Pet Friendly Offices Are On The Rise: Will Your Company Endorse It?
Jun15

Pet Friendly Offices Are On The Rise: Will Your Company Endorse It?

Pet Friendly Offices Are On The Rise: Will Your Company Endorse It? Myra Per-Lee Thu, 06/14/2018 – 16:19 Pet-friendly is a phrase only recently used to describe an office environment. I mean ‘work’ used to mean ‘work.’ You didn’t even think of bringing your pets with you to...

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Different Dog Sounds and What They Mean
Jun14

Different Dog Sounds and What They Mean

Have you ever heard a dog bark and wonder what it means? Or have you gotten near a dog and had it start to growl or whimper? These sounds can convey important meaning and the better you can get at discerning them, the better you’ll understand your four-legged companion. How Do Dogs Speak? Dogs talk to us, just in a different language. In fact, they do it every single day, through different dog sounds. There are three aspects of the sound a dog makes that can indicate meaning: Duration Pitch Frequency Differences in these can give clues about whether a dog is happy, sad, or something else entirely. Types of Sounds Here are some of the different sounds dogs can make and what they might mean. Barking Barking is one of the most common dog vocalizations that you will hear. It’s one that can indicate anything from happiness to fear, anger, or even frustration. It can be a very contextual noise. Dog barking can mean the following: There’s someone at the door Your dog is happy to see you Your dog is on guard There’s a threat If you hear 2-4 of these at the same time, it’s an instinctual call and means “alert the pack.� Howling Howling is another popular form of communication. It’s used in many cases to announce presence. However, dog howling can also be a sign that you should be concerned about a bigger issue, including: Separation anxiety Sickness Depression Your dog might howl in response to a sound they hear. If that’s the case though, they should stop when the original sound stops, but if not, you can use desensitization and counterconditioning to help your dog stay quiet. If your dog is doing this for attention, there are two things you as an owner should do: Ignore them until they stop Reward them when they do Growls and Snarls Growling is one of the primary angry dog noises you hear. It can mean one of two things: You should get away from the dog Your dog is happy and playing Look to your dog’s body language to understand whether you should give them space or encourage them. Whines, Whimpers, and Yelps This is another common noise. Usually, it means your dog: Needs the bathroom Wants a treat or attention Is in pain Is very excited However, it can also point to serious issues as well, including: Declining health Separation anxiety If you hear a dog yelp, chances are it means they’re in pain. Treat any injuries that are present, and get help from a licensed vet if needed. Whining is also a sign of...

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New 'Allergy Test My Pet' Offers In Home Testing For Dogs And Cats
Jun14

New 'Allergy Test My Pet' Offers In Home Testing For Dogs And Cats

New ‘Allergy Test My Pet’ Offers In Home Testing For Dogs And Cats Lady Bee Tue, 06/12/2018 – 19:30 Until recently, the only way we could find out if our pets had specific allergies was to have them tested at the...

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Puppy Care 101: A Guide for the First Time Puppy Owner
Jun13

Puppy Care 101: A Guide for the First Time Puppy Owner

Welcome to the fellowship of dog owners! Life with a new puppy will never be the same again, in a good way! Raising a puppy is rewarding, yet at times frustrating. But with this puppy 101 guide you learn how to care for a puppy and get off to a great start. Find Your Ideal Puppy Is there anything as cute as a puppy? (OK, kittens maybe…) Make sure to keep that new puppy cuteness in check, since it can override good sense and long-term training success. Brace yourself and don’t to let your heart rule your head. How to Choose a Puppy Consider which breed is best suited to your lifestyle. Factors include your working hours, family circumstances, and your energy levels. Think about: Can a giant breed squeeze into your small apartment? Will a puppy barking disturb the neighbors? Be honest and draw up a list of your dog’s ideal characteristics. Dog Adoption Sourcing your dream dog takes time and research. Your options include using a breeder, buying privately, or adopting from a shelter. A responsible breeder screens the health of the parent dog, raises the litter at home, and socializes the puppies at a young age. Alternatively, shelters promote “Adopt don’t shop.â€� Giving a puppy from a rescue a new home may save the life of that dog, and free up a pen for another needy four-legger. First Things First You’ve found a pup and fallen in love. Prepare for the puppy’s arrival beforehand so you can concentrate on having fun together after they move in. 1. Puppy Proof the Home To a puppy, your home is an adventure playground. Protect the new puppy and save your belongings by puppy-proofing your pad. Stow away all chewable objects that can be swallowed. Make electrical cabling safe behind furniture or cover the cables. Block access to rooms where puppy pee or poop can cause damage. When you think the job’s done, get down to the floor level yourself. Check from a puppy’s eye view under the sofa and in all of the places you don’t usually see. This might sound a bit silly, but it’s a great way to make sure you didn’t miss anything. 2. Register with a Vet Ask around to find a local vet you feel comfortable with. Seek a vet with a good reputation that likes animals and has modern facilities. Also check the location of the nearest emergency clinic so you know where it is in case you need it A good clinic will talk you through a puppy shots schedule, deworming, parasite control, and desexing. This is a good test of how...

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Elderly Deaf and Partially Blind Dog Rescues Lost Three Year Old
Jun11

Elderly Deaf and Partially Blind Dog Rescues Lost Three Year Old

Elderly Deaf and Partially Blind Dog Rescues Lost Three Year Old M Dee Dubroff Mon, 06/11/2018 – 01:45 Meet a very special dog named Max.  Deaf and partially blind, this 17 year-old canine saved the life of a three year-old child lost for more than 15 hours  in the Australian...

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PetsLady's Pick: Funny Corn Dog Of The Day
Jun11

PetsLady's Pick: Funny Corn Dog Of The Day

PetsLady’s Pick: Funny Corn Dog Of The Day Laurie Kay Olson Mon, 06/11/2018 – 06:30 I just love a good romp through the corn fields. It is so full of good summertime...

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