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Entries for May, 2009

Six Types Of Small Dogs – Part 2

In part 2 of this article, we find the small dogs in the terrier, toy, non-sporting, and herding groups. Terrier Dogs Terrier dogs were bred to hunt – foxes, rabbits, rats, and even river rats, badgers, and otters. Instead of the hunters of old, most terriers these days are bought as pets. And with their […]

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Small Dog Classes – Part One

Learning about the types of small dogs can help narrow down the selection process for a new dog. The American Kennel Club (AKC), which is the principle breed registry in the United States, divides dog breeds into 7 categories, with the addition of the miscellaneous category. The latter is for breeds that only partially completed […]

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Take your dog with you on holiday and you won’t have to worry about him while you’re away

Going away on holiday can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare for families with a dog. You’ve found the perfect destination for your ideal holiday but before you can go anywhere you have to work out who will be able to look after your pet while you’re away, and how you will be sure […]

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How Large Do Orthopedic Dog Beds Come?

With human bedding, you’ll find mattresses in twin, queen, king, and California king sizes, and they are all built to standard sizes. Unfortunately, when it comes to bedding for dogs, there are no standards. What one company calls their extra large orthopedic dog bed may only be considered a large bed by another company. Any […]

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Back Problems in Dachshunds

Like any breed, Dachshunds are at risk for a number of conditions and diseases.Due to their long bodies and short legs they are most at risk for spinal problems.One of the most common forms is a condition called IVDD (Intervertebral Disk Disease), which is an umbrella term for an abundance of problems. Vertebrae are the […]

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The Vet Is Out: Now, Cure Your Dog’s Arthritis On Your Own

  Do you have a pet dog? Maybe, an older dog? Have you noticed him walking lamely around and he seems to have a hard time in doing any movement like jumping, leaping or running? Is he not doing these things the way he’s doing it when he was young? Maybe your old holler has […]

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