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First Aid Kit For Dogs

Emergencies can occur anytime and the best thing to do is be prepared. Having a first-aid kit ready will help to reduce anxiety if an emergency does happen. Keep the kit readily available and periodically check to make sure all the items are up to date and present. A small plastic toolbox or fishing tackle box works well to hold…

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Signs of healthy dog

Signs of HealthA healthy dog should display the following signs of health:Demeanour: alert, and quickly responsive to sounds and calls;Movement: good stamina in youth, deteriorating with age; no lameness;Appetite: enthusiastic for food, eating fast; no vomiting;Coat: clean, glossy, and free from parasites and dirt;Ears: alert to slightest sound, no discharge or irritation;Eyes: clear with no discharge or inflammation;Nose: cold and damp when outdoors, dry and warm when…

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Dog Care – FAQ

Does temperament vary much between breeds of dog? Different breeds of dogs have been developed to perform specific tasks (e.g. guarding, hunting, herding), and consequently, as well as developing a characteristic appearance, they also developed variations in temperament. Retrievers and Setters are inclined to be boisterous, but are essentially good-natured and easy to train.Smaller spaniels (King Charles or English Toy…

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Keep an eye out during winter holidays

Fall and Winter Holidays With the fall and winter holidays come many new faces, guests and dog sitters. Each time guests enter your home pets are exposed to new levels of stress, both positive and negative. Many pets are locked away from the guests while others are allowed to roam freely among the visitors. Doors, gates and garages are opened…

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RAW BONES versus COOKED BONES

Wild carnivores have always consumed the raw bones of their prey. Their teeth are adapted for this function, and their short, acidic digestive track quickly dissolves and digests these bones, which are packed with essential nutrients. Our domesticated companions have teeth and digestive systems that are nearly identical to their wild counterparts. While it is possible for dogs, or humans,…

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Your Dogs Weight / Overweight Dogs

Over weight Dog :: Obesity is one of the greatest health concerns facing dogs. You can and should do something about it. over weight dogs may live shorter and less healthy lives and your enjoyment of their unconditional love and companionship may be shortened because of it. Extra pounds place an excess burden on bones and joints and can make…

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Dog training: commands and tricks

The Basics Here are just a few things you can teach your dog. The Absolute Basics All dogs need obedience training. Every year many dogs are brought to shelters or abandoned because they have problems. Often those problems never occur if a puppy is both socialized well and early, and the puppy is trained. Training makes better more confident pets…

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Dogs’ Destructive Behavior

The first thing one must understand about a dog’s chewing habit is that it is a normal, natural, and necessary activity. The act of chewing on objects provides exercise for the jaw, helps to expend energy, relieves pain when a puppy is teething, and even helps relieve boredom. Believe it or not, dogs are having fun when they chew! Obviously,…

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Dog Behaviour

The dog is a pack animal and is therefore sociable and enjoying company. In the wild dogs follow a complex hierarchy within the pack with a pack leader who is a strong and assertive leader. In the absence of a pack the dog views the family with which it lives as its “pack” and it is important that a family…

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Buying A Dog

Taking on a dog as a pet is a big commitment and should not be taken lightly. It will need attention, training, routine veterinary treatment, grooming and daily care and exercise. Owning a dog is a lot like raising a child and in many ways requires the same commitment – they need attention, care, love, training and most of all…

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