Water freezes in the winter. This is a well-known fact that should come as no surprise to you. As a dog owner though, this simple fact can cause a major dilemma. How can you keep water outside for your dog if it is going to freeze shortly after you put it out there? Here are some tips to protect your dog bowl from winter freezing and ensure your dog has healthy drinking water even in the cold.
Long haired dogs are blessed with thick, warm coats that keep them comfortable even in the bitter cold. Short haired dogs don't have that luxury though, which puts them at risk when the temperatures outside start to cool. There are a number of ways you can keep a short haired dog warm in the winter, even if his coat does not thicken up. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Many pet owners love the winter because it gives them a chance to dress their dogs up in fun sweaters and outfits. Choosing the right dog winter outfits is about a lot more than the design on the clothes though. You need to make sure that your dog is properly covered in the coldest months of the year. The guide below will help you select the right winter outfits for dogs so you can keep your pet warm and happy.
Just about every child in America eventually asks his or her parents for a puppy. As a parent, you have probably heard that question several times. Before you decide to heed to your child's wishes though, you need to make sure that he or she is in fact ready to have a dog in the house. Is your child ready for a puppy? Let's take a moment to figure that out.
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As the weather starts to cool down, you may notice changes in your dog's behavior. Even dogs that enjoy cold weather often need extra warmth and shelter in the fall and winter months. In order to keep your dog safe throughout the year, follow these cold weather dog safety tips below. They will ensure your pet stays happy, warm, and healthy even when the temperatures drop.
You want to discourage the puppy from chewing or biting fingers, shoes and furniture, so this is the best time to substitute acceptable items. Here are a few tips to ease your puppy's teething problems.
Getting bitten by a dog can be a scary event in someone's life, but it can happen to anyone. Even a calm, well-trained dog may react unexpectedly when he feels threatened or scared. If you're prepared for a worst case scenario, you can react calmly and avoid scarring yourself or your pet in the future. The tips below explain what to do after a dog bite to ensure that you recover in the best way possible.
There is a certain sense of pride that comes along with having a good looking pet. A shiny coat is a sign of great care on your part as a pet owner, and it's a sign that your dog has a healthy and happy life. Some animals naturally have softer coats than others, but there are a few things you can do to make your pet look his best every time. Check out this guide to learn how to keep your pet's coat shiny and soft.
Getting rid of fleas is never easy, but it can be a particularly tough challenge if your pet is not old enough for flea medication. There are some things you can do to ward off the problem in the meantime, but the fleas will likely come back until you can completely eradicate with the medication. To keep your growing dog happy and healthy, you need to remove as many fleas as possible. Here is a guide for getting rid of fleas on a puppy until you can treat the issue with medication.