Training your dog to smell? That sounds quite strange. After all, what is the one thing that every dog is known for? Well, there are many things I suppose. Big cute eyes, being man’s best friend and stealing the trash are just a few that come to mind, but the answer is their nose. Dogs […]

Dogs that have a longer back in relation to their leg length, such as the Basset Hound and Dachshund, are more at risk of developing slipped discs. One study looked at 700 dogs of various breeds that were presented to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in the UK during a one-year period. Of these […]

How to Choose a Reputable Rescue Group

by Gayla on March 20, 2014

Volunteering for a rescue group seems like a noble idea for an animal lover. More often than not, you will be able to find a group that is close to home, or that works with the type of animal you prefer. While their intentions may be good, there are times when a rescue group simply […]

I recently attended a fun run where someone had entered the race with their dog. The dog was on a loose leash and suddenly ran in front of another entrant, causing him to stumble and almost fall. He was angry and lashed out at the dog with his foot; fortunately he didn’t connect. As a […]

Raising a litter of orphaned puppies takes quite a bit of work and plenty of dedication, but is well worth the effort. Puppies may become orphaned for many reasons. The mother may reject the litter or she may be unable to produce enough milk to keep her puppies healthy. In rare cases, puppies become orphans […]

What to Do if Your Dog Breaks a Tooth

by Gayla on March 17, 2014

Dogs with fractured or broken teeth are relatively frequent visitors to the veterinary office. In many cases, the cause of the fracture is because of the dog chewing on hard objects such as bones or rocks. Trauma or injury can also cause a dog’s tooth to become fractured or broken. Signs of a Broken Tooth […]

Meeting Loose Dogs While Walking

by Gayla on March 16, 2014

One of my Pet Hates! Dealing with a Loose Dog When Your Dog is On Leash Imagine the scene: you are walking your canine best friend on a beautiful sunny day and suddenly, you come across every dog owner’s nightmare – a loose dog. Sometimes, dogs get out of their yard or cunningly sneak their […]

Your Puppy’s First Year

by Gayla on March 14, 2014

Bringing home a new puppy is a fun and exciting time for any family. Puppies bring so much joy and laughter into a home. While you may be enjoying your time with your new friend, it is important to consider their health and well-being during the first year of their life. This period is a […]

Garden Plants That Are Dangerous for Dogs

by Gayla on March 13, 2014

Fresh fruit and vegetables that are grown in your garden may pose a serious danger to your dog as well as other pets. You may want to reconsider what you are planting in the garden, for the safety of your pets. Listed below you will find such garden vegetables and fruits: 1.    Onions and garlic […]

Bully breeds have gotten a bad rap over the past few years, but most of the information about bully breeds is based on stereotypes instead of facts. It’s not fair to bully breeds to be shunned the way they are based on a few misconceptions. It’s important that you educate yourself on bully breeds if […]