What to Do If Your Dog Falls Unwell?

What to Do If Your Dog Falls Unwell?

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 situation. 

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 …

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Pet Costumes – Ruin Your Pet This Halloween

Pet Costumes - Ruin Your Pet This Halloween

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 impression.

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 …

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21st Century Dog Pampering

21st Century Dog Pampering

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 many regions.

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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Spring Training For Your Dog

Spring Training For Your Dog

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 a green grass on a sunny …

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Dog Kennel Accessories

DOG KENNEL ACCESSORIES

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 easy access.

If …

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