Why Canine Vaccinations Are Essential
Vaccination and its Important Role in a Dog’s Life
Active immunization is the introduction into the body of killed or satisfied microorganisms or their products for the purpose of stimulating the body’s defense mechanism. This concept is also applicable to other species like the dogs.
Historically the area of veterinary medicine had not yet realized the potential benefits of vaccinations. It hasn't been until recently, that veterinary experts formulated certain solutions so a ...
Adopting A Dog
Adopting a dog – puppy or adult?
Everyone is surely going to get excited when trying to adopt a dog. Truly a man’s best friend, you can rely on your pet dog in giving you company, cuddling up together and some can even guard your house. You need to review your personal lifestyle and needs when adopting a dog. It is a major decision whether or not you would choose to have a puppy or an adult as a pet. Before deciding on which dog to adopt, here is some useful information that might he ...
Canine Hip Displaysia
Your Questions on Canine Hip Dysplasia - Answered.
What is canine hip dysplasia?
Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is one of the most frustrating diseases in veterinary medicine today simply because it is so difficult to prevent and treat. CHD is a developmental disease of the bones in which the head of the thigh bone poorly fits the hip socket, causing damage to the cartilage, gradual destruction of the joint, pain and swelling. This disease should not be confused with hip arthr ...
Choosing The Best Dog Breeders
Tips in choosing the best dog breeders
Dog breeders can be found anywhere. However, buying the best-looking puppy in the pet store does not necessarily guarantee that you bought a pet with a top breed.
What are the different types of breeders? Which of them provide the best dog breeds?
1) Look for reputable breeders. Well known breeders know specific details about their specialized breed. They examine genetic diseases that are known to have physical and emotional imp ...
Dental Care For Your Dog
Taking care of your dog's teeth and gums
Clean teeth and gums are very important to the overall health of your dog. Here is some information on the most common dental problems in dogs and ways of treating them.
Common dental problems
It is very common among dogs to have gum disease. At the age of two or three, many dogs have either periodontitis or gingivitis.
The most common dental problem for canines is periodontitis, also know ...
Dog Hair Loss
Hair Loss in Dogs
Just like humans, dogs can experience hair loss. This kind of hair loss is more than the normal shedding that most dogs do. This is hair loss that occurs either all over the body, or in patches on your dog's body. With most dogs, hair loss means that there is something wrong with your dog. If you notice patchy or significant hair loss in your dog, it is important to get them to the vet so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated.
Hair loss in dogs is u ...
Dogs Have Allergies Too
When Your Dog Starts to Sneeze
There are many things that both the dogs and the dog owners could have in common. For example, both dogs and dog owners could be prone to obesity if not regulating food intake and by not exercising.
In addition, dogs and humans may also acquire diseases that results from improper dietary regimen like diabetes, heart diseases, etc.
Moreover, the most amusing thing that both dogs and humans share is the fact that they are both vulnerable ...
Fighting Flea Infestation
How to fight fleas
The natural way:
• Vacuum your home frequently and seal vacuum bags before disposing.
• Wash the bedding of your dog weekly in warm soapy water. This is where fleas usually breed.
• Bathing your pet weekly with a mild dog shampoo prevents flea invasion.
• Use cedar shampoo for your dog, and put cedar oil in their sleepi ...
Finding The Best Breed Dog For You
The Profile of a Wannabe Dog Breed
Some dog lovers spend a great deal of time choosing the right dog breed before they decide to purchase a dog. For them, the dog’s breed is one contributing factor to its value. That is why most families who decide to get a dog, they know that choosing the right breed is crucial.
Today, there are 70 million dogs in the United States but the American Kennel Club only recognizes 143 breeds of dogs. Still, with these numbers, choosing the right ...
Finding The Best Dog Accessories
People use accessories to accentuate the beauty of a certain thing. There are also times that they buy accessories in order to protect the product against harmful elements in the environment.
These concepts are also true when applied to taking care of dogs. Pet owners tend to pamper their dogs and many dog lovers even contend that buying dog accessories gives the same satisfaction as shopping for loved ones.
Today, there many dog accessories available on ...
Finding The Proper Diet For Your Dog
Proper Diet for Your Dog
The dietary regimen is an important aspect of survival. The objective of dietary management is to meet the basic nutritional requirements of the individual with proper proportions of protein, carbohydrates, and fat in a well-balanced diet that will promote optimal body weight.
Generally, these dietary regimens are employed to human beings. However, with the growing fondness to dogs, most dog owners and veterinarians recommend that dietary regimen shoul ...
Heartworms In Your Dog
Does your pet dog suffer from heartworms?
Dog heartworm is a common disease among canines in the United States. Discovered in 1856, the worms mainly live in your dog's heart and major blood vessels.
The worms, especially on worst cases, seriously impair the heart's operations. Worse, they could also clog your dog's blood vessels. These infections result in loss of body weight, chronic cough, dropsy, shortness of breath, chronic heart failure, vision disturbances, and ultimate ...
Housebreaking Your Puppy
How to Housebreak Your Puppy
Housebreaking is the most indispensable thing your puppy must learn. Common sense should tell you why. Do you want your house to stay spic and span? Handle your puppy's housebreaking well. Aside from the maintenance of your household hygiene, trained dogs are happy dogs. As creatures of habit, it's in their nature to keep schedules as pack animals. Here is how you should housebreak your puppy:
Ideal Housebreaking Age
When your puppy reache ...
Is Your Dog Fat?
Weight Problems in Dogs: Is Your Dog Fat?
Did you know that obesity is one of the greatest health risks among dogs?
Obesity is caused by excessive eating and unhealthy binges just as it is in humans. Often, this situation is triggered by some environmental factors that may lead to more problems when not controlled .
Like humans, dogs develop certain diseases when they are overweight. These diseases, if not corrected, can lead to more serious complications including dea ...
Obedience Training For Dogs
Obedience Training for Your Dog
We've all encountered them at some point. Ill-mannered dogs. We've even seen their owners yelling at them, tugging at their leashes trying to make them behave. What is sad is that you can't blame the dog for the owner's irresponsibility.
This type of behavior could have been avoided with obedience training. Obedience trainng is a platform for the dog and the owner to learn how to effectively communicate with one another.
Can you cond ...
Overview Of Dog Breeds
Overview of Different Breeds of Dogs
There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proved that mating two adult dogs of the same type would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.
If you are thinking of adopting or buyi ...
Purebred VS Mutt
The Importance of Breeds of Dogs
Dogs are considered as man’s best friend. If one decides to get a dog for a pet, one can choose either a specific breed otherwise known as pure bred or choose one that is a mixed breed or a mutt. There is not that much difference between dogs that are pure or mixed. One simply came from parents of the same breed while the other came from a family of two different breeds.
Choosing a dog depends on many things. The size of your home, how much ex ...
Selecting A Breeder
The Right Breeder
Dogs are considered as man’s best friend. Deciding to own one whether it is big or small involves a lot of responsibility. It is not just about feeding it but includes other chores such as grooming, watching its health and diet, cleaning up after it and most importantly, giving it some tender loving care. There are many places one can get a dog such as a kennel or the pet store but if one wants to get a pure bred animal, one must seek a reputable breeder to g ...
The Benefits Of Having A Dog
Need A Little Help With Your Health? Get A Dog!
Dogs are considered man's best friend. But did you know that having a dog gives you several heath benefits?
In studies done by medical professionals, dog owners benefit from their pet's presence in several ways:
1) Improved cardiovascular health - Dog owners have been proven to have blood pressure and cholesterol lower than ordinary people. These factors reduce the chance for cardiovascular diseases. Stroking a pet has lo ...
Traveling With Your Dog
On The Road With Your Dog
A lot of dogs like go on adventures, which makes travel attractive for them. This is their natural hunting instincts making them want to meet new people and explore new places. However, it may pose as a problem since taking a dog along during your travels may be inconvenient. Quite a few people are frightened of dogs and the mess that dogs make while you're traveling can be very troublesome. It should also be noted that many lodgings and transportation ...