Mobile vets are licensed and must have their facilities — usually a clinic on wheels — inspected regularly, just like a regular vet clinic. Many varieties of mobile veterinarians exist, and a mobile vet’s services run the gamut from conducting monthly neighborhood clinics for spay and neuter services, to bringing state of the art equipment to your door for full-service pet care, and everything in between.
If you’ve always thought that your dog would make a good therapy dog, here are some things to think about — plus a listing of the requirements for dogs and owners to become volunteers and therapy dogs.
Reputable dog breeders truly care about the homes they send their puppies to and will interview prospective dog owners as thoroughly as you need to interview them. Here are the questions you need to ask dog breeders, as well as the questions they are likely to ask you.
Did you know that a significant percentage of dogs found in shelters were put up for adoption by owners who chose the wrong dog for their lifestyle? Here are the things you need to consider before you bring a new dog home to live with you.
We began with the Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers homemade dog treat recipe. It’s very easy, only 4 ingredients. Then the Bacon Bits for Dogs recipe — I never met a dog that didn’t like bacon. Finally, we tried the Canine Carrot Cookies — my dogs adore carrots. Then made our own homemade dog treats. We call our recipe: Peanut Butter Puppers.
As as a dog’s Senior years go by and the Geriatric years approach, we dog owners need to add a few more things to the list of what to watch for and do, in order to help our aging dogs get as much out of life as possible. Here are some Senior dog health issues to look for, plus some tips for providing daily care for older dogs.
Time passes much too quickly, and ultimately we dog lovers have to face the fact that our time together is winding down. The day will come when decisions — like putting your dog to sleep — have to be made that are never easy. A little planning ahead now will help. Take it from me… over the years we’ve gone through this 7 times. Sometimes it was a no-brainer. Other times, it wasn’t.
The senior dog years can be hard — on both the dog and the owner. But there are many things you can do to keep your older dog with you and feeling as good as possible for many years to come. Here’s what to look for in terms of your dog’s weight, energy, and behavior issues as he approaches old age.
If your dog spends most his time indoors then it’s easy for his toenails to get too long. If you hear your dog’s nails click when he walks on a hard floor, it’s time for a trim! Here are a few things you can do to make your dog’s nail clipping day a pleasant and even enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.
The way to teach your dog some fun new tricks is to simply think about some things your dog does naturally without being asked. Then, give a specific ‘command’ to that behavior. From this point forward, whenever your dog does that behavior… call out that command. That’s how you associate the behavior with the command. So, in the future, your dog will do this particular behavior on command.