Shedding is a natural occurrence in your pet, your aim should be to manage it as even the heaviest shedders can be kept under control by a regular schedule of combing and brushing. In many cases, a few minutes a week is all takes although this will vary from breed to breed. Some breeds lose so much hair when they shed that their owners have even been known to make wool out of it and knit jumpers!
There are many types of anxiety that can be experienced by dogs, separation, noise and stimuli are a few of the more common. If left untreated, anxiety can often become worse and lead to behavioural problems in your dog. There are drug free alternatives that you can try such as the Thundershirt .
Recognising the early signs of bloat and seeking veterinary intervention is critical. Symptoms include, trying to vomit, belching and the obvious sign which is an enlarged belly. Your dog may also have trouble getting comfortable and may move around a lot.
Many pets suffer with travel sickness. This can make travelling unpleasant for them and everyone else! This blog features some great advise on treating travel sickness naturally, behavioural training and preventative tips to help make travelling enjoyable for everyone!
Sometimes there’s a good reason for having a treat and sometimes we just have one because it’s a great thing to do. We give treats to our pets for a variety of different reasons as well and here are my top three reasons.
The socialising window is when pups are between the age of 6-20 weeks. This is the most effective time to help puppies learn how to relate appropriately to people and other animals. There is nothing too difficult about socialising a puppy. You simply need to expose your puppy to new experiences and people in a safe supported way.
The most important thing to know when it comes to keeping your pets coat in great condition is what type of coat it has. Does it have short hair, long hair, a double coat or fur? This information will help you work out what shampoo it needs, what grooming tools are best and how often it will need to groomed.