Dogs aren't that discerning about what they eat, and many of them will actually ingest their own faeces if given the opportunity. This is naturally behaviour that owners will want to avoid, especially since it's not very healthy, but it is often hard to make them quit. If your dog seems intent on eating its own poop, try taking the 5 steps listed below.
1. Check Their Diet
Dogs often eat their own poop in order to receive essential nutrients that they aren't receiving from their regular diet, so make sure you check that you're feeding them the right food for their age, breed, and activity level.
The enormous yellow teeth of a hamster may not be the prettiest set of the teeth in the animal kingdom, but keeping them healthy is vital to a hamster's health and well-being. Hamsters' teeth grow constantly, largely to compensate for the wear they receive dealing with a hamster's typically voracious diet -- however, this constant growth can cause problems too. Hamsters that are not afforded enough opportunities to wear down their teeth can suffer from badly overgrown teeth; given the relative size of a hamster's teeth, a hamster with overgrown teeth may find itself almost completely unable to eat.
Finding ticks on your cat is never a pleasant experience, but for many Australia cat owners finding a live tick on their cat is a potential medical emergency. Ioxdes holocyclus, more commonly known as the Australian paralysis tick, is a small round tick with a virulently toxic bite—an untreated paralysis tick bite can cause a range of debilitating and dangerous symptoms in cats, ranging from vomiting and breathing difficulties to the eponymous paralysis, which can ultimately be deadly.
While many dogs will bark or react to loud noises, some dogs show signs of actually being afraid of them. If your dog doesn't bark at the noises, but instead hides, whimpers, or shows signs of anxiety, it helps to know how to calm the dog down. Here is what you can do when you have a dog afraid of loud noises.
Create a Safe, Comfortable Spot
The first thing you need to do for your dogs is give them a cozy and comfortable spot to go in your home when loud noises occur.
Dogs can bite for a number of reasons, but most pet dogs will do so because they have become fearful or anxious. No matter the cause, the same warning signs will occur. If any of the red flags below present themselves, make sure you give your dog some space, or remove them from the area if they are either in an unusual location or with unknown people.
1. Snapping and Growling