Understanding The Health Of Your Aging Dog

Posted by admin on July 28, 2013 - 12:00 am

Having a dog for a pet is something that brings with it a great deal of joy. At times it can also bring a number of challenges related to behavioral issues and medical costs associated with keeping your dog healthy. As the dog continues to age these costs may increase exponentially. It is important to realize the differences that are likely to occur in your pet as he or she ages.

Older dogs tend to be much less active than younger animals. Many times this Read the rest of this entry »

The Elderly And Their Ability To Care For Their Pets

Posted by admin on May 28, 2013 - 12:00 am

The research is clear in revealing that elderly people benefit from having pets. The studies reveal that older individuals with dogs tend to live longer, recover more quickly from illness, and lead happier lives in general. Many elderly people have pets that have been with them through the majority of their twilight years. However, as their abilities become more limited with age, it can be challenging for them to care for the companions that have provided them with love for so long. Assisting the Read the rest of this entry »

Adopting Senior Pets: They Need Love Too

Posted by admin on March 28, 2013 - 12:00 am

While puppies and kittens are undoubtedly cute and cuddly, they can be time can take a large amount of time and patience to house train. Many people enjoy the challenge, but others are simply looking for a companion to share their life with. Adopting a senior animal is a great alternative, and includes many benefits for pet owners looking to add a furry friend to the household.

Older dogs have considerably different characteristics than young puppies. Older dogs can be left alone for longer periods of time and don’t need to be taken out as much, which is helpful Read the rest of this entry »

Home Improvement from the Dog’s Perspective

Posted by admin on October 18, 2012 - 12:00 am

If you really love and care about your dog as much as we do, then you always have to consider how the decisions you make will affect your dog – especially when it comes to home improvement. There are plenty of sites like homeproimprovement.com that can help you get started on home improvement, but few really analyze the activity from a dog’s perspective. How is what you’re going to do really going to affect your dog?

Like getting a new hard wood floor. Sounds appealing and maybe you’ve been wanting one for a while, however you need to make sure you do your research. Most of the time you get a free sample of what the finished product will feel like and this can help you decide on how to proceed. While some of you might not believe it, many dogs slide or get injured on floors that are too slippery – especially puppies.

If you must have a hardwood floor, then make sure you throw down a rug or a carpet – some kind of safety tether for your four-legged friend to latch onto while he or she gets used to your new floor.

Believe it or not, the dog is more than an animal – he or she is part of the household so if you’re going to be making any home improvement changes, you need to make sure they don’t negatively impact your canine companion.

The True Costs Of Owning A Dog

Posted by admin on October 13, 2011 - 12:00 am

It seems that we all want a car, a pet, or a home, but we really do not take the time to really add up the cost of ownership. Sure, we all want what we want and as long as we can handle the responsibility that comes along with owning it we can have it. This is particularly true when it comes it dogs. The true costs of owning a dog is tremendous. First, they must have their shots and they must be registered. Second, when the sick they must visit the vet and believe it or not, this Read the rest of this entry »

Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your First Pet

Posted by admin on October 11, 2011 - 12:00 am

There are many questions you need to ask yourself before making that effort to buy a first pet. You might as well be having a baby in some cases. Pets needs lots of loving in the beginning, so they know you’ll always be there for them.

I think one of the first questions you should ask is will I have the time for this pet? For example, getting a dog will take time to train it if it’s a puppy, take time to feed the dog, take time to clean up after the dog, and even take time just to Read the rest of this entry »

What Type Of Dog Should I Buy?

Posted by admin on October 7, 2011 - 12:00 am

The ideal dog for your household is one that suits your lifestyle. Every breed has different benefits and challenges. It is important to decide which qualities you want in a dog before you bring one home. You also must be realistic about the kind of care you are able to provide. For example, if you know you cannot take a dog for long walks, you should not choose a high-energy breed. As you research different breeds, key traits to consider are: Size, energy level, grooming needs, intelligence and temperament.

An excellent option for new Read the rest of this entry »

Bringing Home A Puppy: A List Of Must-Haves

Posted by admin on October 5, 2011 - 12:00 am

You have picked out your new precious puppy and you are ready to bring him home. But, before he comes into your home you need to have things ready for him. With a little planning you can make sure you have everything to help him settle safely in your home

The first item I would buy would be a dog collar and a leash. You should consider the function of the equipment and the type of training you will want to do with your puppy. Don’t just buy Read the rest of this entry »