this article, along with tips on the best ways to control this dangerous form of aggression.