How big will my puppy be? If you’ve adopted your dog at a young age, then it’s guaranteed that you’ve asked a vet, breeder, or both this question. While it’s good to know for curiosity’s sake, it’s also extremely helpful for planning ahead. You’ll need to know how big of a dog crate to get, the size of their collar, as well as if you have the room for the eventual size your full-grown pup will grow into.
From the time that your puppy is a newborn until they’re one year of age, your dog is technically considered a puppy, no matter the size or the breed. Your puppy is constantly going through different stages of puppy development, especially during those first twelve weeks. However, did you know that there are many factors that influence your puppy’s growth and contribute towards when their growing stage comes to an end at their adult size?
There’s a reason dogs are man’s best friend. There is plenty of research that shows that owning a dog is good for your mental and physical health, but what type of dog is right for you? If you’re looking for a companion dog, you might think that small dogs are the only option. After all, most of them were bred specifically to provide companionship, but there are actually a lot of dog breeds that make great companion dogs.
To figure out the best companion dogs for you, one of the best things you can do is choose one that fits into your lifestyle. Here are a few great options to consider.
Most dogs are not picky and eat anything you get them – and even most things you don’t! Human food, dog food, poop, garbage… dogs just love to eat. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself, why is my dog always hungry? The truth is there isn’t a simple answer.
While in most cases this is seen as just normal dog behavior, there are real reasons behind it. Sometimes, those reasons are things you can easily fix. Other times, they can indicate that there’s a bigger problem at play. Here are some reasons why your dog might be hungry all the time and what you can do about it.
If you’re thinking of adopting a puppy or you already have one in your home, you might be wondering, how long do dogs grow?
You might not know what to expect if this is your first puppy but dog owners who brought their dogs home young know that puppies grow fast. It seems as if you bring them home as adorable little balls of fur, fun, and occasional trouble and before you know it, they are fully grown.
The truth is that not every dog grows at the same rate. Smaller breeds reach their adult size faster than larger breeds, which makes sense – they have less growing to do.
Bringing a puppy home is an exciting moment. Things can take a turn away from the fun and excitement, though, if your puppy starts chewing on things and destroying them. This is something that is all too common for puppies, especially when they are teething. When do puppies stop teething? Usually, it isn’t for a few months but this doesn’t mean it’ll stop chewing on things. Here’s what you need to know.
It might be a surprise for some to learn, especially if they’ve never had a puppy before, that puppies lose baby or milk teeth just like human babies do. The teeth you see in an adult dog’s mouth aren’t the teeth it was born with. And while you might not get a chance to put your pup’s teeth under a pillow for the Tooth Fairy or chuckle at a gap-toothed grin like you would a child, there are still a number of similarities between teething pups and teething babes.
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you either own a golden retriever or are thinking about getting one, and for good reason! Golden Retrievers are incredible dogs that are loyal, friendly, devoted, and intelligent which makes them great family dogs. They are the third most popular dog in the United States, behind only the Labrador Retriever and the German Shepherd.
That said, there is one reason why families sometimes reconsider adding a Golden Retriever to their family – their lifespan.
For the majority of people, the day-to-day experience means dealing with stressful clients, endless hurdles, and tons and tons of problems to be solved. All of which take their toll on your mental health and overall well being. While there are myriad great solutions out there to reduce stress levels, one of the most effective is to get yourself a pet—preferably a pooch.
Here’s the brutal truth: Pets play a major role in the human experience.
Has your pup had some strange health issues lately that just can’t be explained? Unfortunately, there’s a very real chance that your dog may have worms. It’s actually the most common health issue in dogs. As dog owners, the thought that our pup may have worms is truly terrifying – after all, nobody wants to think of these tiny, disgusting, slimy creatures poking around our beloved pet’s insides. Unfortunately, they can make themselves known in different ways resulting in several possible signs and symptoms.
The worst has happened – your usually sweet, friendly dog has become aggressive to your other dog. It has suddenly snapped in aggression, growling and lunging, baring its teeth. How could this have possibly happened? What changed overnight for your dog to start acting this way?
It can be difficult to know what to do in this situation. You don’t want to make any rash decisions – this is a member of your family we’re talking.