How to Take Care of Dogs With Allergies

dog allergy suggestionsHumans are not the only ones affected by allergens in the air, in food and in the environment. In fact, it is quite common for dogs to suffer from allergies. Some of the symptoms in dogs include itchy paws, inflamed skin, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss and ear infections. Whether a dog suffers from a mild case of environmental allergies or a severe food allergy, it’s imperative that pet owners go the extra mile to care for their pet.

There are several steps that pet owners should take if their dog has been diagnosed with allergies by a veterinarian:

Wash Pet Bedding on a Regular Basis

After a dog has been playing outside or has been out for a walk, they drag in all of their environmental allergens back into the house. A dog paws and their fur may then be filled with dust, pollen and dander from the outdoors. This outdoor material may end up on or in their bedding. Read more How to Take Care of Dogs With Allergies

3 Ways to Manage Dog Allergies

dog and puppy allergiesDogs are one of America’s favorite house pets, second in number only to cats. The benefits of pet ownership are great. People who own dogs report lower levels of stress and higher levels of life satisfaction. However, many people who suffer from dog allergies go through life feeling that pet ownership is not for them. The good news is that dog allergies can be managed with a bit of planning and attention.

Picking the Right Breed

The first step to living with both allergies and pets is to pick a breed of dog that is least likely to exacerbate allergy symptoms. It’s a common misperception that some dogs are fur and dander free. However, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. All dogs produce pet dander that can cause pet allergies. Read more 3 Ways to Manage Dog Allergies

5 Tips for Choosing a Dog Breeder

choosing the right dog breederDogs make excellent companions, and certain breeds are prized for having certain abilities and demeanors. These are some of the most common reasons that individuals seeking a specific type or breed of dog will often seek out dog breeding services in efforts to avoid the pitfalls of puppy mills.

However, just picking dog breeders randomly out of the newspaper or online can lead to dissatisfaction all around.

Here are some tips for choosing a dog breeder with a solid reputation for a positive experience. Read more 5 Tips for Choosing a Dog Breeder

5 Things to Look for in a Dog Training School

Choose the right dog school

A dog training school doesn’t have to be award-winning to be good, but there are a few things that a dog owner should look for before they decide on a winner.

The wrong training school will not only waste money, it can also potentially instill poor behavior in a still impressionable dog. Aside from verifying the place uses humane training methods and rewards, owners should look for the following five qualities so they end up with the results they want.

Read Reviews of the Training School

Testimonials on the trainer’s website aren’t likely to give a potential customer very much to go off of, but a list of reviews from an independent website will give dog owners an idea of what the dog trainer is like. Read more 5 Things to Look for in a Dog Training School

Choosing the Best Fur Brush For Your Dog

Being a responsible pet owner requires dog owners to do more than feed their dog daily, take them on a walk and give them plenty of love. Grooming is also an essential part of pet care, as it not only keeps dogs looking great but it also allows them to stay healthy and feel well.

Dog owners should take the time to brush their pets regularly, but each coat will vary based on the breed of the animal. It’s important to choose the best grooming product for your particular breed of dog. These tips can help any dog owner choose the right fur brush for their pet: Read more Choosing the Best Fur Brush For Your Dog

How to Pick the Best Dog Breed for Your Lifestyle

Best Dog Breed for Your LifestyleSomeone who spends their days wishing for a wagging tail to be greeting them at the door might be ready to take the next big step and adopt a dog. However, not every dog breed is right for every person. An aspiring pet owner should take the time to evaluate their current living situation. Then they should compare that with the needs and characteristics of the dog breed they are considering.

This guide will help explain the best ways to pick the right dog breed for any lifestyle.

Consider Availability

Adopting a dog is a major time commitment. So any new pet owner must be ready to spend time helping their pet adjust to life within their home. Read more How to Pick the Best Dog Breed for Your Lifestyle