Raw Foods for Dogs

Raw Foods for Dogs
In the wild, canines hunt for game in packs, and eat the meat raw. If you have watched a documentary on wolves or wild dog you can bear witness they look healthy and well fed. In the domestic setup however, ...
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Spring Problems with Dogs
Spring is finally here, and it’s yay! to perfect weather for most people; not as hot as summer and yet not as cold as winter. It’s time to get the nice, colorful dresses out and enjoy the blooms. For dog ...
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Heartworm Awareness Symptoms Causes and Treatment
April is heartworm awareness month and as such we take a deeper look at the disease, its causes, symptoms and treatment. According to the American Heartworm Society, one million dogs in the country have a heartworm infection. The Society also ...
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Basic training helps tame a territorial dog. If your dog is in the habit of refusing to share or drop a toy, train him with the ‘drop it’ command. Offer a treat, and give it to him when he puts ...
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Ally is the most handsome dog I have ever met. I say handsome, and I’m aware that’s personification, because he had these huge brown eyes complete with long curved eyebrows that looked like a pro makeup artist had worked hard ...
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If you suspect your dog is constipated, it is wise to take his temperature. Use a water-based lubricant to make the experience less painful for your dog, and insert the thermometer in his anus. If there is blockage or blood ...
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Facts About Dog Saliva

Most dog owners like to come home to a cheerful dog, and a lick here or there does not hurt either. But what is the composition of dog saliva, and can getting licked by your dog have a negative impact? ...
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Dogs are territorial in nature, which is a good trait in the wild because the resources found in that territory are crucial to the dog’s survival. In the home the trait is important because the dogs guard our homes and ...
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Feeding canine family members is easy for most dog owners. The only consideration most of us make is whether the dog food is recommended for adult dogs or puppies, and we choose appropriately depending on the age of our pets ...
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Just like humans, dogs get constipated. Constipation is defined as the inability to defecate properly. Constipation in dogs is caused by several factors, such as swallowing an obstructive object e.g. a bone, hair, or grass. The object(s) is not digested, ...
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Dogs, just like human beings, experience grief. This may be due to the loss of a loved person or the loss of another dog. I once saw my yellow Lab get depressed after she lost her puppy. We tried everything ...
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Dogs are recognized by doctors and therapists as comfort animals. Even Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, acknowledged the presence of pets as a source of comfort during difficult times such as long illnesses. The advantage of having a ...
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One of the things our dogs need for optimum health is exercise. The exercises can be through playing out in the park, walks or just training in the backyard. However, when the weather is chilly, you have to be extra ...
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There are many benefits of introducing dogs to your children, including learning to be responsible for another at an early age. However, dogs can pose danger to children, especially children who are below five years of age. This is because ...
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Dogs, just like humans, get jealous sometimes. They want to be the center of their owner’s world, and when a person or another dog threatens that position, the dog fights back to reinforce his apparent right position. I remember dealing ...
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Imagine if you could take your furry friend to work with you, everyday, for the entire eight hours. It’s now possible in some offices where the ‘no dog’ policy has been made null and void. In these offices, dogs are ...
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Why Dogs Chase their Tails

Dogs can be hilariously goofy, and none of their habits can be as goofy as chasing after their own tails. It’s interesting to watch as a dog goes round and round trying to catch his own tail, and only stopping ...
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The holidays are here with us, a time to spend fun times with family members, and that includes furry family members. It’s a time to indulge and worry about the weight gain later. As part of the family, and considering ...
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Why Do Dogs Lick So Much?

I have noticed that dogs show affection in some habits like jumping on you or licking. The habit can be annoying if you don’t like it, although some people don’t mind. Licking is a natural habit for dogs and they ...
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Dogs lick for different reasons and this behavior may or may not irritate you. If you mind the habit, then it becomes a behavior habit that needs to be curbed. First you need to check with your vet that the ...
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Why Do Dogs Chew?

I have personally lost many items to my Labrador. I like hanging my sheets out to dry when the sun is out and I would occasionally find them on the ground with my lab lying comfortably on one side and ...
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Dogs Don’t Hold Grudges

I sometimes feel guilty after correcting my dogs. I dislike the way the dog sits in a corner, head down and without making eye contact. The look on her face says I shouldn’t have done what I just did, whether ...
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Every dog owner has encountered a problem with chewing at one point in time. Although chewing is part of a dog’s nature, it can be destructive if the pet is chewing on your favorite couch or a new handbag. Thankfully, ...
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Preparations to make before leaving your dog _Photo1
Sometimes despite how much you love your dog, you have to part ways for a short while. For instance if you have to travel for business, it’s better to leave your dog in the hands of professionals trained and experienced ...
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Dog problems to look out for in autumn_Photo2
Fall brings with it a lot of pleasantries; crisp, cool air, to-die-for scenes along your hiking or running trails and an end to summer’s stifling heat. For moms with school age kids, it’s time for the children to go back ...
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Why Choose a Mobile Groomer

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When it comes to dog grooming, there are two options to choose from. You can either take your dog to the salon or you can have a mobile groomer come to your place. I have a Japanese Spitz who has ...
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