Dogs and kids

09.05.2019. 14:35:00

When getting a dog, people usually pay attention to a few characteristics that are the most important to make their final choice on which dog they should get. Most often those characteristics are the physical appearance of a dog (including dog’s grown to upsize, the length of the dog’s coat, etc.), possible health issues of a particular breed, whether the breed is easy to train, their temper, obedience (…). When there is a child in the family, those important characteristics go on. For families with children, the most important thing about their future pets is the way the dog will behave around their ch...

Dogs in Ancient World

19.04.2019. 23:15:00

Dogs and humans have a relationship that goes way back. Dogs have been a part of human beings history for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of domestication dates from 12000 years BCE and was found in the Middle East and it shows an old man that was buried with a puppy. Much as today, in the history of mankind, dogs were seen as faithful companions, friend, hunters, guardians and part of the family. Dogs in Mesopotamia One of the first time dogs were mentioned in history was when they appeared in a role as the companions of the goddess Innana (Ishtar). She allegedly traveled with seven prized hu...

Hip Dysplasia in dogs

17.04.2019. 13:14:00

Hip dysplasia is an inherited condition resulting from an improperly formed hip joint. It is the failure of the hip joints to develop and, because the joint is loose, the dog's leg bone moves around too much, causing pain. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases in dogs. It is common in many dog breeds, particularly the larger ones. However, that does not mean that smaller breeds are safe and will not be stricken with hip dysplasia. For example, pugs and French bulldogs are prone to suffer from this condition but are less likely to show clinical signs. Hip Dysplasia in dogs - signs Exc...

How to keep your dog cool

15.04.2019. 23:40:00

Beat the summer heat! Summer is just around the corner and it can be a very dangerous season for dogs if their owners are not being responsible. That is why it’s important that everyone know some basic things on how to keep your dog cool and beat the summer heat. High temperatures can provoke dehydration, sunburn, burned foot pads and even heat stroke. Also, ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, and other insects are at their peak during the summer, so make sure that your dog is using appropriate protection. For starters, organize your day so you are able to take your dog for a walk and light exercise early...

Animal shipping

15.04.2019. 23:16:00

Although there are many people against shipping pets across the world, sometimes it is the only way to relocate an animal. Besides, today's conditions are very much improved and, as the connectivity of different parts of the world increases (especially via social media), pet shipping is more widespread and well-received. Contrary to popular belief, pets aren’t crammed with luggage in a deep dark hole in the bottom of the plane. They are actually loaded into a temperature and pressurized compartment separate from luggage. They are also the last to be loaded onto the plane and the first to come off. If an...

Dogs and babies

15.04.2019. 13:06:00

Dogs are sensitive creatures, extremely connected with their owners and can feel that there is something different, and once you have a child, everything is different. Before bringing the newborn home you need to prepare your dog for the arrival of the baby, in order to minimize stress for the dog and reduce the chance of any accidents. Dog and babies safety Before bringing the baby from the hospital, the smart thing to do is to bring home a piece of baby's clothing with the baby's smell on it. Let your dog smell it and get used to the new scent. Before bringing a baby home, make sure your dog went for...

European Dog Show

13.04.2019. 23:50:00

There is one important upcoming event that we have to mention. That event is European dog show, that this year is organized in Wels, Austria, from 14th to 16th June 2019. A large number of exhibitors and visitors are expected at this show, mainly because last big dog show was held at Shanghai, China from May 2 to 3 2019. European Kennel Club (EKC) is an organization that helps organize the event, give strong support in advertising, track the points earned by dogs in any event and award official certificates. The EKC is an organization that is dedicated to educating people about certificated dogs breedin...

Buying a puppy

13.04.2019. 23:29:44

So you decided to get a dog… there are still so many things to do and to consider before you bring your little buddy home. Although sometimes it seems so easy, taking care of a dog is actually a huge responsibility and sometimes that job is exhausting. First, you have to be sure that you are able to give a dog everything it needs. Make sure you have enough free time to hang out with your dog so it does not feel neglected; review your finances – make a financial plan because owning a dog is not cheap. Finally, make sure that you have room for your pet. A dog requires plenty of space for exercise and play...

Military working dogs

10.04.2019. 20:18:37

History of the military dog Since the ancient times people use dogs in warfare. The earliest recorded use of canines in combat was by Alyattes of Lydia against the Cimmerians around 600 BC. Dogs are used as scouts, sentries and trackers and help soldiers fight the enemy. War dogs were used by the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Alans, Slavs, Britons, Romans, etc. Hounds were used in the American Civil War to protect, send messages and guard prisoners. Modern war dogs are trained to sniff out bombs and drugs, track people and attack when necessary. Military working dog (or MWD) candidates must undergo a ver...

World Stray Animal Day

04.04.2019. 15:16:24

There are about 600 million stray animals in the world, and April 4th is the day we give more attention to that fact and to those animals. April 4th is World Stray Animal Day; it is a day to show even more compassion to those abandoned furry angels. Every animal should have its forever home and should be showered with love and affection, but the reality is that there are so many animals without a home and on this day we remind people that these animals are still looking for someone to love them, as they deserve to be loved. This day was started in 2010 when one hundred Dutch stray animal organizations g...