Enjoy moments together
Playing with your dog is a truly important part of their care. It is a pleasant way to build trust between a dog and its owner, it helps to regulate energy levels and it aids in developing a dog’s intelligence.
If you decide to get a new, furry family member, some preparations are in order. However, if you decide to buy a dog from a breeder, you shouldn’t focus solely on the supplies.
Sea, mountains, forest or lake? Warm days are conducive to longer trips, and we wonder which place is the best to relax. More and more often we decide to take our pet with us.
Dogs accompanied us since forever. Throughout the ages people have started to create the breeds meant to serve specific purpose. That’s how herding dogs, hound dogs and companion dogs came to be.
The weather is becoming warmer and everyone starts thinking about surviving the hot spring aura. Have a cold drink, turn the air conditioning on or take a plunge into the pool. We, humans, have our means. But how to help our dogs?
Sounds are among the most popular types of communication for animals, dogs included. That’s how they communicate with one another - warning about danger or simply interacting.
The season for ticks is open. As cat and dog keepers, we should think how to protect our pets.
Even as much as 10% of the population might be suffering from pet allergies. Cat allergy is, by far, the strongest and the most common of them all - that is also why there are so many studies concerning the issue.
Over 60% of dogs suffer from various teeth and gum diseases. Proper oral hygiene is a must when it comes to dogs - dental problems may cause lowered mood or even serious heath issues.
Feeding a puppy properly may seem difficult, especially for someone who is just planning to get their first one. The nutritional needs of a puppy are high, that’s why it is so important to provide it with all the necessary nutrients supporting its development and growth.
How animals see the world? It’s always been a mystery for us – especially cats’ eyes were a matter of interest. Green, blue or yellow irises attract attention and mesmerise, but our understanding of feline vision is still incomplete.
Dogs are a positive influence not only in their owner’s lives, but also for all the people around them. Does it mean we should enjoy the company of our four-legged friends at work?
Cat whiskers, called vibrissae, are some of the most important organs for our furry friends. Seemingly being just a majestic decoration, whiskers play an important role in their body.
Does your cat’s sneezing make you sick with worry? Relax, an illness is not a cause for every “achoo.” A tickle in your cat’s nose may as well be caused by a piece of dust, uncomfortable but safe. Learn how to distinguish the symptoms and find out, when a visit at a veterinary clinic is a must.
Dog is a man’s best friend, but man is their dog’s whole world. The passionate love of our dogs can be seen at every turn. If you ever feel that your dog is not an affectionate being, these five behaviours will convince you that in fact, your dog is madly in love with you.
Cats has been providing us with companionship throughout the ages. However, most of their instincts are still intact, to the same extent as in their wild cousins’. In fact, some of our pets’ behaviour may remain a mystery, even during a long-time relationship.
If you ask just any person in the world what dogs are famous for they would say that it's the sense of smell. Our canine pupils aren't just well known for being man's most loyal friends but one of the best trackers too.
Cats are individualists and making advances to them might be time consuming and not easy at all. It is especially the case if your cat is a loner. Fortunately, we have a couple of well-proven methods to improve relations with your pet.
Dogs have been men's best friends since their earliest history. Yet is communication between species really possible as a result of thousands of years of history written together? Sure it is! Although this type of communication is not so conventional as the human-to-human type, it is still worthwhile.
Plain tickets? Check. Accommodation? Check. Passports? Check. Even Spot has one! Memories from our travels are often the ones we cherish the most and it would be a shame to leave our fluffy mate at home, especially when we plan to go on many walks though woods. But how can we make travelling easier both for us and the dog?
Even before you bring a new fluffy companion home, you should decide you are going to feed your puppy and set up rules to be followed by all household members.
Contrary to what can be seen in funny internet videos, not all cats like to wear costumes. Prolonged periods spent in unwanted outfits, especially post-operative ones, may have an adverse effect on pets and in extreme cases may cause the so called jacket depression.
To determine a dog breed as a national breed is often a very complicated thing. The World Canine Organisation (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) provides each breed with one patron from their member states. The patron is usually the country where the breed originated. However, sometimes, the trip into the past can be a very long one.
With the approaching holiday season and the weather becoming more and more beautiful, you have a perfect opportunity for active leisure with your four-legged friend. Unfortunately, travelling is more popular during that period, which can be problematic for dogs and owners equally.
Cats love sleeping. They can stop their morning nap just to move to another armchair to continue with their mid-day nap. Their daily schedule, with 16 hours assigned to sleeping, conforms to their predatory nature and the hunting instinct. Even if they live in a flat.
Is there a bond between a small couch dog living in a flat, and a wild wolf living in a forest? Certainly there is. Most of their DNA is a match, which is incidentally confirmed by our domestic companions howling like a leader of a pack of wolves.
Cats love tiny, hardly accessible spaces. Unlike what they may seem, they do not choose such spaces just for fun. According to a Dutch veterinarian, your feline friend trying to fit into a carton box is mainly searching for some peace and safety. But is there more to it?
The German Shepherd Dog, so full of temperament, is a faithful companion to people. With their versatile character, these dogs are great achievers in almost any field.
Cats, like all the other creatures, have developed their own communication system. They use it to communicate among themselves and with their owners.
For many of us, the winter aura is a period of relaxation and consuming lots of calories during the holiday season. Unfortunately, our animal friends need physical activity just as much as they do throughout the other parts of the year.
White Swiss Shepherd - a gentle cousin of German Shepherd - is a perfect companion for family fun. Endowed with intelligence and a mild temperament will win hearts of all home dwellers.
Cats love hygiene. They can care for their fur even few times a day. And, although, keeping it clean is really important for them, there can occur situations, in which they need support.
Initially a hunting dog, today - a faithful, friendly companion to many families. But a golden retriever is not only a nice, devoted dog. With their unique skills and character traits, golden retrievers are also a great choice for special tasks.
How to take care of your cat when autumn comes along? Weather fluctuations, particularly those in autumn, involve a change in cats’ behaviours.
Greyhounds were already known in ancient times - their images can be seen on Mesopotamian ceramics, dating back to as early as the 6th century BC. They were represented chasing desert gazelles, and this image was reinforced as time passed.
Cats have accompanied people for millennia, originally protecting households against rodents, and over time taking on the role of a companion and best friend. It is worth looking after our house pets, taking care of their health, providing appropriate food and organizing fun activities.
Spring is a time when we wake up with nature and feel a surge of energy. At this time, it is worthwhile to choose to bring home a puppy and spend time walkig and playing with a dog during extending spring days.
Cats are believed to have their own ways. You should remember about that, and understand that it’s the cat who decides when and how they want to spend time with their owners, and as the cat chooses his favourite activities, he also creates daily rituals.
The dog: man’s most faithful companion, caregiver, sometimes rescuer. It was Winston Churchill himself to write about dogs being man’s best friends.