Tag: Animal Wellness magazine

Improving Fido’s Health With Kale, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes and Fish Oils!

“For the first year of a dog’s life, balanced nutrition is vital,” says Dr. Stanley Coren, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. “Without balanced nutrition, the nerve cells of a dog’s brain will not mature properly; and the brain will be smaller in volume and weight and not function as well. Poorly…

Let’s Do Doglates! Strengthening Fido’s Core Muscles & Emotional Well-Being!

By Claudia Bensimoun     “Many of these exercises involve common commands that you might ordinarily teach your dog, such as sit, stand, down-then stand, high five, turn around, or bow,” says Sherri CappaBianca of Rocky’s Retreat Canine Health and Fitness Center. “By using these commands when the dog is on surfaces at different heights,…

Candle Safety For Your Dog or Cat. It involves more than keeping burning candles out of his reach.

“Candles should be placed well out of reach of animals,” says Dr. Fallek. Keep them off coffee tables and low windowsills. If you have dogs, a shelf, high table or mantelpiece should do it. Just be sure not to place the candle on or near a runner or dangling decoration that could be pulled down…

Does Your Dog Behave Around Guests? Petiquette Tips

    Increase Fido’s Chances of Success During The Holidays Barking, anxiousness and excitability often occurs when we’re away from home visiting family and traveling with our furry best friends. “By the time they get to the hotel, their world has been turned upside down and they’re just trying to maintain as much of an…

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…

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…