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April 21, 2017
Reasons For and Against Euthanizing

Reasons For and Against Euthanizing

Euthanasia is the act of mercy killing a pet for various reasons. Consider a situation where your pet has cancer. You have done everything in your power to save her, but she only gets better for a while and then the symptoms come back. The cycle begins again, and it’s painful to watch your pet in pain and there is nothing you can do to help. You could put her […]
April 13, 2017
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, we often feed them kibble specially designed to meet their nutritional needs. But what if we just let them have what their counterparts in the wild eat? What would happen […]
April 7, 2017
Spring Problems with Dogs

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 owners, the usual walk route that was made drab by winter is now scenic, and the occasional spring rain makes everything magical with new life. However, spring presents some problems […]
April 1, 2017
Heartworm Awareness Symptoms Causes and Treatment

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 reports that the disease affects dogs in 48 contiguous states and Hawaii. So what is this disease all about and how is it spread? How it’s spread Heartworm disease is […]
March 31, 2017

Territorial Dogs: How to Control the Behavior

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 the toy down. If he understands the ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ commands, you can use these to make him stay in the same spot when he starts barking when the door […]
March 23, 2017

How to Stop Submissive Urination in Dogs

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 to make them pop. Ally belonged to my friend who was going on vacation, so she decided to leave him our able hands. But there was one problem; he was […]