I Santa Pugs image by wingsinmoonlight from Fotolia.comAll puppies nip in play with their siblings and can often be too rough. You may have to act like a puppy yourself in the training sessions, but it results in a nip-free pack.Step 1Play with your pug puppy and allow him to put his mouth on you and play as he did with his siblings.
Overview of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) literally means an inflammation of the urinary bladder in cats of unknown origin. It is also called feline idiopathic lower urinary tract disease (FiLUTD), painful bladder syndrmoe (PBS) or feline urologic syndrome (FUS). FIC has been estimated to affect up to 1% of the cat population.
I George Doyle & Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesDespite their name, rodent ulcers have nothing to do with rodents. You can incorporate natural treatments with traditional veterinary care, to strengthen a cat& 39;s body and immune system against this often chronic allergy- and immune-related condition.
I Comstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesAlthough older cats don& 39;t get Alzheimer& 39;s disease per se, they can suffer from feline dementia, also known as feline cognitive dysfunction. Your vet can make a definitive diagnosis.PrevalenceJust as in people, old age in felines doesn& 39;t always mean dementia.
The Bernese mountain dog is considered the most affectionate dog in the world. It is also very affectionate to children. If you have children, you will not want to leave them alone with a Bernese. The Bernese mountain dog has a long, lean body with powerful hindquarters, a small head, and short, alert ears, which stick up. It is very good at agility and obedience.
I Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty ImagesIt& 39;s bad enough that you have to deal with the litter box at all. The ingredient that makes it clump so well has been linked to cancer in cats, dogs and humans.Silica DustSilica is what makes it clump so well, but it& 39;s also what makes clumping litter dangerous.
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I running dachshund image by Diana Mastepanova from Fotolia.comDachshunds are a popular choice for apartment-dwellers, because these small hounds do not need much space. However, the breed has a tendency for separation anxiety if left alone -- a dachsie with separation anxiety may stop eating or engage in destructive behaviors.
I Chris Amaral/Photodisc/Getty ImagesDoes your dog like to make it & 34;snow& 34; on the bathroom floor? A dog likes to chew items with different textures and tastes as a part of his learning. Proper training will curb his paper fetish quickly.Step 1Dog-proof your home by closing bathroom doors to keep your pooch out of toilet paper wonderland.
I Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesLuckily for their owners, cats love to use the litter box. Although they don& 39;t automatically know what it& 39;s for, the tiniest bit of guidance is usually enough to get them using it regularly. If your kitten is going on the floor, just show her a better place to do it.
The lingering smell of urine -- however faint -- can encourage both dogs and cats to continue soiling in inappropriate locations. Vinegar can be an effective urine odor neutralizer when used correctly.Scent Removal BenefitsBoth dogs and cats are highly territorial animals. Males in particular are likely to continue marking the same area they& 39;ve previously soiled, and thus a faint urine odor can prove disastrous for house- and litter-training.
I dog image by ErgÃ¼n Ã–zsoy from Fotolia.comDogs throw up far more casually than humans, often for no serious reason. Inspection of greenish vomit may reveal a mix of digestive fluids and plants.Plant MaterialCommonly, dogs will eat fresh grass, and sometimes they will bring it right back up. It& 39;s normal, although a little embarrassing if you happen to be entertaining guests on the patio.