A child and their dog – one of the oldest tales of bond and friendship. Lassie and Timmy. Travis and Old Yeller. Even Billy Coleman with his sidekicks Old Dan and Little Ann. These stories have been around for ages and either make us sob or have smiles from ear to ear. But how do you know if the puppy you’re getting is the right match for your kid?
Archive for September, 2009
Maybe after reading our previous post about choosing a pet boarding facility, you’re thinking, “But I don’t want my puppy to be left alone all night or kept in a small room in a strange place!” We don’t blame you for thinking this way at all – in fact, we completely understand. That’s why we have compiled some tips on choosing a pet sitter for your prince or princess.
Deciding on the right place to board your puppy while you’re away is tricky. Will he have fun? Will the staff take good care of him? Is the facility clean and protected? These, and many others, are exactly what you need to take in to consideration before you go on vacation.
One of the many great debates among us animal lovers – is boarding or pet sitting better for your dog? There is not one right or wrong answer. It all depends on the personality and needs of your specific puppy.
You’ve heard it before. We all have. The infamous phrase that gets thrown at every small dog that exhibits the yappy, snappy, over-protective behaviors that people assume all small dogs have - small dog syndrome. But, how true is it really? Do all small dogs really have the same sort of temperaments and personalities (which large and medium sized dog owners seem to cringe at the thought of)? If your little toy sized pup could be assigned the label of having small dog syndrome, stop for a moment and consider the notion that it just may not be your dog. Maybe it’s you.
With the number of pet food recalls over the past few years, many dog owners have decided to prepare their own food for their dogs. We have the best ingredients and tips on making a mouth watering diet for your puppy!
One of the most common diseases in dogs are dental diseases causing bad breath, tooth decay and even tooth loss. Just because dogs will not lose a date because of the stench slipping between their lips does not mean it is any less important than our own dental health. Yes, yes, we know! It’s nearly impossible to get your puppy to cooperate enough to get the toothbrush near his body let alone against his not-so-pearly whites. We have some tips that may make the next tooth-cleaning day much, much easier for you and for Fifi!
Ah, another one of those typical dog behaviors that us humans just can’t understand and our dogs just can’t get enough of! If you have a working or hunting dog such as a Beagle, Australian Shepherd, Hound or Border Collie, you may have caught them many o’ times rolling around in the grass only to come over for a kiss smelling like road kill. Believe it or not, there is method to their madness!