Surgical complications, increased vaccine reactions, spay incontinence, and other reasons are reviewed as to why people choose not to spay a dog.
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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.
The number one nutritional related disease in dogs is obesity. Obesity in most cases is because dogs are eating way too much food and not exercising enough. Occasionally a metabolic disease triggers obesity in dogs.
Several options are available to help you permanently with dog identification. Tattooing, micro-chipping, and/or the traditional dog tag.
'My puppy is eating feces, will he grow out of it?' Believe it or not, this is more common than you may think.
We provide several comparisons between owning a female puppy vs. owning a male puppy. Our comparisons assume that you are going to neuter or spay your new puppy.
Discussion of the three basic types of dog nail trimmers on the market today. One thing is for sure, dogs hate to have their nails trimmed! We also provide a couple of recommended products for you to clip your dogs nails.
A common question that is still a mystery is 'Why does my puppy eat grass?' Will it hurt him or her? We attempt to point out what dangers there are with your puppy eating grass.
Just like those of us that are always wondering at what point to take a child to the doctor, you will find yourself in the same predicament with a puppy. Know when to take your dog to the vet.
We discuss the many different types of dog brushes on the market today so you can select the type that is best for you and your dog.
If you think that you will be able to hold your dog still while at the same time giving him or her a haircut, then think again. You should invest in a sturdy dog grooming table.
Retractable leashes vs. the standard dog leash. You just might want to have both types depending on what you are planning.
Puppies learn a great deal about obedience during their first few months. Many people find that what was cute as a puppy, isn't necessarily cute once their puppy is an adult dog. That's why it is so important gaining love and respect from a puppy.
99.9% of all dogs can be house trained and yet there are hundreds of thousands abandoned by people who claim their dog couldn't be trained. They just haven't tried hard enough potty training a puppy or have not had the patience to do it right. We give you 3 ideas to try potty training a puppy in this popular article.
Many people choose to have their dog's professionally groomed. This is understandable since it takes effort to become efficient at grooming; however, this doesn't mean you shouldn't try touching up periodically with dog hair clippers.
As busy as many owners are with tight schedules, waiting for your dog to take care of business can be very frustrating. Sizing the doggie door just right is a necessity before you begin your shopping.
Having once had a lush, green lawn that now has yellow spots all over in it is NOT what you want! We provide an explanation to this lawn problem and give you a suggestion on how to treat it.
Before you purchase a toothbrush, read our suggestions on what type of toothbrush to start out with for your puppy.
You've bought the toothbrush and beef flavored tooth paste, but now you aren't quite sure where to begin. No worry, we explain how to brush dog teeth.
Adopting a rescue dog can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. But before you jump in your car and run down to the local shelter to bring home your new best friend, take a minute and assess your situation. Be realistic about your life and your expectations. Here are 7 things you should look at BEFORE you decide to adopt a new dog.
You have determined that you have the ability to take care of a dogs needs and provide him with a wonderful environment. Now the frustration and fun begins: deciding which type of dog will suit you best! We cover 6 Dog Breed Selection Tips.
What tips and suggestions exist for those people considering adopting a dog from a dog shelter or dog rescue organization? This article discusses considerations you should take when embarking on the process of adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue.
Selling puppies responsibly seems to be a worrisome problem for many breeders, especially if you are reasonably new. I have written this article to help relieve some of the stress that may accompany the hectic life of a breeder. Compiled here is an 11 item checklist of things you may want to consider doing/having to help you sell your puppies professionally and responsibly.
Worms are a common parasite found in dogs. There are many kinds of worms that can infest your pooch. There are different symptoms for different types of worms. This is a compiled list of 9 signs of worms in dogs.
Prenatal dog care is critical to having a healthy litter of puppies. We review tests you should complete before your dog mates. We also focus on 7 dog prenatal care tips.
Deciding to breed your dog is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. Before breeding your dog be sure to research and read as much material as possible. We review 4 Vet tests before breeding your dog.
Shopping for safe puppy toys for your new puppy requires you to exercise caution for some types of toys. Just because it is labeled a dog toy does not mean it is necessarily safe.
Most of the time a female dog is good about cleaning herself during her heat cycle. Occasionally, a dog or specific dog breed can be quite messy during heat cycles. We give you a couple suggestions on what to do to keep your home stain free.
Every person who assists a dog with the whelping process should be familiar with helping newborn puppy breathe. Many times a newborn puppy will need some slight assistance to stimulate its breathing.
The question of 'Should I Breed My Dog' should not be taken lightly. Breeding your dog has many consequences that you perhaps have not thought about. To be a good, responsible dog breeder you have a lot of work and planning to do.
Puppies are very susceptible to life threatening diseases that can easily be prevented with vaccinations. Simple prevention through proper puppy vaccinations is a necessity.
We have found that Veterinarians are only as good as their experience and education. Numerous times we have taken a dog to a vet to have one diagnosis and then to another to have a completely different diagnosis or recommendation. We provide a 17 tips on how to select a veterinarian.
Puppies are sooo cute. However, they will grow up and too many of them will be abandoned. Each year thousands of dogs are put to sleep because they are unwanted. We attempt to answer the question 'Should I Have my puppy neutered?'.
Dog health insurance has always seemed like a discretionary, luxury purchase. With escalating veterinary costs, the times appear to be changing. These policies aren't very expensive and could save you in the long run.
We suggest a series of questions that you should ask yourself before purchasing a dog. Specific questions relating to the change of lifestyle and expenses that often accompanies the maintenance of the dog and its impact on your lifestyle.
There are many types of parasites that you should be watching out for on and in your dog. By educating yourself with what to watch out for, you may recognize certain signs of parasitic infection with your dog. We provide an overview of these many types of parasites.
We cover an explanation of the most common dog diseases that could affect your dog including parvo, bordetella, corona, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, lyme disease, and several others.
With the increase in the number of people selling puppies online has come the increase in the number of puppy scams.
It is estimated that between 20% and 40% of all puppies born alive do not survive. Most of these will die before they are even weaned. We describe this heart breaking and frustrating illness as a fading puppy.
Many people would love non-shedding dogs. Oftentimes, people refer to several breeds as Hypo-Allergenic. We explore the non-shedding, hypo-allergenic dog in this article.