While your faithful furry friend loves cuddles, playtime, and even going to doggie day care, his wild cousins are amongst the world’s most dangerous predators, second only to the big cats of the wild. Wild dog (canid) species are found worldwide, in forests, deserts, and arctic locations, on every continent except Antarctica.
DOG = canis familiaris WOLF = canis lupis Dogs were the first species of animal to have been domesticated, and the only large carnivorous mammal to have been domesticated. Many people believe domestic dogs are directly descended from wolves; this is not strictly true. While they do share a common ancestor with the Grey … Continued
We have all heard about how beneficial Omega Oils are for us as humans, and that we should all be regularly eating oily fish and/or taking fish oil or krill oil supplements for ideal health and wellbeing. But what about our pets? Can Omega Oil supplementation be beneficial to them too? What Are Omega Oils? … Continued
Your dog’s oral hygiene is a very important but often overlooked aspect of his overall health and wellbeing. Toothache and sore gums can cause pain and distress and as an owner, you may not even be aware that your dog is suffering. Plaque can build up on a healthy tooth in just a few days; … Continued
Many human volunteers give blood, which is literally the gift of life in an emergency. But what happens when a dog needs a blood transfusion? There are times, occasionally, when a dog requires a lifesaving blood transfusion, in an emergency such as internal bleeding from trauma, due to ingestion of a toxin (especially rat baits), … Continued
If you’re reading this, chances are you are an animal lover and you have at least one furry family member. There are, however, a lot of people who do not love dogs (and, even more so, cats). While those of us who do love them will never understand why, one reason could be the concept … Continued
It’s a fact of pet (dog) ownership that we’d rather not have to face, but some dogs will voluntarily eat poo. Yes, it’s disgusting. It’s also not uncommon. The scientific term for voluntarily consuming faeces is coprophagia. Many puppies participate in the act, and while most will grow out of it, some will continue doing … Continued
It’s the source of lots of sloppy doggie kisses – your dog’s tongue. Aside from those wet licks, you probably don’t give it much thought. But it has a much bigger role than you might think! The tongue is a muscle, controlled by the dog’s nervous system, and a dog relies on his tongue to … Continued
A healthy dog is a happy dog! Improve your dog’s diet and increase exercises such as dog walking and general play.