Best breeds for allergies
Allergies can be a key factor when deciding which kind of dog your family will own. According to Healthline, no dogs are completely hypoallergenic, but some dogs produce less dander than others, which makes them a better choice for people with allergies.
These breeds include:
- Portuguese water dogs
- Bichon frises
Canine Assistants Tip of the Month
We tend to focus on helping our dogs understand us, but that is only half of whats needed to have good communication with our dogs. We also need to focus on better understanding their language. Your dog’s body language is an excellent indicator of his internal state. A happy dog is relaxed and his body will reflect this relaxation. A stressed dog will show muscular tension with rigid ears, a furrowed brow and a stiff tail, whether tucked, slowly wagging or tightly furled. Knowing your dog’s body language will help you keep him safe and happy.
Indoor cats get little exercise compared to outdoor cats. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, caloric intake should be limited due to the lack of activity. A 10-pound cat needs just 180 to 200 calories of food each day.
Protecting our pets
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently developed a new rule aiming to protect all animal foods from disease-causing bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants. This is the first safeguard enacted to regulate the safe production of most animal foods.
Chewing up the Facts
Pet rabbits are known for their chewing habits, but those who do more of it tend to be smarter and more outgoing. You can encourage stimulation (and help protect your furniture!) by giving your bunny lots of toys to chew.