Two Tips for Taking Your Nervous Dog to the Vet

If you have arranged to take your dog to one of your local vets for a check-up or a procedure, and you are concerned that your pet's nervous temperament may make this a challenging experience, here are some tips that may be of use to you. Behave in a calm manner. Dogs are highly sensitive creatures and can often pick up on and then mimic their owners' moods. This means that if you start behaving in an anxious manner on the day of the appointment (for example, if you start speaking in a high-pitched, nervous voice or become very physically tense), your dog may start also start to feel anxious.

What to Do When Your Dog is Attacked by Another Dog

It's not as though you're going to like everyone you meet. And yet, it's not as though this dislike is going to turn into a physical fight. This is not the case when dogs don't get along. Though they're domesticated animals, dogs can still fight rather viciously with each other, and this can be traumatic when your dog is the victim—both for your dog, and for you as their loving owner.

Three Critical Guidelines on Handling Your Injured Dog

Canine pets can sustain minor or major injuries when exploring the neighbourhood. Moreover, they might get into fights or rough play with other dogs and receive significant bites or scratches. If you have an adventurous dog as your companion, you should be prepared to deal with some injuries. Proper response during an emergency will prevent the escalation of the problem. Here are some critical guidelines on handling your injured dog.

Dog Care: Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition in dogs, and female dogs seem to be more susceptible to developing this condition than male dogs. It occurs when there's an insufficient amount of tear film coating the surface of the eye, and this causes the cornea at the front of the eye and the conjunctiva, which is the membrane covering the white part of your dog's eye, to become dry and inflamed.

4 Reasons to Choose an Older Cat for Your New Companion

According to RSPCA Australia, more than 20,000 cats were rehomed during the 2012-2013 financial year. Sadly, this is less than half of the total number of cats that were taken into care nationally, with 39.5 percent of them being euthanised. The resources to look after rescued cats simply don't exist, making it essential that loving new homes are found for them in order to bring down the euthanasia numbers. When people visit a shelter to adopt a cat, they're naturally attracted to the younger ones, and kittens typically have little problem in finding a home quickly.