Many older dogs benefit from acclimating to the sight, smell and presence of a new puppy before the dogs meet for the first time. Follow these five steps for a successful introduction.
We list all the reasons your puppy doesn’t want to walk and the steps you can take to get him moving.
Puppies poop a lot because they eat a lot. But, how often is normal? We give you the full scoop on puppy poop.
Puppies eat a lot. So when your puppy isn’t eating, it’s concerning. Medical or behavioral: These are the two main reasons why are puppy won’t eat, says Dr. Mondrian Contreras, of Carol Stream Animal Hospital in Illinois. Medical reasons include: pain illness digestive problems nutritional issues anatomical concerns like teething Behavioral issues include: stress or
When a pregnant dog is about to give birth, it is instinctive for her to seek out a safe “nest” for herself. A whelping box, whether bought or constructed at home, provides this secure haven for her and her puppies. She must be able to enter and exit on her own and feel comfortable leaving
You love your puppy. Spending time with him is so much fun. But you must work outside the home. After all, you want to provide the best life you can for him and the cost of food, treats, vet bills, training and grooming can add up. So, you wonder: How long can your puppy be
Behavioral issues are one of the top reasons people relinquish their pets. Time and money are also factors, particularly if someone hasn’t researched the commitment of owning an animal. Separating a puppy from their mother and littermates when under 8 weeks old can cause the animal to become fearful and more likely to bite. While
Imagine being picked up by a stranger and transported to a completely new world, where everything is new to you. Everything you see, hear, touch and smell is scary. That’s what happens when you bring a new puppy home. Your world is foreign and maybe even a bit scary to her. This is why puppy
Puppies are so cute and adorable. But unless you have lived with one, you have no idea how much work they can be. That boundless energy combined with little to no self-control and a mouth full of sharp teeth can be a real challenge. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with it can
Just like with human babies, puppies go through different periods of development as they grow up. Understanding these key stages can help you better prepare and care for your new best friend to help her grow into a well-adjusted, healthy dog. What can you expect as your puppy grows? Birth — 2 weeks Puppies are
Is your dog vomiting white foam? Let’s look at some reasons for a dog vomiting white foam and find out what to do when your dog is throwing up white foam.
You might find puppies offered free at an adoption event, by a friend or on the Internet, but are free puppies really, truly free? Let’s take a closer look.
Bringing home a new puppy is such an exciting time, but it can also be quite overwhelming! Still, imagine how your puppy must feel: They have left the only home that they have ever known, along with their litter mates and mother. This is the reason that heartbeat toys are available—the warmth of the toy
Fall is here, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. That’s good news if you’re a dog owner, because you and your dog can have lots of fun during these cool-weather holidays. First on the calendar is Halloween. Every October 31, my Corgi, Nigel, wore a pumpkin costume and helped me hand out candy
A 10-week-old puppy is at a prime age to develop canine social skills and explore the world.
You have likely heard that letting your pet sleep with you is a bad idea, and pet experts have maintained this stance for many years. However, as more research on the subject is performed, many have changed their opinions and instead argue that sleeping in the same bed as your pet can even have benefits.
If you see a cute puppy in a pet shop window or being sold over the internet, it’s possible that puppy came from what is known as a puppy mill or a commercial mass breeding operation. John Goodwin, senior director of the Humane Society of the United States’ Stop Puppy Mills campaign, who spearheads national
When my Pit Bull-mix, Mookie, turned a year old, I knew his puppyhood was officially over. At the age of 1, he was now considered an adult.
Of course, no one told him this, so he continued to be as playful and energetic as ever.
While you can’t always tell the difference between male and female adult dogs from a distance, there are physical and behavioral clues that can help. When it comes to puppies, however, especially newborns, it can be a lot harder to tell if a puppy is a boy or a girl. If you’re dealing with a
Puppies and dogs do not arrive in our lives already understanding our house rules. If you have a new dog in your life, spending time on puppy training will serve both you and your dog for the rest of your dog’s life. Month one of puppy training This is the most critical month of puppy
Raising puppies is not for the faint of heart. It’s a tough gig, not unlike raising a newborn baby, but it is extremely gratifying, rewarding, and a whole lot of fun. One of the most important parts of successfully caring for puppies is ensuring their nutritional needs are met. An often-overlooked aspect of creating a
If it were up to your dog, he’d be on a steady diet of pizza and cheeseburgers. Since those things aren’t good for dogs, your job as a pet parent is to pick healthy food made especially for canines. Choosing a food brand can be daunting enough with all the different choices out there. And
There are times when our dogs need vaccinations as well as pills or injections to keep them at their healthy best. But what happens after they receive this puppy vaccinations? Revaccination debate Your dog has received all his necessary puppy vaccinations. Then a year or so later, you receive a reminder from your veterinary clinic
Wondering how to socialize a puppy? Let’s take a look at how you can help socialize your puppy with new people, other dogs, different places and other animals.
Our dogs do not live in protective bubbles that shield them against injuries or illnesses. Just like us, they are exposed to lots of contagious agents, cope with age-related conditions like arthritis and may even be prone to an assortment of allergens. There are times when our dogs need vaccinations as well as pills or
The perfect puppy has captured your heart — the companion you dream of sharing everything with from puppyhood to adulthood to seniorhood. The single most important next step after introducing her to her forever home? Finding a veterinarian you trust who can guide you through all your pup’s life stages and ensure optimum health through
Puppies are the epitome of youth. Full of vim and vigor, they exude joy and energy in everything they do. Unfortunately, it’s their very youth that makes them susceptible to certain conditions and puppy diseases that may be life-threatening. An immature immune system, lack of life experience and judgment, and bad genetics can all add
If only puppies came with an owner’s manual — especially when it comes to how to feed a puppy. Decisions you make around the food dish can greatly impact your fast-growing pup’s overall health and attitude about meals and treats. That’s why we created a list of feeding do’s and don’ts when it comes to
Is your puppy’s toy guarding normal or something to be concerned about? Here’s how to handle toy guarding — and maybe even stop it before it starts!
Most people think puppy behaviors are so darn cute — chewing on shoes and hands, jumping up on us and guests — that they don’t think to teach them how to behave appropriately early on. In reality, this lack of teaching appropriate ways of being is unintentionally reinforcing these puppy behavior problems and why they