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Dogs come in all shapes and sizes as well as having the ability to withstand certain environmental conditions. If you live in a colder environment and are looking for a good companion you may want to stay away from these dogs that are poorly suited to cold weather.
For the most part pet owners take great care when choosing a dog. One of the major concerns of pet owners is their pet's health. The following list indicates which ones you should avoid if you are concerned about high veterinarian bills. This list of Dogs That Are Prone to Health Problems lists the breeds of dogs that are most susceptible to developing a costly medical condition.
As you have undoubtedly noticed summer has arrived and so have the summertime pests. However, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are not the only summertime pests that you need to worry about. There are many other parasites and pests out there. Waterborne parasites and bacterial infections seem to be the most common.
Dogs that are pushy at the dog park are often adolescent or young adult dogs that have an abundance of energy. These are the types of dogs that do not get enough exercise or mental stimulation at home. So by the time they reach the dog park they are just ready to bust out with little or no restraint on themselves.
Roundworms are nasty parasites that are transmitted through fecal-contaminated soil and water to all living animals as well as humans. It lives in hosts of all ages which makes it a really serious problem for young pets and our children. The good news is that roundworms can be avoided with a monthly preventative. They are also easily treated with deworming medication.
Dogs come with all types of personalities. Some love company while others like their own personal space. Some need to be around people all the time while others lavish in alone time. If you are looking for a dog but work long hours these dogs are not for you then you should look at other breeds of dogs.
Gastrointestinal parasites, which can make you and your pets sick, are an all too common health issue with our pets. Whenever you notice or suspect that your dog or cat is infested with parasites you need to take immediate action as these types of parasites can kill your pet.
Did you know that back in 2015 a dangerous new type of canine flu was discovered? At that time more than 1,000 dogs became infected with this new type of flu. This new flu, named H3N2 is an Asian strain that most probably transported its way to North America when an infected dog was shipped from Korea. First appearing in the U.S. Midwest, this strain of flu is very hard to contain as no dogs in America have an immunity to this virus.
Dogs come with a variety of emotions and sensitivity levels. If you are in the market for a new dog but want one that will not sulk or become depressed when it is scolded then you should stay away from these dogs.
In just a few short weeks summer will be here and the vacation period begins. Today more people are taking their pets with them when they go on vacation. For them (and many families!), the thought of leaving a furry member behind is enough to make everyone want to stay home. There are many vacations that are well suited for pets, but realistically, sometimes it’s better to leave your pet home.
Teaching your Chihuahua to cooperate for grooming need not be a chore. Doing it properly will introduce your Chihuahua to each aspect of the grooming process, he will happily look forward to his grooming sessions. Dogs usually love this personal attention and time with their owner. Most Chihuahua owners also discover that grooming sessions are a great way to relax and relieve stress.
Mange causes bald spots, lesions and severe itching in dogs. And pet parents are searching for natural mange remedies to treat the unpleasant skin condition. But are natural treatments an effective option for dealing with mange? We checked in with some holistic veterinarians to find out.
Pet Breed Info
Meet the sheepdog clown. The Bearded Collie. A very enthusiastic, hardy, exuberant, active, energetic, reliable, bright, and trustworthy companion. His friends just call him "Beardie" because of the long hair that hangs down from the chin and looks kind of like a beard.
This breed of dog often has a bad rap for being violent and distrustful. However, this breed actually makes a great companion and family dog. Originally bred to bait bulls, farmers eventually converted the dog into a well-mannered farm dog. In recent times you will find this particular breed of dog being used as a "nanny dog" because of their gentleness around children. You may also find this breed being used in competitions of weight pulling, agility, and obedience.
Read more about the American Pit Bull Terrier....
The American Boxer is a large, muscular, square-headed dog that was originally bred to be a medium-sized guard dog. Today they are part of the AKC's Working Dog Group and are more often used as family companions. These dogs are very playful by nature and have boundless energy which is probably why they are used as companion dogs for the family today. Plus they have one of the longest puppyhoods in the dog world, lasting three years.....
The Airedale Terrier dog breed, known as the "King of the Terriers," originated in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, and was created to catch otters and rats in the region between the Aire and Wharfe Rivers. Being the largest of all the terriers this dog is an able sporting dog as well as an untiring working dog. And during the first World War this dog proved himself to be very intelligent and confident in his behavior.....
Everyone knows that dogs come in all shapes and sizes. But they also come in many different temperaments and social abilities as well as activity levels. That means that there are some dogs not well suited to apartment living.
Ever wonder whether dogs can eat vegetables or fruits? This is a question that I get asked quite often from pet owners all around the globe. Even my personal veterinarian tells me that this is a big question among pet owners. And his, as well as my, answer to that question is a resounding yes. Check out these 9 great, healthy foods.
I came across this recipe a few years ago and have been using it as often as I can. It is healthy, nutritious, and absolutely safe. So get you apron on and give your dog a healthy treat.
There is a new hero dog in town. A cockapoo by the name of Teddy is now hailed as a hero after saving a boy who was trapped in a tumble dryer. The incident happened at the family home in Bangor, County Down, UK. That's one amazing dog for one very lucky family. Read the full story: Dog Helps Save Boy Trapped In Tumble Dryer.
Owning a dog means having a companion in your home for many years. The right kind of dog is important to help make sure the owner is a good fit with your animal. A smart dog often makes an ideal choice for any owner. Smarter breeds can be easily trained and will quickly learn to respond to your commands and the commands of your entire family. Picking a breed from this list means having an animal in your home who is likely to be a good friend and the ideal pet.
Have you thought about protecting your pet yet? If not you should start now. Ticks are just around the corner with the warn weather. They are now out of hibernation and hitching a ride on wild animals right into our backyards. This means our pets are at risk.
Murmurs, which are extra vibrations of the heart that are produced as a result of a particular disturbance in the blood flow. These audible noises are classified according to a variety of characteristics, including their timing. For example, systolic murmurs occur when the heart muscle contracts while diastolic murmurs occur when the heart muscles relax between beats. A third type of heart murmur is known as continuous because the murmurs occur throughout most, if not all, of the cardiac cycle.
Dogs, just like people, come with a variety of temperaments. This often stops those with children from getting a dog for fear of biting. Although there is a definite foundation for this fear. There are dogs out there that are kid friendly dogs. Here's our kid friendly dog list.
The Terrier dog is found in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Regardless of their size or shape they are all feisty and have a mischievous personality as well as being very energetic by nature. All Terriers are highly intelligent and trainable. You will need a great deal of patience as well as a great sense of humor as they are very unpredictable in their activities.