Are you building sled dog team and looking for speed? Get a Siberian Husky. Are you more concerned with strength and stamina? Then go for the Alaskan Malamute. Looking for a dog that is somewhere in between, and is more human–oriented than dog–oriented (an important distinction in team building)? Your best bet is a Samoyed.… Continue reading Snow Dogs
1) I could walk around safely barefoot in the dark; 2) My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated; 3) All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of dog hair; 4) When the doorbell rang, it wouldn’t sound like the SPCA kennels; 5) When the doorbell rang, I could get… Continue reading If I Didn’t Have Dogs
What Are Allergies, and How Do They Affect Dogs? One of the most common conditions affecting dogs is allergy. In the allergic state, the dog’s immune system “overreacts” to foreign substances (allergens or antigens) to which it is exposed. These overreactions are manifested in three ways. The most common is itching of the skin, either… Continue reading Allergies
Halitosis, also called bad breath, foul breath, malodor, foetor ex ore, and fetor oris is defined as an offensive odor emanating from the oral cavity. Bad breath is a common pet odor complaint. Causes may be oral (most common) or extraoral (rare). The sour milk odor accompanying periodontal disease may result from the bacterial population… Continue reading Halitosis
Lawn Chemicals Linked to Dog Cancer – U.S. Study WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A study that links lawn chemicals to bladder cancer in Scottish terriers could help shed light on whether they cause cancer in some people, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Purdue University researchers surveyed 83 owners of Scottish terriers whose pets had recently been… Continue reading Lawn Chemicals Linked To Dog Cancer
Where’s The Cheese? Roxanne, my rescue Samoyed whom I have had for just over 2 years, and I live in a large apartment in a dog friendly complex. She gets to run in the woods in back and join the other dogs chasing tennis balls on the tennis court, so she is not “housebound.” She… Continue reading Where’s The Cheese?
A Christmas Story Hi, my name is Dallas and I have a very special family of humans. Last Christmas Mom did something really special with me and she said that she thought you might like to hear about it. First though (since this is the first time they have actually LET me use the puter)… Continue reading A Christmas Story