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It Isn’t your Imagination – Your Dog Might Actually Be Jealous

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ever feel like your dog is acting out of jealousy? Well, according to this study, he probably is. The researchers note: "When people give their attention to a stranger dog – albeit a stuffed, animated one, in the case of this study – their pets don't like it."  READ MORE




Should Your Pets Sleep in Bed with You?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Until recent years, it was common that pet dogs would sleep in their own little house in the backyard. But something has changed over the past few decades, bringing us to current times, where dogs have moved out of the backyard, into the house, then into the bedroom, and finally into the bed with its owners. If you're a pet owner, and especially if you already share your bed with a spouse, the debate about whether or not the dog should be allowed to join you is understandable.   READ MORE




Beach Trips with Your Dog: Do's and Don'ts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

As summer nears, it’s time to hit the sand and salt and soak up the sun with your furry friend! But before you head to the beach, here are some things to consider
 
The first step should always be to do your research and find out if the beach is dog-friendly and if so, if your dog can roam freely. It’s always a good idea to bring a long leash, just in case. And no matter what, please don’t ever leave your dog unattended. There may be children or others who are uneasy around dogs, and it’s important to be courteous and do all you can to respect those around you. 



Tecnu: The Solution to Your Pet’s Poison Oak

Thursday, April 17, 2014

As we head into the warmer months, poison oak can become a real concern for your family and your pets if you happen to brush up against the oily plant. If your dog is affected, their skin will appear red and inflamed. The challenge comes when you can’t see the rash and you pet your dog, because then the urushiol oil from the poison oak will transfer to your skin and can cause an itchy, painful rash that can last up to several weeks.    

But don’t worry, you can still go play and explore in the outdoors, just be sure your medicine cabinet has a bottle of Tecnu in it. Tecnu is a skin cleanser that will remove poison oak, ivy and sumac if used within 2-8 hours after exposure. That means the urushiol oil from the poison oak can be removed before a rash even has the chance to begin! This stuff is a miracle-worker if you have sensitivities to any of those oily plants that cover the forest floor.    READ MORE




Foxtails: How to Prevent Needlelike Grasses from Harming your Pet

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It’s that time of year again in California when the foxtails rear their heads and cause a whole lot of problems for our four-legged friends.   READ MORE




Why Shaming your Dog Hours Later Doesn’t Actually Work

Thursday, April 10, 2014

You know that guilty look your dog gives you when you’ve just scolded him for going through the trash and spilling it all over the floor? Well, as it turns out, “the guilty look – head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy – is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier.”  

If your dog made a bad choice and chewed up your favorite high heel or scratched up the new leather couch while you were at work, there’s a much better approach than scolding your dog – let it go and plan ahead next time to keep anything you don’t want your dog to reach, out of reach, or protected.   READ MORE




Dog Behavior Debunked: Why Your Dog Licks You

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Wondering why your dog licks you every time she is near enough for her tongue to reach you? In animal language, licking can mean “I love you!” But there are other interpretations as well, according to this article on canine behavior. 

One thought is that licking can be a solicitation of resources, such as food, or a means of asking for attention. In the wild, “lower-ranking pack members lick their superiors in the hopes of an invitation to dine on communal prey,” notes Dr. Patty Khuly.   READ MORE




Got Affection? The 15 Friendliest Dog Breeds

Friday, April 04, 2014

After a hard day, what do you look forward to most: taking a run with your pet, or curling up to snuggle together on the couch? If it’s cuddling you crave out of a K9 friendship, then you should check out this list of the most affectionate dog breeds

From Chihuahua, to Collie, to Bulldog, to Pomeranian, the article covers 15 breeds that are naturally inclined to love their owners with lots of licks, warmth and affection. Just look at some of the dogs on the list; how can you not love them?! They’re so adorable!  READ MORE




The Facts about E-Fences: Are they Right for You?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Have you been debating how to safely confine your dogs when they’re outdoors?  With traditional fencing racking up a steep bill, many families look to other options such as electric fencing (E-fencing). But before you make your decision, here are some important points to consider.   READ MORE




Dog Behavior Debunked: The Tail Wag

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Have you or your child ever made the mistake of misinterpreting a dog’s tail wag to mean it’s happy and wanting to be petted? You’re probably not alone! The tail wag is an easy dog behavior to misunderstand.

An article published by Animal Planet explains that “Dogs use their tails to communicate strong emotions such as agitation, annoyance and anger as well as happiness. A person can be bitten by a dog that’s wagging his tail because he read the signs incorrectly.”

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