Petcare Guide

(Photo courtesy: SPCA of Northern Nevada) SPCA seeks donations to help injured dog

The SPCA of Northern Nevada is in desperate need of donations to help Brandi, a one-year-old Beagle mix rescued last week with a serious injury that was not disclosed during her surrender, according to a press release Thursday.

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(Photo courtesy: Nevada Humane Society)
Australian Shepherd puppy fights for life 
The Nevada Humane Society is asking the public to help a 10-month-old Australian Shepherd that is fighting for its life.
Local pet store to host adoption event 
If you're looking to take home a furry friend this weekend, you may be in luck.
SPCA seeks foster parents for four-legged little ones 
The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) needs foster care volunteers from the community to help save lives of dogs and cats.
(SPCA of Northern Nevada)
SPCA aids rescue of 49 cats in extreme hoarding case
The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) came to the rescue of an individual in Humboldt County in an extreme case of cat hoarding, affecting more than120 cats.
Adopt-a-Pet: Meet Minnie 
Meet Minnie. She is curious, feisty and loves attention.
VCSi to provide civilian dog training at Reno location
Vigilant Canine Services International has announced the addition of a civilian dog training program at their global headquarters in Reno, Nevada.
Nevada Humane Society presents: Beethoven 
Beethoven is a happy-go-lucky St. Bernard mix with lots of energy and is available to adopt now at the Nevada Humane Society.
Shakespeare Animal Fund Receives $5,000 from PetSmart, Inc.
Petsmart, Inc. has donated $5,000 to the Shakespeare Animal Fund, a local non-profit founded to pay emergency veterinarian bills for elderly, disabled, returning Vets and others who need help when their animals are suffering or dying.
Art and animal lovers team up to celebrate PETown
The Nevada Humane Society is pairing art and animal lovers during the month of Artown with several fun events as part of the four-legged celebration, PETown.
120 entries expected in Reno Rodeo Wiener Dog Races
The Reno Rodeo Association is holding the second annual race to the 'Wiener’s Circle' -- also known as the Reno Rodeo Wiener Dog Races.

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Older Pets

Aggression
All pets can be aggressive, but this is especially true with older animals. Aging and more fragile animals may make up for their lack of strength by becoming over-aggressive.
Barking
Barking dogs are often a nuisance and can cause problems for both owners and neighbors. To correct excessive barking, first try training to change this pattern of behavior.
House soiling
Older pets often experience incontinence and are unable to control bowel and bladder movements. Because this is a physical and not a behavioral problem, they should not be punished if an accident occurs.
Preventing problems in pets
We rely on our pets for companionship and they rely on us for their health and safety. Older pets, like older people, have special needs that require more attention from their owners.
Punishments
Correcting behavior is often difficult in any animal but it is especially challenging with older pets who have already established many behavioral habits.
Rewards for pets
Successful training can be accomplished with older pets by using the reward system. Rewards can take the form of food, praise, or toys. If you are using food, it is a good idea to divide up a pet's daily meal into about ten small portions.
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