Man's best friends come in all shapes, sizes, and, of course, personalities. The key in finding the right dog for you and your family is simply knowing what to look for.
With children the most frequent victims of dog bites and dog bites accounting for 5 percent of emergency room victims, a national veterinary organization is offering tips for protecting yourself and your family.
Imagine how you would look and feel if you never bathed, brushed your hair, or trimmed your nails. To be healthy and happy, your companion animal needs basic grooming, too.
Being social animals, dogs require interaction to be healthy and well adjusted. But if you must keep your dog outside, build him the house of his dreams!
Reduce your risk.
Is there any way to 'bite-proof' your dog? What should you do if he bites someone? See inside to find how you can significantly reduce the risk and what to do if it happens.
'Does my dog need training?' Yes, and so do you! See inside for tips on finding someone to help.
We'll start with the basics: food and water, shelter, exercise, training, and veterinary care. And then we'll cover the other necessities.