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Sad Dog | Pet Quest
How to Leave Your Pet for Extended Travel
Contributed by Emma H. Lawson on August 29, 2017

Leaving your furry pal is never easy, but you have to be aware of the fact that taking them with you on long travels may end up a lot more uncomfortable for them compared to your absence. You will miss each other, that’s for sure, but in the end, it’s important that you act like a responsible owner and do what’s best for your pet. However, there are ways to help your animal friend feel less anxious and confused once you leave for your travels.
How Do I Meet Thee? On Leash Or Off? | Pet Quest
On Leash or Off? Introducing Your Dog To Other Dogs
Posted by Ryan Ferguson on August 1, 2017

Many times people ask me how they should introduce their dog to other dogs. They want to know whether it is better to introduce them on leash or off. The answer to this question is quite simple. All dogs should meet each other off leash. Although this might sound dangerous the outcome is usually always positive.
Hooke Flea | Pet Quest
Those Pesky Summertime Pests
Posted by Ryan Ferguson on July 22, 2017

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.
Don't Go Dog | Pet Quest
Dogs That Have A Low Sensitivity Level
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on July 8, 2017

We domesticated the dog a long time ago. And with that we have completely changed their personalities. Once a very robust hardened breed they are now more sensitive to their surroundings as well as to the treatment they get from their owners.
Dog On Vacation | Pet Quest
7 Tips for Taking Your Pet On the Road
Posted by Roger Duquette on June 15, 2017

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.
Dogs In Front Of Apartment Building | Pet Quest
Dogs Not Well Suited to Apartment Living
Posted by Roger Duquette on February 25, 2017

If you live in an apartment and are considering getting a dog you would do well to stay clear of these dogs not well suited to apartment living.
Kid Friendly Dogs | Pet Quest
Kid Friendly Dogs List
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on March 25, 2016

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.
Terrier Dogs - Cairn Terrier | Pet Quest
Terrier Dogs
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on March 25, 2016

Which dogs are the rascals of the world? Terrier dogs are. The word "Terrier" itself comes from the Latin word terra which means earth. This is a great fit for them because of their love of digging when they are hunting such prey as foxes, moles, badgers, and rats. Sometimes they are called rat dogs.
Selkirk Rex Cat | Pet Quest
Top 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds and What Makes Them Unique
Contributed by Emily Watson on March 5, 2016

In truth, cats have a diverse selection of breeds, just like dogs do. And each breed has their own personality. If you’re thinking about getting a cat, you should touch up on the many breeds out there before you make your choice. Here are 10 purrfect breeds to check out.
Mourning Dogs | Pet QuestDo Dogs Mourn Loss?
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on May 26, 2015

Have you ever wondered whether dogs mourn the loss of other dogs, animals, or people? If so you are not alone. Many of us wonder whether an animal can have such feelings the we presume are only available to humans. After all to mourn is a human emotion is it not? Meet some dogs mourning for the loss of a friend.
Euthanasia | Pet Quest
The Process of Euthanasia
Posted by Roger Duquette on May 24, 2015

This was a tough article for me to write. It brought back so many memories (most were not pleasant) of the last moments that I spent with my dog Midnight. But it is a topic that I had to revisit when I was chatting with a friend online who is now facing the same issue that I had to. Euthanizing your pet when the time comes.
Retractable Leash Do Not Use | Pet Quest
Extensible Leashes Are a Disaster
Posted by Roger Duquette on May 16, 2015

How many of you use one of those extensible leashes? I'm talking about the ones that extend and retract. Now how many of you have had a near disaster while using one of those leashes? Surprisingly a large number of dog owners have had near disasters with these leashes and yet they still use them.
Microchip - Dog | Pet Quest
Microchip Usage and an Explanation
Posted by Roger Duquette on February 4, 2015

A microchip is an integrated circuit which is used to identify a pet or other animal. It is a little larger than a grain of rice and has absolutely no internal power source. Because of this they are often called a Passive Integrated Transponder or PIT tag.
Microchip for a Dog | Pet Quest
The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on January 27, 2015

Have you ever lost a pet? Did you recover that pet? If so, what methods did you use to recover your pet? These are all great questions that I asked my friends at a recent party that I gave. To my surprise about half of the 30 guests had lost a pet. Out of those only 5 recovered their lost pet. And none of my friends had their pets microchipped. So let's look at the benefits of microchipping your pet.
R.I.P. Midnight | Pet Quest
Coping With the Loss of a Family Pet
Posted by Roger Duquette on December 15, 2014

There aren't many kinds of animals that have a lifespan as long as that of humans. For pet owners, that means we have to learn to say goodbye to loyal companions, sometimes many times over the course of our lives. Even if we first experience the loss of a family pet as children, for some of us it doesn't seem to get easier. There are ways to cope, and one of them is to accept that grieving is something that has to happen, and that it takes time.
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Dogs That Are Shy | Pet Quest
Dogs That Are Shy
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on August 29, 2017

Some dogs are really outgoing individuals who will readily greet anyone that they come into contact with. Others will have absolutely nothing to do with a stranger. So if you are in the market for a dog and you want one that will not hide from strangers then you might want to stay away from these breeds of dogs that are shy.
Big Dog Bullies | Pet Quest
Will Bigger Dogs Bully My Small Dog At the Dog Park?
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on August 22, 2017

Have you ever heard of "predatory drift?" No? Well you are not alone. Predatory drift is where dogs exhibit predatory behavior against other dogs. Usually big dogs against small dogs. But usually the vast majority of dogs do not display predatory drift behavior toward other dogs. But under the right circumstances, this behavior can be sparked in dogs who have never shown signs of it before....
People-Friendly Dog with Children | Pet Quest
Raising People-Friendly Dogs
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on August 22, 2017

During every dog's life there is a very small developmental window where a dog will learn proper socialization skills that will define the rest of its life. This period of development, where he should have a great number of positive encounters with both dogs and people, ranges from just a few weeks old to about four months of age. This is the period that can dramatically influence how friendly he is as an adult.
Dogs That Are Not So Dog-Friendly
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on August 22, 2017

Have you ever had a dog that just didn't get along with other dogs. Sometimes it is the disposition of the dog. Other times it is plain old jealousy. And sometimes it is a behavioral problem. Whatever the reason we pet parents often get a second dog as a companion for our first dog. This list is a list of dogs that are not dog-friendly. So if you're planning on having more than one dog in the house you might want to stay away from these dog breeds.
What's Your Alpha Status - Dogs Playing Together | Pet Quest
Do Senior Dogs Lose Their Alpha Status?
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on August 15, 2017

Have you ever been told that dogs lose their alpha status as they get older? Well that's nothing more than a myth. What usually happens is that senior dogs become more selective about who they will play with. As they age they usually lose interest in the high-impact, fast-paced action of the younger dogs. After all, your senior dog has done it all before, right?
Dogs Not Affectionate With Family | Pet Quest
Dogs That Are Not Affectionate With Family
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on August 15, 2017

Lucky for us, most dogs are really affectionate with all family members. However, sometimes you may come across a dog that prefers solitude and is not affectionate with family. The following list shows which dogs are non affectionate dogs.
Is Your Dog Dog-Friendly? | Pet Quest
Raising Dog-Friendly Dogs
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on August 8, 2017

At the beginning of your puppy’s development there is a period of time where all of his experiences will have a big impact on his approach to life. This usually occurs within the first three to four months of life. This is where all the positive encounters with other dogs will determine whether your puppy will grow up to be dog friendly. Also, the bad experiences during this period will have the opposite effect making your puppy fearful of other dogs and possibly aggressive towards other dogs.
Are You Man Enough for Me | Pet Quest
Dogs That Are Good For Experienced Owners
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on August 8, 2017

Dogs come in all sizes and shapes as well as all sorts of temperaments. This list is a listing of dogs that are good for experienced owners only. So if you don't have the necessary experience you may want to stay away from these breeds of dogs.
Best Dog Park Ever | Pet Quest
Your Rights At the Dog Park
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on August 1, 2017

Dogs just want to be dogs and run, but in most places having your pet on a leash is the law. To get around this most municipalities have local dog parks where you can let your dog run off leash. As a pet owner you have certain responsibilities when it comes to dog parks and your pet.
Dogs That Are Not Kid Friendly | Pet Quest
Dogs That Are Not Kid Friendly
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on August 1, 2017

If you are looking for a dog and have children it is very important that you get a dog that will get along with your kids. Find out which dogs are not kid friendly.
Dogs Prone to Health Problems | Pet Quest
Dogs That Are Prone To Health Problems
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on July 22, 2017

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.
It's Way Too Cold | Pet Quest
Dogs That Are Poorly Suited To Cold Weather
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on July 22, 2017

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.
Poorly Suited To Being Alone | Pet Quest
Dogs That Are Poorly Suited To Be Alone
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on July 15, 2017

Are you looking for a dog? Do you stay out for extended periods of time because of your job? Want a dog that doesn't mind being alone? Then you will probably want to stay away from these dogs as they are poorly suited to being alone.
Dogs Playing | Pet Quest
Are Dog Parks For Everyone?
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on July 1, 2017

Dog parks are a staple in North America’s canine culture and serve as the go-to destination for many canines and their human companions. These doggie-designated zones, which are usually enclosed, have many benefits for well-balanced pups, including the freedom to run and explore as well as play, socialize and interact with other dogs and people.
Dog Drinking From Lake | Pet Quest
Is It Safe for My Dog to Drink From Rivers, Lakes or Oceans?
Posted by Roger Duquette on August 1, 2015

Pets, especially dogs, will drink from whatever water source they are near. If they can drink from your toilet what harm can come to them if they drink from lakes, rivers, puddles or oceans? Keep reading to find out.
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