Pets & Animal
Thinking of getting a hybrid dog or designer dog? Hybrid dogs are commonly bred from two purebred parents to combine their desirable traits and reduce genetic health issues. Recently however, hybrid dogs have become a lucrative business and this has attracted unscrupulous dog breeders. Learn more ab
Chihuahuas can be categorized according to the length and color of their coats, and the shape of their heads. All Chihuahuas, regardless of coat length, head shape and color, have the same type of temperament, health considerations and life span. Most Chihuahuas are extremely active dogs, and they a
It's an age old saying, and with good reason: "A dog is man's best friend." This almost perfect bond between dogs and humans has been celebrated for centuries in literature, poetry, art, and film. We have relied on dogs for partnership and protection. We've utilized them for
Ticks will attach themselves to your dog's leg, move up the body and prick the skin to increase in size as they swell up with blood. The deer tick transfer Lyme disease to animals and people. It causes sporadic lameness, heart and kidney disease, fever as well as nervous system disorders.
Cushing's disease is a condition that affects the adrenal glands within the dog and can cause all sorts of trouble and pain for your dog. Find out how to deal with these troubles below.
Your dog's life can be at risk when affected with common dog illnesses which are viral in nature. In order to prevent them, appropriate vaccines should be administered early in your dog's life.
Behavioral changes can result from the use of prednisone.calico cat domestic pretty rest sleep relax lounge image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.comPrednisone is a glucocorticoid, which means that it is related to cortisone and contains glucose. When given to a cat, it is intended to...
The first thing to understand with an adopted dog is that house training is a behavior that has to be taught. The most important step in house training is managing your dog's behavior. The crate makes it extremely easy to house train your dog because the crate will confine your dog to a certain
Tick paralysis is caused by certain ticks that secrete a toxin into the blood of dogs or other animals it burrows into. It usually takes several ticks on a dog before paralysis begins to show. At first, only the hind legs will show the paralysis, but the front legs will be paralyzed in only a few ho
Have you ever wondered how to treat and prevent dog urinary tract infection at the same time?So many treatments out there aim only at suppressing symptoms and do not get to the root of the cause. A natural remedy for urinary tract infection in dogs on the other hand is affordable and highly effectiv
When you look into the face of your dog, one of the last things you want to see is hair loss. Some dogs will experience hair loss around or underneath their eyes typically as a result of demodectic mange. While hair loss can occur anywhere on a dog that has mange, it usually appears under the eyes.
Fleas are a nuisance for your dog, to say the least. And for you if your dog's scratching annoys you or keeps you awake. Flea preparations from your veterinarian are highly toxic. There are effective and natural home remedies for killing fleas. But addressing the cause is better still.
All too often, well meaning dog owners mistakenly step into one of these dog obedience training pitfalls.These seemingly insignificant acts can have a great impact on your dog's behavior, and set back your training dramatically.In order to help you avoid similar mistakes, I've compiled the