Summer is coming, but all our dogs still need exercise. Here are some tips on how to beat the heat with your dog.
Everyone has that one person they just can’t stand. Not for any particular reason other than “you just don’t.” That’s OK, we are human after all.
Last week was National Poison Prevention Week and the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is reminding pet owners to keep their pets out of harm’s way. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), its Animal Poison Control Center answers more than 200,000 calls for help annually.
Dictionary.com defines “harmony” as: “agreement; accord; harmonious relations.” If your dog counter surfs, jumps on guests, barks incessantly, chases your cat to no end, and chews your couch, your home is in a constant state of tension. Just imagine waking up to your dog bringing you the newspaper and your slippers to start the day? It can happen.
Standing a full 12 inches tall and weighing in at a solid 20 pounds, Sampson the Pug used to think himself a Goliath. He would wrestle, frolic and play among the likes of German Shepherds, Boxers and Labradors.
From raisins to onions to acetaminophen, the typical Ahwatukee home is filled with items that can be toxic to pets.
Have you ever seen the movie “Funny Farm” with Chevy Chase? He has an Irish Setter named “Yellow Dog” and as soon as he brings him home, the dog runs away. Throughout the film, the dog reappears but will never come to anyone who calls him. Don’t let this happen to you. The come/recall command is a vital connection between you and your dog. It is important not only for safety, but for establishing the appropriate hierarchy in your pack structure.
I want to talk about a sometimes uncomfortable topic for many of us but a very important subject; which is the passing of our pets. In the majority of cases we will out live our beloved four-legged companions, and unfortunately in most cases we are the ones to make the decision when that time is.
Humane Society cat adoption special pricing
Walk to Save Animals, a family and dog friendly event with 2K and 5K pet walks, dog agility demonstrations, dog training advice, pet photos with Santa, adoptable dogs, low-cost vaccine clinic, up-close interactions with exotic pets ambassadors for the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA Education Department, will be presented by PETCO.
A charity dog wash fundraiser to benefit Boxer Luv Rescue will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Malinda’s Pampered Pets, 4302 E. Ray Road in Ahwatukee Foothills.
The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA will have HAAWL-o-ween fun for the family (including Fido), with dog costume contests, games, prizes and trick or treating at Sonia Breslow Adoption Center at the Arizona Animal Welfare League, 25 N. 40th St. in Phoenix on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All activities are free.
How many dogs are too many? When done properly, integrating a new dog into your current pack should be relatively easy.
Follows are the top five negative dog interactions to watch out for:
Let’s face it. Dogs are a part of your family. No matter how you want to look at it, we are less stressed and more comfortable when our pets are with us. With this said, over 70 percent of pet owners now regularly travel with their pets.
The thought of losing your dog can be devastating. Simple accidents can occur, such as your dog wandering from your yard or going missing by no fault of your own. What is the first thing you should do? Who should you call? The key is to be prepared with proper ID and other means of properly identifying your dog in case they are lost. To ensure your dog returns home safely, follow the below simple tips:
When getting ready to go back to school, the focus often is on the effect it all has on parents and childcare schedules. But what about the family dog? Your dog may experience some separation anxiety as the family moves towards school-related activities that pull you and your kids away from home.
It will be the middle of the summer soon and you will want to get out of the heat on vacation with your family. But what to do with the furry members of your family? Neighbors and friends can be unreliable — and who wants to leave their best friend in a kennel?
Keep your dogs cool this summer by making them homemade doggie ice cream. This treat is very low in lactose and the live cultures are great for their digestive system:
When I was 12, I watched the movie “Cujo.” Wow. I couldn’t sleep for a week. The perception that St. Bernard’s are friendly rescue dogs was definitely tarnished by the actions of Cujo. All of us have had some encounter with an unbalanced house or stray dog that has put us on the defense. Learning HOW to handle an unbalanced dog’s actions BEFORE they occur is the key to staying calm and bite free.
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