In one of our articles, we talked about why dogs need toys. The more toys a pet has, the happier it is. However, it is not enough to purchase a few different models. It is important to choose the right ones! Our tips will help determine which toy to buy a dog.
Why are special toys needed?
“My dog enjoys playing with street sticks and rolls a children’s ball. She does not need special toys! ”, – such a statement can be heard from the newcomer owner. But experienced dog breeders and specialists from the zoosphere will answer in chorus that you only need to purchase toys from pet stores and only from trusted manufacturers.
Children’s toys and other items not intended for playing with the dog are dangerous to its health. Sticks from the street can be infected with parasites, pathogens and contain reagents. The balls, for example, are coated with paint and made of a material that should never be bitten or swallowed. Many items that are not intended for playing with the dog break down under the pressure of teeth on sharp parts and injure the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. Filling stuffed children’s toys and various small details, the dog can easily swallow, which will lead to digestive upsets and bowel obstruction. Toxins and paint cause allergic reactions and poisoning. That’s why you need to go to a pet store for a toy for a dog! Continue reading
Some owners complain that dogs howl at night. Others themselves have never heard a howling pet, but disgruntled neighbors convince the opposite. Still others, returning from work, do not have time to open the door – as plaintive howls are already heard on the other side. Examples can go on and on. But there is only one problem – howl. Why does a dog howl at home or in the yard? How to deal with it? About this in our article.
Howling dogs can scare. Especially if it suddenly rings out in the middle of the night. We still remember the ancient signs that repeat: the dog howls unfortunately. But in practice, everything is much more prosaic. We list the main causes of “bad” behavior and suggest methods of dealing with them.
Why the dog howls: reasons
No matter how tame the dog was, the wolf was and remains its ancestor. Howling for wolves is a way of communication. The closer the dog is to the wolf, the greater the likelihood that she will decide to “rise to the moon.” For example, howls are often “carried away” by husky. So dogs are looking for communication with their relatives, and perhaps respond to a fellow click from the street, which the human hearing simply did not catch. Continue reading
If you have a dog, the concept of “bad weather” simply does not exist. Frost, blizzard, snow and rain – it doesn’t matter, nobody canceled daily walks! But don’t dogs freeze in winter? Let’s talk about this in our article.
How well the dog tolerates cold depends on its pedigree features. A thick six with developed undercoat is able to give odds to the best down jackets! Northern dogs (husky, malamutes, samoyeds) feel just fine in winter: they can even sleep in the snow! But for decorative shorthair rocks, frost is a real test. The crumbs freeze even in a cool apartment, not to mention walking in the midst of February. How to walk them?
Here are some tips to help adapt your walks to the cold season and prevent your pet (and you) from freezing!
If the dog is sensitive to cold, get special clothing for her. It should be made of quality, safe materials and fit perfectly. For hairless and shorthair small breeds, such clothing is simply a must! You can also give overalls to a medium and large dog, although in this case they are more valued for protection from dirt. Thanks to the huge assortment of clothes in pet stores, you can not only warm your pet, but also create an unusual image for it! We give battle to gray everyday life! Continue reading