Dog vaccination rules
Annual vaccination is an essential part of dog care. It allows you to protect the health of the pet from the most dangerous diseases that would lead to death, as…

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Can the feed vary from batch to batch?
In specialized forums, the question is often discussed whether dry cat and dog food can vary from batch to batch? Imagine the situation: you purchased a new package of feed…

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How to fill a toy "Kong"?
In the article “Delicious Toys”, we talked about Kong “snowmen” and anti-vandal models for filling treats. Such toys are a win-win option for any, even the most moody dog. They…

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Treatment of a dog from fleas and ticks

Treatment of the dog from ectoparasites is a mandatory measure designed to protect the health of the pet. The bites of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes not only bring the animal discomfort, but also create a risk of infection with infectious diseases.

There is a myth that it is enough to treat a pet from parasites 2 times a year: in spring and autumn. But in practice, treatment from parasites must be carried out all year round. Fleas are active at any time, and the dog can become infected with them, regardless of season or temperature. Veterinarians also recommend treating the dog from ticks regularly: from snow to snow. In frosts, ticks fall asleep, but as soon as the average daily temperature exceeds + 5 ° C, they immediately become active. In our climate, this can happen even in winter. There are known cases of bites at temperatures below zero, for example, in the area of ​​heating mains. To protect your pet, treatment should be carried out regularly. Continue reading

What are the dog training courses?

A trained dog is not only a reason for pride, but also a guarantee of safety for both the pet itself and everyone around it. But that is not all. For centuries, people have been selecting dogs with various inclinations and abilities – they made different breeds that can be conditionally divided into functional cattle, hunting (pointers, hounds), security, service and companion dogs. These dogs, like humans, need to exercise their abilities in order to be happy. And the right training technique allows you to discover and develop their natural talents. This, you see, is much nicer and more useful than raising a “sofa” pet.
You can do the training yourself. But this requires experience and a lot of time, especially when it comes to medium and large breeds. In any case, the result of “home” training loses to specialized courses. After all, if you are not a professional, it is difficult to create a truly competent program and take into account the behavioral characteristics of your dog specifically. That is why special courses are in such demand. In our article we will talk about the five most popular programs. Continue reading

From what age and how often to bathe a puppy?

At what age can a puppy be bathed?
Perhaps this is one of the first issues faced by the new owner.

The minimum age for bathing a puppy is 3 months. A responsible breeder will not give the puppy to a new home before this time. At 3 months, the baby already has more or less strong immunity, and bathing, if done correctly, will not cause him any harm.

Bathe your puppy as it gets dirty.

In the first days after moving, if the pet is not dirty, you do not need to wash it. A change of scenery is always stress, and swimming will only intensify it. Before proceeding to hygiene procedures, wait for the puppy to adapt and begin to trust you. Continue reading

Is it worth getting a dog?
Having a dog is not buying another pair of shoes. A dog is a full-fledged member of the family that requires almost as much attention as a child. You have…

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What commands should a puppy know in 6-8 months?
An 8 month old puppy is almost an adult dog. He knows a lot and will learn even more in the near future. What teams are recommended to master at…

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Dandruff and mats in dogs and cats
The appearance of the pet can tell a lot not only about the quality of care for him, but also about his health. An unbalanced diet, a sedentary lifestyle, stress,…

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Otitis in dogs and cats
Otitis is one of the top 10 most common problems that dog and cat owners go to the veterinary clinic. What is this disease, how does it manifest and how…

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