If you've ever adopted a puppy, you've likely been told about the importance of socialization – allowing your puppy to spend positive time with other dogs and people. Many experts consider puppy socialization an essential first step toward the development of a healthy dog/owner relationship.
Bright eyes, a wagging tail, and a boundless enthusiasm for life are just some of the signs of a happy, healthy dog. But did you know that your dog's skin and coat can also provide a window into his health and happiness? Let's explore what they can tell you about how he's feeling.
One of the greatest responsibilities we have as dog owners is choosing the right food for our pets. There are a lot of considerations: meals need to be digestible, palatable, and must provide a wide range of nutrients. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your dog is receiving everything he needs in a food to keep him in optimum condition is to adopt a revolving diet.
Hairballs are familiar yet unpleasant sights for most cat owners. Ugly clumps of fur mixed with your cat's digestive fluids, hairballs are not just a nuisance to clean up, but also might mean a serious health issue for your cat.
Most cats will suffer from hairballs at some point in their lives, but it's important to know what's normal and what's not.
"A trained dog is a happy dog," as the saying goes. Well-trained dogs are a joy to have around, and are welcome almost anywhere because they know how to behave around people and other dogs.
As winter sets in, out from our closets come scarves, mittens and woolen hats. But what about our furry friends?
While a dog's natural coat provides some protection from the weather, he still gets cold.