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Interesting Facts About Dogs

Dogs make fantastic companions to humans, are adorable and fuzzy, very loyal, overwhelmingly cuddly, friendly, and they are just plain fun! Who’s the first to greet you when you come through the front door after a long day? It’s most always your happy pup followed closely by (if you have them) your children. This welcome home party is just what you needed.Dogs are pretty damn cool.  1. Dogs Can See Color Dogs are not colorblind! Although the color range they can see is limited compared to what we can see, they do indeed see m... Read more

The Life Cycle Of Dogs

Dogs go through four stages of the life cycle: puppy, adolescent, adult and senior. Like humans and other mammals, individual dogs move through the stages of the life cycle at different rates. The rate of aging depends on factors such as genetics, nutrition and the quality of care your dog receives. Puppy The puppy stage of the life cycle begins after about 63 days of gestation. This stage lasts until the dog is 6 to 18 months old. For at least the first 8 weeks of his life, your puppy should be with his mother and siblings. During the puppy ... Read more

Maintaining your dog’s shiny coat

Just like human hair, your canine's hair continues to grow, and without attention, can become easily matted. To keep your pooch looking spiffy, he/she needs regular grooming and daily care. How often must I groom? The frequency of professional grooming depends on the length and texture of the coat. Hair clipped to a short puppy cut keeps your home grooming chores to a minimum. A soft coat or cottony coat is difficult to maintain than a smooth silk coat. Soft hair mats more, is more difficult to keep clean, and breaks easily. It takes pati... Read more

How to Keep Your Dog Happy and Engaged

The goal is to channel your bored dog’s energy into healthier outlets. Ever heard the adage a tired dog is a good dog? Give your dog plenty of exercise each day. Taking him for a walk is good mental stimulation, but unless your dog is very senior, it’s not near enough cardio exercise to get him tired. Play games of fetch, get him chasing a flirt pole toy, or arrange for puppy play dates. An exuberant bout of playtime with a well-matched canine friend can tire your dog out good and quick. Put all but four or five of your dog&rsquo... Read more

How often should I feed my dog in a day?

To stay healthy, your puppy or adult dog needs to be fed a complete and balanced food. The right number of calories depends on your pet’s size, his breed and the amount of exercise he gets. Life stage also matters considering puppies, adult dogs, senior dogs, pregnant and lactating bitches all have different nutritional needs.Feeding Puppies• At weaning (between 6 and 8 weeks of age), the puppy's energy requirements are about double those of an adult of the same breed, per unit of body weight.• Puppies are very active and grow r... Read more

How to recognise common illnesses in Dogs ?

Some dogs with simple fever continue to eat and play normally, while some become lethargic and lose appetite. Therefore, regular visits to your vet for monitoring his health are essential in preventing and controlling serious ailments. To help you figure this out, here is a partial list of signs worth reporting to your vet as soon as possible: Collapse or convulsions.  Increased frequency of urination, increased amounts of urine produced, or difficulty in urination, urination in the house by a previously house-trained dog.  Gre... Read more

Reading your Dog’s Body Language

Reading your Dog’s Body Language Your pooch will use his or her mouth, eyes, ears, and even the tail to express emotions. By reading the combination of body signals, you should be able to work out who is top dog in any situation! TAIL WAGGING Free and exaggerated tail wagging, which sometimes extends to the entire rump for dogs with very short tails, indicates pleasure or friendliness.   A tail waved slowly and stiffly, in line with the back, expresses anger.  Clamped low over the hindquarters is a sign that the dog i... Read more

How to care Aquarium Fish

How do I care for aquarium water? Daily Be sure to check the water temperature in your tank every day. Weekly Replace 10% of the tank with clean water. Test the water's pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, hardness, alkalinity and chlorine. Clean away any algae. Monthly Vacuum Aquarium Gravel. Replace 25% Of The Tank With Clean Water. Inspect Filter; Rinse Or Replace The Cartridge, Carbon And Pre-Filter If Necessary. Clean Away Any Algae. Remove And Clean Plastic Plants And Decorative Items. Replace Air Stone. Prune Live Plant... Read more

How do I teach basic commands to my puppy?

Habituated to living in packs with other dogs, maintaining a strict hierarchy is completely normal to your puppy. Treat him as a partner with equal rights and you may give him too much freedom, which will confuse him. Here is a step-by-step guide to teaching your puppy all the commands he should know. The tone of your voice is much more important, to help your puppy understand whether you are praising or scolding him. Choose short, one-word commands, not long sentences. Start with little games to train him - with short playful ... Read more

AQUARIUM

10 Keys To A Healthy Freshwater Tank Aquarium setup needs to be proper from the start; Choose compatible fish species to create the right aquarium dynamic; Make sure the aquarium size is appropriate for the fish species chosen; Be patient while during aquarium cycling; Be patient and make changes slowly and methodically; Avoid overstocking fish; Avoid over feeding fish; Maintain aquarium water quality by testing early and often; Avoid over cleaning to protect your good bacteria; Conduct a partial aquarium water change regularly. stay... Read more

Aquarium

how care your aquarium Weekly 1. change 10% to 20% water every week 2. do not over feed your fish 3.Test your water for the vital parameters: pH, carbonate hardness, nitrite and nitrate.pH in the range of 6.5 – 7.5 is suitable. they can adjust if slightly out of range. 4. Clean the aquarium walls. Filter floss is fairly cheap and very efficient. Start from the bottom upward and rinse out often. 5.Rinse filter inserts (cartridges) with the extracted water. 6.A good method is to replace the water extracted while vacuuming the gravel,... Read more

Which Puppy Is Right For You?

Choosing the puppy that best matches your lifestyle is one of the most important decisions you will make, and essential to the success of your relationship with your pup. Coat types What kind of coat will your puppy grow into? Each puppy is different, regardless of breed, and there are many different coats type. However, as a general guide: Short coats: These coats don’t tangle or mat, but they do shed heavily twice a year. Examples of breeds with short coats include, but are not limited to: Pointers, Weimaraners and Boxers. Mid... Read more

The Top 10 Dog Breeds Best With Kids

Thinking about getting a dog is one thing, knowing the breed you want to get is another. We fully endorse heading down to your local pound or animal care facility and finding a beautiful, needy dog there with whom you bond and are able to make a connection with. However, there are sometimes other factors that need to be taken into account. For example, the size of your home, the size of your outdoor space, the amount of hours you can commit to walking your new family member and of course, whether or not they are comparable with children. Partic... Read more

Shedding: Why Pets Lose Their Hair & 3 Tips for Prevention

Even the most fervent pet lovers can get seriously annoyed when their fur baby sheds all over the furniture, the house, their clothes – basically everywhere. While dog hair loss is more common than hair loss in cats, being that cats groom themselves regularly, the longer-haired breeds of both can still leave behind a furious amount of fluff. While you can’t prevent it altogether, there are a few ways you can minimize the shedding that Fifi and Fido go through seasonally and/or year round. Supplements for shedding There are ... Read more

Puppy Starter List

  It’s your puppy’s first big day at home and we are sure you are excited. Before you get started, here’s a list of essential things you will need to keep your new furball friend safe and happy. Dog Food Give him a great start to life with the right products from Petswoof. ID Tags A must-have item for your puppy, his identification tags should be firmly attached to his collar. Remember to include your current address and phone number, as well as his name. It's also a good idea to include a separate tag with your vete... Read more

Preparing a home for your new four-legged companion

A new puppy is a new member of the family. Therefore, you need to think about the changes this new arrival will make to your life. He needs a private place of his own, a warm bed, and maybe even a kennel outside. Please bear in mind that for the puppy, the change in his life - leaving his natural family and moving to a completely new world, with new faces and sounds - will be both exciting and stressful. Here are some early steps you can take to ensure the transition is smooth. Introducing your puppy to members of the family Children will nat... Read more

Biodegradable waste disposal bags for pets

Dogs usually poop outside. If you live in a house surrounded by acres of open space, the environmental impact of a single dog taking care of business may be insignificant, but if you live in an urban area with a little or no yard, it’s a different story. And if you’re in a city where hundreds of dogs poop in a tiny green open area, the environment really takes a hit. Responsible dog owners know how to “scoop the poop”, but may not be aware that their environmental responsibility doesn’t end there. Plastic waste di... Read more

General Dog Care

A dog can be a wonderful addition to any home, but whether you're an experienced pet parent or a first-time adopter, it's important to keep your canine companions health and happiness a top priority. Below are some useful tips for all dog parents. Note: If you're considering bringing home a new dog, please make adoption your first option. We encourage you to browse our page of adoptable dogs in your area.  Feeding Puppies eight to 12 weeks old need four meals a day. Feed puppies three to six months old three meals a day. Feed p... Read more

How can you cure a dog's upset stomach?

Check for Signs and Symptoms- Eating grass Vomiting Diarrhea Change in appetite Profuse salivation Passing gas (more than usual) An audible gurgling stomach Dehydration from vomiting or having diarrhea. Figure Out the reason- Try to think back on what your dog ate right before a stomach problem. Was it a new brand of food? Could the treats you are giving be the cause? Did she munch on a plant outside? Steal people food from the table. If doggie stomach upset is due to a pa... Read more

Frequently Asked Labrador Puppy Growth Questions

Some of the most commonly asked questions on this website are about puppy growth. If you are wondering how much your pup should weigh, how much bigger your puppy will get, or when he will stop growing, you’ve come to the right place. We all want to know that our Labrador puppies are healthy and thriving and steady growth is one of a number of indicators of puppy health. In this article we look at the most frequently asked questions on growth, and provide you with some helpful answers. 1. How much should my Labrador puppy weigh? Th... Read more

Tips to make your dog happy

Dogs are loyal, they care and love you without a pinch of selfishness or asking much in return and who doesn't like a happy dog running around the house, licking your face, expressing love and most importantly bringing a smile on your face? So, here are 8 ways you can make your dog happy and a happy dog corresponds to a happy you! 1. Treat him with toysJust like kids, dogs also love new toys. They seldom get bored with the same toys so if you don't have enough toys for him, buy some and if you do have enough toys to maintain the toy ... Read more

How to Greet a Dog

Have you ever greeted a dog and watched him growl or show his teeth at you? Chances are it’s not the dog with issues, it could be you! How you greet a dog can totally determine the way the dog responds to you. Greeting your dog the right way can make way for a happy and stress-free time. So if you love dogs and want a cuddly and pawe-some time with any pooch, follow our tips to be a dog magnet whenever you go! Step 1: Remain calm and let the dog approach you. Do NOT greet him with a loud tone or lean over him. That could be seen as ... Read more

Understanding Dog Breed – Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are considered to be the fourth smartest dog breed in the world. A perfect family dog, Golden Retrievers are extremely obedient (if trained from an early age) and are one of the most loyal dog breeds. Known for their beauty – Golden Retrievers have a beautiful fur with pretty dark eyes that have a kind expression and are great with family and kids. Highly intelligent, Golden Retrievers are popular as guide dogs and even as service dogs. The Breed Purpose Originating in Britain in the 1800s, they were bred for hunt... Read more