Jealousy, even in the goodest of doggos, still isn't a good trait for any animal. It may seem humorous and adorable when they paw your hand away from another dog, but there's potential for that to become a bigger issue. If your dog's jealousy has spiraled from cute-video-to-share-on-Instagram to can't-take-this-dog-anywhere, you should know what to do if your dog gets jealous. While we can't sit our dogs down to have a comprehensive, constructive talk about why petting another dog doesn't mean you don't love them any less, there are other ways to rectify the situation. It helps to understand what's considered a sign of jealousy. And they range from adorable affection to not-so-cute aggression. According to PetMD there are nine ways to tell if your dog is dealing with th...
It's one thing to leave your dog home alone when you've got a quick errand to run. It's a whole other situation when you leave your fur kiddo home for the eight hours or so while you're at work. But it's a pretty common scenario. Most dog owners know the feeling; it's hard not think about the little floofer being all alone basically all day. Are they lonely? Do they have to pee? Are they mad at you for being gone all the time? But the reality is you have to go to work, so how do you help your dog feel less lonely while you're at work all day? Allison Stadd, vice president of Reach and Affinity for dog toy product company BARK, tells Bustle the company's team of more than 350 "expert dog people" has found that there are actually many ways you can reduce your dog's anxie...
National Pet Day is back, April 11 is National Pet Day. While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention. Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and improve their opportunities for adoption. Sometimes their human companions aren’t well. Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help relieve stress and worry. Every year National Pet Day brings together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, businesses, and schools to promote good pet ownership. We love to shout about the rewards and benefits of owning a pet whilst encouraging responsibility, increasing awareness of pet care s
Our pets are much smarter than we give them credit for. Sometimes, they understand the situation perfectly and can sense what’s really happening. “Wait, we aren’t going to the park, you’re taking me to the vet!” Ann Flores, who was visiting Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, with a friend recently, saw a heartbreaking example of this unfold in front of her eyes. She was there because her friend was interested in adopting a dog, but before they could get that far she noticed a woman physically dragging her dog from the parking lot to the shelter door. This dog clearly knew that he was being abandoned, and wasn’t going willingly. “He laid on his back and just rolled over,” Flores told The Dodo. “It was like he was saying, ‘Please don’t take me in here.” Amazingly, there was
You can’t believe everything you see on the internet, right? At least, that is what my parents always say. With the whole world at your fingertips, it is very easy to get properly informed on a subject – if you’re looking at credible resources. However, as easy as it is to research something, it is just as easy for people to create false information and spread it fast. So, when this photo of a dog began circulating online, everyone assumed it was Photoshopped. Why? Because the dog appears to have a human face! Facebook Source: Facebook Meet Yogi! He has taken the internet by storm. Yogi has earned his newfound fame unintentionally. When his mom posted a picture of him on Facebook, a friend of a friend then shared his photo on Reddit and it has since blown up. Many people instantly th
Everybody, no matter who they are, needs some amount of personal space. Whether it be a cozy basement, a private getaway, or bedroom full of your favorite things, it’s always nice to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. When new homeowners David Maceo and his wife moved into their new 3-bedroom townhouse, they decided to give their 6-year-old French bulldog Hennessy the space that he had been searching for. The couple had previously lived with David’s mom in a one-bedroom apartment. David tells The Dodo, “I felt kind of bad that we didn’t have a lot of space. So, when we moved, I decided to give Hennessy his own room.” First, David had to find a location for Hennessy’s new room, and the staircase quickly caught his eye. Believing he could use the cavity under the
Sometimes the staff at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter will find abandoned animals on their doorstep, but one morning the found the largest animal on their doorstep to date. Last Friday morning, a staff member at the Georgia facility found a human lying on their sidewalk fast asleep. They soon found out that the homeless man hadn’t just would up there by chance. He had a reason for arriving at the shelter, he was searching for dog. “Our kennel tech woke him up, and the man said his dog had gone missing,” Shelter Spokesperson Karen Hirsch told The Dodo. he spent every last penny he had in order to pay for a bus ride to the shelter in hopes of finding his best friend. The shelter’s staff was happy to tell the man that a stray had been picked up two weeks earlier, but she was at their new
What would go through your mind if you had a random dog that you didn’t know, come into your house every day to take a nap? The dog is a sweet demeanored boy, and it all started with a pat on the head. It all started when the dog wandered into her yard one day, and she pet him on the head. The dog proceeded to follow the woman into her house, curled up on the floor, and fell asleep. It was hilarious because the adorable Golden Retriever acted as if he knew this woman his whole life and he’d taken a nap in her house a million times before. It was the strangest thing. What’s even stranger — after the dog left, he came back the next day and did the same exact thing. The mystery dog would show up at her house, every day, for weeks, just to take a nap. The woman became more and more confused —
Lions are majestic. They are described as king of the jungle. And, we are fascinated with them. We love to watch the movie, “The Lion King,” journeying with Simba as he grows from youth to adulthood. And, it is no wonder. Lions are strong. They are beautiful with light golden coats. And they are big! An adult lion weighs between 400 and 425 lbs. They live about 10-15 years, but in the wild, lifespans are reduced due to injury and fighting. And, speaking of fighting, have you ever wondered what a lion’s mane does? It protects them during fights! Not all lions are the same! Did you know that the majority of lions kept in zoos are hybrids of different subspecies? About 77% of captive lions are of unknown origin. Nonetheless, they might carry genes that are extinct in the wild, a