Easy Ways to Control Territorial Cat Spraying
If your puppy was first introduced to a carefully-chosen cat who held her ground and showed warning claws when the puppy got too pushy, there's a good chance he will develop the proper respect for cats. Finally, if a big ol' tom cat turned on him and let him have both barrels, a puppy may be seriously hurt, not only physically, but also psychologically. He may end up terrified of cats -- or obsessed with killing them. Your dog's attitude toward cats comes from
Cats have evolved differently than dogs. If you've ever noticed your cat being finicky, one of the reasons is that cats have evolved to eat only fresh food. This is why, when you try to save canned cat food in the refrigerator, your cat may not want to eat it, as it may have acquired odors or flavors from the other foods in your refrigerator. A cat's senses of taste and smell have evolved this way for a good reason to protect them from getting sick. Do not feed your cat old meat or fish. (A dog is a little less picky and will eat day-old meat if it's offered.) Did you know that it is also important for a cat to eat every 24 hours A dog will sometimes skip a meal or two without harm, but a cat has a unique metabolism and in some cases could suffer from hepatic lipidosis (excess fat accumulation in the liver). It is important that cats get an adequate amount of food every day.
Isn't it funny how dogs and cats have been labeled Dogs are known as meat lovers, and cats are notorious for loving fish, when in reality dogs also love fish and cats also love meat. The truth is that dogs are omnivores (eating meats and vegetables) and cats are carnivores (eating 90 meat). Nearly all cats love fish. The problem is that cats can become tuna junkies when they are offered canned tuna on a regular basis They don't Fillet of sole is a lovely, delicate, white fish. It is mild in flavor and is very easy to cook. I often make this recipe when I am going to cook fillet of sole for the whole family. Both my dogs and my cats truly enjoy it. You can often find fillet of sole flash-frozen and in bulk at grocery superstores. I buy it in bulk, break it up into smaller sizes, double-wrap it, and freeze it so that I can pull out what I need the night before I cook. This recipe cannot be frozen once cooked, but it will keep in the refrigerator for 2 days if stored in an airtight...
In nature, cats make their own choices when it comes to meeting their nutritional needs, but we must make those choices for our domesticated cats. Cats are carnivores those in the wild eat 90 protein and 10 carbohydrates and greens. A cat's dietary needs are very different from a dog's, and a cat will not do well on a diet made for dogs. Cats need wet food because 70 of their water intake comes from wet food. Cats also need more protein and fat than a dog might. Felines require certain vitamins, like retinol and niacin, and certain amino acids, such as taurine, daily. Taurine, found only in animal tissue, is essential for good eyesight. Protein, which is made up of amino acid chains, is the backbone of all growth and tissue repair in a cat. Cats need a high-protein diet, as protein is their primary source of energy. Protein is also used in the processes of circulation and kidney function and to maintain the support structure of the cat's body (tendons, bones, muscles, and ligaments)....
Got cats Dachshunds love them, especially Miniature Dachshunds (see Figure 7-2). Got other dogs Dachshunds love them, too. However, introductions shouldn't be too sudden. Figure 7-2 Most Dachshunds get along with cats just fine, with proper introductions. Figure 7-2 Most Dachshunds get along with cats just fine, with proper introductions.
Knead and shape into crescents, rounds or sticks for dogs. For cats, roll out and cut into narrow strips or ribbons. Bake 25-30 minutes in a moderate oven (350 degrees) until lightly toasted. Watch the narrow strips as they tend to get done sooner than the others. If the biscuits are not hard enough, leave them in the oven with the heat turned off for an hour or as long as desired.
This barking is usually directed at things the dog sees but can't get to. These things may include other dogs, people, a ball, squirrels or other small animals such as cats. Most puppies begin exhibiting this type of barking by four and half months of age. chase cats or any small animals, stop now. You should also be careful not to praise your dog in an attempt to calm her down. The only time praise should be given is when the dog is not barking.
Although the adage might be fighting like cats and dogs, it doesn't have to be true. Dogs and cats (and other pets) can live together quite well and often live very happily together. Introduce your new dog and your other pets carefully, with the dog on leash and the other pet(s) held securely. Let them sniff each other. If the dog lunges, nips, or tries to bite, let her know that's not acceptable Ack No Not allowed If she tries to lick, that's fine.
The breed profiles provide a bit of history on each breed a brief description of the breed's physical conformation information about grooming requirements, exercise needs, and activity level suggested training and socialization requirements, and any potential jobs or sports that the dog might enjoy. There are also suggestions for the type of owner best suited for this breed whether the breed is good with children, cats, and other small pets and the most common health concerns in the breed. This information is fascinating, or at least I found it so In addition to providing a lot of information about these breeds, my goal is to help you choose the right dog and breed for your family.
We all know that cats love fish, but did you know that they also need to have a small amount of greens If your cat loves catnip, then a fun project is to grow your own. Many pet stores and some all-natural markets sell already-started grow-your-own catnip. You can cut off some fresh catnip and add it to any one of the recipes in this chapter. Not all cats respond to catnip you will know whether your own cat likes it or not. Test your cat after she reaches 6 months of age. Be adventurous This is a really fun recipe. Once you have made all your pockets, you boil them like old-fashioned dumplings. Your cats will love them. I usually freeze 4 pockets together and then defrost them the night before serving. If you want to reheat them, drop them in boiling water for no more than 5 minutes. The pockets will keep for 3 months in the freezer or 4 days in the fridge.
All those items involve chemicals, rather poisonous ones at that. What's worse is that these insecticides react with each other, so the stuff you put on your dog is affected by the stuff in your house or on your lawn. What's more, dog flea products can be toxic to cats, so you have to be careful if you have feline friends.
Chasing cats, other dogs, and cars is a part of their genetic structure. It can be quite irritating. You're minding your own business, walking your dog along your public sidewalk. Suddenly, the ears perk and suddenly a cat is spotted off about 200 feet away. Then the chase begins. There's no stopping your dog, even if he's on a leash.
Part II of this book profiles more than 325 breeds, breed varieties, and mixes. I give a brief history of each breed and the breed's occupation. I also provide information about the breed's personality and temperament, including certain traits, such as playfulness, trainability, protectiveness, and affection toward the owner. The breed's activity level is also discussed, as well as its ability to get along with other dogs, cats, livestock, and children. I queried the experts, especially longtime breeders and owners, as well as trainers, to gain this information. Before you decide on a breed, make sure that the breed's characteristics match what you're looking for and will meld smoothly into your family's lifestyle.
This companion dog does not do well when left alone for long hours every day. She will thrive with someone who can spend a lot of time with her. She is too small for rowdy children or those who do not treat her gently. She is good with other dogs and cats when raised with them, but should not be trusted with small pets. Health concerns include breathing disorders and reproductive problems.
You've already seen this one in action For many dogs, a sudden spray of water from a plastic spray bottle or squirt gun is one of the most effective enforcers of the word No It is especially persuasive with small dogs. Also, by the way, with cats. But he had to admit it had been exciting to watch his athletic dog in hot pursuit of the fleeing cat. Roger wasn't especially fond of cats, anyway.
Involving problem solving in cats and other animals. in the typical experiment, a cat was confined inside a puzzle box equipped with various mechanisms that could be manipulated to gain escape. A piece of fish was placed just outside of the cage as an added incentive. Thorndike measured the amount of time it took for each cat to find a way out, for example, by pulling on a loop of string or stepping on a platform arranged to release the door. Typically, cats engaged in a great deal of anxious searching behavior until they happened upon the correct solution by chance. Over the course of succeeding trials, the cats gradually became more skilled at escape. Thorndike observed that cats did not learn through insight or discovery but struggled through a process of trial and error with successful behaviors being stamped in, whereas frustrating, unsuccessful behaviors were stamped out. He concluded that a response was directly connected or bonded to the associated stimulus complex through a...
Affective aggression is evoked by electrically stimulating the ventromedial hypothalamus. Unlike quiet predatory attack, affective aggression is a generalized response that may be targeted at any available object moving within the animal's reach. It is a highly emotional display associated with intense autonomic activation. In contrast to the pleasurable experience of quiet attack stimulation, intracranial stimulation of hypothalamic sites associated with affective aggression elicits a hedonically aversive experience that both cats and rats (and probably dogs) respond to as a punitive event. Research performed by Adams and Flynn (1966) appears to support this belief. They taught cats to jump on a stool to escape shock applied to their tails. After having obtained a vigorous escape response, they differentially stimulated sites in the lateral and medial hypothalamus and then compared the results on the previously trained escape response. Stimulation of the medial area resulted in...
If your dog scratches or shakes his head incessantly and has dark brown, waxy, coffee-ground-like stuff in his ears, he probably has ear mites. Ear mites can easily spread from dogs to cats and other pets, so if you have one pet with ear mites, be sure to check them all.
Masserman (1943) devised several methods for inducing neurosis in cats, dogs, and monkeys. These procedures depended on what he called a principle of uncertainty and the collision of mutually incompatible appetitive and aversive motivational states. In the prototypical experiment, cats (although dogs were sometimes used as well) were first trained to perform a simple instrumental response to obtain food. The food-deprived animals were individually placed into an experimental compartment that contained at one end a partially closed box with food in it. The food could be easily obtained by prying open the lid. once the cats had learned how to obtain food, a new contingency was intro duced. Access to the box now required that the animals wait for the presentation of a specific combination of light and sound stimuli before approaching. Finally, the cats were trained to turn on the light and sound stimuli by depressing various disk-shaped ma-nipulanda before advancing to the box...
You'll need your veterinarian's help to rid your Lab of mites. The treatment prescribed will vary depending on the type of mites you're fighting. Ear mite infection is usually treated with drops applied in the ear. Because the infection tends to spread easily from animal to animal (dogs and cats share the same mites, too), your veterinarian may recommend that you treat all of your dogs and cats. Mange can be more difficult to treat than ear mites, partly because the Demodex and Sarcoptes mites live deep in the skin, where they're relatively protected from treatment. In addition, factors such as age, stress and immune system function play a role in the development of mange. Mites are often found on normal dog skin with little apparent problem, but they're likely to cause overt disease when the dog is compromised by other conditions. Mange can vary widely in severity, from a single, small, localized patch to generalized involvement of the entire body. Your veterinarian can prescribe...
Silkens are quite social and affectionate with their families, although some do appear to love all mankind. The breed is not protective, and many will not even bark when someone approaches the house. Chin says, This is a wonderful family-friendly breed for gentle, considerate children. They do not have the pain tolerance of some other breeds and will not be able to cope with rough and rowdy children. As with many sighthound breeds, the Silken prefers to play with other sighthounds who like to chase rather than playing wrestling games with dogs of other breeds. Some Silkens can be trusted with smaller pets, especially when raised with them, but many will chase cats who run. The breed is, for the most part, quite healthy, with many dogs living to their upper teens, but the breed does have some sensitivities to ivermectin (a heartworm preventative), so that drug should be avoided.
Nemisz says, This breed is not for everyone and is best for an experienced dog owner. Ridgebacks can be good with children when raised with them, but dogs not accustomed to kids may be aloof. The breed has a strong prey drive and loves to chase, so interactions with cats and other small animals should be carefully supervised. The primary health concern is problems with the dermoid sinus. The Tibetan Terrier needs an owner who enjoys grooming the dog, because even if the coat is trimmed, it still needs regular care. These dogs are excellent family dogs and are great with children as long as the kids are not too rough. They are usually good with other dogs, cats, and small animals. Health concerns include hip dysplasia and several different eye problems.
This breed needs an owner who is willing to be the dog's leader, as this breed is prone to take advantage of a soft owner. Kerrys are great family dogs and enjoy playing kids' games. The breed can be aggressive toward cats and other small pets. Health concerns include eye and ear problems, hip dysplasia, and immune system disorders.
Papillons are good with the elderly, as they are easy to exercise, are friendly, and, after a game, are willing to cuddle. Although they are usually also friendly with children, they are too fragile for kids who play rough. Most breeders will not sell a Papillon puppy to a family with children under the age of 8 to 10 years. Papillons are also good with other dogs, although interactions should be supervised so that the Papillon isn't injured by rough play. They are good with cats, but interactions with small pets should be supervised, as some Papillons are natural mousers and ratters. Health concerns include knee problems, dental problems, and eye disorders.
Love cats Miniature Dachshunds make great cat companions as long as you introduce the two carefully and give each pet its space until they accept each other. Some people with successful cat-Dachshund households claim that it helps if the Dachshund is second on the scene. If the cat has the home-field advantage, the Dachshund puppy is more likely to afford his new feline housemate the respect she deserves.
Approved flea treatment, then continue to treat furniture, flowerbeds adjacent to your house, and any areas of your yard frequented by your dog. Any household cats should also be treated, but do not use the same chemicals you used on your dog. Speak with your vet about appropriate feline flea treatments, as chemicals suitable for dogs can be fatal for cats.
NG Cats and pets other than dogs also may be affected by fleas, ticks, lice, and mites and therefore need to be treated however, they need their own types of treatment. Never use any type of dog products on cats or other animals, because they can harm or even kill your other pets.
Avoid giving your Dachshund cat toys, even if you have a Mini. Dachshunds are more enthusiastic chewers than cats and they have larger mouths and stronger jaws. Cat toys often have small pieces like bells, feathers, or felt that a Dachshund can easily swallow or choke on.
There's a fine line between giving dog owners enough information to keep their pups healthy and giving them so much that every sniffle, sad eye, and day of laziness is misconstrued as a major health condition. But because education is so important in dog ownership, it's really your responsibility to know as much as possible - or have quick access to the information - and be able to determine what is and isn't a life-threatening situation. It can be difficult not to your little girl isn't feeling up to par, but think of all of the stress involved for a dog just in going to the vet. She has to be packed into the car, driven all the way there (okay, maybe that part's not so bad), taken out of the car, slide across cold, slippery tile floors on her toenails, then get poked and prodded by someone she doesn't really recognize but who often smells like cats. It's not really a canine daydream. If you notice that your pooch just seems a little off, give her a day or two and see if the symptoms...
Mulczynski says, The Chart Polski loves and adores his whole family and usually extends his friendliness to their friends. They are wary and aloof toward strangers. These dogs can be wonderful with children, although young dogs are rowdy and exuberant. Many can be dog-aggressive, especially males. They can be good to cats when raised with them, but will chase any animal that runs. This is a healthy breed.
The origin of acupuncture dates back to ancient China. The Chinese regularly practiced acupuncture on horses and then gradually tried it on other farm animals and finally dogs, cats, and birds. The practitioner punctures the skin with a fine needle at designated points on the body. Acupuncture serves to unblock energy and in so doing boosts the immune system, which aids in self-healing. Acupuncture causes the body to release endorphins and hormones while at the same time decreasing inflammation both internally and externally.
The breeder can be an invaluable resource in helping you pick the puppy that will best match you and your situation. Good breeders get to know their puppies as they care for them, socialize them, and teach them the ropes of life in a human world. The breeder should know which puppies tend to be more boisterous, which are quieter, which love to fetch, which seem fond of cats, and which seem to adore kids. Let your breeder help you pick based on your needs, situation, and desires.
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The saying is that curiosity killed the cat, implying that cats are curious creatures. They are, but dogs are right up there in position number-two, especially if you're involved in the activity. Dogs want to be with us, even if that means getting into situations they really should avoid. As a result, dog owners have to clean up the resulting mess.
Once a dog has been encouraged to chase cats, he may become cat-driven. He will look for cats everywhere, and when he spots one, he will be off and running. Also consider that, with some dogs, being encouraged to chase other people's cats is a short hop to chasing their OWN family's cat sometime in the future. Or your mother's cat. Or a guest's cat. Finally, consider this. If you encourage your dog to have fun by chasing cats, you may end up being sued when your dog injures or kills your neighbor's pet. I recommend that you err on the side of caution and not allow your dog to chase cats.
As a rule, Jack Russells are not good companions with cats. Very few can ever fully be trusted with cats. Even when a dog is raised with a cat, the day may come that is not a happy one for the cat. No domestic animal more resembles the fox than a cat. The Jack Russell will decide to hunt the cat just as eagerly as his ancestors hunted fox.
C (J O To make training practical you will need to add controlled distractions. Distractions are things (food, cats, toys, etc.) or situations (traffic, thunderstorms, veterinarian offices, etc.) that will cause our dogs to become temporarily diverted from their normal good behavior. Distraction training helps your dog understand that obedience commands, along with the appropriate corrections and praise, are consistent ingredients of his life regardless of change. Make a list of the most distracting items situations that are difficult for your dog. Rank these distractions from the hardest to easiest.
If you have young children and the household is determined to get a pet, try a cat or a fish. Cats require much less raising, care, and maintenance than dogs do. You will still need to kitten-proof and supervise your children with the cat, but this might be a better alternative.
What I mean by Greens is a special grass for cats a grass you can buy from seed or already grown from your pet store, or sometimes at a health food market. It is important to use only grass approved for cats. I suggest oat grass or wheat grass. Make this dish fresh, as it is easy I don't like to keep this dish for more than 1 or 2 meals.
Find out as much as you can about the puppy or dog. A breeder will be able to tell you everything about the puppy. A shelter or rescue group will not have as much information, but find out as much as you can. How old is the puppy or dog Has she been vaccinated How often and for what Has she been wormed Has she had any health problems Has the veterinarian examined her What is her personality or temperament Does she get along with other dogs Cats Other pets Does she like children
As I have said before, cats do need some greens in their diet. Just remember that they need a smaller amount than dogs do. Cats are true carnivores, whereas dogs are omnivores. This recipe will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week and freezes beautifully for up to a month in an airtight container. I like to freeze it in single-serving portions.
Enrolling in a puppy socialization class can help Basenjis be more comfortable with people outside their families. Early training that is fun can teach her important household rules. Keep in mind, though, that during training many people feel Basenjis are more like cats than dogs. Although the breed is quick and intelligent, it is not necessary compliant, so training can be a challenge. However, with lots of positive reinforcement, the Basenji can learn to enjoy training, and many have succeeded in a variety of canine sports. This breed can be very difficult for a first-time dog owner or for an owner who wants a compliant dog. A Basenji's owner needs a sense of humor. The Basenji can be good with children when they treat her with respect. She may chase cats and can be dog-aggressive. Health concerns include eye, kidney, and thyroid problems and anemia.
Their pack mentality is what enables dogs to carve a comfortable niche for themselves among humans. Isn't it nice to know that even if your family comprises of only you, your Lab will consider it as a pack to which he belongs. You will not find any cat following any such behavioral patterns. Cats are solitary creatures.
When it comes to tuna, the dog does not come to mind first. But just like cats, many dogs love tuna. Tuna is a great source of protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and several minerals, like potassium, selenium, and magnesium. In Japan, tuna and other fishes are the most popular main source of protein. This casserole will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer in an airtight container.
This is a very clean dog who hates to be dirty or wet many clean themselves like cats. Although wary of strangers, these dogs are usually quiet and rarely aggressive. They will tolerate children but do not like rough handling. The primary health concerns include a sensitivity to sun and missing teeth, both in the hairless variety.
As a responsible owner, do not let your dog roam. Roaming endangers your dog's life, safety and health. A roaming dog is potentially dangerous and can threaten children and be a public nuisance. It is your responsibility to assure that your dog cannot escape from your property. No dog is perfect so do not expect your dog to always be able to resist the temptation of following children, visiting other dogs or chasing cats. Dogs that are isolated or confined for long periods of time become bored and restless. They may try to escape to find entertainment elsewhere. The escape act itself may be a form of entertainment. Many dogs escape just for the fun and challenge of it. Schedule daily exercise, play and training sessions with your dog. A good, hardy play session especially with other dogs will tire your dog and give him the exercise he needs. A happy, well-exercised dog will contentedly sleep the day away while you are not home.
This breed does best in a rural home with an experienced dog owner. The dog will be happiest if a flock of sheep is present. She is wonderful with children, great with cats if raised with them, and good with other dogs as long as she doesn't perceive them to be a threat. This is also a very healthy breed.
The Border Terrier does well with an active owner who likes canine games and sports or at least enjoys playing with the dog. This breed is also good with children, as long as the kids are not too rough. Border Terriers usually get along with other dogs and can live nicely with the family cat if raised with the cat. This breed should never be trusted with strange cats, however, or other small pets. Health concerns include heart defects, eye problems, and hip and knee problems.
Eccles (1982) showed that the VNO in cats is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. He studied the flehmen response in cats, discovering that the vomeronasal pouch or lumen suctions or expels depending on current sympathetic or parasympathetic stimulation. Under parasympathetic tone, the organ is constantly flushing and developing droplets around vomeronasal ducts. These droplets absorb airborne odorant or tastant samples that are then conducted via a sympa Whether dogs exhibit a true flehmen response remains controversial, with many authorities believing that dogs do not display the pattern (Bradshaw and Nott, 1995), although some canid species (e.g., the coyote, side-striped jackal, and bushdog) do appear to exhibit a flehmen response (Ewer, 1973). Overall (1997) suggested that the vomeronasal complex lacks functionality altogether, noting that the vomeronasal sacs are without chemoreceptors. This is clearly not the case, though, according to Adams and Wiekamp, who identified...
Once provoked, such aggression appears to escalate quickly without signs of fear or escape. In dogs, the spontaneous attack that is observed in cats with identical amygdala lesions (such cats attack conspecifics without any provocation from the target) does not occur. Instead, dogs exhibit increasing signs of irritability and frustrative arousal that quickly builds up and finally precipitates a full-blown and intense rage response an avalanche syndrome (Fonberg, reported in Moyer, 1976). These behavioral changes suggest that the central nucleus may exercise a strong inhibitory influence (fear) over affective-irritable aggression, with disinhibition occurring when it is damaged.
A retractable leash is good for walks in open areas. It allows the dog freedom, but you do give up some control. With a length of up to sixteen feet, instead of the six feet of most leashes, your dog will be harder to control. The retractable leash is never a substitute for the better control of a six-foot leash in areas where there are other dogs, cats, and people. You always need to keep your Jack Russell under control for safety. It's a challenge to assume control over a Jack Russell Terrier, with or without a leash
Similar papillae and taste buds in humans are specialized for the preferential detection of sugar (tip of the tongue), salt (to the front and side), sour (along the sides), and bitter (toward the back). Several taste studies reviewed by Kitchell (1976) indicated a similar localization pattern of taste receptors on the dog's tongue. The available evidence indicates that salty, sugary, and sour tastes are localized toward the front two-thirds of the tongue, while gustatory responses to bitter tastes are located toward the rear third of the tongue. Although the various taste qualities are most strongly responded to in these specific areas, taste sensations are not site exclusive but may be detected in various degrees and qualities over the surface of the tongue (Shepherd, 1983). There exists some disagreement in the literature regarding a dog's ability to taste salt. For example, according to Kitchell, several studies have demonstrated that dogs have a clear gustatory response to salt....
This breed does best with an active owner who will keep the dog active as well. Left alone too much, these dogs can get into trouble. With socialization and training, Wirehairs can be good with kids, although young dogs may be rowdy. The breed is not always good with smaller dogs, cats, or other small pets. Health concerns include hip dysplasia and von Willebrand disease.
This breed does best with an experienced dog owner, as he can be strong-willed and independent at times. Founds compares a Chesapeake to a 4-year-old child with four legs and a tail. They love to tease and are full of mischief, she says. Although affectionate and loving with his family, the Chesapeake is wary of strangers. He is good with kids who respect him. He can be great with cats when raised with them but should be supervised with other small pets. Chessies, especially males, can also be aggressive toward other dogs. Health concerns include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye disorders, bloat, and torsion.
Ringworm isn't a worm at all rather, it's a fungal infection that causes hair loss and gets its name from the red rings it causes on people. This same fungus leaves round, hairless, scaly patches of skin on your dog. Ringworm is contagious to other animals and to humans, especially children and cats, so be sure to use latex gloves and wash your hands thoroughly after treating it. Most adults (people and animals) have adequate immune systems to fight off ringworm, but if your immune system has been compromised (cancer, HIV, diabetes), you definitely need to use latex gloves or have someone else treat your dog to avoid infection yourself.
The Laekenois are watchful and protective. They are affectionate with their people but tend to bond more closely with one family member. They can be good with older children but will tend to try to herd them. They can be good with smaller pets if raised with them but, again, will try to herd cats. Health concerns include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye and thyroid problems, and epilepsy.
Bedlingtons are not as active as many other terriers. A good walk morning and night, with a playtime in between, will keep most of these dogs happy. If allowed to run off leash, they must be in a safe, fenced-in yard. These dogs can be enthusiastic hunters and will chase rabbits, squirrels, or running cats. The Bedlington is a scrappy little dog, yet she enjoys the comforts of home, too. She can be dog-aggressive, especially to dogs of the same sex. She can be good with cats but cannot be trusted not to chase them. Health concerns include copper toxicosis, eye problems, and kidney disease.
Boxers are happiest when with their people. They are excellent with children, although puppies can be quite rambunctious and need to learn how to play with kids. They are usually quite good with other pets, although they do need to be taught not to chase cats. Health concerns include breathing problems, bloat, torsion, cardiomyopathy, and hip dysplasia.
Greyhounds are very oriented to people and can be quite social but can also develop a strong attachment to one person. Tammy Zybura, owner of Moose, a rescued racer, says, Moose is very gentle, loving, and silly. He's affectionate to everyone, but he is definitely my dog. Greyhounds are good with other dogs, especially large ones, but should be closely supervised and should be on leash when interacting with small dogs, cats, and other small pets. Greyhounds can be prone to sports injuries from running. Other health concerns include sensitivity to anesthesia, bloat, and torsion.
It is interesting that wolves rarely bark, while dogs often do. Of course, wolves do not have cats walking outside a fence just beyond their reach, nor do they have mailmen trespassing onto their territory on a daily basis. Barking seems to be a behavior born of the many frustrations experienced by dogs living in a domestic setting. Excessive barking is often a prelude to biting, so it is a problem to be taken seriously.
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