Q: Is that a puppy Greyhound or an Italian Greyhound?
Q: Are those Cairns? I’ve never seen them with all-black faces before!
In my line of work, I get questions like these daily. I can barely get down the street without being stopped by someone who wants to say hello (to the dog) and inquire about their breed. And now, more than ever, pet parents and aficionados want to know the genetics behind these adorable and attractive looking dogs.
With the plethora of DNA tests for dogs on the market, the answers are just a few clicks away. However, all dog DNA testing kits are not created equal. Some may even argue -what’s the point?
In this post, I’ll provide you with some insight into the tremendous value that DNA tests for dogs can offer you as a dog parent. And in addition to the benefits, I’ll share some insight into Embark DNA Testing Kits. Embark is one of, if not the best, DNA testing kit for dogs on the market today.
The only thing worse than knowing your dog is not feeling well is not knowing why they’re not feeling well. And when it comes to our dogs experiencing diarrhea, it can become challenging when we’re unable to rule out the usual suspects for the source of illness.
So what can cause diarrhea in dogs? The leading causes are due to dogs ingesting substances like food, poisonous plants, or having an adverse reaction to a medication, etc.
But sometimes the source of illness or the reason does not fall neatly into one of those categories. Continue reading as we explore some of those pesky uncommon causes for diarrhea in dogs. Understanding these unusual causes will arm you with the ability to diagnose and remedy the problem quickly, ultimately restoring your dog’s health.
So what are the most important things to know before adopting a dog?
Generally, there are mainly two points of contention to explore. The first is whether or not you’re a good fit for dog parenting. The second is to determine if your dog of interest is a good fit for your temperament and lifestyle. It’s a bit more complicated than that which we’ll drill down into by my presenting you with eight essential questions to ask yourself.
Still, the first point of contention (if you’re a good fit) is of vital importance because it naturally precedes your choosing a potential dog. It also requires much more analysis.
Failing to assess your fitness and ability to commit to dog parenting often results in your regretting the decision, your possible neglect of the dog, and finally, the relinquishing of the dog to a shelter, or worse, to a friend or family member.