Be the Best Pal You Can Be to Your Dog

Be the Best Pal You Can Be to Your Dog

Regardless of your relationship with your pooch, it can benefit from the DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test + DOGTV: Lifetime Subscription Bundle .First, you'll get a DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test that will help you better understand your dog.

Veteran with amputated leg adopts three-legged dog with the same injury

Veteran with amputated leg adopts three-legged dog with the same injury

German Shepherd Kane lost his leg after it was severely fractured when he was hit by a car (Picture: Jam Press) People have been left in tears over a video of the new family leaving the animal shelter together (Picture: Jam Press)And a video of the moment the pair went home to start their lives together has left viewers in tears.

How to help your dog cope with separation anxiety now you’ve gone back to work

How to help your dog cope with separation anxiety now you’ve gone back to work

You need to understand that your dog’s breed, their breeding and the way the breeder raised them will have an enormous impact on what is achievable for your dog or puppy.

6 tips to establish a structured, healthy lifestyle for new rescue dogs

6 tips to establish a structured, healthy lifestyle for new rescue dogs

"I think the most urgent piece of advice for people right now is to make sure they're leaving their dogs alone productively," dog trainer and anthrozoologist Amanda Gagnon told TODAY."Most of what I teach people is about human social norms," Gagnon said.

Pets: Demand for dog trainers rises as pawrents seek help for their pandemic pups

Pets: Demand for dog trainers rises as pawrents seek help for their pandemic pups

It’s no surprise then that canine behaviourists and trainers across the country are flooded with calls to sort out issues related to socialising, separation anxiety, loneliness and aggression in pets.

Completely free hack keeps your dog calm during fireworks

Completely free hack keeps your dog calm during fireworks

Cut each end off the sock (Picture: Caitlin Miller)It’s the time of the year where you start hearing the unmistakable pop of fireworks as soon as the sun goes down.17-year-old Caitlin Miller from South Shields, shared her hack for helping calm her dog this week on Facebook.

Dog gone: how to handle your pet's post-Covid separation anxiety

Dog gone: how to handle your pet's post-Covid separation anxiety

They have started to rely on the extra attention (including all those new puppies that expect us to be around all the time), but with more people returning to the office or going on holidays dogs are going to feel the absence more than ever, creating an anxiety pandemic among our dogs that we may not be prepared for.

How to deal with your pets anxiety issues

How to deal with your pets anxiety issues

"Stress reducing supplements can be in the form of chew sticks or treats, tablets or capsules to be taken orally or added to food, essential oils or herbs powdered in their diet, or even a sanitizing spray or hemp oil rubbed topically on their paws or coat," says Iyer.

Traumatised dog overcomes anxiety with the help of his best friend

Traumatised dog overcomes anxiety with the help of his best friend

They are best friends (Picture: @arnoldandfrank/Caters News)Get the tissues ready, because this beautiful tale of dog love will leave you sobbing.Frank copies everything Arnold does (Picture: @arnoldandfrank/Caters News)Carolyn says their relationship has helped Arnold let go of his anxiety and become more independent.

Woman says dog saved her life after five years with undiagnosed condition

Woman says dog saved her life after five years with undiagnosed condition

He helped her deal with her anxiety (Picture: Natalie Ryan)She says: ‘Ben named him and I don’t think I would have gone with Rocky but it’s funny because he is my rock.

Stories from the dog park: 'In this new world of tangled worries, my puppy keeps me sane'

Stories from the dog park: 'In this new world of tangled worries, my puppy keeps me sane'

In the three months since a tiny chocolate-brown labradoodle upended my life, this has become my pandemic pattern: arguing with my capricious wild child at the end of her lead on the way to inner-Sydney dog parks where the conversations reflect life in this extraordinary new world of tangled worries, mass unemployment, financial stress, home offices and home schooling, geographical relocation, plus anxiety, loneliness, boredom and uncertainty.

Separation anxiety in pets: As parents return to work; home-alone pets suffer separation anxiety

Separation anxiety in pets: As parents return to work; home-alone pets suffer separation anxiety

Now, they cannot grasp this concept of their parents not being home for hours,” explains pet therapist and behaviour analyst Dr Kavita Mulchandani, adding, “Separation anxiety can lead to behavioural changes, such as overeating to not eating, or even aggressive behaviour.

Why video vet appointments are just the ticket for anxious pets

Why video vet appointments are just the ticket for anxious pets

Whether coronavirus has opened up a whole new world of veterinary treatment via remote consultations remains to be seen.For now, video consultations are a very useful innovation in our socially distanced times, with the potential to open up veterinary treatment to more patients, and prevent needless anxiety for armchair diagnosticians.

Dogs could face extreme separation anxiety after lockdown is lifted

Dogs could face extreme separation anxiety after lockdown is lifted

But when coronavirus lockdown ends, canines will have to adjust back to ‘normal life’ without constant companionship – which could lead to problems.Dr Mugford says it’s important to get these pets ready for life after lockdown, as many will have a ‘huge shock’ once restrictions are lifted.

Queen's corgi trainer says dogs will suffer from 'severe separation anxiety' after coronavirus lockdown ends

Queen's corgi trainer says dogs will suffer from 'severe separation anxiety' after coronavirus lockdown ends

This distress could manifest itself in a variety of ways, according to Dr Mugford, who said that, when left alone, pet dogs can chew furniture, bark, go to the bathroom inside, and “sometimes even self-harm”.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

In some dogs, however, separation anxiety might be triggered if there is a change in the family’s daily life or the dog’s routine.Time spent at the veterinary clinic What are the signs of separation anxiety?

Pets’ mental health may suffer during coronavirus lockdown

Pets’ mental health may suffer during coronavirus lockdown

Try to keep positive for your pet (Credits: Getty Images)Some pets are absolutely loving their owners being home all the time due to lockdown.In terms of how to keep your dog busy during self-isolation, Dr Dodd says that exercise is a must for both owner and pet.

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Duke and Tiger Maynard-White visit residents at Harbor Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New London, Connecticut.Tiger Maynard-White "touches" a woman's hand on the other side of the window at a skilled nursing facility.

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Mary, who lives in Maida Vale, North London , is a disabled wheelchair user but usually she has a busy social life, seeing friends and supporting the charity No to Dog Meat.

Here's how you can take care of your pets because they are the most affected during the lockdown

Here's how you can take care of your pets because they are the most affected during the lockdown

It's not just their physical health that at stake, being indoors for long hours without any exercise can lead to anxiety in pets.Avoid doing so because your pet is already without physical activities and it will be wise to not run out of food before the lockdown is over.