The corona virus pandemic has been hard on everyone, not forgetting our dogs, who not only don't understand what's been going on, they also don't understand why now, after 18 months of us being at home more, we're now home less.
We've all had to adapt to different routines and most likely your dog has had to adapt also to not being able to go out to different places that they're used to and meet up with friends. What the heck is going on?
Panting is normal in dogs, especially after physical exercise to help them cool down. However, panting can be displayed for other reasons too which can help us to understand what's going on.
I'm going to be really blunt here... NO!! IT'S NOT %^&**$£ OK!!
Why in God's name do you think it's OK to let your dog approach another dog? Seriously, I'd love to hear your answers!
If you sense hostility in my post, it's because there is. Every single day, I deal with morons who think it is perfectly acceptable to allow their dog to approach another one without giving it a second thought.
If you're reading this, you most likely have a dog (or 2, or 3!) and undoubtedly involve them in the festivities - we buy them presents, we wrap them, we put them under the tree, we think about their Christmas Dinner, we may even actually buy them an advent calendar!
What is Kennel Stress? It's a term used when dog's encounter mental or emotional tension during or after a stay in a kennel. It can manifest in a number of ways including fear, separation anxiety, tremors, aggression, barking, whining or other noticeable changes to their behaviour.
Short answer - Yes!
As a Canine Nutritionist, I get this question all the time and I often see statements (from dog owners mainly) that kibble should not be fed to their dog, that it doesn't have any nutritional value, that it's pumped full of crap, etc, etc. This isn't true!
Chances are, if you're reading this, you have a dog as part of your family. Finding someone to care for your dog isn't as easy as it sounds and there's not a great deal of info out there to help us choose the right person. We do tons of research when it comes to our kids, choosing a holiday destination, buying a new car... so why not for our dogs?
It's not as simple as asking on a facebook group; you could end up with anyone, unless you know what you're looking for.
I've put together some tips & advice for when it comes to choosing the right person to look after your dog.