If you have ever questioned the benefits of dog toys and treats, just remember this: dogs are like kids; they need something to focus their attention on, give them good fun and keep them busy, and at the same time improve their physical and mental skills. Toys and treats are the perfect solution for dogs that are so bored that they chew on anything and dig on every yard.
Physical therapy is not just for humans. Rehabilitation is being increasingly prescribed for dogs to address problems such as mobility, pain, and joint damage due to surgery, musculoskeletal injury, arthritis, obesity, paralysis, neurological disease, and more.
Ticks live in grassy areas. You should aim to avoid areas where tick populations may be high such as tall grassy areas. If it is not possible to avoid these areas, then make sure you do a deep inspection of your dog’s fur for unwanted ticks.
Many cats are detached and some are antisocial. But don’t be deceived, cats do need interaction.
Cats crave stimulation, whether it’s people, other animals or toys otherwise there’s a risk they will become anxious and depressed.
Many dogs suffer from anxiety during the firework season, with firework fears affecting up to 80% of pets. If ignored, firework fears can progress to a more serious noise phobia, whereby even the slightest noise causes panic and sudden, extreme and excessive reactions.
Halloween is full of both tricks and treats, but pet parents should be careful not to let their pets accidentally scarf down too much of the latter. In the blink of an eye, chocolate candy intended to end up in pumpkin-shaped buckets may end up in your pup's tummy.
A sudden change in schedule in terms of when or how long a dog is left alone can trigger the development of separation anxiety. For example, if a dog spends all summer with their family and suddenly in September when everyone goes back to school they are left for long hours, the dog might develop separation anxiety because of that change.
Now we are at the end of September the days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting colder, keeping your dog warm, dry and safe is very important at this time of year as we approach Autumn. There are a few things you should do to prepare your dog for the upcoming season change. Your dog will no longer be able to enjoy the evening sun and enjoy long evening walks with the family.
If you have a cat, dog, horse or you keep exotic animals that have access to the outdoors, your pet could be at risk from tick bites. When you go outside to enjoy the last of the summer with your pets, you need to remember to always check for ticks.