Have you ever thought about home cooking for your dog? If you have, you are not alone. More and more, people have decided to make their own pet food. And many more are seriously considering it. Why this new trend? Is it a good idea? Commercial diets are more convenient to use, cheaper, and nutritionally more consistent. So why would anyone want to go through the trouble and expense of cooking for their dog when there are so many commercially prepared foods readily available?
Paying close attention to your health helps you find problems before they start. You schedule a regular checkup with your doctor, watch what you eat, and exercise regularly. You also notice if something isn't quite right and follow up with t trip to the doctor. All of these steps contribute to your overall well-being.
By Amy Shojai
When the temperature drops, people pull on sweaters. Dogs and cats don't have the benefit of pulling something out of the closet to wear. While Texas winters tend to be mild, abrupt changes in the weather often leave pets shivering in shock. So, does your pet need a sweater? The answer is--it depends.
By Audrey Pavia
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 7.6 millions pets find themselves in animal shelters each year. Because of this staggering number of pets needing homes, animal lovers are being encouraged to adopt pets from shelters. But don't shelter animals come with a host of disadvantages? Not so! Here are five common myths about shelter pets and the truth behind them.
By Amy Shojai
January is National Train Your Dog Month, but don't forget about training cats. We expect our dogs to know basic manners, and rarely feel surprise if King offers a "sit" on command, or a paws-up to "shake" when asked. But folks guffaw at the mere mention of cat training.
By Justin Young
From the moment you bring home your new pet, training is one of the most important things you can do. Teaching your dog basic manners will give you more options for activities in which your dog can participate, build your relationship and enrich the lives of you and your dog. Learning should not be limited to a training class. Reinforcing your dog’s good behaviors throughout his everyday life will help keep your dog on his best behavior.
By Caryl Wolff
Can you get a puppy for the holidays? Sure. But instead of having the puppy pop out of a pretty present, do it differently. First, remember that if you are getting a puppy for your kids, it is still your puppy. Even if you are getting it to teach your kids responsibility, the ultimate caretaker is you. So you have to want a puppy - and the time and expense that comes with it!