There are several different types of textures on dog’s fur, but in a general breakdown there are two coat types; single coated and double coated. A single coat means that there is only a top (or over) coat that grows all over the body with no different undercoat. A double coat means there is both a top (or over) coat made of tougher guard hairs and a bottom or (under) coat that is thick and soft.Read More
Why adopting littermates is a bad idea, according to an industry leader in positive pet reinforcement.
Twice this week I have had littermates in the shop. One set of fairly young, still impressionable pups, and another pair that are several years old and set into the littermate syndrome. I know one parent was listening as I explained this while the other one not so much. I am not crazy. It is a real thing. Please read this article if you have or are considering adopting littermates from a breeder or rescue. It is NOT a good idea.Read More
Here's my post from facebook because it needs to be repeated. Again. And again. And again. Do not buy bargain flea treatments like Hartz, Sargeant's, Zodiac, etc. You are killing your pet along with the fleas. Research is out there. The companies refuse to stop selling because so many people keep buying. Stop it! One source to see for yourself: HartzVictims.org
A fear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia in pets. They often find the loud, unpredictable noise and bright display of light truly frightening. Even a seemingly confident dog can tremble and whine at the unfamiliar sounds.Read More
Shared with permission from DogHeirs.com
If you notice your dog repeatedly pressing their heads against the wall, floor or other object for no apparent reason, your pet could have a dangerous medical condition.
The behavior is called "head pressing", and it is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against something solid for extended periods of time.Read More
I have partnered with Dogs Naturally Magazine to bring you health & wellness information for your pet!
Being that Summer is here and so are the mosquitos, I wanted to tell you first about DNM's approach to keeping heartworms away, without harmful chemicals. As per their description, this is a real life, practical, step by step explanation of how to keep your dog both free from the dangerous drugs used to prevent...Read More
Hello. My name is April and I am a mother to three dogs, three cats, three beta fish and two chickens. Yes, the chickens are out of sync but I will be adding more soon! My goal here at Native Canine is to educate myself, and you, about making better choices for pets. I want to use less chemicals (or none at all) on them, in them, and around them. This will create a better environment for all of us.Read More