Dogs + Care & Wellness

  • Using a food treat, hold the food over the dog’s nose and slowly move it up and back over the dog’s head. As the puppy follows the food with its head it will sit down. Now couple the word ‘sit’ with the action.

  • Pyrethrin insecticides are naturally derived from the Chrysanthemum (“mum”) species of flower, and pyrethroids are the synthetic, chemical equivalent versions.

  • Pythiosis is the result of being infected by a water mold called Pythium insidiosum. This organism can affect the gastrointestinal tract or the skin.

  • Each and every pet has certain needs that should be recognized and respected. Quality of life is a way to refer to and discuss the day-to-day life and lifestyle of a dog reaching the end of its life. If we can successfully meet an ailing or chronically ill dog’s basic needs, then we can feel confident that our efforts in preserving life are justified.

  • Dogs are highly social animals that make wonderful pets. They can be effective as watchdogs, are excellent companions for play and exercise, and are sources of affection and comfort. With the lifestyle and schedule of the majority of families, dogs must learn to spend a portion of the day at home, while their human family is away. Teaching your dog to relax and sleep in its crate or bed would be similar to putting your baby in its crib when its time for bedtime or a nap.

  • Dogs can do lots of things. They fetch the paper. They patrol airports for illegal substances. They guide the visually impaired safely across busy intersections. Dogs do many remarkable things for us. But they aren’t capable of doing much for themselves. Responsible dog ownership includes many responsibilities that should be taken into consideration when deciding to adopt a pet.

  • Like humans, dogs have two sets of teeth in their lifetime. There are 28 deciduous teeth, also known as their primary, baby, milk, or puppy teeth, and 42 permanent teeth, also known as their adult teeth.

  • Cryptorchidism is the medical term that refers to the failure of one or both testicles (testes) to descend into the scrotum.

  • Many dogs have no trouble adjusting to a car journey, long or short, but for others it can be a bad experience, especially if they have not been properly prepared, or their needs during the trip are neglected.

  • Dogs are great exercise partners. They are always available, they have energy to burn, and they aren’t in a bad mood from a stressful day at work. Plus, approximately 50% of American dogs are overweight and need to work off a few calories.