Beefeaters® Blog

Your Dog on Moving Day

Tue, September 20, 2011,

Moving homes is stressful. There is a lot to do in a very short amount of time. If possible, visit the new home/area with your dog so they can get used to the new surroundings. If you are moving to a new city, be sure that your pet’s records are up to date, as you will need these for a new vet. Be sure to ask for a recommendation for a new veterinarian in your new city.

Most people tend to have a friend look after the family dog or board him in a Read More

So Why do Dogs Chew Anyways?

Mon, September 12, 2011,

Chewing is a natural instinct for a dog and allows him to relax and feel comfortable with his surroundings. It also promotes healthy teeth, gums and jaw muscles. There are many reasons your dog might be chewing, from teething in puppies to boredom and anxiety in senior dogs.

For a puppy, chewing is a way of exploring and getting to know the world around him.  Chewing, like most behavior in younger dogs, is a form of play. Your puppy will also have an urge to chew as it eases teething pain as their adult teeth come Read More

The Poodle Haircut: Where Did it Come From?

Tue, September 06, 2011,

Ever wonder where the ‘poodle cut’ came from?

The breed has its roots in Germany and the cut came from its origins a hunting dog. The poodle was an adept hunter, but his heavy coat impaired his ability to be quick in the water, as it got very heavy when wet. So, hunters began clipping the dog’s fur to allow it greater freedom of movement in the water, but also to keep its joints warm. So, puffs of hair were left on the ankle and hip joints (now known as bracelets or pom-poms). Read More

Keeping Your Dog Safe

Sun, September 04, 2011,

While we talk a lot about the best ways to feed your dog or engage with him or her to keep their physical and emotional needs met, animal security is another responsibility of each pet owner. You need to ensure that your dog is safe from day-to-day hazards, as well as ensuring it is properly identified in the care of a lost or stolen pet.

There are many methods of identifying your dog, so pick which one will work best for you and your lifestyle. The easiest method is the collar and dog tags with your contact Read More