Just because your dog is shedding like crazy, it doesn’t mean you need to panic. A large amount of dog breeds shed naturally. This is their bodies way of removing damaged or old hair. Different breeds shed different amounts than others and even within breeds, some dogs will shed more than others. So if your dog is shedding like crazy, you need to identify if this shedding is abnormal. Here is what to do when your dog is shedding like crazy. … Continue reading
The vast majority of dogs are fairly low maintenance. They don’t need daily bathing, grooming, and aren’t prone to as many illnesses as humans. However, dogs are extremely susceptible to fleas. These gnarly little parasites can cause serious discomfort for most dogs and can even lead to worse conditions if your dog is highly allergic to them or the flea transmits a disease.
So what are the signs of fleas and how do you treat them? Let’s take a look first at some common ways to identify these parasites. … Continue reading
There aren’t too many people who dislike vacations. There also aren’t too many people that dislike having pets. So when those two attributes cross, the love of vacations and the love of pets, there can often be an internal conundrum. So how should you determine whether to take your dog on vacation with you or not? Here are a few things to consider when you are stuck in this predicament. … Continue reading
Choosing the right dog groomer for your dog isn’t as simple as Google-ing “dog groomer” and choosing the first search result. It will likely involve you tearing yourself away from your computer screen. You are going to want first hand accounts of the grooming business. So without further ado, here is how to choose the right dog groomer. … Continue reading
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Pets are a huge part of the family and you want to see them happy, just like you’d want to see any other family member happy. Bringing home great treats or a new toy is one way to perk up your bored pup. For those with inquisitive dogs, sometimes the standard ball or chew toy doesn’t cut it. They need an interactive toy that is mentally stimulating. Luckily pet owners are also innovators and have come up with some really great toys. Here are five of the most innovative pet toys. … Continue reading
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Crate training your dog is controversial to some people, but mainly because its purpose is misunderstood. Many of those opposed to crate training assume that if you are crate training your dog, you are are doing so with the intention of using it as punishment. This couldn’t be further from the truth however. There are a ton of benefits to crate training your dog in a positive way. … Continue reading
Many people have a choke chain dilemma when it comes to their dog. In fact, it is commonly disputed in the pet training world, as well as amongst dog owners. In general there are two sides to this argument. Those that are for and those that are against the use of choke chains. We’ll outline the two arguments below to help you figure out what you should use for your dog. … Continue reading
For new and seasoned dog owners alike, a common issue faced is what to do with the dog while you are at work. Whether you are single or have a partner, chances are you both work a standard eight hour day at the least. That isn’t even taking into account commute times. With that said, leaving a dog alone for eight or more hours a day is a strong case for doggy daycare. Here is why you should leave your dog at daycare while you’re at work. … Continue reading
Summertime in San Diego is unlike anything else. Sunshine, surf, and plenty of outdoor activities can keep you busy all summer long. The best part is that you can bring your four-legged-friend all over the place. Many stores, restaurants, and bars are dog-friendly. When you want to give your dog a chance to stretch their legs more, you can head to one of the many San Diego dog parks. Here are some of the best dog parks in San Diego. … Continue reading
You’ve likely seen the videos of dog owners when they come home to a house filled with shredded material. It might be a pillow torn open with the stuffing tossed about, toilet paper bits scattered, or even doors gnawed through. As the owner, it can be a nightmare to see this. Even in more mild cases, your dog might try and chew electrical cords, zippers, tags, or nimble on your fingers. Regardless, chewing on non-dog items is a behavior that you’ll want to change as soon as possible.
The first thing you need to do is figure out why your may like to chew. There are a couple of main reasons this may occur, though you should consult with your veterinarian or an animal behaviorist to determine the exact cause. … Continue reading