Why are dog's noses wet?

Have you ever felt a dog's nose? They are wet and cold. But, why? As a vet, I hear this question often, especially from novice pet parents who are sometimes afraid that something may be wrong with their furry companion. Today you'll learn why dog noses are wet and what you should do if it becomes dry.

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How to Deal with Houdini Escape Artist Dog Breeds

We love our dogs but there are certain issues that can drive any sane dog owner up the wall. Things like chewing, drooling, jumping and clawing can all be annoying, but there’s one thing that’s even worse. That thing is when your Houdini dog chronically escapes from their crate or yard.

Having one of these canines can be a real pain. Coming home from work and seeing their cage door or the gate wide open can cause some real stress not knowing where they are or if they are ok.

Thankfully, there are a few preventative measures that you can take to help stop them from escaping and potentially putting themselves in danger.

Use a Strong Dog Crate

This should be the first step to preventing them from getting out. A plastic or wire cage just won’t cut it here. If you have a true Houdini dog, you want something with tough, 20-gauge steel with bars they can’t bend. View some examples here to get an idea of what is needed to contain the stronger breeds like Pit bulls.

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How to prepare for a new cat

Getting a new pet is one of the best things you can do to improve the quality of your life and become a better and caring person, but the truth is that being a pet owner requires a lot of patience, effort, love, and money. If you want to get a cat, but you aren’t really sure what steps to take – don’t worry, because we’re here to help you out. Just keep on reading and learn about four essential steps of preparing for a new cat. Check them out and enjoy!

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How to deal with separation anxiety in dogs

Humans see a lot of themselves in dogs—that’s why these pets always fascinate us. One trait that we seemingly share in common with them is anxiety. When we see our dogs distracted and fidgety, or when we hear them whining and whimpering, we know that something is bothering them.

One situation where anxiety crops up in dogs is when they are separated from us. A lot of dogs display this through barking, howling, clawing at the door, or being unruly. Just as in humans, separation anxiety is something that is not beneficial and should be addressed.

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5 Best Pet-Friendly Flooring Options for Your Dog

So, you finally got a dog, congratulations, you have made one of the best decisions in your life! Bringing a puppy into your family is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world, and just imagine the look on your kids’ faces when they finally see the little rascal. Indeed, a new and exciting chapter in your life is beginning.

However, do not kid yourself that owning a dog is a walk in the park (pun intended) as you will need to make substantial changes to your living environment and your daily habits as well in order to effectively housebreak your dog and teach the little bundle of fluff some proper manners. One of the main things you’ll need to consider is the type of floor you have and how it will affect your pooch. Here are the five best pet-friendly flooring options for your new best friend.

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6 Ways To Keep Your Cat Happy In A Small Apartment

There's nothing like the sound of purring when you wake up in the morning. Apartment cats are on the rise, with more and more people opting to go for these cute friends that aren't attention (nor time) consuming like dogs. That said, it's also a fact that more people than ever are now living in urban areas, opting for apartments rather than houses. Living with a cat in a small apartment can be tough for both of you, at least unless you take some steps to make it more comfortable.

In this guide, we'll cover some of the basic rules of living in a small apartment with a cat, so if you have one (or are looking to adopt one) - read on!

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