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Resource Guarding In Dogs

Resource guarding is a common behaviour found in many dogs. It is where a dog uses avoidance, threatening, or aggressive behaviours to retain control of food or other items in front of a person or another dog. This behaviour is also called possessive aggression, and any dog breeds can be equally affected by it. Aggressive behaviours are displayed when you try to approach something they find valuable. It could be mild behaviour, such as growling at you or running away with the item that they love. On the other hand, some dogs show full-blown aggression and may potentially bite the person or another dog that tries to come near the object they are guarding. Other behaviours include ingesting food or treats at a very fast…

Understanding your cat’s body language and behaviour

Are you curious to find out what is going through your cat’s mind? While humans rely primarily on speech to communicate with each other, cats communicate in a silent language. Cats speak using a combination of body language, vocalization and scent cues. Learning how to recognise cat language help you to understand what your cat is saying to you and to the other pets/ family members in the household. “Body language is the cat’s primary method of communication, even more so than meowing.” Angela Hughes, DVm, PhD, Global Scientific Advocacy Relations Senior Manager and Veterinary Geneticist at Mars Petcare, says. “Learning how to tell what your cat is saying is a great way to strengthen your bond. It helps you better understand your cat’s wants…

How often should we walk our dogs?

For many dogs, going for a walk can be the highlight of their day. Especially so after waiting a whole day for you to come home from work. While we would love to take them out, there are several things to keep in mind when we head out for a walk. The amount of exercise a dog need varies depending on their age, breed, and health conditions. We should be mindful to choose activities that are suitable for our dog’s personality, medical conditions, and interests. There are plenty of benefits to going on a walk with your dog. A short walk around the neighborhood can keep your dog physically fit and mentally engaged while they sniff and explore around. Your dog’s brain gets stimulated when…

Optivizor – Advanced eye and face protection for dogs

Protect your dog’s eyes and face We all know how harmful UV rays are for human eyes but what about for our four-legged friends? Pannus is disease of the eye that affects the dog’s cornea and may result in problematic dry eyes or even blindness. Eye disorders aside, dogs recovering from eye or facial surgery could use an alternative to the Elizabethan collar or E-collar for short.   Optivizor – Advanced eye and face protection for dogs Optivizors are made of 2mm thick, clear and soft PVC, which provides clear vision and is also durable and easy to clean. The headrest of the Optivizor has also been ergonomically designed to form around the curvature of the dog’s head to ensure greater comfort and stability. The…

No more “Cone of Shame”

No more “Cone of Shame” As pet parents, we all know how uncomfortable it is for our furry friends to be wearing the Elizabethan collar aka e-collar. While our furkids are recovering from surgery or an illness that requires the e-collar, they’re already in much discomfort. With the traditional e-collar, they often run into issues like bumping into furniture, not being able to drink water or eat from their bowls. Despite looking comical or cute, it probably isn’t very comfortable.   Novaguard – Advanced wound protection for dogs   Made of polypropylene, Novaguards are durable and very easy to clean. Novaguards are also moulded closely to a dog’s face shape and has a much smaller circumference compared to a traditional e-collar – this allows for…