PET ADVICE



INJECTIONS VS ORAL TREATMENTS FOR ALLERGIES IN DOGS

If you share your home with a dog that suffers from skin allergies, it can be challenging to keep on top of things so that your pet is kept as comfortable as they can be all of the time. This begs the question of whether it would be better for your dog to have regular injections to treat their allergy or maybe an oral treatment might be the best route to take? There are many breeds that are predisposed to suffering from skin allergies and there could be a multitude of reasons why they do. Whether you share your home with a Bichon Frise, a Siberian Husky, a Golden Retriever or other breed of dog that suffers from some sort of skin allergy, finding the right way to make your pet comfortable is essential, especially as most conditions tend to be chronic and/or ongoing. On top of this, it can take a long time to find out just what is triggering their allergy.


DOG BREEDS PRONE TO SEIZURES

Sharing a home with a dog can be incredibly rewarding and once you have had a canine companion in your life, it's hard to imagine a world without them. For anyone who is thinking about getting a dog, but are unsure of how to go about it, the first and most important thing to do is to discuss things with the whole family before you do anything else. The next step is to do as much research on the breeds that might best suit your lifestyle. Once you've made a decision, you need to find out everything about the breed and this includes the sort of health issues that affects them so you recognise any symptoms sooner rather than later which includes when a dog might be experiencing some sort of seizure.


HOW TO LEASH TRAIN YOUR PUPPY TO PREVENT LATER PROBLEMS

The first year of a dog’s life is the most important stage in their development, and during this initial year they will be growing and maturing both physically and mentally, and learning from the world around them all of the time. This means that the initial year is both really important and highly-loaded in terms of getting things right-failing to teach your pup the basics while they are young, or going about things the wrong way can have implications that will continue to affect both you and your pup potentially for the rest of their life. It is much easier to train and correct a puppy than it is to have to re-train or undo problems in adult dogs later on, and this is not simply because puppies are of course physically smaller and easier to physically manipulate!


THE REASON WHY TWO DOGS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

It can be really hard leaving a dog on their own for hours when you have to go out for work. Many owners arrange for a dog walker to take their pets for walks during the day so they are not left alone for great lengths of time and so they get to do their business. Dogs can get lonely which can lead to all sorts of unwanted and sometimes destructive behaviours around the home. One solution is to get a second dog so they can keep each other company when you’re not around, but this is not always an option for many people and it does not solve the problem of letting them out to do their business, it just doubles it!


SIGNS YOUR DOG REALLY LOVES YOU

Dogs are lovely creatures and they enjoy nothing more than keeping owners and themselves entertained. They give so much back for being well looked after with the added bonus being that a dog will always show as much affection and loyalty as they can which they do so without question. All dog owners know that their pets show their affection in lots of different ways and sometimes it's extremely amusing. Below are a few ways that dogs like to show you that they really do love you and being around you as much as they can.


HOW TO ENSURE THAT YOU NEVER GIVE SPOILED FOOD TO YOUR DOG

Whilst there are a massive plethora of different brands and types of dog food on the market today, not all of them are a good fit for every dog, and dog owners often spend a significant amount of time weighing up the various different options when picking the right food. That said, once you have ascertained the right diet for your dog and have used it for a while and are happy with it, generally this is something that you won’t pay much mind to, until your dog is approaching their next life stage, which often indicates the need for a change of diet.