We’ve all heard of all the horrible viruses our beloved pets could catch through many different exposures they are subject to in their day-to-day life. Starting with the tree they sniff on while taking a walk, to practically any object lying around that they try to consume, Keep Reading
Dogs are great life companions and loyal friends that will stay by your side through thick and thin. They are so adorable, we sometimes find ourselves wanting to adopt every dog we see. However, if you already do have a loving pup at home and find yourself thinking of adding another fluffy member to the family, here’s what to consider before taking any further steps:
Thinking about adopting a dog? One of the first thoughts that may cross your mind is the living space. They come in different sizes and shapes, but never less dog-friendly. If you live in an apartment and want to adopt a pup, here’s what you should have in mind:
Mental stimulation is just as necessary for dogs as it is for humans. We give our kids games to pick their brains all the time, like puzzle and chess. You need to constantly awaken new passions and interests for you dog to keep them intellectually engaged and therefore, in a healthy mental state.
The story every pet store seller would try to sell you: their dogs are the healthiest, they’re different and come from great local breeders. The obvious truth is that their statements are mostly false. Think about it: No caring, loving breeder would want to give up their pups to a store.
Some people look for certain traits when getting a pup, others a certain look and some people are concerned with the AKC registration. The AKC registers dogs of pure breeds when puppies are born, and their owner sends a form for recording. However, this whole process isn’t that big deal like people make it seem. Here’s what you don’t know:
Dogs are fun, active creatures that love to go on adventures, jump into the wilderness and discover the world around them. Despite their intelligence and ability to survive, we shouldn’t just assume that they are capable of getting through any situation all by themselves without keeping an eye on them at all times. Dogs adjust and learn quickly, but they are not born all-knowing. Although dogs are famous for being good swimmers, one cannot just throw a pup in the pool and expect it to take it easily. You have to teach them to step by step how to awaken their abilities and get used to new circumstances.
No logical thought pattern in the world would ever lead someone to the conclusion that they should leave their dog locked in a car on a hot summer day, right? Well, it just so appears that not everyone thinks rationally, as we keep hearing stories of people breaking dogs out of warm, locked cars and pictures posted by people criticizing owners for such behavior.
Many dogs end up at the vet because of issues of discomfort like itching, dandruff, hot spots, rashes, foot licking, excessive shedding and the list goes on. The one common thing all these dogs have is the type of food they are consuming. Artificial Diets have been linked to many health problems. If we go down in pet history and read about problems they used to have 40 years ago and now, you’ll notice that pets nowadays suffer from health complications that only old ones had back in the day.
Many people perform surgical sterilization on their dogs for several different reasons. Some do it to prevent pregnancies, others for health related issues and the list continues.