Pets & Animal
A lot of people know boxer dogs to be one of the most versatile breeds around, having the capability of adapting to any role, such as that of a guard dog, a police dog, a seeing-eye dog for the blind, a family pet or a working dog. What few know is that the boxer dog actually originates from a breed
Dogs can have many problems with their eyes. Cornea damage is the most common eye problem that results from injury. If your dog has damaged his cornea, his eye turns red and you may see him pawing at his eye or rubbing his eye against the floor, furniture or people. If your dog has cornea damage, ta
For convenience, we will refer to your dog as "he" rather than "he or she".If you own a dog it is your responsibility to ensure that he is trained. Many owners lack the basic training skills or confidence to do it themselves and so have the training undertaken by someone who is a
Your veterinarian has given you the bad news: your dog has cancer. But nowadays cancer is less of a death sentence and more of a disease that needs to be treated. According to Dr. Phillip Bergman DVM, the head of the Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Center, 50 percent of cancers are curable. More than ever
Certain breeds of dogs and dogs of advanced age sometimes need help getting up and down from heights like a bed or a sofa. Breeds such as dachshunds and basset hounds, for example, often suffer from chronic back and hip weaknesses and for them, a sturdy dog stair case with a non-slip surface can hel
One of our favorite activities is playtime! Labrador Retrievers are very playful and energetic by nature, since we love any activity involving toys. The best toys for us are toys that are interesting, while providing a stimulating interactive experience.
In tight economic times, veterinary costs come under a lot of pressure when planning the family budget.Did you know that there are fairly easy strategies to lower those expenses and keep Fido's health care in line without sacrificing quality?Check out these tips on lowering veterinary costs.
So, you got the perfect puppy for yourself, but what is the fun if it doesn't listen to you? It is very important to start obedience training while your dog is still a puppy. There are several methods of training your puppy, but you should not trust all these methods.
English bulldogs were developed in 13th-century England to participate in the sport of bull-baiting. The bulldog would bite a bull's nose and hang on as the bull tossed the dog about. The ancestors are thought to have been mastiffs, which can get to be 3 feet tall. But over the centuries, the Englis
A dog controls his urine through the use of the sphincter muscles at the base of his bladder. Incontinence results when the dog no longer can control those muscles. In older dogs, this usually is due to physical, not behavioral, problems. The two most common causes of incontinence in older dogs---la
Farmers routinely use galvanized buckets and watering troughs for horses and livestock, so the use of these containers for dogs is considered safe. Ensure that the metal remains intact and does not get damaged, however, as this impairs the zinc coating and may release harmful toxins.
Dog health food may sound a like a strange idea, but today there are so many dogs suffering from allergies and reactions to their food that you owe it to your best friend to look into this. Many vets are recognising that dogs are starting to develop health problems that are solely due to additives i