There are various reasons your dog may decide he needs to eat your favorite shoes or dig at the front door suddenly. While the reason may not matter while you are assessing the damage, if this is a new development, you want to understand the reason so you can quickly put a stop to the behavior.StressThe most common reason dogs develop sudden destructive tendencies is due to stress.
In your puppy& 39;s mind, your stuffed animals are her stuffed animals. Stopping your stuffed animals from their deadly fate is a job for a new command and a few treats.Step 1Give your puppy a designated toy basket or box. This is her own little collection, where she can find everything she needs to play with.
Your veterinarian might recommend dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) for a variety of canine issues. It contains anti-fungal properties. One caveat: Dogs receiving DMSO often give off a garlicky odor while on the drug. Pregnant dogs shouldn& 39;t receive DMSO, as it can harm fetuses.DMSO UsesIf your dog experiences arthritic issues, your vet might prescribe DMSO for topical application on affected joints several times a day, for a period not exceeding two weeks.
Gray wolves (Canis lupus), and wolves in general, are not dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) although they share the same genus and species. Interestingly, In 1993, genetic research led to the reclassification of the older name for dogs, Canis familiaris, to Canis lupus familiaris -- showing Fido and Spot to be domesticated wolves.
Animal friendships How cute Panda's zoo employee keeps you from cleaning up How difficult it can be to clean up a panda enclosure is shown impressively by a YouTube video. The short clip shows that the little fluffy bears know exactly how to stop a zoo worker in China from working.
Chiggers are an unpleasant bug that you likely won& 39;t forget after your first encounter. They& 39;re small and difficult to see, often surreptitiously climbing on you and your dog. Don& 39;t worry, there are options, some of them organic, to get rid of them.Signs Your Dog Has ChiggersIt& 39;s a myth that chiggers burrow into the skin; they actually are much like fleas and crawl on top of Spike& 39;s skin where they bite.