Learn about the 5 risk factors that make some dogs more vulnerable: congenital defects or underlying respiratory problems; not being acclimated to hot weather; being kept outdoors without access to shade and water; being left in the car; and obesity.
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Ready to grab that beach towel and head to the shore with your canine companion in tow? While a straw hat and a pulp-fiction novel may be at the top of your packing list, you also need to bring along a few things to help ensure your dog’s comfort — and take the right precautions to keep him safe on land and in the water.
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July 4th is usually a great summer holiday for the family – except maybe the furry family. Many people consider this the most stressful holiday for pets. Here are some things you can do to help your dogs and cats get through it.
There are a number of insects that can cause problems for your pet if bitten or stung, such as bees, flies, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Here are some important guidelines for prevention and awareness.
Whenever I go on vacation, I try to take one or both of my cats with me. They are part of my family, and I am lucky enough to have cats that travel well. We have traveled to hotels in Captiva, Orlando, and Miami, Florida; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Cape May, New Jersey; and New York City. Here are some tips I’ve learned through the years.
A puppy’s sensitive period is 4 to 16 weeks of age. The sensitive period for socialization is one in which puppies are most easily socialized to stimuli. A sensitive period is a time when a small amount of work or no work at all can have a large impact on the dog’s future behavior. While older dogs can be socialized, it is much more difficult after 16 weeks old. At 8 weeks, the fear reaction is fully developed; however, sociability outweighs fear until the puppy is roughly 16 weeks old.
When you find a baby bird, information can be difficult to find, either for advice or to get the bird where it needs to be to receive proper care. Often timing is critical, and injured and orphaned wildlife can legally only go to individuals holding state and federal permits for rehabilitating that specific species. Some general advice can be found in this article.
You did it! You had a great time bonding with your dog, hopefully happy and tired, with no preparations needed for any emergencies. Here are a few tips before you both get in the car to go home.
Enjoy the scenery and have fun exploring, but always be aware of your surroundings. Knowing your dog’s behavior and the obstacles you many encounter on your hike may be life saving. You may never need the following information, but this knowledge may be necessary in an emergency.
If you were a Girl Scout or Boy Scout, you are familiar with the phrase “Be prepared.” If you are prepared, you can enjoy a fun, healthy outing with your dog. Basic supplies and knowledge will help to assist you. Here are some recommendations to assure that you have a safe and healthy trip.