One of the amounts nightmares that pet owners
have is when their dog gets sick. It can be an extremely stressful time that
needs to be handled in a careful manner. Mostly people start to panic when they
think of the situation, and they do not know how to approach the entire
If your dog falls unwell and does not behave
like it usually does, the first thing that you need to do is to keep calm. Here
are a few things that you need to do in case your dog falls unwell.
Approach a veterinary doctor
Veterinary doctors are individuals who are known to offer veterinary care to sick animals. These professionals have the requisite knowledge and expertise to understand the signs and symptoms that pets showcase when they are sick. Thus, the first option that you need to consider is to take the help of a professional doctor who can provide the appropriate treatment for your pet. Since these experts use the best procedures and solutions, your pet will be in safe hands.
Observe the symptoms
Just like human beings fall sick, it is natural for pets to fall sick as well. In case your pet is unwell and is not behaving like it usually does, you need to observe the symptoms that it is showing carefully. Since your pet cannot talk, you need to look for signs that can help you know that it is sick. Some of the common signs include a decrease in appetite and a decline in the level of energy. Once you are able to confirm that your pet is unwell, you can opt to seek professional help.
Comfort your pet
Pets feel low when they are not well. Thus, you need to make sure that you can dedicate your … Read more
The pet fashion industry creates all kinds of dog costumes for small and
large dogs. The style of each outfit varies for certain occasions. Some
companies design the most awesome and newest pet clothes that can be found
online. Clothing for pets must also reflect the personality of the owner. Large
dog costumes always stand out from the rest and will always make a big
Small pets wearing cute costumes also attract the attention of many
people. Pets that are considered part of the family give their owners the idea
to show off their emotions to pets through clothing and costumes. Some pet
owners also like to dress their big furry friends in big dog costumes rather
than letting them go naked. Clothing for these pets must always be in style.
Like human clothing, pet clothing must be fashionable and must follow trends.
Some pet owners dress their pets only during pet costume competitions.
Most of the time the big dog costume wins. However, there are also certain
awards for small and cute pets who wear small costumes according to competition
criteria. Thus pet costumes may not be out of date. Pet costumes are more
attractive if you wear charming accessories.
Accessories can really enhance dog costumes. It must fit perfectly
according to the design and style of clothing. Like humans, the accessory is
ideally suited to the dress she wears. It is desirable that when we see our
little friends, they look great in our eyes. Try matching collars and lead for
costumes. Or maybe a hat that accentuates the costume? For example, a formal
dog tuxedo will look better with a black hat!
Be sure to spoil your pet this Halloween with big or small dog costumes
(plus accessories) for tricks or treatments or local pet costume … Read more
There was once a time when dog
owners were content to give their K9 friends an old blanket in a chewed up
basket for a bed, a ready supply of dry dog food, regular trips to the vet, and
the occasional bone left over from a steak dinner. Today the status of pets has
changed dramatically in our society, as dogs in particular are viewed more like
children now than as pets. For example, 20 years ago, terms like “dog
hotel,” “K9 cosmetic surgery,” and “designer dog
collar” would have sounded alien. Today these terms are commonplace in
As a consequence, dog pampering
(for lack of a better description), has become a massive market and a booming
industry. The English retailer, Harrods, recently quadrupled the size of its
pet department to eleven thousand square feet, and carries items like Juicy
Couture dog tracksuits, and bejeweled dog hair clips. Harrods also hosts an
annual pet fashion show. During this show, attendees can gawk at exquisite K9
jewelry like a $25,000 Swarovski crystal-encrusted dog bed and a nearly
$500,000 diamond dog collar by the jewelry icon Stephen Webster.
Furthermore, this insanity is not
contained just within the British Isles. Americans have managed to make the pet
market a recession-proof industry, with the pet industry projected to grow
roughly 5% in 2009. In the last decade, American spending on pets has doubled
to the eye-popping total of $43.5 billion dollars. While most of that sum is
made up of very normal pet supplies like food and medication, there are also
those who will pay thousands of dollars for things like a “pet
stylist,” who will help make more pooches appear more fashionable.
Another area where dog pampering
has reach new levels is in the popularity of dog shows, or ‘confirmation shows’
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For our four-legged friends,
winter means sleeping by the fire, short walks, and a slower pace to the
day-to-day happenings of life. Often it means gaining a few extra pounds and
losing a little muscle tone. It can also mean less time using their basic
obedience commands around the off-lead park or during on-leash street walks.
Then spring hits and it is all about getting outside and having fun for both the furry members of the household as well as the two-legged, non-furry variety. How many of us do humans overdo our first long walk on the first warm, sunny day of spring? How many of us look and feel as fit and toned in shorts as we did six months prior, before bundling up in sweaters and long johns? Those short days and times sitting by the fire reading a good book took their toll on our health and fitness level, and the first few weeks of spring usually come with a series of aches, pains, and injuries.
It is no different for our dogs
except often, the injuries are far more serious. Easing your dog into spring
can alleviate those sore, stiff muscles and help guarantee your dog does not
suffer any unnecessary accidents!
Obedience Training ‘Refresher’
Why do dogs need an obedience
‘refresher’ after the long, sedentary winter? Even an older dog who has many
years of training under their collar can lose their ‘edge’ when it comes to
obedience if they have not used it for a while. ‘Sits’ are slow, ‘stay’ means
only for a moment or two, and ‘come’ is easily ignored, at least until the
human resorts to bribery. And this is all while you are still in the house!
Now add the fun and excitement of
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Dogs are man’s best friend.
Bearing this in mind, many owners want their beloved pet to have as many
creature comforts as possible. They even equip their dog kennel with pet
accessories: Some to add to their comfort and others just for pure enjoyment
and to encourage some exercise.
The most important dog accessories
for making sure that your pet is comfortable are a nice, soft cushion and
blanket to lie on. These will help to keep him warm and comfortable and will
also make him feel secure as it will act a bit like a security blanket for him.
They also help to keep arthritis and muscle ache at bay and stop him from catching
a chill. However, if your dog is prone to little accidents, be it due to old
age or still being a young puppy, then you might want to consider a floor grid
covered by a simple blanket. This will stop your dog from sitting in a damp
patch or smelling of urine!
There are hundreds of types of dog
bowls available for your pet, but in the confined space of a dog kennel you
should probably use an anti-spill one to reduce the amount of mess for you to
clean up. If your kennel has wire mesh side panels then it is also possible to
buy bowls that can be fixed to them.
Some people build their dog
kennels above the ground. This may be because they live in a very hot area and
the added circulation of air beneath the kennel helps to keep it cool, or it
may be because the area can become waterlogged and they don’t want the wood to
rot. If this is the case then a sturdy ramp will be needed to give your dog
If … Read more