For a long time, it has been generally accepted that cats and dogs naturally don’t get along well. And there is no smoke without fire. Even if your dog is not at all aggressive, his or her active approach to greeting and “hugging” may be too much for your cat to take. This may end either in the cat being chased into the corner or under the bed or with your dog’s nose scratched. But can it be the other way round? Can cats and dogs become friends? Of course.
If your dog happens to be fat or obese, the problem is not only with your dog’s looks; extra weight also leaves a significant, negative imprint on your dog’s health. What’s worrying, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, is that more than half of the dogs in the United States are obese or fat. The good thing is that you have the power to change the situation.
Digging holes in the garden is among the most commonly reported behavioral problems of dogs. It is also very disappointing to spend months on creating a beautiful flowerbed, just to discover a fresh hole in the middle of it. To make matters worse, dogs appear to have a natural willingness to dig on a freshly plowed soil. Made a new flowerbed or filled your dog’s yesterday’s pit? Expect to have some excavation in there.
Many things require your attention when caring for a dog in heat. Reducing her restlessness is among the hardest. We remember when our dog was in heat for the first time. It was driving her crazy. She was whining and crying most of the time, and it was hard to calm her down.
Diabetes has increased among dogs and cats over the last several decades. Some say it may simply be because pets live longer, giving them a greater chance to develop diabetes. However, it’s also hard not to notice that the lifestyles and diets of dogs have changed radically.
When a female dog is coming into heat, inexperienced owners usually handle this situation in one of two ways. One is to flee in panic about what to do, whether they should take time off from work, how to, when to… The second approach is to ignore the fact and treat their dog as they usually do.
In the case of excessive chewing in dogs, the most important part of the solution is to find out what is causing this behavior. Here is a list of possible causes of excessive chewing in dogs.
Is your dog chewing on a door frame, furniture, or other household items while you are away? You are not alone! Destructive chewing is among the most common behavior problems in dogs across the world. In this article, you are going to learn what causes excessive chewing in dogs, how to stop your dog from chewing on a door frame, and how to help your dog feel better when you are away.
Do you find it hard to keep your dog out of your cat’s food bowl? Many owners of both dogs and cats struggle with this. We also have had this problem, as we are owners of a dog and three cats. However, it has been a long time since our dog was able to steal any food from our cat, because we have implemented three of the tips below. And now you can, too.
Increased activity, no doubt, is the single most effective method to treat dog behavior problems. But what does this really mean? Do I have to play with my dog, talk to him, go to the zoo with him? How often should I do it?