November 24, 2007 | Comments Off
The Rottweiler puppy is a little darling and is noted for its unique black colour touched with rust. The Rottweiler dog has descended from the Italian Mastiff.
Take a look at Rottweiler puppy pictures and be bowled over by their loving nature full of bounce and fun. The immense power latent in the breed can of course spell trouble.
The Rottweiler puppy must be trained to be obedient and to socialize. It has a reputation of being vicious and mean but if trained properly during the puppy stage it will soon learn to interact with the family. The extremely intelligent Rottweilers pups quickly respond to training. There is however a harsh stubborn streak in them. The breed requires plenty of exercise.
The puppies look like little black, cuddly, fuzzy bears! Till 16 weeks the puppies have very little Read more
November 20, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Arthritis pet treatment is essential if the pet is loved and not allowed to suffer. By arthritis it is generally meant swelling of the joints. In dogs and cats it is a degenerative disease that is triggered by an injury inflicted on joint or ligament.
Arthritis in dogs are mostly noticed when they are old because that is the time when they become weak and are more susceptible to injury. Older dogs too are more prone to this disease and have to undergo arthritis pet treatment because they live longer and consequently suffer more.
Dogs in general are more susceptible to arthritis because of the weight related connection with the disease. Arthritis puts stress on the joints.
The most common causes for arthritis are hip and Read more
November 15, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Dog potty training is essential after you have got yourself a new dog. It is the first thing you will have to teach him in house training, so that he learns to live like a member of your household. The toilet training that the puppy will learn in the first months will last him a lifetime; so it has to be done properly from the earliest.
Do remember that potty puppy training won’t be effective till he is about six months old, because as a young puppy he won’t have sufficient bladder and bowel control.
You have to be available to supervise potty training for puppies, but there can be times when it is not possible for you to be around. In such a situation, put Read more
November 12, 2007 | 1 Comment
If your dog is facing one of those canine hair loss problems that have been known to give many a dog owner a number of sleepless nights, then its time to do something about it immediately. When it comes to hair loss problems in dogs, it never pays to delay your dog’s treatment.
Just like in case of humans, hair loss could be marking the onset of a grave disease, or probably nothing more them just a bit of weakness. Therefore, instead of delaying or trying to answer canine health questions by yourself, take your dog to a vet immediately.
However it is important to bear in mind the fact that a bit of hair loss in dog need not be considered a severe problem. Now you may ask “How can I decide if the amount of dog hair loss in my pet is normal or not?” Well, most of it depends on the dog in question. There are some dogs, for instance, that hardly tend to shed hair. In such cases, if the dog starts shedding hair at the same rate that would be Read more
November 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Canine dry skin, skin allergy, fungus and acne have always been known to give not only the dogs but also the dog owners a very hard time. Though in cases where the problem is not very severe, you need not worry much, cases such as severe canine skin allergies need to be given very serious attention.
This is simply owing to the fact that though a bit of skin problem such as hair loss in dogs or severe canine dermatitis may not be looking too troublesome to you; it sure could be a symptom to an ugly disease. Therefore, it is always best to consult a vet in case the canine dry skin problem tends to look suspicious to you in any possible way.
Thankfully, owing to the fast developing technology these days doctors can easily understand your dog’s problem with a few simple tests. These tests could include anything starting form Read more
November 5, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Dog diabetes symptoms will be the first indications of the dreaded disease. Broadly speaking there are two types of dog diabetes – diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Canine diabetes mellitus is similar to the human type.
Diabetes insipidus results from a lack of vasopressin. This is the antidiuretic hormone that controls the water works of the kidney. Diabetes mellitus is caused by lack of insulin or sugar metabolism. The latter is the most common of the two.
Diabetes mellitus can be further subdivided into the congenital and acquired types. Most of the diabetes noticed in dogs are Read more
November 5, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The thinking part of a dog house plan is great. But the trouble starts when one executes it and turns dreams in realities. One has to rely on one’s own resources. But before sitting down with hammer and nail find out about the local laws about pooch shelters to put the mind at ease.
Having been rest assured on the point of permission the next thing is to consider about dog house plan is the size of the pooch in relation to its house. Measure its full height and the length from nose to tail. The house should be big enough to allow it elbowroom when resting. The roof of the dog house must allow for water to run off. Keep in mind arrival of future litters too.
While making dog house plans think of something portable and easy to shift. A dog house weighing about 250/300 pounds can easily be Read more
November 3, 2007 | 1 Comment
Bark collar dog training sometimes becomes a necessity when the owner loves the dog but others do not. The rancour can become pretty ugly if a neighbour comes knocking with an allegation against man’s best friend – the pet dog.
Things might go to such an extent that the police might be brought in. Tenants may start vacating and even welcome friends and relations side step the door. So if the neighbour disturbs the sleep of a dog owner it is high time to think of using barking dog collars.
The market is currently flooded with various kinds of bark dog collars – the collar for big dogs and also small dog bark collar. The problem is not really about dogs barking because Read more
November 1, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Dog food allergy can kill the canine. Food accounts for most of the allergy in dog. The other common causes for allergy are fleabites and inhalants. The whole thing is not really well understood and most likely the permutation and combination is individual specific with one dog reacting to one type of food that is fine with other dogs.
However if left ignored the allergy can lead to death. Food allergies are not related to the breed of the dog or to its gender. The symptom of puppy allergy can pop up as early as 5 months. On the other extreme end a dog that has never shown signs of allergy may suddenly break out with an attack when as old as 12. Those dogs that suffer from dog food allergy are also prone to inhalant and contact related allergies.
A distinction has to be made to intolerance to food and allergic to food. The former leads to stomach upset while itching and Read more