Day: January 4, 2016

What’s Stressing Your Dog Out? Helping Your Anxious Dog Starts With Determining What’s Upsetting Him In The First Place

By Claudia Bensimoun   Helping Your Anxious Dog Starts With Determining What’s Upsetting Him In The First Place. Claudia Bensimoun SYMPTOMS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE OBVIOUS The first step is to recognize when your dog is stressed out. Obvious symptoms include fearfulness, aggression or destructiveness, but other signs may not be as clear. You need…

A Dog’s Fear Responses To Sound! Sound Sensitivity in Dogs

Sound Sensitivity in Dogs Claudia Bensimoun Image Credit: Animal Wellness A new study has gained insight into how domestic dogs react to noises. “Our results suggest that the characteristics of dogs, their early environment, and exposure to specific noises are involved in the development of fear responses to noises,” says Dr. Rachel Casey, who led…

Medical Marijuana For Dogs. Pot For Pooches!

    It’s becoming more widely accepted for its potential medical uses, not just for people, but for companion animals too. Scientists have so far recognized up to 60 important chemicals, or cannabinoids, unique to marijuana. According to the National Cancer Institute, “cannabinoids activate specific receptors found throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects, particularly…

Mutt Everest! Joanne Lefson With Rupee Rescue Dog India!

Mutt Everest! Joanne Lefson and Rupee             Image Credits: Joanne Lefson     For more on this article, visit: Fido Friendly    Image Credits: Joanne Lefson Humane Society International India Animal Aid Unlimited India International Animal Rescue India International Animal Rescue GOA ASPCA INDIA     Thanks for visiting my…

Virtual Dog Training. Does it Work?

Virtual Dog Training!      Melinda adopted Reepo from a rescue group. The energetic German shepherd/blue heeler mix was high energy, demanding, playful and sometimes fearful. He struggled with behavioral issues and panicked every time the doorbell rang. At her wit’s end, Melinda enrolled Reepo in positive training classes, which helped ease his anxiety and…