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Dogs + Care & Wellness

  • In recent years, veterinarians have made great progress in understanding how dogs feel pain and the best ways to manage that pain. Many dogs will instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism, which, in the past, lead to incorrect assumptions about the ability of dogs to feel pain.

  • This is the period in a puppy’s life where it develops relationships with other living beings and also learns how to behave and act in new experiences. While socialization takes place throughout the first year of life, the first 12 -16 weeks seem to be the most important time for young puppies to learn about their environment.

  • Dogs are highly social animals that make wonderful pets. They can be effective as watchdogs, are excellent companions for play and exercise, and are sources of affection and comfort. With the lifestyle and schedule of the majority of families, dogs must learn to spend a portion of the day at home, while their human family is away. Teaching your dog to relax and sleep in its crate or bed would be similar to putting your baby in its crib when its time for bedtime or a nap.

  • Many dogs have no trouble adjusting to a car journey, long or short, but for others it can be a bad experience, especially if they have not been properly prepared, or their needs during the trip are neglected.

  • Dogs older than seven years of age are considered senior pets. Senior dogs are in the stage of life in which the aging process is beginning to affect every organ system. Some organs "wear out" faster or are more susceptible to cumulative damage than others, so certain observations are especially important to make.

  • Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female dog. There are many health benefits and advantages to spaying your dog and spaying also helps reduce the pet overpopulation crisis. Spaying doesn't cause a change in personality, guarding instincts, intelligence, playfulness, or affection.

  • The word vaccine comes from the Latin word “vacca”, which means cow.

  • While punishment can be effective at decreasing those behaviors that are undesirable (when applied within 1 to 2 seconds), if not administered properly it can aggravate existing problems and cause new ones.

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