This article will assist you with finding a vet for the newest member of your family. One of the most important requirements in selecting a vet for your new puppy is communication.
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A dog is injured. what now? I was recently called out by the local Police on an emergency visit. A dog had been hit by a car on the highway, and a few well meaning by-standers who were trying to help could not get near him.
As a dog owner, we all want what’s best for our dog. With the newest reports about the proper diet for your dog, they should have carbohydrates, vegtables, etc., more and more dog owners are giving their dog table scraps without realizing that there are certain foods a dog should never have.
Barking, growling, howling and whining are four ways by which your pet dog tries to communicate with you. Barking is an expression of some emotion, like excitement.
Dog arthritis is one of the most common diseases that affect canines, especially large breed dogs (60-90 lbs). Just as human arthritis, dog arthritis tends to get worse with age.
Most dogs will begin to be less active and will self-exercise less as they age. Some breeds are naturally more likely to gain weight and be couch dogs rather than active pets, so it is important to help them eat only the food they need, not all that they want.
There is a large disparity between the life spans of dogs and humans. After having loved a pet and lost one, it seems unfair. The best we can do is to keep our friends as healthy as possible and “forever young.”
In the United States, pets and their owners have one thing in common: too much food and too little exercise. With nutritious dog food abundant and palatable, a common cause of pet obesity isn’t the food itself but the feeding. Many pet owners are too eager to please.
When bottle feeding your puppy, start by filling the bottles with water and then put on the nipples and invert them to see if they leak. By squeezing the bottle slightly the increased internal pressure aids in discovering leaks.
With some dogs, meals aren’t the only source of oral intake they have. Wool and other fibers, non-digestible plant material, rubber, plastic, wood, and even their own hair are just some of the things a dog may choose to ingest.