Accidents and sudden illnesses can strike at any time, and when life throws a curve ball your way, your cat or dog need protection as much as any member of your family. Whether you’re caring for kittens, puppies or an aging cat, pet insurance can cushion the financial blow from sudden emergencies and absorb the cost of chronic conditions such as hyperthyroidism and feline diabetes.
Even when the weather is really bad, dogs still need to go out to do their business and to get their daily amount of exercise. But rain is one of the most common problems a dog owner encounters when the weather turns bad. Should you really go out in the rain? Or should you try skipping the regular walk and just play inside and quickly let your pup outside whenever he has to go potty? There is actually nothing wrong with a dog walk in the rain if done properly.
Would you walk across a hot parking lot or a snow covered field without proper protection your feet? Probably not! As vulnerable as a human foot, paws need protection, they need to be taken care of and pampered. Here are a few paw care tips to keep those little feet clean and protected.
Dogs need exercise. They need to run, they need to walk and they need to move their bodies. However, it is very easy to fall into a routine of dull walks, and see walking as a duty, rather than something to be enjoyed by both you and your dog. So what do you do if the fun stops and you and your dog seem to just be going through the motions, bored and waiting for the walk to be over?
September is on the way and the weather starts to get a bit colder, which means it’s a great time to go hiking with your dog. But wait! Have you ever tried hiking with dogs? Read this checklist before you set off for the trail.
For dogs, chewing toys are not a luxury, but a necessity. Especially for puppies, who need to gnaw to help their adult teeth break through. For adult dogs, chewing is a way to deal with stress, fight boredom, provide comfort and of course to exercise the jawbones. Toys can even help prevent dog from developing certain problem behaviors. Additionally, when dogs settle down with a chew toy, they are getting a mental workout too. They explore the world with their mouths – like when a person gets into a good book. For most dogs, though, chewing is simply just a satisfying behavior: It makes them happy! These dog chew toys tips will make chewing a lot safer for your pup.
How can it be that my dog won’t drink water? What can be wrong?
Have you also asked yourself those questions? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Under most circumstances, dogs will drink sufficiently and they will remain well hydrated with no encouragement, but sometimes our dogs just aren’t thirsty. This article may help you understand why your dog won’t drink water.
Dogs have for many years been considered “man’s best friend,” and they definitely deserved the title. The chemistry between dogs and humans is very special and the bond is very strong. But how did this bond become so strong?
Introducing dogs to each other can be quite a challenge. You never know how they will react. Will they like each other? Or will it be a complete disaster? Here are tips for ensuring the meeting goes smoothly.
Puppies are without a doubt some of the most adorable things on the planet. Parenting a new puppy, however, is no walk in the park. It can be really exciting and lots of fun, but also rather stressful, both for the puppy and for you as owner. Bringing a new puppy home takes lots of preparation, work and patience, plus a good dose of common sense. The good news is that if you do it right, it will be a wonderful experience. Read on to learn more about how to handle a new puppy.