By Kelly Marshall It may come as a surprise to some people that dogs can experience canine depression. Much like humans, dogs can suffer from depression too and the symptoms are very similar. Your dog may not show much interest in activities that he used to enjoy, such as riding in the car, going for… Read the rest »
By Sara B. Hansen Doug Hexter calls WoofTrax’s Walk for a Dog app a triple win. The free dog-walking app helps dog owners, their dogs and animal shelters. “Walking provides health and psychological benefits for both the owner and the dog. And by using the app you can also provide financial support to your favorite… Read the rest »
By Nancy Cope Recent studies, and common sense, suggest that nutrition does have an important effect on a dog’s behavior. Many dog food companies are adding more micronutrients, anti-oxidants, and vitamins and minerals to foods today in the belief that behavior can be affected. But not every dog has a good diet. It has even… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall There are more than 300 breeds of dogs, and they vary in all sizes, categories, temperaments, and exercise requirements. For all breeds, there should be some form of activity, whether it be walking, fetching for toys, playing in the yard, or supervised swimming in the pool.
By Kelly Marshall One of the saddest experiences for many dogs is becoming lost, separated or abandoned by their family. Often dogs become homeless when an owner has to move to a new town or city and is not able or chooses not to take the dog with them. Many times when owners pass away… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall Most dogs will begin to be less active and will self-exercise less as they age. Some breeds are naturally more likely to gain weight and be couch dogs rather than active pets, so it is important to help them eat only the food they need, not all that they want. Some dogs… Read the rest »
By Nancy Cope Nature has placed severe limitations of the ability of dogs to communicate. Body language is their only resource. They wag their tails, twist and jump excitedly, bark and growl, and lick faces and hands. The first option expresses mood, the second expresses joy or general enthusiasm, the third is advisory, and the… Read the rest »