I dog image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.comDog skin irritations are called by many different names. Sometimes referred to as hot spots or & 34;licksores,& 34; they are known scientifically as acral lick dermatitis or pyotraumatic dermatitis. These irritations are caused by excessive licking of what probably started as a minor irritation such as a flea or mosquito bite.
I Duncan Smith/Photodisc/Getty ImagesIf your precious pooch has the frustrating habit of howling every time you attempt to enjoy a little music, he& 39;s not trying to sabotage your fun. He& 39;s just being a dog, and part of being a dog involves howling as a reaction not only to music, but also to other high-pitched noises.
I Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesDachshund owners think of their pets as charismatic, comical and affectionate, but their neighbors seldom agree. With proper training, you can teach your dachshund to bark less and only when commanded to do so.Step 1Exercise your dachshund daily. Dachshunds often bark out of boredom, and a tired dog is not a bored dog.
I Comstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesSun damage, licking, chewing, dirt, tangles, bad weather and allergies can wreak havoc on your dog& 39;s fur and skin. A good conditioning following a bath can help heal some of the damage and bring back luster and shine.EggsA conditioning egg mask helps restore moisture to dry fur and skin.
I Jochen Sands/Photodisc/Getty ImagesGuppies are great pets -- they& 39;re small, colorful and get along well with most any other fish you could keep them with. Fortunately, there are several telltale signs.SizeFirst, female guppies are larger than the males. When they are the same age, females may be as much as twice as large.
I Comstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesKennel cough, also known as bordetella, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that affects the upper respiratory tract and spreads quickly. Because kennel cough is a zoonotic disease, dogs and cats can pass it to one another and to humans.How It& 39;s PassedThe bacteria that cause kennel cough pass as airborne particles when an infected dog sneezes or coughs.