Dog Care

Dog Care

Want to learn more about dog care? Dog care is not an easy topic. Usually, there is much involved to properly care for your dog. Every dog is different, so each dog may require a different level of care. It is best to get to know your dog well. Then you will be able to determine the best level of dog care.

This section of our website contains many articles related to dog care. Feel free to browse all of the dog care articles below. They will provide a good insight into dog care. If you need answers to specific questions dog care questions, it is always a good idea to talk to your vet or another professional such as a dog trainer, breeder or groomer.

Dog Care Articles

Bathing Your Dog

Who needs a dog groomer? You can bathe your dog at home with these step-by-step instructions and helpful tips. more

Not all dogs need a bath

Although there are no strict recommendations on how often you should bathe your dog, bathing frequency will depend on whether or not your dog needs a bath, and on such variables as the breed of dog, the kind of shampoo you are using, and how sensitive you are to the smells associated with dogs.more

Dog Bites

Does he bite? Will it bite? Every year in the United States, dogs bite approximately 4.7 million people, mostly children. Only about 1 million of those require medical treatment. However, approximately 10 to 20 people die annually from dog bites. more

Chewing and Biting

Dogs chew for many reasons. Puppies explore with their mouths. Everything and anything will go in. When they begin teething, chewing eases discomfort and helps puppy teeth work their way out. Adults chew for fun, to alleviate boredom, because it feels good. Chewing is natural and to be expected. Your job it to teach your dog to chew only appropriate items. more

Christmas Health Care Tips for Pets

Part of planning for a happy holiday season is the adequate preparation of the home to ensure the safety of family, friends, and pets. more

Dogs Get Cold Feet in Winter Too!

It is upsetting and often perplexing when we see our pet experience signs of discomfort; even if it is short-lived and intermittent. more

Crate Training

Crate training is not cruel nor should it be punishment for Puppy. A crate the proper size for Puppy is: a safe place to be while sleeping; safety when you are not around to watch him; a place to eat uninterrupted; a place to go to get away from it all. Dogs are den animals and many like a place they can curl up in and feel secure. more

Digging – Your Dog the gardener!

Dogs dig for many reasons, and sometimes it helps to pin down the right reason before you take steps to alter his habits. more

Pets and Disasters

Make arrangements for your pets as part of your household disaster planning. If you must evacuate your home, Always take your pets with you. But remember pets will not be allowed in public emergency shelters. more

Protecting Pets in a Disaster

When we think of “disasters” we usually envision large scale emergencies, such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, etc. However, much more common are personal disasters which could be just as devastating to individual families as a huge cataclysmic event. more

Elderly Dogs Deserve Special Attention

Canine senior citizens have more needs, and require more attention. more

Eliminate on Command

If you plan to travel with your puppy, have rushed, hectic mornings or simply don’t relish standing in the rain while Rover takes his sweet time going potty, you should teach him to Eliminate on Command. Not only will it speed up the process of having him empty out, but it provides you with the convenience of being able to control when and where he will eliminate. more

The Well-Equipped Dog

There are many items you can buy in aid of caring for your dog, including apparel, dishes and feeders, beds, dog doors, food, treats, medicated lotions and oils, electric trimmers, scissors and clippers, books, flea and tick control products, shampoos and conditioners, brushes and combs, gates and barriers, carriers and crates, other cleaning products, hair pick-ups, tie-outs, collars, tags, harnesses, toys, computer software, dog houses, training supplies, dental products, leads, waste disposal aids, and dietary supplements. more

Grooming Your Dog

Grooming includes bathing your dog, brushing his coat, trimming his nails, cleaning his ears and paw pads, and even brushing his teeth! Grooming is often put off because the dog doesn’t care for it, but it is an important part of keeping him healthy and happy. more

Routine Grooming Promotes Good Health in Pets

Routine grooming and cleaning is as important for our pets as it is for us: it improves their appearance, helps to prevent diseases, and contributes to their overall well-being. more

Your Dog’s Habitat

Dogs are pack animals, and you are the pack leader. Therefore, wherever you are, your dog wants to be with you. His habitat needs to be your habitat. more

Clipping Hair Coat Removes Natural Insulation

Clipping is not a good idea in dogs that are not routinely clipped. The lack of insulation only makes them hotter. more

Living with a Hearing Impaired Dog

What happens when because of disease or just old age, the dog loses all or most of the capacity to hear. What can we do? more

When Your Pet Can’t Hear

Deafness is often difficult to assess accurately, mainly because pets are not able to tell us when they have trouble hearing. more

Holiday Tips For Your Pets

Pets are integral part of the family, especially during the holidays. While most of us are busy making festive arrangements, we must not forget our pets safety. more

Housetraining Your Puppy

Puppies housebreak at different rates. Some breeds are tougher to teach to go potty outside than others. Your crate and a consistent schedule are two key ingredients to teaching puppy to potty outside. Even if you have an adult dog, you can adapt the puppy schedule … more

Pet Identification Made Easy

You are right to be concerned about proper identification should your dog become lost – something that applies to all dogs. more

Know Your Pets

My husband thinks I’m an animal psychic, but really, I just know my pets. Spending time with a pet is the most important thing you can do for it. Not only is it good for both you, psychologically and emotionally, but it pays to understand your pet’s moods and habits. more

Lawn Chemicals and Your Dog

Until more information is available, it would be prudent as a rule of thumb for pet owners to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals on lawns where pets run and roll around… more

Common Questions and Answers About Microchipping

A microchip is a very small capsule, about the size of a grain of rice, that contains a computer chip. This computer chip contains an alphanumeric code that is specific and unique to the animal carrying the microchip. more

Identification Microchips Help Find Pets

Every year more than 10 million cats and dogs become lost. Some sneak out through a hole in the fence or squeeze past their owners while the groceries are being brought inside. more

How to Trim Your Pet’s Nails

Just as we do, pets need a manicure from time to time. Nails left too long can cause pain and lameness for animals due to deviation of the toes. more

Can pets exhibit obsessive-compulsive behaviour?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, also known as stereotypic behaviour or stereotypy, is characterized by acts that are repetitive, constant and appear to serve no obvious purpose. more

Phobias in Dogs

Dogs experience a whole spectrum of fear and anxiety that at the lower end of the scale of expression are normal adaptive behaviours, and at the abnormal end of the scale are maladaptive extremes of these same behaviours. more

A Dog That Plays Too Rough

If your dog plays too rough, it may be the case that he has not learned how to play properly. more

Safeguarding Pets

Many people believe that pet thieves cruise neighborhoods and steal dogs and cats for profit. more

Every pet needs a healthy diet, lots of love and a safe place to live!

Here are 5 ways to keep your pet safe! more

Pets Can Suffer From Separation Anxiety Too

It is not unusual for pets to experience anxiety under certain circumstances, such as a visit to the veterinarian or when exposed to a new environment. more

Are You On a Short Leash? Springtime Tips for Dog Owners

Warm weather means more time outdoors — and more chances to play with your pets. And while walking your pooch on a sunny Spring day is one of the great joys in life, it’s important to use care and caution when bringing your pet out of the house. more

Summer Pet Protection

The onset of summer brings sunny days, warm temperatures and a plethora of outdoor activities for people and their pets. more

Basic Principles of Training Your Dog

Before you get a dog, or when you bring the puppy home, it is wise to sign out a few good basic doggie training guides from your library, veterinary clinic, local bookstore, or Internet. more

Well-Trained Dogs Less Likely to Wander From Home

If left to their own resources, most dogs will wander away from home. Dogs instinctively do so whether in search of perceived prey or simply to explore their environment. more

Taking Fido Outside in the Winter

Dogs do, as a general rule, love the great outdoors and the winter is no exception. more

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