Summary: What are the signs of a Shih Tzu heat cycle? We review the 4 stages of the Shih Tzu heat cycle. We also discuss the signs you should be watching for to tell if your Shih Tzu is in heat. Understanding the Shih Tzu heat cycle will help you even if you are not planning to breed your Shih Tzu or not have her spayed. What are the Signs of a Shih Tzu Heat Cycle? One of the problems that many...
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The presence of dogs makes everything fun, especially when they tag along on your vacation. However, travelling with a dog requires a lot of preparation. Before going on a holiday with your furry family member, make sure you have got all these variables sorted to ensure a stress-free journey. Look for dog-friendly accommodation Take your time in searching for a place to stay because The Spruce...
One of the most popular “Designer Dogs” is the “Horgi”. It is a Corgi Husky Mix. What can be said about a Horgi? They are absolutely adorable!!! Let’s take a look at each of the breeds that make up a Horgi.
Summary: So your german shepherd is nearing the end of her pregnancy. You’re anxiously wondering what the labor signs are for a german shepherd. Now is a great time to understand the Top 10 German Shepherd Labor Signs which we cover in this article. What are the Top 10 German Shepherd Labor Signs? Within a day or so before whelping puppies, the pregnant German Shepherd will generally stop...
Summary:The signs of a Golden Retriever heat cycle are discussed in this article which will review the 4 stages of a Golden’s heat cycle. It also discusses the signs you should be watching for to tell if your Retriever is in heat. What are the Signs of a Golden Retriever Heat Cycle? Usually a Golden Retriever (commonly called “a Golden”) will go into her first heat when she is approximately 10 to...
Cleaning Up Labrador Retriever Hair Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in the United States, and rightly so. They are fantastic dogs and are easily recognizable. Labs come in several colors (black, gold, brown) and owners debate over which color is the best – black, by the way, black is the best. Labs (also known as Labrador Retrievers) are known for their great personalities and...
Summary: Have you ever wondered what the signs of a German Shepherd heat cycle are? This article will review the 4 stages of the German Shepherd heat cycle. It also discusses the signs you should be watching for to tell if your German Shepherd is in heat. You can have less worry about unwanted puppies and know what to do if you are not planning to have your German Shepherd spayed. What are the...
Summary: Have you ever wondered what are the signs of a Labrador Retriever heat cycle? This article reviews the 4 stages of the Labrador Retriever’s heat cycle. It also discusses the signs of heat you should be watching for to tell if your Labrador is in heat. Don’t worry about unwanted puppies, know what to do if you are not going to have your Lab spayed. What are the Signs of a Labrador...
Review of the best crate for Labs. We provide pros and cons of the major types of indoor dog crates for Labrador Retrievers and provide our top pick.
We review the 4 stages of the dog heat cycle. Part of this article discusses the signs of heat you should be watching for to tell if your dog is in heat. Don't stress about unwanted pregnancies, know what to do if you are not going to have your dog spayed.
Is my bitch too old to breed? How old should my dog be before allowing him to sire a litter? What is the recommended age for both male and female dogs to breed? We attempt to answer these questions in this article.
Too many people emphasize the selection of the male dog, but you have to spend time making sure the bitch is just as qualified to receive your premium stud dog. We suggest 10 key points to consider before having your dog provide stud services.
One question I am frequently asked is, How do I tell if my dog is pregnant? This is easily answered, but not be quite as easy to determine. Dont be alarmed, it is possible, but it requires some effort.
So your dog is nearing the end of her pregnancy. You're anxiously wondering what the signs of dog labor are. Now is a great time to understand the Top 10 Signs of Dog Labor which we cover in this article. If you have further comments or questions about 'Signs of Dog Labor', feel free to visit our Forums, Use our 'Ask a Breeder a Question Link' or make a Comment on this article below.
Your dog will never know what you spent on them, but the excitement of giving time to your dog will surely strengthen the relationship with your dog, especially during the Holiday Season. So, not sure what to do or buy for your furry, best friend?
Learning a safe and effective method for giving your dog pills (medicine) is necessary for your dog's health. Too many times, a new dog owner will waste several pills trying to get their pet to swallow a pill. We review several techniques to help you with this problem.
Raising a litter of puppies is both rewarding and a lot of hard work. So now it is time to learn how to wean puppies. We cover some of the basics regarding 'how to wean puppies' and suggest two options for replacing mother's milk in the puppy's 2nd stage.
Maintaining your clippers in excellent condition is important to keep them from rusting or becoming too dull to cut hair. We review a leading brand of products for maintaining your clippers.
Many dog bowls are available to choose from; however, there are a few things you might consider when looking for the perfect dog dishes. For example, when purchasing puppy dishes or dog bowls it is important to choose something that will be easy and fast to clean. We review in this article how to select a dog dish.
What do you do when your dog is generally healthy and eats well, but just lacks energy and is underweight? What to do when my dog lacks energy and losing weight? We provide some suggestions on what you can do to address this issue.
Selecting a dog collar can be a very fun activity. Generally, dogs are not wearing any other type of item except for a dog collar. Care should be taken when selecting the collar that it fits the style of both the owner and the dog (or puppy). When shopping for your dog's collar, why not get several that you think would be great choices for your pet?
Believe it or not dogs have their own toothpaste! Why you may ask dont they just use ours? The answer to that is that it is too hard to teach a dog to spit!
Dogs dig for so many different reasons, but the end result is frustration for the owner or neighbor when the dog is digging in places where it shouldn't. We provide some helpful training techniques for you to try to stop dog from digging.
'How do I take my puppy's temperature and what temperature should it be?' We attempt to answer this question.
Summary: Since writing an article about the dangers of rawhide, I have had several requests to give some alternatives to regular rawhide and dog chews. As noted in said article, there are many problems that can be associated with the use of some rawhide and chews. While there are some GREAT products made in other countries, in this article I am going to focus on a few products made in the U.S.A...
Does your dog scratch and itch incessantly? Are you fit to be tied because you've tried everything to stop the itching? We have come across a great product to help treat this problem.
What is really necessary for a whelping box? Do you really need to purchase an elaborate setup or can there be a simple solution? Obviously, purchased whelping boxes are designed for the dog birthing process and can make your job easier and your mom-dog more comfortable.
You love your new puppy. He is the highlight of your day! Hes cute and fun. He plays, sleeps, eats, and, oh yeah, chews on EVERYTHING. But dont despair, chewing is natural and essential to your puppy's growth. Lets just get him to chew on the right things instead of your furniture and your husband's slippers.
Knowing how to tell if your puppy needs additional milk beyond what the nursing dog can give is an important item to be aware of during the nursing stage. We cover warning signs of puppy dehydration and how to handle this situation.
"Organic vs. store bought dog food or do I just need to have a variation in my new puppy's diet?" Or maybe you are asking, "I'd like to change the puppy's dog food because I really don't like the type that the breeder was using." What do you think I should do?
Part of being a responsible breeder is being prepared for whelping puppies from your pregnant dog. There are quite a few items that you should have ready before the big day arrives. We provide a list of these items.
We discuss how to weigh a puppy in this article. Regularly monitor the weight of your puppy. Declining or stagnating weight for a puppy could indicate more serious problems. Restricting the puppy long enough to get an accurate measurement can prove challenging.
Puppies regularly need to be treated for worms after they are 6-8 weeks old. Intestinal worms and parasites are extremely common in dogs and puppies. In fact, most puppies are born with them.
We've delivered or assisted in the delivery of many litters of puppies. This is an ongoing list of problems that we have run into during the whelping process.
So many beautiful dogs look completely perfect. Except for a commonly seen problem around the most viewed part of their face - dog tear stains underneath a dog's eye! Product innovations have been developed to help clear up this undesirable problem.
The long wait is nearly over. So what are the warning signs that indicate puppies are near? We review dog labor signs, potential problems you may run into, the birthing process, and more...
As you weigh the benefits and risks of this procedure, be sure to be honest with yourself. If you are not going to be vigilant when your dog is in heat, you will most likely end up with a litter of pups. It only takes seconds for your dog to become pregnant. Talk to your vet and your family and do what is best for you and your dog.
What is the process for having my female puppy spayed? Why should I have her spayed? We attempt to answer these questions.
Surgical complications, increased vaccine reactions, spay incontinence, and other reasons are reviewed as to why people choose not to spay a dog.
Choosing the right stud dog is essential to a successful dog breeding. Be sure to take your time in choosing correctly. It is not a perfected science, but here are some basic suggestions for choosing a stud dog.