Cleaning your dog's teeth is a must-do in order to help prevent dental issues such as gingivitis, rotting teeth or tooth loss in your pup. Although your dog may not willingly open his mouth for the toothbrush and cleaning, you do need to try to get the job done. Starting when your pup is young will help, but if you're a late starter with brushing your dog's teeth, you'll need to start slowly to get your dog used to it.
- Heartworm: even its name sounds scary. If you're a dog owner, this condition should be one of your main focuses when it comes to preserving your dog's health. A heartworm infection could easily claim your dog's life, but luckily, heartworm is almost always preventable. Here's a closer look at this disease. What is heartworm? Heartworms are parasites that can infect dogs, cats, ferrets, and several other mammals -- but not humans.
- It can be difficult to decide what to do with your pet when you have to be away from home, even if you're leaving for the purpose of enjoying yourself on vacation. Being apart may cause your pet anxiety and you really don't want to be constantly preoccupied with wondering how your favorite four-legged or two-feathered friend is faring. No matter what type of animal you own, consider all the factors that will impact the situation as you try to decipher the best solution.
- When your dog frequently engages in mounting behaviors, this can potentially cause problems for those objects that your dog may mount and will also be annoying for when your dog mounts friends or family members. But like with many behaviors you would like to curb, there are things that can be done to reduce mounting behaviors in dogs. Exerting Dominance In order to stop your dog from engaging in mounting behaviors, you need to know why your dog is mounting in the first place.
- In addition to keeping the pet population in check, according to Pet Education, there are several good reasons to have your dog neutered or spayed. Neutered and spayed dogs tend to be less aggressive, don't typically roam away from the home and can even live a longer, healthier life. If you've already scheduled your dog's appointment, it's important to know how to care for your recovering pooch at home. When it comes to caring for a dog after being neutered or spayed, here are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind: