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All You Need To Know About Your Dog’s Stress
5 years ago

All You Need To Know About Your Dog’s Stress

As with humans, dogs feel two kinds of stress: eustress comes from something good like chasing a ball, getting a new toy, and greeting you when you come home. Distress comes from something your dog perceives as bad like getting a vaccine shot, having a stranger in the house, being ill or injured and moving to a different home. Read More

Two Diseases Every Dog Owner Must Be Aware Of
5 years ago

Two Diseases Every Dog Owner Must Be Aware Of

We’ll also assume that your dog is over 6 years old. Autoimmune diseases can strike any dog at any age, but are more prevalent in “senior” purebreds. Keeping it simple, think in human terms of AIDS, lupus and (sometimes) fibromyalgia. These diseases interfere with the body’s ability to fight off infections; a common saying among human physicians is that nobody dies of AIDS; they die from AIDS-related complications like pneumonia, infections, and cancer. So it is also in the canine world. Read More

Adopting a Senior Dog: How Charley Got His Groove Back
5 years ago

Adopting a Senior Dog: How Charley Got His Groove Back

Charley had no home; no one to care for him. He was, Naomi said, in excellent health, of lively and affectionate temperament and had no behavioral problems like biting or excessive barking. I could hear the distress in Naomi’s voice when she said, “Could you and Tristan find room in your home and hearts for him?” Read More

Dog Leash or Harness – That is the Question!
5 years ago

Dog Leash or Harness – That is the Question!

Let’s break down your wagging walker into three categories from easiest to walk to most difficult:  Calm Canines, Perky Pooches and Hyper Hounds! Read More

5 Steps to Choosing a Vet for Your Dog
5 years ago

5 Steps to Choosing a Vet for Your Dog

  1. Reputation and Recommendations: Instead of simply pulling a name out of the phonebook, choose your vet based on recommendations from your neighbors, friends and even rescue organizations.  When collecting opinions, …
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How Smart is Your Dog?
5 years ago

How Smart is Your Dog?

All our dogs are smart in their own way! So, how do you evaluate your dog’s intelligence and smarts? Depending on how important it is to you that your dog …
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How to Handle that Overly Active Puppy
5 years ago

How to Handle that Overly Active Puppy

How you adapt to that bundle of energy depends on your age, tolerance and patience level.  A young person can likely keep up with that overly active pup much more …
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Halloween Safety Tips For Your Dog
5 years ago

Halloween Safety Tips For Your Dog

The children all look forward to getting dressed up in their costume-best, going door-to-door with their large pillowcases, boasting the phrase “trick or treat” while scoping each sweet entering the …
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Dog Skin Conditions and Solutions for Relief
6 years ago

Dog Skin Conditions and Solutions for Relief

Is your dog’s behavior out of control to the point of “almost tearing its hair out?” If your dog is going through such discomfort, there may be a problem with …
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How to Deal with an Energetic Dog
6 years ago

How to Deal with an Energetic Dog

Doggies that are especially energetic require mental and physical exercise! Ideally, they need to be with a family that leads an active lifestyle.

If you’ve got an active dog, make …
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