There’s a weight problem in America and it isn’t just affecting humans. The most recent statistics classify the majority of dogs in the U.S. 56% as overweight or obese. While that makes obesity a major health crisis for dogs, it’s a problem that’s often overlooked, as many pet owners may not even realize their pets are overweight.
Rollins started puppy class just one week ago at 11 weeks of age. While she is a highly socialized puppy with both humans and canines, I still felt she needed to attend puppy class. Rollins has her training reinforced each day.
Teach your new family member good habits from day one. Proper housebreaking techniques teach your puppy to relieve himself where and when you’d like him to for puppy potty training. Dogs instinctively mark their own territory.
Litter box problems can be frustrating to deal with, but don’t despair. One important thing to keep in mind is that a cat not using the litter box is usually a sign that something is amiss, rather than a random act of defiance. Once you figure out what’s bothering your kitty, you can start making changes to get things back to normal.
Which Type of Exercise is Right for Your Dog? What type of exercise is right for your dog depends on many factors. Find the best option for your pup here.
As of June, half of the states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana for humans. People wonder if it’s also suited for pets, too, and need to investigate the parameters and consequences carefully. “It’s not legal in any state for veterinarians to prescribe or recommend medical marijuana,” says Dr.…
Whether you’re welcoming a Guinea pig into your dog-loving home or adding a new dog to your family of rabbit owners, introducing a small animal to a dog requires patience, love and consistency, said Carol Osborne, DVM and Integrative Veterinarian. In most cases, she says, initial tolerance can lead to lasting friendships. While there are…
Dog Barking. Dogs bark for all kinds of reasons which may be good or bad. They could be barking to get your attention, they could be barking to warn you of a stranger or perceived fear, they could also be barking, because of boredom. Some dogs bark out of habit, and just because they can,…
Trying to figure out what to do to get your dog to stop barking? Most dog owners know that life with a dog can be noisy sometimes. It’s just fair trade for all the unconditional love …
Dogs eating dirt? Dogs are fascinated by weird things. Let’s see, there’s the garbage. And of course other dogs’ pee and poop. And for some dogs – dirt.
Traditional medicine is well established however holistic alternatives are natural and very effective for many ailments in pets.
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. A lapse in dog house training behavior can occur later in a dog’s life. Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is the equivalent of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.
Hyper Pups and Fraidy Cats. Our pets love to move, it seems, though sometimes not in ways we would expect. When our pets are much more active than we expect, we sometimes refer to them as being hyperactive.
Dog Attack: Denver television news anchor was bitten by a large dog on live television recently. While many were shocked, statistics show that one million people are treated for dog bites each year.
Puppy Mill. Dear Dr. Carol, I wanted to update you on our dog Chloe. First of all, I want you to know that she is an absolute sweetheart!
Making sure that your puppy starts life out on the right paw from day one helps prevent canine behavioral problems from developing later in life.
Dr. Carol, My 2 dogs, Cory and Mozart have been on PAAWS for about 15 days and I already notice a BIG improvement in their mobility. Cory is a German Shepherd. She is 14 years old and has hip dysplasia and arthritis. Mozart, my 12 year old Labrador Retriever
I wanted to get back to you and let you know how our 14 year old dog, Scruffy is doing… Since you changed his Paaws vitamin supplements to Senior dogs I have had no problems whatsoever with him.
Dear Dr. Carol, We want to thank you for the introduction to your amazing Paaws vitamins that we have been giving to Windy Wag. Windy Wag is a retired racing greyhound that we rescued on Christmas day of 2003.
Our 14 year old dalmatian, Emily used to sleep most of the day and she spent a lot of time just sitting there staring at the wall. We tried some meds from the vet but they didn’t seem to change her behavior at all
Dear Dr. Carol, I am really loving the Paaws. I had my dog on the Paaws vitamins when she was younger and then stopped for some reason.
Hormones naturally decline as people age… but what about hormones in our pets? In general, and as televised by Oprah herself, hormones are needed by the body and brain to grow, sustain life and function normally.
Dr. Carol, I have 2 dogs that have both recently started on your pet vitamins. They already seemed to have increased energy.
Expecting a new baby can change a lot of things, including your adult dog’s behavior. His position in your family will change and you don’t want him to blame the baby.
Rent-A-Pet. Need a date, trying to meet new singles, or just lonely and looking for some companionship? Well, why not rent-a pet? Now-days you can rent almost anything and today even pets have been added to the list.
Animal cruelty is a predictor of future violence. More than 50% of violent offenders began with animal abuse. Often, some event will happen in a child’s life that pushes them in the direction of violence.
Top Pet Behavior Myths. Behavioral issues are not only the leading cause of of pets being relinquished to local shelters, but also the number one reason for euthanasia of pets in the United States.
Dr. Carol, We have two black labs Coal & Belle; they are 1 yr and a couple weeks. When they were younger they played with rocks and chewed on them.
What you can do to Train your Dog
WHAT YOU CAN DO
* If you are lucky enough to start out with a puppy teaching her good habits from day one is your best bet the minute she walks through your door. By giving her a toy to play with , a post to scratch and a litter box to use, you are teaching her what is appropriate to play with and scratch and where it’s acceptable for her to do her business.
Barking excessively is one of the biggest complaints pet owners hear. Constant barking is a nuisance to owners as well as their neighbors. Sometimes a simple change solves the problem, for example, bringing your dog inside at night. More often, excess barking is your dog’s response to being confused emotionally or otherwise.