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This is something I found a few years back and has lived on my fridge for years now as a reminder to guests. As you are inviting friends and family into your home, you may want to post these rules as well as a gentle reminder to love the house dogs!
Citronella dog collars have been gaining in popularity ever since studies were released showing the negative psychological effects of electric shock collars on dogs. Furthermore, studies by the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine suggest that citronella dog collars are even more effective than electric shock collars. The question we ask once again, however, is how humane, if at all, are these citronella dog collars?
Personalized dog collars helps your dogs stand out from the crowd. Another way to customize dog collars is to pick custom patterns, ribbons, colors, etc.
A puppy mill, also known as a puppy farm, is a large scale dog breeding facility. The treatment of animals at puppy mills is often called into question. Specifically, these commercial breeding farms are known for their lack of medical care, and providing a proper diet for their dogs. The pups often do not receive the exercise and socialization they require at such a young age. Unfortunately, these large-scale breeding facilities also exist for other animals. For example, for cats, a breeding farm is referred to as a kitty mill. Believe it or not, an estimated 4000 puppy mills exist across the United States, which breed over half a million puppies per year.
Martingale collars are designed specifically for dogs with heads that are smaller than their necks. These collars gently tighten against the dog’s neck if they pull, back up or spin. It is typically worn by greyhounds, whippets, Italian greyhounds, salukis, borzoi and wolfhounds.
Lately my cat Scuba has been vomiting, but not really on a steady basis. She doesn’t seem sick but I have noticed the content is sometimes crickets, maybe a partial mouse, or just cat food. I have found her mess in different locations around the warehouse where I keep her in while I am at work. Also, I have another cat, this one doesn’t seem to be having any problems. They both get along and they both eat and drink from the same dish. What problem could this be…
This is only a short list of potentially harmful things that are commonly eaten, chewed, or drank by dogs and cats. It is always best to consult with your veterinarian or poison control authority if you have a question or emergency.
Spaying cats is a very common procedure in the USA. Although this is a commonly performed and safe procedure, remember that this is surgery and there is a risk with any surgery or anesthetic procedure…
This question for our Pet Doc comes from the concerned owner of a three year old Shih Tsu named Toby Jo who eats too quickly and therefore has trouble keeping his food down. Can our Pet Doc solve Toby’s eating problem and help him regain normal and comfortable eating habits?