Dietary Concerns for Specific Diseases in DogsPhoto1
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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Constipation in Dogs- Causes and Symptoms Photo2
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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How to Deal with a Dog Who is Mourning Photo1
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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A Furry Friend in Grief is a Friend Indeed_Photo2
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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Factors to Consider when Exercising your Dog in WinterPhoto1
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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How to Protect Children from Dog BitesPhoto1
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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How to Deal with a Jealous DogPhoto2
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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Benefits of Taking Dogs to WorkPhoto1
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

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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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Ways to Spoil your Dog for the HolidaysPhoto1
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?

Why Do Dogs Lick So Much1
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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How to Stop Excessive Licking in Dogs2
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?

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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

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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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How to Stop Excessive Chewing in Dogs2
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

Why choose a mobile groomer_Photo1
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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Taking care of your dog's dental health_Photo1
I recently took a visit to the dentist due a cavity that was beginning to form on an upper molar. Fortunately, my dentist was able to take care of it, so I am confident I won’t lose that particular tooth ...
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Considerations when choosing a boarding kennel _photo2
Let’s say you have a long trip coming up, maybe a business trip or a vacation, and for some reason you can’t take your dog with you. This situation leaves you with an option to either find a sitter for ...
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Fall fun with your canine friend
It’s that season when the temperatures are starting to fall, and walking outdoors for extended periods is not a problem. If you love sweaters, this is the time to show them off as well as those turtle and cowl necks ...
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Taking Care of Older Dogs

Taking care of older dogs
I once owned a dog named Timmy. She was a mixed breed and I could never really tell her origins, but she was one of the most intelligent dogs I’ve ever owned. She was a small dog, and that amazed ...
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Why puppies are born deaf and blind
When our female Rottweiler had a new litter, I invited my daughter to take a look. The puppies were around a week old, and still had their eyes shut. Joan started whistling and making cooing sounds to get their attention, ...
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Taking Care of a New Litter

Taking care of a new litter
I’ve taken care of several litters now and I can confidently say I have come a long way since my first rookie experience. I can also tell you no two litters are the same, and just because you have seen ...
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Choosing a Groomer for Your Dog

Choosing a groomer for your dog
Everyone agrees that a clean dog is cuddly and looks nice. It’s the process of cleaning, shaving according to breed, and clipping that can be tiresome. This is the point where groomers come in to save the day. Maybe you ...
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Of Daughters and Dogs II_photo1
We were both obviously unable to give her answers, even at this older age. But still shocked she could remember. Yet dogs are said to be that intelligent. No wonder some dogs, once they mark a person as an intruder, ...
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