June 7, 2017

How to Introduce a Cat into a Dog Family

Cats and dogs can live together and even become best buddies. But first they have to be introduced. Some people profess that they’re dog people, while others insist they’re cat people. But what happens when you want the best of both worlds? Many people are concerned that their dogs will not accept a cat in the house, or that they will be aggressive towards the new member of the family. There is also the fear that the cat will be afraid or intolerant of the dogs. The good news is that it is sometimes possible to successfully introduce a cat […]
June 7, 2017

Dog Grooming Basics

Keeping your dog clean and well-groomed is about much more than just looking and smelling good. It’s about keeping your dog healthy too. There’s no question about it: having a dog romping around the house that smells “a bit ripe” is none too pleasant. Keeping your dog clean and well-groomed will pay dividends beyond simple aesthetics. It will also help to keep your dog healthy. Basic grooming involves bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and haircuts. BATHING YOUR DOG Just like people, dogs need regular bathing. But unlike people, dogs don’t need frequent bathing. Your dog’s breed and the environment in which it lives […]
June 7, 2017

Obesity in Dogs

Explore the health risks associated with obesity in dogs and offer some useful tips for improving your dog’s health and wellbeing. According to a study conducted by Sydney University in 2005, around 40% of Australian dogs are carrying too much weight.  Although there are medical reasons for weight gain in dogs, most overweight animals just eat more calories than they use up. CAUSES OF OBESITY IN DOGS A 2010 survey of Victorian veterinarians revealed that, in their view, only 3% of obese dogs had a health condition that contributed to their excess weight. Such conditions include Cushing’s Disease and hypothyroidism.  […]
June 7, 2017

Exercise for Dogs

Exercise is as important for your dog as it is for you. Ensuring your dog gets the right kinds of exercise will go a long way to keeping your dog in top shape. It’s often said that dogs are a lot like people. That’s absolutely true – in more ways than one. A sedentary lifestyle is bad for people, and it’s bad for dogs too. Exercise can ward away illness and disease and keep your dog looking and feeling great. And just as there are proper and improper ways for you to exercise – the same is true for your […]