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6 signs your dog has worms

November 8, 2018 By admin

As horrible as it sounds, parasitical worms are a common threat to any dog, and they can be the cause of some of the most common ailments a dog will deal with in its lifetime. Some good preventative measures right off the bat include taking your dog to the vet to get him de-wormed, procuring flea collars to keep carriers at bay and keeping your yard clear of poop, as worms love any place where bacteria starts building. If left untreated, worms can damage a dog’s intestinal organs and can even lead to death. Read More
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Trick or treat: what scares dogs?

November 5, 2018 By admin

Halloween has come and gone and for many of us, it’s been a chance to catch up on scary movies and to hand out candy to intrepid door-knockers. But that got us thinking: in the doggy kingdom, what scares dogs more than anything else? What are some of the common things that they cower in the face of? And how can we help them overcome these neuroses?   Thunder, thunder, thunder   Dogs are terrified of weather conditions they don’t understand, and you can put thunder at the top of that list. Read More
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5 foods you can feed your dog from your own fridge or pantry

October 25, 2018 By admin

Want to reward your dog with a treat from the house? Haven’t got the time to get down to the pet store? Don’t worry, because dog food doesn’t need to come in a tin or a bag to be safe to eat. In fact, it’s perfectly fine to feed your animal fruit, vegetables and proteins you’d normally eat yourself. It goes without saying that these foodstuffs shouldn’t be the primary part of a dog’s diet, but every now and then is fine. Here are five good choices – with caveats. Read More
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The differences between male and female dogs

October 18, 2018 By admin

Whether you’re a long-time lover of dogs who has owned both the sexes, or you’re thinking about getting a dog for the first time, you might have a different experience depending on whether they’re male or female. Much of what we’re going to talk about is anecdotal: some of it might be true in your experience, some of it might seem wildly off. But with that in mind, and acknowledging there are obvious sex differences between unneutered males and unspayed females, what are the general personality differences? Temperament… Read More
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What does my dog’s licking mean?

October 12, 2018 By admin

Tongues in the animal kingdom mean a lot more than they do to you or I. Dogs are perpetual lickers, whether it’s using their wet instrument on themselves or on others. The question is, what’s causing this behavior: what does it mean, and how should you respond to it – if at all? Let’s unpack the intention behind those licks and get to the bottom of a commonly asked question: why do dogs lick so often? Reason number one: It’s a natural way of showing affection… Read More
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Six dog breeds that are great for young families starting out

October 5, 2018 By admin

If you’re thinking about getting a dog for your young family and want to know what breed is right for you, great! Getting a new dog is a wonderfully exciting experience but choosing the right breed is all-important. While there a huge number of non-pedigree options you could consider, we’ve compiled a list of six pedigree breeds that all have their own strengths and very distinct personalities. From the Schnauzer, a lovable oddball that can roam the apartment on its own for hours on an end, to the child-loving Lab, there’s something here for everyone. Read More
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Doggy nutrition: do’s and dont’s

September 28, 2018 By admin

Just like humans, dogs need a balanced diet and exercise regime to reach their peak; to feel and look their best; to enjoy good energy levels and stable moods. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts for pups and fully-grown dogs alike. So, let’s get started. Don’t: keep your pup on puppy food too long Puppy food is higher in calories than normal adult fare, designed for a growing dog that needs plenty of sustenance! Keep… Read More
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How to make caring for your dog simpler

September 20, 2018 By admin

All dog owners are guilty of interpreting the behavior of their animal through the filter of their own neuroses. We assume the dog is on the same wavelength as us, that it is being stimulated by the same environmental factors, when that’s simply not true. How can an animal whose eyes don’t see the world in the same colors, whose nose reacts to scents we can’t even pick up, whose ears are attuned to different sounds, react to the same stimuli? So many of the mistakes… Read More
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What to keep in mind when adopting a dog

September 14, 2018 By admin

Any time you head to a shelter there’s the overwhelming temptation to adopt a dog and call it your own. Giving an animal a better life is the morally right thing to do, but it needs to make sense for both parties. Here are a few things to keep in mind before taking the plunge, and some common mistakes first-time owners make. How do I know if I’m ready to adopt a dog? You have the time to invest in an animal Dogs… Read More
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Doggy obsessions: how to deal with strange behaviors

September 6, 2018 By admin

It’s natural as a pet owner to look at your dog behaving strangely and to automatically freak out. Whether he’s obsessively chasing his tail or hoarding your possessions, there seems to be no rational explanation for the behavior, and yet he does it time and time again. Well the good news is that you’re not alone: dogs far and wide have acted like this since time immemorial, and with a firm hand and a few of the following pointers in mind, you should be able to counteract the behavior in no time at all. Read More
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