You take Fido to the Veterinarian for a few different reasons, routine checkups, to prevent health issues, or to treat health issues. These visits, even the routine checkups, aren’t always easy, for you or your dog, in fact, it can be stressful. Here are a few ideas to make those visits less stressful and more […]
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What is going on with your dog? All of a sudden he/she has become destructive, chewing up shoes or other household items that were previously left alone, digging up your flower beds, barking unnecessarily, whining, licking excessively, pacing and seeming restless. This is not your dog’s typical behavior patterns…maybe he’s just plain bored.
Taking your pooch for an afternoon at the local off leash dog park can be a lot of fun….but there’s always the chance that someone will come, not only bringing their dog, but also bringing bad habits, inconsideration for others, and just plain bad dog park etiquette. Sometimes these condition can even lead to injuries.
Walking your dog should be easy enough, just clip on the leash and off you go. Shouldn’t that be all there is to it? Believe it or not, there are right ways and there are wrong ways to walk you dog.
Swimming is a great activity for you and your dog…it’s fun, it’s great exercise and it helps cool you off during warmer weather. But will your dog need to be taught how to swim, or does it just come naturally?
Has Fido become fat? How do you know, and what should you do about it? It’s estimated that around 40 – 50% of all dogs in the United States have become too heavy…and the interesting thing is that many pet owners don’t even recognize the fact that their dog weighs too much.