Bringing home a new dog is a wonderful moment in a family’s story. Dogs offer endless love, companionship, and fun, but if you want to build a good relationship with your new pet, you need to start on day one. Whether you adopted your dog from an animal rescue or purchased a puppy from a breeder, here’s how you can help him settle into his new home. Give Some Space It’s easy for a dog to get overwhelmed when brought to a new place with strange faces, sights, and smells. As tempting as it may be to shower your new pet with love during the first few days, it’s kinder to give him a little space. In fact, it’s a good strategy to effectively ignore a new rescue for the first few days, except for meals, trips outside, walks, and fun treats to enjoy. Before bringing your new dog home, set up a safe space in your house. This could be a crate or a room that you set up with food, water, a comfortable bed, and toys. A crate should be big enough for him to sit, stand, lay, and turn around in. If a dog isn’t crate-trained, a room like a laundry room or spare bedroom is a better choice.
Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.
Once your pet becomes all grown up and it starts to enjoy the same kind of good quality food, there’s nothing else that needs to be done, right? Sure, Purina Dog Chow is going to be on the menu for a long time since its affordable, and my pet likes it. However, this is far from the truth.
Pet obesity is something that happens to pet owners every year. The scenario usually begins with a trip to the vet at which point your pet is weighed and the veterinarian notices that Bucky the French Bulldog has gained 10 pounds since his last visit.
It can be deadly to leave a pet in a car during the summer, even if a day seems cool, it's only a few minutes time or the pet seems fine.
Guinea pigs are fun and popular pets with their friendly and affectionate natures, cute expressions and easy care needs.
Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.
Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.