Many pet owners take their dogs with them everywhere they go. If you're planning a family vacation in the near future, you may think about taking your dog along. Traveling with dogs over a long period of time requires a little more prep work than a basic trip to the store. Before you set out on your journey, check out these tips for traveling with dogs.
Becoming a pet foster home is a great opportunity to help dogs and cats in need without having to run a full rescue center from your home. Whether you already have pets in your house or you're looking for a single companion to take in and nurse back to health, you can help a pet find its forever home. Many humane societies and rescue centers throughout the country promote fostering as a way to "save two lives, not just one," because you help the pet you foster and open up a place for another pet at the rescue center. If this sounds like the job for you, read on to learn how to become a pet foster home.
A pet foster parent provides a temporary home for a pet before he or she becomes adopted. Pet fosters are in high demand throughout the country, with rescue centers turning down homeless pets every day because they simply do not have places to put them. If you have decided to open your home to a foster pet, there are some steps you can take to ensure his or her experience with you is a positive one. Here are some tips for creating a healthy relationship with your foster pet.
Are you anxiously waiting for the day that your puppy can sleep with you in bed? Many pet owners love having their pets sleep with them because it provides safety, security, and quality bonding all rolled into one. There are several factors that determine whether or not a dog is old enough to sleep with his or her owners. It's important to wait for the right time to protect your puppy during this delicate stage of development. So, when is my puppy ready to sleep with me? Let's find out…
Some dogs are stubborn, picky eaters, just like some humans are. Others dogs eat just about anything you put in front of them. If you are getting frustrated trying to feed your dog's picky appetite, there are some tricks you can try to get him to eat more. Here is a guide for feeding finicky dogs.
Dog obesity is a serious problem in America that leads to numerous health issues and shortened lifespans. It's just as important to maintain a healthy weight for your dog as it is to maintain a healthy weight for your own body. If your dog is overweight, you may need to change his diet and exercise routine to get him back on track. Here are some fitness tips for fat dogs to help your dog get into shape.
Puppies are everywhere around this time of year, which means there is a good chance you have a new member of the family to train and love. Much like parents preparing for their first child, it's important for you to understand the different development stages to come with your growing puppy so you can be ready for them. There are several different stages of puppy growth, and each stage comes with its own set of obstacles to overcome. Here is an overview of what you can expect with your new puppy.
Pet shedding is a common problem around this time of the year because the weather is starting to warm up. Your pet built up a thick fur coat to keep himself warm over the winter, and now it's time for him to let it go so he can get through the warm summer months. If you have a pet that sheds a lot, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of hair in your home. This guide explains five ways to control pet shedding so you can keep your house as clean as possible.
The internet has opened up a wide range of advertising opportunities for lost and found pets. If you have recently lost your family pet or found someone else's loved one, there are a number of ways you can get the word out about your situation. Check out these advertising tips for lost and found pets to make sure your furry companions get back to where they belong.
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.