Puppy owners raising family companions, competition or working dogs have a common goal – to raise their puppies to be healthy, stable dogs. On this page we will share with you the latest available information to help you reach that goal. If you like what you find here, we ask that you not only use the information yourself, but share it with others!
24/7 streaming internet pet radio with nine different shows dedicated to the highest quality advice on pet health, nutrition and behavior. On the program GOOD DOGS! Tracie Hotchner and one of the members of the Avidog team talk every week about dog and puppy training tips, tricks and advice on everything from simple etiquette to more complicated behavioral problems. Listen to GOOD DOGS! online anytime to learn how to train your dog.
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior published a position statement in 2008 on the timing of socializing puppies. Read the statement here and then make a plan to get your puppies out for socialization!
Behavioral and Physical Effects of Spaying and Neutering Domestic Dogs By Parvene Farhoody & M. Christine Zink
The practice of spaying/neutering has generally been accepted as a benign procedure, which is performed on millions of dogs each year. This study shows that the practice of spaying/neutering dogs is anything but benign.
This 34-page article from The Journal of Small Animal Practice, June 2010 explains the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s guidelines for the vaccinations of dogs and cats worldwide.
How Much Water Does Your Dog Need Each Day?
Water intake is very important to your dog’s health but it is hard to figure out how much she should have. Here is a great little calculator to help you determine whether your dog is drinking enough.
Mercola’s Healthy Pets Interview Series with Dr. Ronald Schultz
In this four-part series, Dr. Karen Becker interviews Dr. Ronald Schultz about core and noncore vaccines. Dr. Ronald Schultz, an internationally recognized expert in the field of canine (and feline) vaccines, is also a professor and chair of the Pathobiological Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.