We all know that keeping a clean house isn’t always easy—especially if you have pets. But did you know that some commonly used chemical cleaning agents are actually toxic to dogs and cats? In fact, cleansers that contain bleach, formaldehyde, isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, and phenols are especially dangerous if ingested by animals.
If you’ve been considering camping with a dog but are unsure of whether it’s a smart choice, this is the article for you. We’ll show you the pros and cons of camping with your dog so that you can make the right decision about whether you should include your canine friend in on the fun.
There are many different things that could cause your dog’s loose stool, from eating too many liver treats or too much dairy, to just not quite feeling right, but before if the issue goes on more than a day or two, make sure you are able to rule out Coccidia and Giardia.
Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior?
It’s that time of year again for many of us – dark when wake up and dark by the time we get home. With shorter days it’s definitely more of a challenge to keep our dogs fit and active, but with a little bit of creativity you can do a lot of fun exercises indoors. Here’s 10 simple & fun indoor games you can play when you can’t get outside.
We all know that exercise and the mental stimulation being outdoors play are key to keeping our dogs healthy and happy, but what should we do when it’s cold outside? When do the risks of spending time in the cold outweigh the benefits of being outdoors? Let’s take a look at the dangers associated with winter weather and how we can still safely enjoy the great outdoors with our dogs during wintertime.
Have you ever wondered if your dog’s eye boogers are normal or not? A dog’s eyes can leak and tear for many reasons, some of which are normal and some of which are not. Tear stains are unsightly, but more importantly, dog eye discharge might indicate a problem that requires vet attention.
In a world that relentlessly enforces limits, the love of a pet is a refuge for unconstrained emotion, especially for a child.
Welcoming a furry addition to a home can be a fun and exciting event. But ensuring a smooth transition for the pet – and the family – takes some preparation and work. Here are some tips from animal shelters about what to do before, during and after the adoption.
Your dog loves it when you pet him, rub his belly, and scratch behind his ears. But dogs, like humans, also love it when you give them massages. You’re probably thinking, “You want me to massage my dog? Really?” While it might seem silly, it’s actually extremely beneficial for your pup. It feels good when you get a massage, right? Well, that feeling is the same for dogs. A massage can relax her and give you another opportunity to connect and bond with your best friend. But those aren’t the only benefits.
The first few days in your home are special and critical for a pet. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Setting up some clear structure with your family for your dog will be paramount in making as smooth a transition as possible.
It’s a long-held belief that cats and water don’t mix, but is it true? If it is, why do cats hate water so much? When it comes to understanding why many cats don’t like water, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Not every kitty hates showers, and certain breeds even love to swim.