What if your dog doesn't take good care of her puppies? What makes certain dogs better mothers than others? Let's delve deeper into a dog's maternal instincts and the recipe for good parenthood.
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.
A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If it 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.
Pictures, descriptions, and videos of the five best breeds will help you choose the dog suited to guard your small herd, before you lose that favorite lamb or kid.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure out what is wrong with your dog, along with advice on when to see the vet. Simple home remedies will help you deal with your pet's hair loss.
Avoid factory farms and find dog and cat food that is produced using humane and sustainable farming methods. Learn about the diets and the quality of life of different meat animals and where you can obtain cruelty-free food for your pet.
A bleeding tail tip on a dog is often the result of a condition called "happy tail." This occurs when the dog's tail tip hits hard objects repeatedly in its surrounding environment. Find out what may have caused your dog's tail to bleed and what you can do about it.
A double merle dog is created when two dogs with the merle coat pattern are bred together. Also known as 'lethal whites,' double merles are prone to health issues. This article will delve into possible health concerns related to merle-to-merle breeding.
Does your German Shepherd puppy bite a lot? Looking for fun ways to train him to refine his biting skills and learn some inhibition? These games will be especially helpful for German Shepherds, but they can work for virtually any type of pup.
Joint issues are common in German Shepherds. Elbow dysplasia is a painful condition, especially when dogs get older, as this can seriously lessen their quality of life.
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.
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!
Are you searching for a puppy? If you are looking for an affordable dog, then be sure to check these recommendations out. We'll also talk about which places you should stay away from.
If your dog has a nasal discharge, there may be nothing to worry about. Find out what may cause the problem, when to be worried, and when to do something about a runny nose.
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.
Meaningful, mythological names for dogs from Ancient Greece. 101+ Greek goddesses and heroines names, with their stories, detailing their amazing powers and gifts; ones that every good dog can use!
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.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
Is your dog barking and whining excessively? There are chances you are unknowingly rewarding such behavior by giving attention. Learn some strategies to reduce such behaviors.
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.
Successful dog behavior modification requires the correct implementation of techniques. Familiarizing yourself with dog behavior modification techniques and terms will turn out helpful.
Understand why your dog barks and what he's trying to tell you. Knowing why dogs bark is important to the relationship we have with our K9 companions. See definitions of common barking styles, along with a visual aid for interpreting dog body language.
A dog that may bite when taking something away is a dangerous situation, especially when the biting causes damage. This is certainly something that requires intervention because if left untreated, the behavior tends to get worse rather than better.
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.
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.
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?
Not all dogs are affectionate all of the time. These five dog breeds almost always like to cuddle. These pictures, videos, and descriptions will help you choose the best dog for your family.
Is your dog sleeping excessively, not playing, and no longer interested in walks? This article will provide you with ten methods to cheer your dog up.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Why is my dog scared of going outside? There may be several reasons. Here are several exercises to help your dog overcome fear and enjoy the yard again.
If your dog is itching and scratching, learn about some natural alternatives to steroids before the problems start.
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.
Learn about the ingredients in Monistat—an inexpensive over-the-counter medicine used to treat yeast infections in humans—and how I tried to alleviate my dog's ear infection when I couldn't get to a vet.
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.
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!
Information for dog breeders whelping their first litter of puppies. From preparation to delivery: videos and instructions for whelping puppies successfully. These tools and techniques will ensure a successful whelping!
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!
Does your dog keep licking his lips or nose repeatedly? Does it look like he's just licking the air? There are several medical and behavioral causes for lip smacking—some benign and some serious.
Learn what to expect at your pet's euthanasia appointment. Understand the origin of the term ''to put to sleep'' and how the procedure is carried out.
Studies reveal a new and proven inexpensive treatment for hemangiosarcoma in dogs, a type of cancer that does not typically respond well to chemotherapy. This potent therapeutic treatment does not require a prescription and can be administered at home.
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.
At times, dogs behave in odd ways. If your dog is obsessively licking other dogs, you may wonder what's going on. Read on to find out some explanations.
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. They commonly bite, burrow, and have back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
To prevent a dog from attacking you, it's important to take some steps to stop a situation from becoming worse. There are many behaviors we may instinctively perform that can put us in very vulnerable positions when we encounter unfamiliar dogs that may potentially bite.
Here's a list of large dogs with longer average lifespans, and some tips to help you extend your dog's life expectancy. This article will help you if you're looking for a big dog to enjoy a long life with.
Finding a bit of mucus in your dog's stool is common and benign, but an excessive amount is troubling, especially if there is blood. Learn what causes mucus in dog poop and what you can do about it.
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.
Why is my dog shivering? The cause of shaking and trembling could range from excitement and feeling cold to more serious illnesses such as fever, hypoglycemia, or kidney failure.
Learn how to choose a shelter dog with tips and advice from someone who worked in a dog shelter. You'll find out what to look for and what questions to ask to help you pick the best dog or puppy for you, your family and your lifestyle.
When you first see a Papillon dog, you may dismiss them as fluffy little lightweights. Behind the scenes, Papillons rule the earth. Move over . . . Papillons pull the real strings around here.
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.
Learning how to train a dog to bark on command can come in handy. It's a cute trick that will impress family and friends and can serve as a starting point to better control your dog's barking.
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 article explores some of the dog breeds that get along best with cats. Also included in this article are tips for introducing a new dog to a cat or introducing a new cat to your dog.
If your dog's skin is turning yellow, he or she is likely seriously ill and needs to be treated correctly. Learn what exactly is going wrong, how your dog should be treated, and everything you can do at home to help them.
Your next dog's ability to get along with other pets in your home is partly determined by his prey drive. Here's a list of the best dogs with low prey drive—and a list of which breeds you might want to avoid.
Making an end-of-life decision about a beloved pet is one of the hardest parts of being a pet parent. Dr. Alinovi, of Healthy PAWsibilities, discusses how to make the decision and cope with the grief.
Obesity in pets is on the rise, but sometimes it is easy to overlook when a pet is just a bit overweight. In fact, many people are unsure of what a dog at a healthy weight looks like. Even slight excess weight puts pressure on a dog's heart and joints, so knowing when they need a diet is vital.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
In this article, we will examine the process of socializing your puppy and developing its associative skills.
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.
ACL tears are a common canine injury, affecting almost 1 million dogs a year in the USA. Surgical costs to treat this injury average $3000-3500. PRP offers a nonsurgical intervention at $550
This article is written for the border collie puppy buyer seeking a pet or companion puppy. It outlines the unique issues you should consider in choosing and training your new family member.
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.
Dogs can enjoy Christmas with their family, but safety should always be kept in mind. Human celebrations often involve dangers for pets.
Joint pain in dogs often has the same causes and treatments as our own. Learn what will help senior dogs with arthritis and how to recognize the signs of arthritis in dogs.
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.
This article explains how you can train your puppy to become used to a collar and leash and how you can positively impact its development.
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.
Find out how to correct biting, chewing, jumping, rough play, begging, barking, and digging when your dog has behavioral problems.
Is coconut oil healthy for animals? Is it even healthy for humans? Let's talk about which facts are backed by science versus those purely backed by anecdotal evidence. Here's the truth about giving coconut oil to pets.
An overview of dog pneumonia and our experience with the condition. Our three-week-old Great Dane puppy is recovering well from pneumonia now, due to antibiotics and good supportive care. Photos and videos included.
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.
Learn the best methods to teach your dog to avoid cars. Teaching them to fear cars will help prevent life-threatening accidents from occurring in the future, so be a good owner and train them now.
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.
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.
Not all introverts are alike, but if you examine your lifestyle you´ll find that these dogs are some of the best choices. Pictures, videos, and a personality description will help you decide.
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
If you are looking for a perfect companion but live in an apartment and are allergic to dogs, this list describes some of the best large, medium, and small dog breeds. Use this article to guide you in your search.
Stopping your dog from engaging in destructive behavior is accomplished by figuring out the root cause of the destructive behavior, and then fixing the situation.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs from puppyhood up to adulthood. Simple logical ways that can be used for a mal of any age.
If you're looking for a new puppy for your family or children, you will want to avoid the 10 dogs that are known to be aggressive, mean, and potentially dangerous. This article will break down the dog breeds shown to be the most aggressive, based on their results in temperament tests.
Is it a pit bull or isn't it? Is "pit bull" an actual breed or is it a type of dog? We clear that up for you right now.
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.
Dog bites do not usually come from the list of "dangerous dogs," and bites do happen a lot more often than they are reported. Find out which dogs are actually prone to bite.
An Alaskan malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan malamute is the right dog for you!
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.
Lurchers are crossbreed dogs common in the UK and Ireland. A lurcher is a sighthound (e.g greyhound, whippet etc.) crossed with a pastoral dog (e.g collie) or a terrier. Lurchers make wonderful pets!
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.