Kids will always be fascinated with animals, and that makes them prone from being attacked if they are not careful. Even if the animals around you are mostly domesticated such as cats and dogs, this does not automatically make your children safe. In the United States alone, around 2 million dog bites occur every year. Many homes in America are raising dogs as pets, and it is natural that you children be delighted i

June 18th, 2008Irish Setter

Irish Setter
The Irish Setter is also popularly known as the Red Setter. It is a breed of gundog that originated from Ireland in the 19th Century and has since become a popular showdog. It was primarily bred as a pointer used by hunters to look for upland game. Breed Origins The Irish Setter was developed in Ireland during the 1700’s. It was believed to be a blend of the Old Spanish Pointer, setting spaniels and early Sc
How to Prevent Heartworm Infection
The heartworm problem is rampant in many parts of North America and is also found in Central and Eastern United States of America. This canine disease damages the heart, the lungs and its arteries caused by a microscopic heartworm that grows into a more than a foot in length parasite. Infection from this sickness can only be diagnosed through blood testing. Animals infected by this sort of health problem may be ver

June 16th, 2008Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?
Seeing dogs burying bones beneath the ground has been a very rampant site world wide. It has been a behavior that many notice and at times lead us to think why do dogs do such action when they are well fed? For some, it is because of greed yet again it might be due to some other factors. Hoarding or catching is the process wherein animals get food for them and store it somewhere they feel safe for them to divulge
How to Trim a Dog's Toenails
Just like us dogs do need some nail trimming as well. Be reminded that trimming for them is not just a matter of grooming as this affects its health big time. Untrimmed nails can cause different types of health problems of which broken nails is most rampant and is very much painful. So then, by the time you hear that clicking sound coming from the floor you already know what to do. The ease in trimming your dog
Taking Your Puppy to the Park
Walking your puppy is a great way of dog exercise. It also avoids idleness and obesity often seen in house dogs that do not have an active lifestyle. Dog walking is also recommended to get your puppy socializing with other dogs. However, there are precautions that you should take heed before doing so. Avoid busy parks at first – Off-leash parks (where pet dogs are allowed to play without a leash) as well as v

June 13th, 2008Teaching Your Dog to Swim

Teaching Your Dog to Swim
You may have watched television shows that feature dogs that know how to swim. However, in reality, not all dogs can swim. Before teaching your dog how to swim, you need to make sure if your dog’s breed is capable of swimming. Also you need to follow these instructions. Swim with your dog first – You do not just throw the dog to the water and check if it can dog paddle. The best way to train your dog to
First Visit to The Veterinarian
The most fascinating, loving action that a pet owner cam give to its darling animal is to have his or her pet be subject to the regular, timely health care that it can get from its veterinarian. The life of our pet depends on its health care. Prevention is at all times better than cure. Veterinarians can determine the state of the puppies health. It is in this way for the owner to know if the dog is having some pro

June 12th, 2008Do Dogs Feel Love?

Do Dogs Feel Love?
"Learning to know somebody intimately is often the beginnings of dislike, sometimes even of contempt. Among humans, love often does not survive a growing acquaintance, but in a dog, love seems to grow with acquaintance, to get stronger, deeper. Even when fully acquainted with all our weaknesses, our treachery, our unkindness, the dog seems to love strongly – and this love is returned by most dog-loving h
Stopping a Dog from Chewing
Most pets come to a point wherein they are on the extreme zone for chewing things especially the young ones. Slippers, toys or anything that may be reached by a dog is subject for chewing. How do we manage this situation? The following are helpful guidelines in managing your pet’s chewing problem. Baby-proofing the House Give your pet something to chew and carry away with them. Have a specific, reachable plac