This month’s Dog Tails Dog of the Month goes to a distinguished older gentleman who recently joined the DogWatch family. Carmen is a 9 year-old Shih Tzu who was rescued from a hoarding situation and adopted by Trixie and Keith Bailey of DogWatch of Southeastern Ontario last July. Carmen is a survivor, and his story shines a light on the many wonderful senior dogs in need who are looking for forever homes to live out their golden years.
Your dog has been scratching and licking himself a lot lately, his eyes are watery, and he keeps sneezing. Could it be a cold? Maybe fleas or other parasites? Possibly, but it’s also possible that your dog has allergies.
According to the ASPCA, 20% of pets may suffer from one or more allergies. Scroll down to learn more about the types of allergies your dog may have, common symptoms and treatment options for your dog.
There are lots of things to look forward to when adopting a puppy: cuddling, playtime, kisses, and the pitter-patter those tiny little feet. One thing that dog owners do not look forward to, however, is housebreaking their new puppy. A notoriously challenging task that can try your patience and lead to some embarrassing moments, housebreaking is a necessary part of puppyhood.
Based on our experience with our own puppies, and what we’ve learned from dog trainers around the country, we present these three universal rules of housebreaking your puppy: