Moving is a time of transition for the whole family, but it’s easy to forget that our furry friends need special attention during this chaotic time. Dogs are territorial. When they find themselves in a new and strange environment, it can cause them stress. All of this can be avoided by taking a few precautions during and after the move.
Bringing home a new pet is always a joy. It is the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship. So, you want to make sure that your dog gets a warm welcome and has access to everything he or she needs to be able to settle in quickly. Here are a few tips to help you to prepare for their arrival.
At first glance, puppies appear to be never-ending bundles of energy, so you would think exercising them would be straightforward. Actually, their little bodies are fragile and fatigue quickly, so it is easy to overdo it. Furthermore, before your puppy has completed his or her vaccination cycle (normally around 14-16 weeks), they should avoid playing with other dogs as they might contract illnesses. This means you will need to rely on means besides other dogs to keep your puppy exercised, engaged, and healthy.
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.
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.
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!