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.
If you are feeding a pregnant or nursing dog, you should be doing it naturally. Find out why, and what you should be giving her.
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.
Is there a fishy smell lingering and does your dog now have a swollen anus? If so, your dog may have some anal gland problems. Here are some home remedies.
Does your dog come when called or is he sort of in a "mom, not right now"? state of mind. Learn the secrets to an almost perfect recall.
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.
Blue nose pit bulls are often talked about with passion and the red nose pit bull are often portrayed as rare, but what kind of dogs are they really? Here are some interesting facts.
Do you get lost on agility courses? This article will give you six tried and true memorization tips to keep you and your dog on course. Stay on course and earn more Qs!
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank or trash bin, not composted using chemicals.
Learn what submissive behaviors your dog might be showing and tips on how to stop this problem by building up his confidence. Stop this behavior before it turns into fear biting.
Pristine-looking beaches are rarely pristine these days. Sharp objects lurk underneath the sand, and the shoreline's waves bring their own brand of trouble. There's no need to ban your pooch from the beach. Here are the best tips to keep them safe.
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.
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.
Looking for a thorough, natural treatment for your dog's ear mite problem? Well, you are in the right place! Easy to follow directions and formulas for a natural approach to ear care in dogs.
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.
Poodle crossbreeds are popular for many reasons, and this list will tell you why they are popular and why some may have some serious problems.
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.
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.
Wondering if there is a natural remedy for your dog's upset stomach? Then you don't want to miss this article! Very simple and effective ways to help you manage a dog's sick tummy holistically.
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 common explanations.
Does your dog have thick, flaky skin with a musty smell? Is he/she constantly itching or scratching? It could be a yeast problem. Here are a few DIY remedies you can try at home.
Teacup dog breeds may be cute and quite irresistible, but do you know what you are actually buying? Here's a guide on raising awareness about teacup puppies and breeds.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs to pull. This article shows how to train malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
Safely protect your pet from harmful chemicals found in over-the-counter flea and tick preparations. The harmful ingredients, and the awful damage they can do are discussed, as are safe alternatives.
A diagnosis of canine epilepsy can strike fear in an owner's heart as they wonder if they will need to euthanize their precious pet. Here is insider information from a vet who lost her dog Barney to epilepsy on ways to cope.
Dogs with red or orange coats are absolutely stunning, so they deserve stunning names that are as unique as the way they look. This list offers hot, fiery, standout dog names inspired by red and orange colors as well as famous people with red hair.
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.
50 Greek goddesses and heroines, including their stories detailing their amazing powers and gifts, that every good dog can use.
Living with an aggressive dog can be very difficult, but there are ways to manage your dog's aggression.
If your dog whines, barks, or pees on the carpet when you leave, he or she may be suffering from separation anxiety.
Are English cream golden retrievers rarer, healthier, or more valuable? Is there such thing as a white golden retriever? Learn the correct information before going to a breeder.
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.
Using a serving tray is a great way to transport your dachshund to appointments and other trips to minimize lifting, which may contribute to back pain and strain.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
Recently, the Indian guardian dog "Himalayan Mastiff" was announced as endangered. Apart from this breed, many other excellent Indian dog breeds are in crisis. Here's a list of the top 10 endangered Indian dogs.
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.
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.
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.
No one should be telling you NOT to feed your dog leftovers. There are table scraps you can use to feed your dog, and others you should avoid. Read this list and find out what they are.
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.
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.
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.
Help! My dog only listens to me when I have treats! In most cases, the inappropriate use of treats is what leads to problems. No worries, there are several solutions to prevent your dog from developing an over-dependence on treats.
Do you have what it takes to own a Siberian Husky? Are you researching the breed because you are enamored with these beautiful dogs? Learn the pros and cons of owning this alluring breed which is not for everyone.
Loving purebred animals is not a crime, however doing great injustices in the name of the breed could be considered by many adoring pet owners to be a morally deplorable act. Learn where breeds come from, why we need to pay attention to what characteristics we are encouraging, and what you can do as a breeder or owner to help the problems that arise from them.
Pictures, descriptions, and videos of the five best will help you choose the dog suited to guard your small herd, before you lose that favorite lamb or kid.
If you are looking for some celestial inspiration for your new puppy's name, check out this list of over 225 choices. Whether you are an amateur astronomer or just like to gaze at the stars in the sky, you're sure to find that perfect name.
A dog aggressive dog can be trained to like other dogs. What is setting your dog off, and tips on the best ways to control this dangerous form of aggression, is detailed in this article.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Should you neuter your dog or not? There is more evidence that neutering may increase the chances for certain health disorders, yet the pet overpopulation program cannot be denied? What to do? Read what the experts say for an informed decision.
We love our dogs, but they love to roll in things that smell horrible. Here are ways to get the smell of rotten fish (and other nasty odors) out of your pet.
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.
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.
Are you thinking about getting a dog but need a breed that will fit into your apartment? These dogs are all great and can do well in a small area.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog recently had the disease.
A dog is a country family's best friend. It eats at your table and drinks from your well, and it deserves a traditional Southern namesake fit for a country hero (male or female).
This list will provide every slacker with the best five breeds of dogs able to fit his lifestyle and add value to his life. Excellent reasons are given so every slacker needs to consult here before making a choice.
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!
This is how we started our journey raising our Corgi, Parker! In this article, I'll talk about how we went about selecting a Corgi and bringing her home, and how we began her training and care.
Do you have a constipated dog? Learn potential causes and some natural home remedies. Also, learn when you should have your constipated dog see a vet.
Can your dog's sebaceous cyst be treated naturally with home remedies? Learn when it's best to try home remedies and why surgery is often the best option.
Do dogs, cats, horses, hamsters and other pets go to heaven? This Christian perspective examines the question and looks at the beliefs of both famous theologians and pastors and what the Bible has to say on the subject. Pets and heaven is a controversial subject in Christendom.
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.
Puppy play can get pretty rough at times, and sometimes owners even describe puppy play as aggressive. So is rough or aggressive play normal? Let's take a deeper look at common canine behavior.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dog breeds will help you decide which will do the best job.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure things out what is wrong with your dog, and simple home cures will help you make him feel better.
Dogs can be wonderful human companions. They have some amazing and fascinating abilities. They can also help us in many ways, such as by being assistance dogs.
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.
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.
If you like strong Indian dogs and are looking for one as a pet, you may find this list useful for making the choice. Know more about top 11 strongest and most dangerous Indian dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A gene mutation in some Labs may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
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.
Learn strategies to minimize the risk of back problems in your dog. Do your part to help your dog avoid back injury, which can be both painful and expensive.
I recently brought home a malamute puppy, and I've learned a lot about how to effectively train and care for one. I'm including tips on safety, feeding, housebreaking, training, and more.
Use common sense. Some dogs can do great outside, but you need to choose the right breed. If your dog is going to be outside, do you know what you need to provide?
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!
Are your dog's arousal levels getting a bit too high? Are your dealing with dog arousal biting, or worse, do you see the first signs of arousal causing aggression. If so, you need to intervene fast!
Looking for a dog toy that your dog won't destroy right away? Here's my list of the best toys for dogs who chew everything and which toys to avoid completely.
When you first see a Papillon dog, you may dismiss them as fluffy little lightweights. Behind the scenes, Papillons rule the earth. Move over, Illuminati -- Papillons pull the real strings around here.
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.
Dog bloat is a serious condition that can kill dogs. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and also to prevent it.
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.
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.
If your dog has a trick knee you can go to surgery or look for alternatives. Find out what else you can do.
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
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.
Study: New proven, inexpensive treatment for Hemangiosarcoma in dogs, which does not responded well to chemotherapy. This potent therapy does not require a prescription, and can be home administered.
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.
An Alaskan Malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan Malamute is the right dog for you!
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 you work all day but still want a dog, check out descriptions, videos, and pictures of these low energy breeds and find out which will suit your lifestyle.
In this exclusive interview session, Dr. Cathy Alinovi, owner of Hoofstock Veterinary Services, talks about how to care for a pregnant dog and answers the most common questions that pet parents ask her about this topic.