Dog Allergies   

By David the Dogman Allergy is a disease in which the immune system reacts abnormally to every day substances such as pollens, animal dander, mold spores, mites, certain foods and chemicals. All of these allergic reactions are unpleasant, some are serious, and a few can be fatal. The offensive substances causing allergies are known as allergens. An allergic reaction may be caused by inhaling or ingesting the allergen or may be the result of direct […]

Dog Agility Training Tips   

By: Kathryn Soloff The question is just who needs dog agility training? Isn’t it true that dogs are just naturally fit and agile, able to run, jump, chase Frisbees and balls. The truth in part is that dogs are naturally gifted athletes by their very nature. Most dogs have very muscular bodies in proportion to their weight. Because of this they are able to run very fast, jump high (you ought to see Mandy, our […]

Cats Dogs And Human Food – How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets? 

By Paul Counts We’re all guilty of it � giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Fido knows just how to get you to concede, and most of us justify that a little won’t hurt, or we don’t even think of the potential danger at all. But the truth is that human food can be harmful to your pet, and in some cases, can […]

A Step-By-Step Guide To Puppy Picking  

By Ron King With hundreds of breeds to choose from, how do you decide which one is right? Narrow down the choices in a few simple steps. Size Matters First, consider your available space. If you live in an apartment, you can rule out large dogs. Look for dogs in the Toy group, such as Yorkshire Terriers, or some of the smaller dogs in the Terrier group, like the Miniature Schnauzer. If you have children, […]

Dog’s and Heat

Any time your pet is outside, make sure they have protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat—in fact, it makes it worse. What temperature is too hot for dogs? A dog’s normal resting temperature ranges from 99 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Any temperature […]

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