On July 1st, 2014, the American Kennel Club (AKC) welcomed two new breeds into its pack -- the Coton de Tulear and the Wirehaired Vizsla. While you may have heard of the Vizsla -- the smooth-coated Vizsla has been a member of the AKC since 1960 -- it's probably likely you've never heard of the Coton de Tulear. But that probably won't last for long. This little bundle of fluff is one of the newest breeds recognized by the AKC, and it is cuteness epitomized.
When you're traveling on vacation, you're not going to be able to bring your pet rabbit with you. With this in mind, you'll need to look into what you can do to keep them safe and comfortable while you're gone. While you can have a pet sitter visit your home to check in on your rabbit, you may be more interested in around the clock care with a boarding facility.
If you have allergies you know most dogs are out of the question. It is not the dog you are allergic to; however, it is the flakes of dead skin, also known as dander. These get in the air when the dog sheds hair. Because of this no matter if the dog you have has short or long hair they can shed and cause your allergy symptoms to exacerbate. Fortunately, there are some dogs that you can have as they do not shed much, and you can welcome them into your home without worrying about your allergies.
If you've decided to take the plunge and adopt or purchase a lab puppy from a breeder, there are things you should know to care for your new family addition. Your puppy will require more than just food and water. He will require love, attention, exercise, medication, vaccinations, and visits to the veterinarian. If you aren't up to this type of care for your new puppy, then it may not be the right time to get a puppy.
Have you noticed that your dog is acting a bit stranger than normal? Maybe he is acting a bit anxious or maybe even depressed. Believe it or not, dogs can become stressed, just like humans. And, just like humans, stress can negatively affect a dog's health and well-being. Therefore, it is important that you are aware of the red flags of anxiety and stress in your dog so you know when to seek professional help immediately.
A few months back, I realized that our kids were really lonely. We knew that we wouldn't be able to have any other children, so we started focusing on what we could do to make a difference. We started exploring the possibility of adopting an animal, and before we knew it, we were bringing home a pet that we knew our kids would love. They were incredibly receptive to the idea of having the little puppy, and after a few days together, I knew that he would become a treasured member of our family. Read more about pet ownership on this blog.