March 25, 2012 @ 11:06 AM
Like us, dogs can suffer from sunburn. Long term exposure can result in skin damage and skin cancers just like in people.
Dogs that are susceptible to sunburn
Any dog that spends lots of time in the sun during the hottest parts of the day;
Dogs that have white or light colored hair;
Dogs that have very short hair, or no hair at all;
Dogs that have lost fur through allergies, hot spots or medical treatments.
What are the signs of sunburn?
Red or inflamed skin; and/or
Hair loss; and/or
What areas of the body are more prone to sunburn you ask?
Those parts with smaller finer or thinner amounts of hair specifically:
March 18, 2012 @ 11:05 AM
This is one of those subjects that get a lot of back and forth. Although, if done correctly, neither of these will hurt your animal, deciding on these two procedures can be difficult. If you are thinking of doing either one I would suggest researching before deciding. Also you may want to ensure you have a good vet so you can know your animal will not suffer.
Debarking your dog. Although it may seem like the only way to get your dog to be quiet, there are lots of other ways. Keep in mind that you this is how your dog communicates, so please think of how you would feel if someone took out your vocal cords. Instead of debarking, perhaps you can get a shock collar (on a low setting) that will teach our dog they that something unpleasant...
March 11, 2012 @ 11:03 AM
Once you have picked a name for your puppy and ordered your pet tags, you need to teach him or her what it is. Your objective is to teach your dog that when his name is called your pet must immediately give you his full attention, that is, stop what they are doing, turn their head and look directly at you.
As you go on to teach your pet other commands, such as come, sit and stay, you'll do this successfully if your puppy is focused on you while you are teaching them these commands - this is why it's so important to make sure your pet knows it’s name and responds to it.
Your puppy will start to learn that the sound of their name will be followed by a command, so for them, their name means 'I must look at my owner...
March 4, 2012 @ 11:01 AM
One of the hardest things to do is train your cat. However, most of the time, it can be done. Here are a couple tips I have learned to help control and “train” your cat. As much as they allow you to train them. The great thing about cats is they defiantly have personality, although part of that personality can often be stubbornness. If you are taking on this project I wish you luck and hope these tips work for you as they have for me.
One thing you can do when a cat is doing something you don’t want them to, is make a hissing sound and sort of run at them. This is startle them. Another thing you can do is buy a spray bottle and spray them while making a hissing sound when they are doing something you don&rsquo...