A few months ago, when the whole world was behind closed doors to fight with Covid-19, many of us got deviated from our fitness regime. Eventually, that resulted in packing on a pound or two.
The same thing happened with my GSD, Leo. At first, I couldn't understand that all these flabs can lead him to huffing and puffing all the time. His outdoor play and exercise sessions were stopped completely, as I couldn't take him out during lockdown.
Let's face it! It is not easy to be a pet parent. There must be days when all of us have felt pretty annoying because of our puppies.
I mean, after a long day at the office, you just come back home only to find out that your canine friend has destroyed your favorite couch.
It is a terrible sight, indeed. Are you tired of the same situation? Well, I have tried a few hacks, after which things got changed at my place.
Is your dog getting tired of scratching his whole body again and again? Well, dogs generally groom themselves by scratching or licking their different body parts.
But when your fur buddy scratches himself excessively and stays agitated all the time, you must check whether there is an infestation of fleas in your home or not.
Yes, in case the fleas have moved into your house, those tiny, blood-sucking parasites are going to irritate you and your dog both. So, getting rid of these unwelcomed freeloaders is a must if you don't want to see your dog scratching himself around all the time.
Are you tired of cleaning dog hair from your floors again and again? Does your dog shred too much?
If you think shaving his hair will help you, then hold on. No matter whether you want to make summer bearable for your dog or just done with picking up hair piles each day, shaving your dog is an option as long as you're doing it after taking all safety precautions.
I know how frustrating it is to see your well-trained pup excreting again in the places exactly where he's taught not to.
Leo, my GSD, started defecating in prohibited places like the house, at the age of 10 months. For me, it was really difficult to start the potty training again from scratch.
You may have loved the salt and pepper look till the date but watching your fur-bud's muzzle turning grey can be really agonizing.
Leo, my GSD, suddenly started growing grey strands all over his body. I'm well aware of the dog's aging but never imagined that I would see such changes in him just at the age of 3.
Did you know that dogs have 300 million olfactory receptors, where humans have only 6 million?
Yes, it's true. And probably that's why we can give them the tag of 'Masters of Smell' without any hesitation.
Plus, the smell-analyzing part of a dog's brain is 40 times bigger than humans. So, there is no doubt that your canine friend experiences the world, mostly by smell.
Has your dog suddenly become a lazy lad from a hyperactive pup? Is he facing a hard time to get out of bed in the morning?
Is he limping throughout the time instead of playing and running? And most importantly, is he avoiding your touch?
If yes, don't make a mistake by taking these behaviors lightly. I have already done that, and the worst thing is, my dog paid off for my fault.