Home » Articles tagged ‘Pet Care

Lyme Disease In Dogs – How Serious Is It?

January 6, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Home & Family

Lyme disease is caused by an organism known as a spirochete, which is a coiled rod-shaped bacterium and named Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks carrying the infection passes this to dogs and also people and the ticks get the infection from the white-footed mouse, which acts as a carrier. The only way a tick can transmit the bacteria is to remain attached to the animal’s skin for one to two days. Unfortunately, these ticks are very small and easily can go unnoticed. Lyme disease in dogs has been found worldwide and in ancient Chinese medical literature they actually describe a syndrome very similar to Lyme disease, thousands of years before Lyme , Connecticut was named. In fact, in the United States, there are more than90% of the cases occur in the Northeast, with California and Mississippi second. Lyme disease are rarely seen in cats although some cats have been infected with it but this disease is fairly common in dogs.

Great Tips To Follow For Your Dog’s Diet

December 31, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Home & Family

Our nutritional needs differ from that of a dog. Some foods may not be sufficient or appropriate for dogs although they are considered as healthy for us. To give your dog the best nutrition available you will have to understand their specific needs and how to address them. If you are going to take care of man’s best friend, then it will take a little preparation and know-how.

Learn More About Dog Training And Obedience.

December 28, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Home & Family

As your pup’s first lesson, you can teach him to sit. There are several good reasons why you should start with this command. First, sitting comes naturally to dogs since they often sit to rest. Two, teaching the pup to sit is relatively easy, a lesson that he will learn very quickly. You will also find the sit position to be an excellent base or jump-off from which other commands can be launched. When the pup is sitting, he is quiet and under control. When it comes to the sit position, it is akin to the five basic foot positions of the ballet dancer.