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Everything you need to know about heartworm disease

August 5, 2021 By admin

Heartworm is passed from a host (a mosquito) to a pet host (dogs, cats and ferrets typically). It’s a pernicious parasite that lives – and reproduces – around the host’s heart, lungs and nearby blood vessels. This makes a heartworm infestation particularly dangerous, because if left untreated, it can typically kill your animal after a few months. What are the signs my dog has heartworms? Does he have a cough? Is he exercising less than normal? Getting winded more easily? Making abnormal, throaty sounds? Get him checked immediately. A veterinarian will take an X-ray to check his condition, handle his… Read More
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7 great dog Instagram accounts you need to follow

July 29, 2021 By admin

Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has exploded in popularity, and as of 2021, an estimated one billion people use the social media app. That got us thinking… namely, are there any good dog Instagram accounts to follow? We scoured the internet, chatted to friends, and came up with 7 great accounts that will brighten your day. At the same time, you might learn a thing or two about this great animal. We’ll sort the accounts in alphabetical order. @americankennelclub For great training tips, news and breed information, the American Kennel Club Instagram page is a go-to resource. It’s America’s… Read More
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How to stop your dogs from mouthing and nipping

July 19, 2021 By admin

Young pups use their teeth to get a feel for the world around them. With that in mind, nipping and mouthing (the act of putting mouth and teeth over skin with no downforce) are part and parcel of early development. But what do you do when your dog goes over the top? And what are the steps you can take to combat misplaced excitement? Young pups need to play The first thing to recognize is that mouthing and nipping are normal parts of a puppy’s development. Young pups will play together and use their teeth on one another. When one… Read More
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How to cope with the loss of your dog

July 15, 2021 By admin

Bereavement is one of the biggest causes of depression in the world, and the loss of a beloved pet – like a dog – can trigger such an episode. The first thing to bear in mind is that it’s entirely normal to experience feelings of guilt and unhappiness when a pet dies. We are social creatures, and our dogs are a part of that social network. Their death can often feel untimely, shocking and hard to reconcile. But in today’s article, we’re going to explain the steps you can take to reduce the pain, and to learn to cope with… Read More
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Your One Woof Daycare questions answered

July 9, 2021 By admin

If you’ve ever visited our site in the past, you might have noticed a helpful FAQ section, where common questions are answered. We’ve taken a few of the biggest queries and compiled them into today’s story, alongside some bits and pieces you won’t find in our FAQs. In short, everything you need to know about our daycare facility is here. Who runs One Woof Daycare? The facility is run by founder Kristi Sonnee, an experienced groomer, who bought the facility in 2014. What services do you offer? We offer daycare, boarding and grooming services. If you would like to make… Read More
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How many breeds of dog are there? and other questions answered

July 2, 2021 By admin

In this week’s article, we’re going to address common questions dog lovers are posing online. We’ll attempt to answer why dogs are scared of fireworks, the number of breeds recognized in the United States, and whether dogs process thoughts! So strap in, because it should be a fact-filled addition to the blog, and a great read in our weekly newsletter. What age do dogs stop growing? You’re the owner of a new pup and in a matter of weeks, she’s rocketed up in size. Meal portions are growing, energy levels are on the rise, and all you can keep asking… Read More
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What we can learn from Germany’s new dog ruling

June 24, 2021 By admin

As reported by Cesar’s Way, via The Guardian, Germany has introduced a new law that asks owners walk their dogs not once, but twice a day. ‘“The country’s agriculture minister, Julia Klöckner, has said she is introducing the new law based on evidence that many of the nation’s 9.4 million dogs are not getting the exercise or stimuli they need.”’ In today’s article, we’re going to explain why this move makes sense, and what we can learn from the ruling. Dogs are social animals Our four-legged friends crave social interactions with other people and other dogs. Keeping them at… Read More
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Dogs from movies and TV (part three)

June 15, 2021 By admin

Following on the heels – or should that be paws? – of our previous articles in the series (read the first here and the second here) we’re back with more great doggo movies that you and the whole family can enjoy. Air Bud If you’re looking to unwind with a good movie over the weekend, Air Bud is a great choice. It tells the story of the hoop-shooting Buddy, a Golden Retriever who is freed from his vindicative and cruel owner (Norm Snively) and put in the care of the kindly Framm family. Like all good family films,… Read More
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True or false: doggy edition

June 10, 2021 By admin

It’s time for a new blog post and a new story in the newsletter. Today, we’re going to do something a little bit fun: a series of true or false questions dedicated to the animal we know and love. So, without further ado, let’s strap in and get started! #1: Dogs are colorblind A: True. Dogs are red-green colorblind, much likes some people. That said, they also have a fewer number of cones in their cornea, so their entire color-seeing spectrum is more limited. Limited to what you ask? Scientists believe they see the world in blues and yellows. Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Boerboel

May 29, 2021 By admin

An enormous frame belies a gentle soul: the Boerboel is a calm family dog and a watchful protector of the home. Let’s dive into what makes the breed unique, and whether it makes sense for you to own one. We’ve got your questions covered, and a few bullet points to end off with. Where does the Boerboel come from? The word “Boerboel” means “farmer’s dog”. Boerboels were bred by Dutch settlers in South Africa who had homesteads and farms that needed protecting. Boerboels have European blood and are one of the largest mastiffs in the world. It’s not just about… Read More
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