It's Raining Cats and Dogs

In Jacksonville, Florida alone, the population, or over-population, of cats and dogs is astounding. The Humane Society in the city of Jacksonville takes in every stray or abandoned cat and dog left at their door only to find they have no room for them. In a year, they are forced to euthanize over 200 pets due to over-population. Only 25% of the animals they take in are adopted.

I, myself, have considered purchasing purebreds to breed as a side job, but it seems such a selfish way to earn a few extra dollars while so many unwanted animals are being …

Dogs Are Getting Dumber Says New Research

We’ve all watched the Eukaneuba Dog Show and the Westminster Dog Shows, comparing our canine pets with the perfection of the show standard. What no one ever thinks about is how breeding the perfect dogs for appearance might be dumbing them down.

According to the Swedish researcher and Ethologist , Kenth Svartberg, from Stockholm University, today’s breeding for ideal appearance is “affecting the behavior and mental abilities of pedigree breeds, as well as their physical features.”The outcome of testing 13,000 dogs for different levels of sociability and awareness can be found in the Telegraph.co.UK. Svartberg discovered that 31 different breeds, …

Summertime Precautions for Your Dog

When the weather gets warmer and the sun begins to shine, it seems like a great opportunity to get outside and take your dog on a walk or to the park. While this is never a bad thing, some precautions need to be taken into consideration when your pet is outside in the summertime.

The biggest precaution you’ll want to take into consideration is overheating. A dog’s fur traps in heat and a correlation would be if you were to wear a winter coat on a hot day. Light colored dogs with short hair do the best in the sun, …

Guide to Signs of Dehydration in Dogs

Dogs like their human counterparts suffer from dehydration especially during scorching hot summer days. Dog’s can lose water from panting, intense exercise and excessive panting thereafter, or they are not drinking enough to begin with. During the summer month you have to monitor your dog’s water intake to make sure they are getting enough. This article will take a look at some signs of dehydration among dogs and what you should do if each symptom occurs.

  1. Skin loses its stretch and becomes looser

When dogs do not get enough water their skin will show this by becoming saggy and loose …

The Best Dogs for Kids

Kids are always asking for a dog. There are so many things to take into consideration before buying a dog for a child. However, a dog will teach a child valuable lessons about sharing, caring for others, and responsibility. A dog will serve as one of a child’s best friend. Before deciding on a specific breed, parents need to know what type of breed they’re looking for.

~Age of Child

Some dogs do better with smaller children, while others work better with older children. Dogs know for patience and gentleness will be the best possible dog for smaller children. Younger …

Natural Treatments for Dogs

30 Ways to Naturally Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs 🥇 Jet Pet Resort

Alternative therapy for dogs has been around for many years and the industry is currently on the rise as more people are becoming aware of different options for pet care. Natural treatments for dogs in conjunction with modern veterinary practices such as ultrasounds and annual check ups can be beneficial to your dog’s health.

Always keep your vet informed on what medications, supplements and herbs your dog is taking. Herbs are natural, but can become toxic if taken in large doses just like any other medication. The following are five natural treatments for dogs that were commonly requested by …