Animal Health

Dogs snore for many of the same reasons that people do. In most cases there is some kind of obstruction of the dog’s air passage. This causes certain parts of the throat to come in contact with each other in ways that stop air from flowing freely. The result is the sound that we associate with snoring.

Your dog’s size and the shape of his face and nasal passages also have a lot to do with whether or not he snores. Dogs such as Pugs and Pekingese are often champion snorers due to their short nasal passages and the shape of their heads but other dogs can be loud snorers, too. Any dog with a pushed-in face or brachycephalic head can be more prone to snoring since they can have more problems with breathing in general.

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If and when you decided to go out and look for a new dog from the local shelters and rescues, most people usually don’t look specifically for an abused dog. However there is that group of compassionate people out there that simply have big hearts and are willing to bring an abused dog into their homes and their life. Let’s talk about training that abused dog.

You may find that fearful little dog that is simply too fearful to approach you even though you can tell that it really wants to. The next thing you know you are on your way home with your new fearful dog at your side.

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Every pet owner wants to make sure that their yard is a safe place for their pets to play. Unfortunately, there are all kinds of dangers that lurk in backyards. It’s important for pet owners to be aware of these potential dangers so that they can keep their pet protected.

In most cases these outside dangers apply to your dog but if you have cats that play or explore outside, it is also important to be aware for their sake.

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When you have completed your dogs training program, the training is not finished, you are simply entering a different level of training. Through experience, I have learned 5 simple tips which will assure that you have a well trained dog for the rest of his or hers life.

1. Continue the training

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Before I tell you what I have personally seen, through the years, including in our rescue, let me say that people will have different perspectives on this question, depending on their own experiences with their pet’s.  Some people have had pet’s that appeared to recognize and know their mother or siblings when they encountered them at a later time.  Others have had pet’s that didn’t seem to know family members when they encountered them later.

From what I know, I would venture an educated guess that much depends on the individual cat or dog and their experiences when they were young.  If a kitten or puppy is removed from its mother at a very young age, probability is, they had less chance to form strong bonds.  The kitten or puppy will probably be less likely to remember their mother and siblings a year or two later.

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