Nov 302015
 

Coprophagia is a term which describes eating stool. Yes, you read right, eating one’s own poop. In dogs, while coprophagia appears to be purely behavioural, there are reallymany health problems that can cause or contribute to coprophagia. These disorders must first be ruled out before a basically behavioural diagnosis can be done.
Coprophagia is a frequent disorder in some young puppies, which often clears up by adulthood with effective nutrition and proper direction and supervision. There have been several answers recommended for this behavior. When left unsupervised, dogs may simply start to examine, play with, and even eat stools as a play, investigative or scavenging behavior. Because coprophagia might attract a lot of owner attention, the behavior might be further reinforced. Fortunately, your dog coprophagia can be treated. Continue reading »

Nov 252015
 

A dog is an excellent, entertaining and loyal companion. Bringing home a new puppy to join your family is undoubtedly a fun and exciting moment. When you take on this big responsibility, you’ll need to do the best job you can. Your puppy now is dependent on you for food, housing, medical care, as well as companionship. In a nutshell, you hold their very existence in your hands and they have absolute trust in your judgment. But there are sometimes issues with dogs and puppies who behave badly. How can we fix this problem? Continue reading »

Nov 182015
 

Have you ever noticed that you feel better when you’re around your canine friend? A dog is undoubtedly a wonderful friend. After a tough day, dog owners quite literally feel the love. It is really true. Enjoying great time with a dog, cat or other pet might have a positive affect on your mood as well as your health and wellbeing. House pets might be calming stress-fighters. Men and women who own a dog can also gather many psychological health benefits, for example reducing loneliness, stress, neurosis and depression. When a dog owner looks into a dog’s eyes and strokes the dog, the owner will release oxytocin, the love hormone. Besides, that petting a dog may reduce a person’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Continue reading »

Nov 162015
 

Dogs are excellent friends, so their owners really like taking them to long or short car trips. Some don’t even like going to the general store without the company of their four legged friends. In case you are one of those people who drive their pets with them, you have to protect your four-legged friend from the risky possibilities of potential car crashes or sharp turns. The recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association say that you need to secure your furry friend with dog harness for car, which attaches to safety belt on the back car seat. There are minor differences between dog car harnesses, but all of them have similar basic design with two openings for your dog’s front legs, a fastening or a fabric panel that lays on the dog’s chest; and in the back there is a buckle that clips around your dog’s shoulder muscles. This may sound inflexible, but the dog harness actually provides the dog with enough freedom to roll over, move around and lie down, while sufficiently restraining him in the case of crashes or quick stops. Continue reading »

Nov 112015
 

It is a fantastic time to get new puppy dog. They are lovely and playful, and have not yet developed all the improper habits which can be troublesome to break when your dog get older. It may be difficult to raise a new puppy, for the reason that they need lots of attention and will have some accidents, however the experience is highly gratifying at the same time. During the first month or two of your new puppy’s life, it will need some vaccinations. Dog vaccinations will keep your canine friend healthy and prevent illnesses in the future. It is far better to do get all the vaccinations your puppy need when it is still growing due to the fact there is a lot of controversy about vaccinations in adult dogs. Many vets think that actually there are too many vaccinations, while others are convinced that vaccinations should be updated every year to avoid outbreaks of preventable illness. Continue reading »

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