It is important to be prepared when bringing your pet home for the first time, making sure all of the basics are taken care of so you and your furry family member can have the best start in life together.
As communities worldwide shut down to practice social distancing and prevent the spread of disease, you and your pet may be going a little stir crazy stuck in your home all day. Fortunately, you can still rely on each other for companionship and entertainment, even during such uncertain times.
Dogs perform a multitude of gross activities, but eating poop tops the list of disgusting behaviors. This condition is so common in animals, it has a special name to describe poop-eating behavior—coprophagia. There are ways to discourage this gross behavior while you avoid your pooch’s kisses.
Seth Mayersohn has a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and a Masters of Agriculture from West Virginia University. He has 12 years experience as a veterinary technician, in both small animal general practice and the specialty veterinary hospital setting.