When a child is bitten by a four-legged family member, it can turn the household upside-down. Owners feel puzzled and confused. “They sleep together all the time,” they might say, or, “He’s always been really good. He even lets Timmy sit on him.” In a majority of cases, the bite seems out of the blue. The humans can’t fathom why their once-trusted companion would bite an innocent child. But anyone who reads “dog” or can see life from the pet’s point of view would most likely say, “I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner.”
Preventing dog parvo is the best way to ensure your pooch will not contract the virus in the first place. Canine parvovirus type 2 is dangerous, contagious and easily contracted. Statistically, when a dog contracts parvo, chances of making it out alive are slim. Prevention of dog parvo is the only way for you to be certain that your Fido is safe.
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Looking to get a new dog? Want to make sure you find a dog that fits in with your lifestyle? If so I recommend going through a local rescue. By going through a rescue you’ll get first hand knowledge about the dog you’re adopting. And when it comes to finding the right dog for your family it doesn’t get any better than that.
Congratulations! You’ve opened your heart, and your home, to an animal in need. Unless you pick a puppy, chances are, the people at the rescue won’t know your new furry friend’s entire backstory. Without that history, training a shelter dog can be difficult, but there are a few tips and tricks that can help make introducing an adult dog to his new home easier.
The first few days in your home are special and critical for a pet. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Setting up some clear structure with your family for your dog will be paramount in making as smooth a transition as possible.