Dogs are active by nature, and as pet parents, it’s our job to make sure they get adequate amounts of exercise. On the list of things dogs need to live a healthy and happy life, just below food, water, and unconditional love, is exercise. Making sure your dog sufficiently exercised can do wonders in maintaining his or her physical and mental well-being. On the other hand, dogs who aren’t sufficiently […]
Besides his or her favorite toy and scratch spot, do you know everything there is to know about your dog? Discover your dog’s genetic makeup with the Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit and learn insights to better care for your (furry) family member. If your dog is a purebred, you generally know what to expect of the genetic makeup and what traits your dog may have. If you adopted […]
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Anxiety may bring out unwanted behavior in your dog, which may cause more stress for everyone in your home. Anticipating your dog’s stress triggers and minimizing them when possible is the best first line of defense. For an effective back-up plan, try Cosequin Calm Chewable Bonelets for Dogs, a gentle and effective bone-shaped tablet that helps your dog stay calm and poised in stressful circumstances.
Fear is an emotion we all experience. Our pets experience fear and anxiety, too. There are even more things to be afraid of for them, though. Dogs don’t understand that the loud booming they hear is only harmless fireworks, or that the person that brings the mail every day is a friend, not a foe. Keeping your dog calm during upsetting circumstances can be a challenge. It’s now possible to […]
It’s not easy to train pets not to lick and chew things they find interesting. Their senses of smell and taste help them explore their surroundings. This natural curiosity can be dangerous or destructive when pets become interested in the wrong things. Anyone who has come home to pillow stuffing scattered all over the living room can attest to that! If your pet takes an interest in an electrical wire […]
Stressful situations can bring out the animal in all of us. Moving to a new place, traveling, home remodeling and even celebrations can be exciting yet nerve-racking. Disruptions in normal, everyday activities can be even more upsetting for our pets. They are the hapless bystanders who must try to deal with situations that they don’t understand and that temporarily shake up the daily routine. Chaos, loud noises, and unfamiliar faces […]