Hostas, shade-loving plants that many people have in their gardens, are dangerous to dogs if ingested. The toxicity comes from saponins, a glucoside, in the plant. A dog that eats hosta plants may experience vomiting, diarrhea and depression.
Certain breeds of dogs, such as dachshunds, Lhasa apsos, basset hounds, French bulldogs, Pekingese, Pomerians, Shih Tzus, Welsh corgis and beagles, are at an increased risk for experiencing mobility problems as a result of damage to their intervertebral discs. If this happens, they could require can
Dog Owners should know the value of a dog leash. A dog leash is a great way to protect your pet from the dangers the outside world can hold.
Distilled water is used for aquariums and fish tanks. The reason distilled water is used is because of the minerals it provides for the fish. Distilled water has a low pH, which is the opposite of tap water. Buying distilled water a store can get expensive after a while, especially if you have a
Training your dog to sit is not complicated. The method you'll use to train your dog to sit is known as the "lure and reward" method. You'll lure your dog into a sitting position and then reward her right away. It's a popular method because it's successful, easy for you
Bark control devices should be viewed as tools. Just putting the tool on a dog may not be enough. Here is one tool to consider to finally get some quiet.
A do-it-yourself dog run is a setup where a dog can run in a way that gives him more exercise than your leash and collar system will. Although a dog run can take many forms, this type of dog run can be used in a place where you do not have access to fencing materials or room to create a fenced in ar
You have heard, "You are what you eat" as it relates to people, but did you know this same concept relates to dogs as well? The health of your dog's skin, coat, ears, and eyes are directly related to his diet.
Do you think of your dog as a family member and not just the family pet? You'll be happy to know that you are definitely not alone because many pet owners around the world feel as though their dog is one of the bunch. When this happens, dogs begin to become a bigger part of travel plans, family
English bulldogs are prone to some skin conditions.Bulldog anglais image by Olivier from Fotolia.comThe English bulldog is a medium-sized, compact dog with short legs and a stout body. This breed, like other bulldog varieties, has an excess of skin that results in "rolls" on the body. The...
Thinking about getting a Chihuahua?They are great little dogs as long as you can meet their needs.
Dog fashion collars may be used to get your pet dogs acquainted to being clothed. And they are also an alternative for dogs who cannot wear clothes. You see, not all dogs will wear clothing. Some may show resentment, but that can be trained. And some are just plain naughty and will chew on everythin
Dog nutrition is an important part of canine dog health. There is a saying about being what you eat, and it's true for animals as well as humans.
If you have noticed fleas on your pet the first thing you need to know is how to get rid of fleas. Read this article for some great tips on how to kill fleas, and where to get a great deal on flea control products.
Well-trained pets create for much more enjoyable companions and are better behaved around family and friends. While dogs give unconditional love, loyalty and friendship to you, you are responsible for their proper care, food and water, shelter, safety, regular veterinary care and exercise.
Dogs try to say so many things to their masters through looks, body movement and language and even by barking. If you've been feeding your dog, but he acts like he's starving, then it's a readjustment that is needed. This could be for a number of reasons. Just like when your dog yawns
When we are speaking of dog training it must be recognized that different breeds have different genetic traits that cannot be trained out of a dog. For example a German Shepherd might be more aggressive than a chocolate Lab and that will never change.
Are you suspecting your dog behaving like a cow? You can always be sure by inspecting your dog after it goes to release the feces. Occasionally, I had encountered seeing undigested grass, a blade or two, sticking onto my dog's anus after it has done so.