When you're ready to give a puppy its forever home, one of the most important things you can do is ensure they are properly socialized, usually through a local puppy pre-school. Socialization involves introducing your dog to new people, environments and animals, and it's one of the key experiences that help a young pup turn into a confident, friendly and healthy dog. Here are just four reasons you should ensure your puppy is properly socialized.
2 September 2022
If your dog needs some type of surgery, then you will need to find the right animal healthcare professional to help with this surgery. Even though you might have owned pets for a long time, you might have never had to have surgery done on any of your pets in the past. Because of this, you might be unfamiliar with veterinary surgery. Since you are probably worried about the health and safety of your dog and you want to ensure that the surgery is done properly, then you'll probably want to follow this advice about taking your dog to a veterinary surgeon.
7 March 2022
If you have a dog that has just had puppies, you might be thinking about selling them. If this is the case, then there might be a few things you will need to do before you put them up for sale. Naturally, you'll want to give them deworming medication and make sure they have had all of their shots. Additionally, you may want to have them desexed before you send them off to their new homes.
7 March 2022
Having a puppy can be a fun and rewarding experience, but puppies also need a lot of training. When training isn't going right, it can be extremely frustrating, as well as making you feel demotivated. This guide explains three things you should try when you're struggling with puppy training. Take a Look At Your Training Methods If you feel like you aren't getting anywhere with your puppy training, it's time to take a look at your methods.
18 November 2021
Constipation can be as hard on a cat as it can be on a human. As one of the most common cat digestive issues, constipation will likely pop up in your furry friend's life at least once. As such, being informed on what to do if your kitty gets constipated is crucial. Alongside pain and discomfort, constipation can cause worrying symptoms like loss of appetite, vomiting, and weight loss, all of which need to be dealt with as soon as possible to avoid complications.
29 July 2021
If your cat has been struggling with the litter box lately, and they don't seem to be feeling their best, they may be suffering from a condition known as feline lower urinary tract disease, or FLUTD. FLUTD tends to affect middle-aged cats or those who don't get outside as often as they should. However, it can also affect cats who are undergoing stressful situations or who reside in a multi-cat household.
12 May 2021
Like humans, dogs can experience oral health problems and require regular oral care to keep their teeth and gums healthy. You should have a daily oral hygiene routine in place for your dog, which should include brushing with a suitable toothbrush and toothpaste formulated for dogs. If your dog doesn't like having their teeth brushed, try using a finger brush and a flavour of toothpaste they enjoy. Dogs often tolerate the feeling of your finger in their mouth more easily than they do a hard toothbrush.
1 March 2021
Whether you're strapped for time during the day or you just prefer the cool night air, there's no reason you shouldn't walk your dog after dark. However, nighttime dog walking does pose its own risks and hazards, from car accidents to nocturnal predators. Thankfully, as long as you take the right precautions, you can enjoy worry-free walks with your pooch on a nightly basis. Here are four tips to follow.
23 February 2021
Understandably, dogs can't handle alcohol in any form. Though alcohol is toxic for them, they don't know this, and unfortunately, they may eagerly consume an unattended alcoholic beverage or one that has been spilled on the floor. But how dangerous is it? And what do you need to do if it happens? An Adverse Reaction Dogs can have an adverse reaction to alcohol. It's essentially alcohol poisoning, but a dog's physiology means that the reaction is both rapid and strong, and it doesn't take much alcohol for this to happen.
28 January 2021
Regular grooming is important for both the appearance and health of your dog. You may feel it's something you can do yourself, but in fact, there are good reasons for taking your dog to a professional groomer. Tools and equipment Firstly, a professional dog groomer will use equipment that has been designed especially for animals. For example, they will have special dog nail clippers. You may think it is safe to use your own clippers or scissors, but there is a danger that you will cut too far and damage the quick.
27 November 2020