Dog Health Archives

Are Dachshunds really an aggressive breed?

  Dachshunds are headstrong, sweet, loving pups that are focused on the task at hand. Because of their stature they can be very defensive and have been known to nip and bite people when they feel threatened. They can, however, be wonderful companions and if given a good diet, plenty of exercise and training. Here are a few tips to train your dachshund properly so they will have plenty of happy and healthy stress free years with you and your […]

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day.

  Pet Fire Safety Day is sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and encourages people to have a plan to get your dog to safety and help them after the fire. We wanted to give you a few tips to keep your dog safe during and after a fire.   Outdoor Fires   If your pup is afraid of fires keep them inside while you have a cookout, […]

Dachshunds: Three important things to know about dachshund puppies

Energy Level These pups can pack a lot of energy in a small package. They have medium to high energy levels. They need daily exercise to keep them happy and healthy. While they love walks they are actually thrilled to go on hikes or just have a good, long game of fetch. If you and your pup head out for a long walk or hike be aware that you may have to carry them on the way home. Always give […]

National Pet Preparedness Month.

This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster. That includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster. Here are a few thing you may need or want to consider to prepare your furry friend for a natural disaster.   Must-Haves   10-day supply of food and water Medications […]

First week in June. Pet Appreciation Week.

Here are a few ways you can show your pooch you appreciate them. DIY Dog Toys Puzzle Toy This is a pretty simple craft. You will just need a few of your dog’s favorite treats, a box cutter, and a tennis ball. Once you’ve acquired these materials take the box cutter and cut a deep two-inch horizontal line into the tennis ball. Put treats in the ball. Toss to your pup! They will be obsessed with getting the treats and […]

Pet Cancer Awareness Month. 

Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. Set an appointment Setting an appointment is the first step to better your pooch’s health. Having regular check ups for your dog will help keep track of their health and give you piece of mind. Once you set your appointment it is best to set up a small pack or kit for you pooch. This kit should include a small bag of kibble, a favorite toy, a […]

May 18-24, 2015: Dog Bite Prevention Week.

  This event by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) along with the United States Post Office (USPS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) focuses attention on preventing dog bites. Here are a few things you can do to train your dog not to bite and how to avoid behavior that may cause you to be bit. If you have a dog Socialization is key. Your pup has to be comfortable in his or her own home, yard, and […]

Chip Your Pet Month: Basics for caring for your dog

Caring for a pet is a large responsibility but it can be simplified by using training techniques, providing a healthy diet, maintaining you pup’s weight, and having your dog microchipped after adoption. This way they can be healthy and happy and you never have to worry about your dog should they get lost or simply go on an afternoon adventure. Training and Play Training with your dog is essential for you and your dog. You both need to know what […]

May 3-9, 2015 is American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week.

  This weeklong event has been celebrated since 1915 to promote being well, kind to animals. There are many ways you can celebrate this week and there are plenty of things you can do everyday that will promote the well-being of animals all over.   If you have a pet   If you have a pet there are plenty of things you can do to better your pet’s world. You can purchase a new toy for them, prepare a tasty […]

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month.

Lyme Disease can be a painful, tiring, chronic illness that if not treated with caution can shorten the lifespan of your pooch. Luckily it is not only manageable but you can take action to actually prevent the disease. Here are a few tips on how to prevent contraction or deal with the illness if your dog has already been infected. Check up Always check your pup after they have been outside. It may have been four hours or 30 minutes. […]