This is one of those questions you hate to ask, but if you’ve ever seen yours or someone else’s dog do it, then you have to wonder why dogs eat poop. It’s unsightly, unattractive, and unsafe where your dog’s health is concerned. But, if it’s any consolation, your dog is not alone in poop eating behavior. Feces eating is quite common in the animal kingdom. For many species, poop eating, or coprophagia, serves a distinct purpose. Some animals have trouble … [Read more...] about Why Do Dogs Eat Poop
Rabbits are social animals that love to interact with their owners and other rabbits. This intelligent and social creature thrives in a living environment where it can play, exercise and bond with a loving caretaker. Rabbits make great pets because bunny behavior is different than the behavior of other small pets. To ensure your bunny is happy though, you’ll need to follow a few key tips for interacting with your bunny. House Rabbit A house rabbit … [Read more...] about Bunny Behavior
For people who want a pet but don't have time, a goldfish is the perfect choice for you. Goldfish care and maintenance is perhaps least time consuming and demanding of all pets. No grooming, no training, no walking- just clean a bowl and drop in some food. Originating in China, goldfish were once highly valued pets of people royal blood or status, and people who resided outside of the palace were prohibited to keep them. They originated as the common … [Read more...] about Common Goldfish Facts and Questions
Owners are always advised by dogs experts to use pet foods to ensure the healthy nutrition of the dog. Food poisoning can be prevented if the dog is given foods specifically formulated for dogs. No dog owner will intentionally feed the pet foods that can cause poisoning. However, not many dog owners are aware that some common human foods can have toxic effects on the dog. Theobromine Poisoning in Dogs Dogs must not be allowed to consume chocolate, … [Read more...] about People Foods That Can Poison Dogs
Although many people have cats, few know very much about cat illnesses. If you become informed about the common ailments that cats suffer, not only will you know what to look for and how to treat the illness, you will not suffer as much anxiety over the welfare of your pet. If you know how to recognize the symptoms of common cat illnesses, you can ensure that your pet receives treatment as soon as possible. This will reduce the severity of most … [Read more...] about Common Cat Diseases and Symptoms
When you hear the word "apple" your mind probably recalls that popular saying about apples and doctors. The health benefits of this sweet, round fruit are well known, but it's worth noting that they generally apply only for humans. When it comes to animals, particularly the little pets like guinea pigs, apples can be both good and bad, depending on how you serve them. More on that later, for now, let's answer the pertinent question that brought you to … [Read more...] about Can Guinea Pigs Eat Apples?
There are many reasons why we give our dogs treats. Sometimes, owners use dog treats to reinforce desired behaviors. Other times, owners provide them in order to help their dogs learn a desired response to a new command. Still other times, treats might be used simply as a way to express affection for our four-legged companions. It's important to realize the right dog treats can prove instrumental in motivating a specific behavioral response from your … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Dog Treats
Starting to use Dog Training Commands it's not that difficult but first you must ensure that you are the dominant alpha male in your 'pack'– and that your dog acknowledges this. Without you taking the role of 'boss' and your dog knowing it, dog training commands can become an uphill struggle. Whether training a puppy or an older dog the single most important thing is to establish your dominant Alpha male status within your home. Once you have achieved … [Read more...] about Dog Training Commands – Be the Alpha Male
Cats behavior often seems like an unsolvable mystery. You may have heard things like, “You can’t train a cat” or “cats are the owners and we are the servants” or “cats rule and dogs drool” and the list goes on. How you interpret your cat behavior has a lot to do with understanding your cat and whether you’ll be able to bring consistent change to any behavior that are causing problems. Until you understand your cats behavior, you will be left with … [Read more...] about Common Questions About Cat Behavior
Your dog has a sore spot on her paw. She is licking and licking and licking. It is driving you crazy. You tell her to stop and she does until you turn your back or show that you are no longer paying attention. She goes back to licking and you wonder why she is so obsessed. The answer is that the dog is doing what she instinctively knows to do. She is cleaning her wound. The tongue’s soft and moist surface makes it an effective wound cleaner. Saliva … [Read more...] about Why Do Dogs Lick Wounds?