Surprise Pets Don’t Make Great Gifts
The holidays are rapidly approaching. In fact, it seems that the holiday hubbub is starting sooner than ever this year. As thoughts turn toward the joy of gift giving and the fun of picking out gifts, far too many people think that the perfect gift idea is a fuzzy puppy. Giving a puppy as a gift is just not a good idea.
My family adopted me a new brother a couple of weeks ago, and he just arrived last Wednesday. He is a year old boxer whom we adopted from the Harford County Humane Society. So, in honor of Sampson the boxer, here's a boxer breed profile.
Australian Cattle Dog
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Breed Bio Day! We’ve had some technical difficulties with Arlo’s Daily Tips, but we’re back today with the Australian cattle dog, also known as the blue heeler and the queensland heeler. This is a robust, medium sized herding dog developed in Australia.
Today, for my Wednesday Breed Bio I’m writing about the schipperke, a cute little fox-like dog in the non-sporting group. One of my best friends is a schipperke named William Blake. If there’s a breed you would like to read about, feel free to contact me in our forums and let me know!
Help Your Dog Be A Good Citizen
The Canine Good Citizenship Test is administered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and is a prerequisite for most dog therapy programs. It is a certification that your dog is well-behaved and obedient. Once your dog has mastered the requirements for this test you can rest assured that he will behave under normal circumstances.
Arthritis is the degradation of joint cartilage resulting in pain and stiffness. Many owners observe their dog’s reluctance to take part in vigorous activity and assume it is just a part of getting older. However, there is much that can be done to ease your dog’s suffering so he can have a vastly improved quality of life well into his later years.
I Suspect Animal Abuse. What Do I Do?
It is extremely difficult for animal lovers to understand why some people don’t have compassion regarding the wellbeing of animals, but nonetheless, animal abuse is an all-too common occurrence. So, what does one do when one witnesses or suspects animal abuse? The short answer is, REPORT IT!
Starting today, Wednesdays are Breed Bio Days! Each Wednesday, I’m going to write about a different breed. So, what better way to start than with my breed, the beloved Beagle.
Rabies is a viral disease of the nervous system. All mammals are susceptible to rabies, but in the United States, those affected are most often raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats. Cases of rabies have been reported in every state except for Hawaii. This virus is passed through the saliva of affected animals, most often through bites.
Going Green with Your Dog
Support for the green movement is spreading world-wide and more and more people are jumping on board with recycling bins in the home and overall greener lifestyles. Isn’t it time that dogs go green too? There are so many ways to lessen your dog’s negative impact on the planet!