The Siberian Husky was originally bred as a sled dog and this animal has incredible endurance. These pups have a thicker coat than many other breeds, with a soft fluffy undercoat and a dense, coarse top coat. With this thick coat, Huskies thrive in sub-zero temperatures, allowing them to make long treks through the winter snow. The Siberian Husky loves to run and is an active breed that often has a happy-go-lucky temperament. Huskies are long famous for participating in the grueling long-distance Iditarod race.
Your dog has some durable paws, but they certainly aren’t indestructible. You throw on your hiking boots for a climb in the mountains and your rubber boots in the rain. Dogs don’t have that luxury—their paws come in contact with all kinds of surfaces when they walk, run, play, swim. This exposure can lead to some painful injuries if you aren’t careful to help your pet tend to his tootsies. Here are some tips to help your pet keep those feet healthy: Moisturize
Your cat has impeccable hygiene; she’s constantly licking those paws, grooming herself and keeping squeaky clean. This doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for grooming, though. Keeping her paws healthy is essential for her overall wellbeing. Here are some tips to keep kitty’s kickers in top shape: Scratch, scratch
Why stop at sit, stay, come? Dogs are incredibly smart creatures and can understand about as many words as your average toddler. Training your pup, beyond the basics, is a great way to keep your pet sharp, entertained and obedient. As with any training use lots of patience, positive reinforcement and treats. Here are some tricks you can teach your pet: High five
Developing a daily routine for you and your pooch is essential to both his wellbeing and yours. Having a schedule creates structure for Fido—structure that comforts him. Pets don’t necessarily understand the concept of time; instead they react to events. For example, if you always let your dog out the moment you return home from work, your pet will expect to be let out immediately after you return, even if you are early one day.
At last year’s Westminster dog show, an Affenpinscher named Banana Joe took home Best in Show, making him the first Affinpinscher to receive that title. In German, the name means Monkey-Terrier, and this breed is known to be mischievous, and ape-like in behavior. The Affenpinscher is a small dog with a shaggy, wiry coat and a peppy personality. These petite pooches most often have black fur, but can also be seen with gray, silver, red, tan or black and tan coats as well.
Most people know what dog-sledding looks like, but what about skijoring? Skijoring is a mix between cross-country skiing and mushing. Residents of icy climates have long practiced this winter sport, and it’s now gaining popularity all over the world. When skijoring, a dog connected by harness, pulls a person on cross-country skis. Whether you are a competitor or just trolling around the park, skijoring is a great way to have some fun with your pooch during the frigid winter months. Almost any dog breed can try this sport, but should be over 30 LBS.
The “windy city” is known for its thriving metropolis and bustling culture. As the third largest city in the United States, Chicago has a lot to offer. From amazing museums and shopping to world renowned restaurants and sports teams, Chicago has something for everyone. No matter what brought you and your dog to the biggest city in the Midwest, be sure to check out some of the best dog-friendly sites while you are in town.
Pets play such an integral role in our lives. They greet us in the morning with kisses, they welcome us home with wagging tails, and bring a smile to our faces on the days when nothing else seems to do the trick. Pets are a part of our families and when we lose a pet, it can be difficult to deal with that loss. It is not unusual to feel a deep sense of grief when a pet dies. After forming such a strong bond, severing that tie can be painful.
“That’s like herding cats” is an old phrase used to describe a particularly difficult or unwieldy task. Cats definitely have a reputation as being more independent and unconcerned about listening to the “rules”, compared to their canine counterparts. But as plenty of cat owners have learned, it really is possible to train a cat – even if you can’t herd a whole group of them.