If you’re planning on bringing a pooch into your life there are multiple things to keep in mind before you take the big step. For many, intelligence is a large factor in deciding on a potential puppy. Smarter dogs are quicker to train across many d..
Dogs are one of the most popular animals to have as pets. They are brought into the home for companionship and sometimes protection. Dogs are a great addition to any family, especially when they have been properly trained. However, there are cert..
Owning a dog can be a very fun and rewarding experience for families. When you are choosing a dog for your family it is important to consider all aspects of the family. If you have small children there are some breeds of dogs that are good for th..
When you own a dog, it’s important that you educate yourself on how to properly care for your pet. Some of the best resources available to dog owners are books. There are plenty of books out there made especially for dog owners, and the following a..
Adding a puppy to your family is a huge responsibility but can also be just as rewarding and fun. A puppy requires a lot of care, including training, vet appointments, and exercise. You’ll also need to stock up on puppy essentials such as food, t..
The holiday season seems to start with Halloween and run straight through the New Year. That means there will be tons of food and activity over the course of a two month period. While you are having tons of fun with family and friends, it's important..
Dogs at a very early age may start to show signs of aggression, when a new dog or pup is brought into your home behavioral training should start. If the dog is not taught from the beginning that humans are the pack leader, they will assume the role o..
The teacup breeds are often sought after because of their “convenient” size. Their tiny stature can be inconvenient at times. If you are - or soon will be - a pooch parent of a teacup breed, there are a few unexpected dangers to keep watch for wh..
The warmth of summer is upon us and owners of ferrets are urged to take precautions against heatstroke with their ferret companions. High temperatures, above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, can be fatal for ferrets as they do not pant to keep cool. The following tips are provided to help maintain cooler temperatures for your ferret friends:
One of the most common conditions that ferrets are treated for is Hyperadrenocorticism, or adrenal disease. This is not to be confused with Cushing’s disease, more commonly seen in dogs and cats. The difference is where the problem lies: In Cushing’s disease, the affected organ is usually the pituitary overstimulating the adrenal glands, causing the oversecretion of hormones. In hyperadrenocorticism, a neoplasia or tumor is growing on the adrenal gland, causing it to be overstimulated. Traditionally, drugs used to treat Cushing’s disease are ineffective in ferrets.