A dog jumping up may seem like an enthusiastic greeting and innocent excitement, but this poor behavior can lead to less discipline. With larger dogs, uncontrolled jumping can even frighten or injure the people who get jumped on.
Keeping reptiles can be very rewarding and many different types of reptiles – snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, etc. – make great pets.
Worms are common parasites that infect dogs, causing everything from mild discomfort and illness to severe reactions and death. Quickly recognizing the signs of worms and taking appropriate treatment steps is essential to keep your dog in good health.
From turtles and tortoises to snakes, geckos and iguanas, reptiles can be great pets, even for kids. Unfortunately, many children are squeamish around reptiles or even afraid of them.
Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
Pet obesity is something that happens to pet owners every year. The scenario usually begins with a trip to the vet at which point your pet is weighed and the veterinarian notices that Bucky the French Bulldog has gained 10 pounds since his last visit.
It is no secret how important spaying and neutering is for cats and dogs – not only does altering pets help control the unwanted pet population, but it can also help reduce aggressive or territorial behavior, lowers the risk of certain cancers and can lead to lower license and registration costs.
In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
In foods, vitamins are part of a complicated mix of ingredients (called a complex). This complex includes vitamins, minerals, enzymes, coenzymes, proteins, and other important ingredients.
With their charming and perky personalities, chinchillas can be fantastic pets. Their most outstanding characteristic, however, is their lush, soft, silky fur, a thick coat that is specially adapted for their native home in the Andes Mountains of South America.