Parasitic invasions are common in pets, particularly in dogs and are a matter of great concern for the owners. Various kinds of parasitic organs require different precautions and treatment interventions. For this reason, it is important for pet owners to know all about them so that they can identify and resolve the conditions in time. One of the common parasites that your dog may fall prey to is heartworm. As the name suggests, this worm affects the heart, lungs and blood vessels of the animal. It can be a foot long and spreads via infected mosquitoes. A mosquito bites and infected animal and spreads the worm’s larvae into the tissue of the other animal. Once they enter the body, the larvae migrate through the tissue of the animal and make way into its heart after around 70 days. They house themselves therein and gradually grow into full-sized worms to create a series of complications. Symptoms of Heartworm Infection Typically, heartworm infection does not present any symptoms during the initial stages. Gradually, as the larvae house themselves within the animal’s heart and grow into adults, they can clog the heart completely. This can be deadly for the dog and cause a […]
Why Do Dogs Hump? Mounting or humping is what most male dogs do when they mate. But as you have seen, dogs don’t only mount when mating, and they don’t only just mount other dogs. Some dogs may mount furniture, other animals, stuffed toys, and people. Female dogs mount too, but much less frequently than males. Dogs May Hump for Sexual Reasons Apart from actual mating purposes, dogs still have plenty of reasons to mount. Oddly, people often overlook the more obvious of these. Even neutered and spayed dogs display sexual behavior, often accompanied with what looks to a human eye like flirtatious playing. You may also see a female dog lift her tail away from her private area like she would if in heat and preparing to mate. Male dogs can ejaculate after humping, but if neutered, the fluid contains no sperm. Dogs May Hump When They are Anxious or Excited Mental arousal isn’t just sexual. Some dogs response to a house guest can reflect happy excitement. This can lead to an erection. Dogs may also hump when anxious. Some suspect that anxious humping is the kind many popular training books explain as an alpha domination or an assertion […]
By now if you have a dog you have probably figured out they are pack animals. They are loyal and will put their lives on the line for someone they love in an instant. As amazing as that is it also brings us to a very common dog issue: Separation Anxiety. There is many levels and on the lightest levels all dogs have some of this. All dogs miss their owners when they are gone, hence the happiness when you come home. Luckily some stores around the US went out of their way so you can bring your dog with you. Not only is this good for your dog but let’s be real, everything is better when you bring your dog. Here is the list of the biggest stores in the US that let you bring you dog: Half Price Books Gander Mountain Academy Michaels Hobby Lobby Ross Sephora Tiffany & Co. Bath and Body Works Home Depot (Most stores) Pottery Barn Hallmark Bass Pro Shops Barnes and Noble Macy’s Web Host Pro (Design Offices) Old Navy Restorations Hardware Tractor Supply Co. The Apple Store Unfortunately most store managers can over write the company policy and change the rule. But in most […]
Fireworks can easily frighten animals. The loud explosions are more clear to animals and especially dogs. A nice trick to keep your dogs a little more at ease is to play some sort of noise at your house and keep them indoors. Even music will help drown out the sounds of explosions happening outside. Not only is the noise a factor for your pets this 4th of July. Most Animal Care and Control states that their busiest time is during the July 4th Holiday. Take precautions to keep your furry friends safe: keep them indoors, remedy tag, online collar, approved and microchip. Pets in a panic tend to run and can have more of a risk of being injured. Not having your pets indoors or on a leash is a substantial risk. Be safe and have a great 4th of July!
1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. 3. Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being. 4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you. 5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it’s speaking to me. 6. Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget it. 7. Remember before you hit me: I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand, but I choose not to bite you. 8. Before you scold me for being un-cooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, or I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak. 9. Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old. 10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: […]