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Showing posts with label Pet Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pet Care. Show all posts

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Puppies and Exercise

I'm often asked, "Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for a puppy?" My feeling is that as long as you are careful and attentive to your puppy, the puppy is the best one to tell you what is too much exercise. Puppies often do not have enough muscle tone to take long runs, but there are always exceptions. Most puppies will tell you when they have hit their limit, and it is important to resist pushing them beyond this point.

The Benefits of Meditating with Your Dog

After more than a year of trying to “be still” and “quiet my monkey mind”, I finally did what we North Americans are so great at—paying someone to coach us. And so, once a week, I sit on a cushion and try out various meditations, with the hope that one of them will stick, I’ll find inner peace, and get my money’s worth. But my meditation coach said something the other night that made me wonder if she isn’t, in fact, the one teaching me.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Dangerous Mistakes Pet Owners Make

Letting Your Dog Walk You
A poorly trained dog can pull you over while you’re out for a stroll. According to the CDC, tens of thousands of people end up in the ER every year because of pet-related falls. Many of these falls occur during walks -- either when a person trips over a dog or is pulled or pushed by one. Experts say obedience training is the best way to make sure your pooch doesn’t take you down during the morning walk.

Monday, 24 September 2012

How Ticks are Dangers for Dogs

Pests That Feed on Your Pets
The soft, warm fur of dogs and cats provides the perfect environment for fleas and ticks. These insects feed on your pet's blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to tapeworm infections to serious tick-borne illnesses. Both fleas and ticks are more common during the warmer months. But there are steps you can take to ward off these pests any time of year.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

How Humans Can Learn from Dogs

For centuries, we’ve been teaching dogs to do things for us. Recently, we’ve come to find that man’s best friend is capable of teaching children and adults in ways people cannot.

Working Therapy Dogs
One group, the Pet Prescription Team (PPT) in La Habra, California, works a special team of therapy dogs at Help for Brain Injured Children, Inc. (HBIC), a non-profit school for children and young adults with moderate to severe multiple disabilities.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Behavioral Problems in Dogs

Why Can't My Dog Behave?
Dogs like rules. And dogs like to please their owners. But sometimes your dog may do things that seem contrary to both following rules and pleasing you. In most cases, it's because they're confused about what the rule is and about what makes you happy. See the top 12 problems with dog behavior that most baffle owners. And if your dog shows any of these behaviors, find tips on how to fix them.

The Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

Stay Well With Your Animals
Most pet owners don't need reminding. Animals make people feel good. But we're talking about more than feeling glad they're around. Your favorite animal can make you healthy and help you stay that way. You may be surprised at just how many ways a pet can improve your health.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Skin Problems in Dogs

The sound of a dog constantly scratching or licking can be as irritating as nails on a chalkboard. But don’t blame your pooch for these bad habits a skin condition is probably the culprit. Possible causes range from parasites to allergies to underlying illness. 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Dangerous Foods for Dogs

Dangerous Foods for Dogs
Who can resist those big brown eyes and cute doggie grin? Can a little reward from the table really hurt your dog? Well, that depends on what it is and what's in it. A chip with guacamole can cause your dog some real problems. In fact, there's a lot of people food your dog should never eat. And, it's not just because of weight. Some foods are downright dangerous for dogs -- and some of these common foods may surprise you.

Popular Dog Breeds and Their Health Issues

Siberian Husky: Autoimmune Disorders 

Siberian Huskies seem to be predisposed to a variety of autoimmune disorders, many of which affect the skin. These conditions cause sores and hair loss, often on the face. One immune condition affects both the skin and the eyes and can lead to eye problems like glaucoma and cataracts. Treatment for these disorders is corticosteroids to inhibit the immune system.