Dealing with an overfriendly dog

It’s probably every dog owner’s dream to have a dog that’s friendly and loyal, but it can be a problem, especially when you’re out on walks. When a dog is nice to everyone, they put themselves at risk of injury because not every other dog they come across on walks will feel the same way. This is why you do need to be cautious when you have an over-friendly dog and you should always put him or her on a lead if you come across a dog that doesn’t like they are is going to be very friendly. Most of us can appreciate a dog who protects their home too... Read More »

Adopting an old dog

There are so many old dogs in rescue centres throughout the UK and some of them live out their final years in a cage because nobody wants them, or nobody wants to pay the vet bills. It really is such a sad state of affairs when you go to a dog shelter, but adopting an old dog can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. Most of the older dogs are actually well trained and ready to be loved by a new owner, yet they always look through the metal bars to see young dogs being picked up whilst they’re left there only to see a small... Read More »

Ringworm On A Dog

Ringworm is the common name given to a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin, hair and nails. Ringworm infections can occur in humans and in all domesticated species of animals. The name comes from the classical appearance of the round, red, raised ‘ring’ marking the boundary of inflammation in people infected with the disease. The common name of ringworm is somewhat misleading, in that it is not an infection caused by a worm, and the infected areas are not always ring-shaped. The organisms that cause ringworm infections belong to a specialized group of fungi known as dermatophytes, so the medical name for this disease is dermatophytosis. Some... Read More »

What You Should Know About Dog Training

When it comes to training your dog, you don’t have to make too many expenses just to achieve that desire. Dog training can happen without a trainer’s aid. If you are certain in what you want for your dog to learn, you can certainly do it all on your own. Not only will it be very cost effective on your part, but it will also be something worthwhile as you get to know your dog more and your dog will also recognize your authority more. Also, keep in mind, that when you take your pet to dog obedience classes, the trainer will demonstrate how to train your dog, but you... Read More »

Biodegradable Dog Bags

Dog bags are an unfortunate part of taking your dog out for a walk. Every pet owner has a responsibility to not inflict their pet’s mess on other people, and while leaving dog waste is, from one perspective at least, not quite as bad as littering, stepping on their waste is a pretty grotesque experience. One of the worst things that can happen when you are picking up your dog’s waste is to have your bag break, so one of the most important things to look for when buying your dog bags is durability. That being said, we have an unfortunate situation where dog bags are often sent directly towards... Read More »