It's not a very agreeable topic, but it's a common problem. Many dogs engage in the not-so-pleasant activity of eating their own faeces or those of other dogs (or cats!). Why do they do it and what can you do about it?
Repetitive behaviours such as pacing, barking incessantly, circling, tail chasing and self-mutilation that appear to have no purpose can be described as obsessive-compulsive disorders. How does a behaviour become compulsive and can it be treated?
Whether training a new puppy or solving simple behaviour problems, the central tenet is the same – reward your dog for getting things right! By adopting a reward-orientated training program, it is not necessary to punish your dog at all.
Solutions for boredom, separation anxiety, noise phobias and other home-alone hassles with hounds.
Birds have learnt to hide signs of illness in order to survive. This instinct, known as the masking phenomenon, is just as strong in pet birds as it is in wild birds. Learn how to recognise the early warning signs.
Imagine this: you have finally established your aquarium and done some fine tuning to get your miniature ecosystem in balance – plants, fish, pumps, filters, power... Power?? Oh, fudge!
The joyful twitter and chirping of a content collection of birds in the trees overhead is such a restful and glorious sound. But not so the harsh, discordant squarks and screams of a parrot demanding attention as dawn breaks.
The keeping of backyard poultry gives great enjoyment to many people. Unfortunately, poultry, just like dogs and cats, may become ill from many causes.
If you plan on taking your feathered friend on holidays with you, to a new house or even on a short trip to the vet, then here are some tips on how to travel safely with your bird.
Occasionally, you may find an injured or orphaned wild animal. What should you do with it and how can you tell if it is in need of rescuing?