Helping Your Pets Shine Entered on: Wednesday July 14, 2004
By Omaha Vaccine Company

The outside of your pet is a reflection of the inside; shining hair and smooth skin show the world that your pet is healthy. Pets that are free of disease, eat a balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and are well-loved feel good on the inside and therefore look good on the outside. But proper diet and exercise are not the only things needed to keep your petís skin and coat healthy. Daily hands-on care is also required to maintain your petís hair and skin. While it is obvious...more

Housetraining Dogs Entered on: Wednesday January 8, 2004
By Dr. Jane Leon

Everyone has an opinion regarding housebreaking or "housetraining", as the action is properly termed today. There are probably as many housetraining techniques as there are dog trainers. It is unfortunate that very few of these techniques consistently produce a pet that is totally housetrained. Since no one wants to live with an animal that urinates or defecates in the wrong areas, housetraining is critical to the success of a pet-owner bond. Owners need to be able to housetrain...more

DOGNY Statue Dedicated to The State of Georgia Entered on: Tuesday December 16, 2003
By American Kennel Club - DogNY

On September 11, 2003, a solid bronze German Shepherd Dog DOGNY sculpture was donated to the State of Georgia. Over 31 Atlanta area AKC kennel clubs worked together to raise funds to sponsor the $25,000 bronze statue. The ceremony took place at The Capital Building in Atlanta Georgia. Accepting the statue for the State of Georgia was Honorable Sonny Perdue, Governor and Tommy Irvin, Commissioner of Agriculture. Representatives from the 31 participating kennel clubs joined in...more

Barking Entered on: Tuesday October 21, 2003
By Soraya Juarbe-Diaz, DVM, DACVB*

Why Dogs Bark  The bark is a fairly common vocalization of domestic dogs, but it is not common in other adult canines. Domestication either resulted in a selection for dogs in which barking is common, or selection for tameness concurrently selected for barking behaviour. Dogs that bark when an intruder enters their and their owners' territory would be desirable for guarding duty. In the same way, some types of hunting dogs...more

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