As dogs age it is important to learn and understand their aging process. Not all dogs age the same, and the aging process varies, depending on the breed. Similar to humans', dogs will experience a change in metabolism and their immune system will slow.
No doubt about it – for many people, especially for children, there is nothing more tempting than to touch an animal when it is in reach. However, there are many types of animals that do not like human contact. Even the kindest domesticated animals can react violently when they believe they are threatened. Before approaching or reaching for an animal it is important to think about safety first.
Many dogs have what is referred to as Patellar Luxation or in laymen terms—"trick" knees. This condition is common with small and large dogs, and may be a condition of some of our feline friends. Like humans, a dog's kneecaps (patella) are an important component of the knee joint.
I'm sure you have heard a dog sneeze right? How about a cough? Think about it.
I have not heard a cough yet either. Dogs from the pound usually get kennel cough, like Lex my rescue dog did when we adopted him, but I don't recall hearing him cough.
One of the best opportunities about owning a cat is experiencing the array of behaviors they display. Within the same hour of a day they can be loving, cuddly, and attention seeking fur puffs, and in a blink of an eye they can be devious, mischievous, and self-involved tyrants. The mysterious and sporadic changes of behavior in a cat are one of the main characteristics that make them so intriguing to have as pets.