Article by Dr. Mary Becker DVM | Found on VetStreet
You have puppy or kitten fever, but you live with a senior pet. Should you get a new animal? We often have the idea that a younger pet will revitalize an older one, but is that really true?
I have found over and over . . . → Read More: Integrating a Younger Pet With an Older Pet
Wondering how you can celebrate? The official National Puppy Day website released this fun list of fifty ways you can personally participate in the incredibly adorable holiday.
1. Adopt a puppy from your local shelter, rescue or pure breed rescue organization. 2. Are you prepared for puppy parenting? Start off on . . . → Read More: National Puppy Day- Ways to Celebrate!
By Kacey Deamer | Found on LiveScience
Do you use “baby talk” to fuss over your dog? If your pup is still young, then the childish chatter may help, but older dogs don’t care about that high-pitched cooing, a new study finds.
To determine how dogs react to human speech, researchers in the new study . . . → Read More: Good Widdle Doggie! Baby Talk Works Only for Puppies
Article featured on Paws
It’s important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Some cats are more social than other cats. For example, an eight-year-old cat that has never been around other animals may never learn to share her territory (and her people) with other pets in the household. . . . → Read More: Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog
It is normal for puppies to have “accidents.” In fact, soiling accidents are unavoidable in the early days of training, even if you keep a constant eye on your puppy. The chances are that several soiling accidents will occur inside your home before your puppy gets a handle on controlling his bodily functions. What’s . . . → Read More: How to Help Prevent Puppy ‘Accidents’
By Dr. Kristy Conn
Inappropriate chewing is a fairly common problem in young dogs and stems from the fact that puppies use their mouths as a means of exploring the world around them. Chewing is a normal behavior for puppies but becomes undesirable behavior when it is directed towards inappropriate objects such as your . . . → Read More: 5 Steps to Correct Inappropriate Dog Chewing