Do you ever wonder exactly what is in dry dog food? What exactly has been pressed to make those little kibbles? There will be all sorts of rubbish; bone meal, blood and fat, quite possibly coming from diseased animal carcasses. If the animal isn't actually diseased then who knows what drugs it
Barking is a dog's form of communication. It is important to recognize that dogs bark to communicate different emotions including: excitement, boredom, frustration, hunger, fear, nervousness, anger and happiness. Barking can be annoying for owners and their neighbors. By properly training your dog,
Problems may occur while training your westie for potty, but this is not your fault neither is of your pup. Westie puppies cannot hold long of their bowls and they soon have to go for potty. But you don't have to get upset. If nothing goes in the right track, just start the whole training proce
You come home one day and your golden retriever has completely destroyed your home. You see everything from chewed furniture to pee on the floor to your curtains shredded. You sulk as you clean up the mess and wonder "how can I train my golden retriever to behave when I'm not home." Y
Nothing is more exciting than adding a new puppy to the family. However, bringing the puppy home requires some responsibility and preparation. Start with a basket as the bed base. Using the basket as a frame allows for inexpensive adjustments to the bed base as the puppy grows. A puppy's bed should
Dog grooming is a vital aspect of the general upkeep of your furry friend and any dog owner who has the love of his or her dog at heart will pay better attention to the grooming of his dog. The health of our furry friends is intricately tied to their fur because the state of a dog's coat is ind
Shetland sheep dogs, or Shelties, are herding dogs that have been adopted as house pets. These loyal, bright dogs become very attached to their families and can be successful companions. When a family is adopting a Sheltie puppy, though, it's important to understand the breed and know what to expect
A number of years ago, after reading the ingredients on a can of dog food, David Letterman snidely commented that his dog "Bob" didn't pay much attention to ingredients, spending "much of his day with his nose in the toilet or the garbage."
As much as you may love your dog when they pee in the house they are no longer very lovable. If you are annoyed with cleaning up after this lovable family member, you can put an end to this problem with a little time and effort. Once you have spent the time to train your dog they can be a valuable m
Samoyed puppies are known for their fluffy white coats and piercing dark eyes. However, there may be a few other characteristics you do not know about this popular breed. For instance, do you know how often you need to groom your Samoyed, or how to make sure your Samoyed obeys your commands? While s
According to the American Kennel Club, the Siberian husky has a much thicker coat than most other breeds of dog. When grooming your husky, keep in mind it will have a "double coat" — a soft undercoat with a top "guard" coat. This insulates the dog in both cold and hot weath
Research has shown that the relationship between people and their pets is dynamic. The healing effect pets can have is shown in many ways. So, it is no surprise that many people choose to share not only their homes but their beds with their pets!
Selection of a hidden or invisible dog fence for containing your pet.All the brands on the market a Dog Fence can also be used as a cat fence.This article is geared toward the do-it-yourself-er.
Curious about what a GPS dog tracker can do for you and your pet? Wondering just how advanced the features are? Keep reading to find out...
Rabies is a virus that is rare among dogs, other domesticated animals and humans because of mandatory vaccination protocols for pets. When rabies does infect a dog, the incubation of the virus -- from the time of exposure to first symptoms -- is generally between three and eight weeks. However, acco
A good pet is like a good friend: always there to make the good times better and the bad times bearable. But what isn't any fun is picking up after our furry buddies when they're doing their business. That's why paper training is such an important skill for our four-legged pals we share the house wi
According to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, vitamins are necessary for many of chemical reactions within your dog's body. And, according to veterinarian Dr. George Obikoya, they are also required for bone growth and good vision. In total, there are 13...
Adult dogs will chew as a way to relieve stress, out of boredom or simply because an item tastes good. This chewing can turn from beneficial to destructive, especially when a curious dog begins to chew on the wood found on furniture and around the home, such as trim, house doors or even pieces of de
Malamutes are an active breed that love the outdoors and will do best with an active family. Malamutes are a cold-weather dogs with a double coat. They have a woolly undercoat and longer guard hair that is slightly oily to repel dirt, snow or ice. They shed twice a year, spring and fall. In warmer c