If you are like most pet owners, the last thing you ever want is for your pet to be without a loving caretaker if you end up outliving them. The sad reality is that according to Best Friends Animal Society, approximately 10 percent of animals in shelters are there because of the death or illness […]
How much sleep do dogs need?
If you have a dog, especially an older dog, you may notice that they sleep a lot—after sleeping all night, they will happily spend their days napping in sunbeams and dozing on the couch. What a life, huh? So how many hours a day sleep is “normal”? Dogs require a significant amount of sleep, even […]
It’s never too late to teach old dogs new tricks!
Maybe you’ve heard and even believe the old adage: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” The good news is that this is not true! Dogs are innately good learners—no matter what their age, they are naturally inquisitive and are eager to grasp new experiences. Here are 5 tips when teaching your old friend […]
No Dogs Allowed? Helpful Tips for Finding Dog-friendly Housing
One of the potential drawbacks of renting a house or an apartment is dealing with pet restrictions. Property owners often have good reasons for not wanting dogs on rental properties. For example, damage resulting from irresponsible dog owners may have soured the owner toward renting to people with animals forever. Though finding a pet-friendly rental is […]
How dogs cope with the loss of a dog sibling
Losing a pet is a difficult situation for everyone, including the other dogs in the household. You may not realize it, but dogs do grieve the loss of a doggy companion. And just like people, dogs can react differently to loss—some dogs may act completely normal, while others get depressed. Some dogs may even develop […]
Does your dog know the 7 basic commands?
How many of these does your dog know? Remember: you CAN teach an old dog new tricks–it’s never too late to teach a dog no matter what age they are! Sit. This is a good one to start with because it’s the most natural concept for most dogs and one of the easiest for them […]
Surrendering Dogs Due to Behavioral Problems: Try these things first!
Is your pet is exhibiting problematic behavioral patterns that are causing you to consider getting rid of him/her? You are not alone, but the good news is that there is hope! There could be many potential causes and many potential solutions to what your dog is experiencing. Here are some things to try first before […]
Did you know your dog has superpowers?
Did you know your dog has superpowers? It’s true! Compared to humans, your dog has amazing superpowers they use every day using just their bodies! Super smellers: Dogs possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in us. And the part of a dog’s brain that is devoted […]
Does your dog have bad breath?
It’s a sad fact that 80% of dogs will have some form of periodontal (gum) disease by the age of 2! Not only can that result in tooth loss, it can also cause heart, lung, and kidney problems! Since dental health is crucial to your dog’s overall health, it’s important to take care of your […]
Easing Separation Anxiety in Dogs
The Covid 19 pandemic was heaven for a lot of dogs, with their family members having to stay home every day! Now that the world has gotten back to normal, dogs may have developed separation anxiety. Some signs of anxiety in dogs include: howling, barking and whining; digging and scratching at doors or windows; destructive […]