You’ve probably heard that we’re in the middle of the Fur-Baby Boom where more people are adopting pets and treating them like family than ever before. The trend started while people were looking for companionship during the covid 19 pandemic, but the boom is far from over. People have found a new appreciation for their pets and…
The perfect toys for your small dog depends on several factors: breed, personality, age, and health status are primary factors, says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrated veterinarian in Ohio.
Science has validated the fact that baby toys can effectively stimulate a child’s brain along critical parts of their developmental pathway. The brains of puppies can be stimulated and their level of intelligence enhanced with new designer dog toys, created specifically to challenge and stimulate their mind. Dr. Carol offers playtime tips and exercise ideas…
Housebreaking can be learned in four to eight weeks and can start when your puppy is eight weeks old. What Pet Owners Can Do First of all, buy a crate. Be sure it’s the right size: it should be large enough for comfort, but not too big because your puppy will sleep at one end…
Traditional medicine is well established however holistic alternatives are natural and very effective for many ailments in pets.
Is a Great Dane a good fit for an elderly single woman? Can a Jack Russell Terrier be happy with little kids? Should a Rottweiler live in an apartment without a yard?
Often a person’s favorite breed may not be what’s suitable for their lifestyle, and living conditions.
From Beagles to Bassett’s, Terriers to Toys and Poodles to Puggles, prospective pet buyers are faced with the bewildering choice of hundreds of pure breed canines and a myriad of mixes.
Today pet lovers can even choose from a gallery of “Designer Dogs” or have their favorite pet cloned.
Whether adopting or buying a pet, figuring out how to make all the right choices is tough especially if kids are concerned so let’s make it a little easier.
When you bring home a new puppy, you will need to adjust your lifestyle. Expect inconvenience and plan to spend a lot of time together.
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.
Deplorable puppy mill conditions, in which dogs were infested with parasites, sleeping in their own feces and suffering with open, infected wounds, have yet to be properly addressed or even regulated by the USDA.
Welcome back to Dr. Carol’s Pet Talk Carol returns this Wednesday, April 4, 2010 at 4:00 PM EST with a great topic New Puppy Do’s & Don’ts: Starting your New Puppy off on the Right PAW