When it’s time to choose a dog, it’s important that you give a lot of thought to what characteristic you want in your new companion. If you choose the wrong dog for your lifestyle, it’s quite likely that you’ll be disappointed and frustrated, and your stress levels will increase. Not only that, but the dog will suffer too. You’ll be less enthusiastic about spending time walking … [Read more...] about Consider These Facts Before Adopting a Dog
The communication systems of dogs are not simple and sometimes difficult to understand. The primary reason for this is because communication involves context. Furthermore, it is critical for a dog owner to understand that the congruence of your dog’s signals indicates “the dog is relatively certain and comfortable with the signaling decision made” 1, while in-congruent … [Read more...] about Dog signals -what do they mean?
Heartworms are a serious disease which can be fatal to your dog. Even if you live in a state or region with relatively low occurrences of the disease, most do not realize heartworm disease has been found in all 50 states and multiple variables from wildlife carriers. mosquito migration and environmental conditions make predicting the risk impossible 1. Heartworms are … [Read more...] about The Facts About Heartworms
Most people know not to give their dog chocolate, but not many people are aware of just how dangerous chocolate is, nor what to look for if their dog is poisoned. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which contribute to poisoning. The lethal dose of theobromine in dogs is 100-150 mg per kilo (2.2 lbs) body-weight. Dark or cooking chocolate contains the most … [Read more...] about Dog Poisons: Chocolate
Watch for toxic substances in your home. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol in some countries, is a common over the counter (OTC) medication which is very effective in people to relieve pain and fever. However, it is extremely dangerous for your dog. Most dogs become poisoned with acetaminophen when he is unwell, and an owner decides to treat him without veterinary … [Read more...] about Dog Poisons: Acetaminophen