Raising two dogs vs one dog. Should you raise one dog or two dogs? That’s a question I asked myself for years — until I decided to try owning multiple dogs (usually 2, but sometimes 3) at the same time. Because multi-dog household aggression is real! It’s one of the signs of Littermate Syndrome when you’re raising two puppies. I’ve been at this for decades now! Here’s how to introduce 2 dogs. Signs one dog doesn’t like the other. Pros & Cons of having more than one dog. Ways to simplify life when you have multiple dogs. How to get dogs to get along. All my best tips for how to raise two dogs in the house together!
Anything that pertains to your dog's age or stage of life... you will find right here! See how to determine your dog's "true" age -- and how dog years are different than human years. What you can expect from your dog at various ages -- important milestones from puppyhood through the senior dog years. When you should transition your dog from puppy food to adult food and then to senior food. And signs of aging in older dogs. What first time dog owners need to know!
Is Littermate Syndrome real? YES! Most experts strongly advise against raising sibling puppies — because they may become difficult to handle as they mature due to Littermate Syndrome. What Is Littermate Syndrome? Littermate Syndrome (sometimes called Sibling Puppy Syndrome) refers to issues that are more likely to arise when puppies from the same litter (or […]
According to veterinarians, when is it time to euthanize a dog? After working at a vet AND having 2 of my own dogs put to sleep recently, I can help you get through this difficult time. Here’s everything you need to know about when to euthanize a dog. Here are 5 signs that it’s time. Plus advice that other veterinarians have personally given me. And the official Quality of Life Scale for dogs — to help you gauge your dog’s quality of life.
Switching dog food will happen at least twice in your dog’s life: 1) as they transition from puppy to adult, and 2) as they transition from adult to senior dog. You can’t just change dog food overnight though! Here are the steps to transition your dog with ease to a new food in 5 or 10 days — whether you’re switching from puppy food to adult dog food, from adult food to senior dog food, or there’s some other reason for you to switch food (like allergies, weight issues, health concerns, etc.)
Have an elderly dog? These are the signs of aging you should be on the lookout for. Each of them requires special attention for senior dogs.
Did you know that dog age is actually influenced by your dog’s breed and size? That’s right, there’s much more to it than just multiplying by 7 to get your dog’s age in human years. Here is a much more accurate way to determine dog age.
Here are my best tips for determining the ‘right’ dog for you… it all starts with asking the right questions.
You’ve heard for years that to figure a dog’s age in ‘dog years’ you should just add 7 to each year that your dog has been alive. That should give you the human equivalent of your dog’s age. Wrong!
The folks at the Dog Hause came up with a list of 15 interesting facts about dogs. I’ve chosen my favorites to share with you here in this list of the Top 10 Dog Myths and Facts About Dogs.