We see our dogs do it all the time—sniff another canine’s backside. Inquiring minds want to know: why does your dog sniff your rear end? If you haven’t wondered it aloud yourself, you are bound to encounter a young child who will do just that. After reading today’s blog post, you will be ready to
It’s gardening season in Smyrna, but before you place that pretty plant in the garden you'll want to be sure it is not poisonous to your pet cat or dog. In honor of National Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, we’ve gathered the must-know info on some of the many plants that are poisonous, even deadly,
All dogs, whether you raise them from a puppy or middle-age, need confident leadership throughout their lifespan. If a dog—particularly a rescue dog that may be living in a home for the first time in its life—does not sense a leader among its humans, then the dog will try to assert itself in the leader
If you’ve found a rescue dog to adopt through a verified shelter or animal rescue, there are a few things you need to do before you bring the dog home. You'll want to prepare your home and establish ground rules with all family members before the dog arrives. You also have to allow time for
Whether you choose to work with a dog rescue in Smyrna, GA or one that is located out of the area (including out of state), doing your research is crucial to the success of your dog adoption. So, you are ready to adopt a rescue dog. Where should you begin? In Part 1 of our
When you rescue a dog, there’s very little information you (or the rescue) might know about its background. Regardless of the dog’s history, there are many things you can do to help your new dog become a wonderful, loving family pet. Where Did Your Rescue Dog Come From? Some rescue dogs are in rescue through
Toys are essential for training, rewarding, exercising, and entertaining your dog. Just like the size and playtime styles vary from dog to dog, so do their toys. Some dogs have a tendency for chewing more so than other dogs and if they are not provided with the proper outlet, may develop behavioral issues. The options
Even though as humans we might not like it at times, regular exercise and activity are very important to our health as we age. When it comes to our pets, they are no different. In a perfect world, our pets would stay as puppies or kittens forever. However, our dog’s age, and throughout their aging
We love our dogs and just like humans, they go through changes and developments throughout their life. Dogs who are otherwise on their best behavior can suddenly display signs of bad behavior. Considering that pets have no sense of morality, they do not do something since it's "incorrect" or "right." They simply do whatever works.
When most people think of rabies, they picture a violent animal that is foaming at the mouth. No one would like to see their beloved pet in this state. The fear of rabies is very real for many pet owners. People often forget that wildlife, whether it is small, cute, and quit can be dangerous.