National Puppy Day is March 23rd, and spring is a time when many of us welcome adorable new companions into our lives - hopefully for many years to come. If you are considering adopting a puppy, there are many things you can do to ensure that they live a long, happy, healthy life with you. Here are our five best puppy care tips:
On March 13th of 1942, the United States Army started training dogs for their new War Dog Program, also known as the K-9 Corps. The K-9 Corps first accepted numerous dog breeds, but eventually limited their selection to German Shepherds, Belgian sheep dogs, Doberman Pinschers, collies, Siberian Huskies, Malumutes, and Eskimo dogs. Today, the majority of dog working in the United States military are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois, two breeds that are known for being smart, loyal, and strong.
March is the month when many of us start getting outside more; cleaning out our homes and garages, working in the garden, and hosting more get-togethers as the weather improves. March is also Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and the timing is perfect as many spring activities expose us (and our pets) to new dangers.
Your pet is a unique individual with their own abilities, personality, wants, and needs. Part of keeping them happy and healthy is making sure that you choose the diet, supplements, exercise program, and overall daily care that is best for your special dog or cat.
As better care allows our pets to live longer, we want to make sure that our dogs have a great quality of life in their golden years. There are many ways to make sure that your pet’s physical body stays in the best shape possible, but what about their mind? One way that you can ensure that your pet’s brain stays strong is by considering what you are feeding them – both their daily diet and supplements. The right combination can lead to a happy and healthy companion.
Do you have your recommended dental appointments scheduled for this year? How about for your dog or cat? February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s an important reminder that just like you, your pets can experience plaque and tartar build up that can eventually lead to periodontal disease.
The events of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show begin on February 11, 2017. This venerable event allows all of us to see some amazing dogs doing some truly amazing things, whether you are cheering for the giant Irish Wolfhound or the tiny Yorkie.
Big dogs like German Shepherds, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Newfoundlands, Great Pyrenees, Mastiffs, Great Danes, and mutts comprised of these breeds have many wonderful qualities, and a few unique care requirements. One of those special considerations is making sure that you choose the right food for these large or “giant” breeds. Though many of them are as loving as a lap dog, these gentle giants need a slightly different diet than their smaller cousins.
When you try to walk your dog, are they actually walking you? Do you have to confine them frequently due to bad behavior like jumping up or not listening to you? If you are ready to make a positive change in your dog’s behavior (and your relationship with them), now is the time: January 2017 is the seventh annual National Train Your Dog Month.
What if you could find a personal trainer who will never cancel an appointment, is ready to exercise whenever you are, and works for free?