You've noticed the telltale signs of fleas on your dog. You've examined your pet to confirm that — drat! — you have a flea infestation on your hands.
Follow these steps to completely free your dog and your [more…]
Ticks are bad news: They transmit several diseases that can cause severe illness and even death in both dogs and humans, so keeping your dog tick-free is a top priority. [more…]
Several kinds of worms — including roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms —can live in your dog’s intestines and cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, or anemia. [more…]
Heartworms are parasites that live in dogs’ hearts and cause heart failure. Preventing this disease is critical because treatment of adult worms in the heart requires intensive care and can be life threatening [more…]
Neutering a male dog involves surgically removing the testicles with a relatively simple operation. Spaying a female is more involved than castrating a male, because it involves opening the abdomen and [more…]
Fleas are amazingly successful at reproducing. If your dog brings a male and a female flea home, these two fleas can populate your home with 250,000 descendants within a single month, and every single [more…]
Before you bring a Portuguese Water Dog puppy into your household, you need to take a close look at the dog's vaccination records, test results for genetic disorders, and visual signs of the pup's good [more…]
Portuguese Water Dogs are popular with people who have allergies. But no dog — not even the Portuguese Water Dog — is 100 percent hypo-allergenic.
Most people who are [more…]
Your Portuguese Water Dog needs to play and needs daily exercise. But too much exercise — or the wrong kind of play — can injure a growing puppy.
Generally, the smaller the dog, the faster it reaches adulthood [more…]
The Portuguese Water Dog was bred to work in and around the water, and has a long history of doing around the coast of its native land. According to the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, the first [more…]
The best age to spay or neuter your Portuguese Water Dog is a bit different from the age recommended for many other breeds. Accepted wisdom is that you spay or neuter your dog at about six months of age [more…]
Portuguese Water Dogs are good natured and tend to get along with kids as well as other pets. But because of the Portuguese Water Dog's strength, you'll want to be careful if you're thinking of bringing [more…]
No one can predict how long your beloved Portuguese Water Dog will live, but the average life expectancy of the breed is 10-12 years.
According to a 2005 health survey by the Portuguese Water Dog Club of [more…]
Bathing and brushing your Portuguese Water Dog are both important habits to form. You can brush your Portuguese Water Dog without bathing him, but you should never bathe him without brushing. [more…]
Before you select a Pug to share your household, do some research into the breed and know what to look for in a healthy puppy. Pugs can live 12-15 years, so you'll want to choose carefully before making [more…]
Prepare your Pug’s homecoming by having the right supplies on hand. Your new pet's transition to your family and your household will be happier and healthier if you've stocked up on these items: [more…]
If you are unsure whether your Pug’s health problem requires emergency veterinary care, it's always a good idea to call your veterinarian. Here are some health issues that require immediate medical attention [more…]
Housetraining a Pug takes time and patience. You need to let your Pug know where his personal potty space is outside so you are not cleaning up messes throughout the interior of your home. Here are some [more…]
Finding the perfect Pug means looking for the right place to buy or adopt your dog and checking the general condition of the Pug. Once you decide to bring the dog home, you'll want to stock up on certain [more…]
As you research options for finding a healthy Beagle to bring into your home as a new pet, consider well-respected, dependable breeders. These guidelines can help you determine whether a breeder has a [more…]
When choosing a Beagle puppy, use these tips to help you select a happy, healthy new pet to welcome into your family and your household. [more…]
Your Beagle needs a house and yard that’s safe and comfortable. Take the following steps to Beagle-proof your home before your new dog joins your family: [more…]