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How to keep a dog cool in summer

June 22, 2022 By admin

As the Fahrenheit increases, it’s important to keep our dogs’ needs in mind. Unlike humans, our furry friends can’t sweat, and so dispelling heat from beneath those coats is difficult. In the article to follow, we’ll pinpoint five essentials to keep in mind when the weather turns later this year. Make water a priority, and chilled snacks too During the hot summer months, always make sure your dog has access to chilled water in a bowl. Keep the bowl in a shady spot, but when it inevitably warms up, refill it with chilled water from the fridge. Your dog will… Read More
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Knowing how much food to feed a puppy

June 16, 2022 By admin

Dog ownership is a big responsibility, and that’s never more apparent than when the animal is young. In today’s article, we’re going to investigate young pups’ eating habits and the different stages they go through. We’ll explain why breed size matters, foods you should avoid – and more. Pay attention to the first 6 to 8 weeks When your pup is very young, she’ll ideally be subsisting off her mother’s milk, which is full of immunity-boosting antibodies. If the mother is not in the picture, look for a good-quality milk replacer from a pet store. Alternatively, speak to your veterinarian… Read More
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Dogs in focus: The German Shepherd

June 9, 2022 By admin

The loyal, hard-working, all-purpose German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. They are as at home with the family and kids as they are in a professional high-risk environment. Truly, German Shepherds are versatile performers who embody the saying, “Man’s best friend”. To follow, we answer the most popular breed-specific questions doing the rounds on Google. What is the difference between a German Shepherd and an Alsatian? Want to know a secret? There is no difference. They’re both the same breed, only the names originate from different European countries. Alsatian is from the French… Read More
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Dogs in Focus: the Whippet

June 2, 2022 By admin

Following on from our last profile — which gave you everything you need to know about the Greyhound — today’s dog is similarly fast across the ground. Yes, the Whippet and the Greyhound share several similarities, and while the latter is better-known and more marketable, the former has a series of endearing traits that make it a wonderful addition to the home.  Here’s everything you need to know about the aptly-named Whippet.  Whippets have a need for speed Like Greyhounds, Whippets move rapidly across the ground, and are capable of reaching speeds of 35 mph. That’s the cruising speed… Read More
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3 steps for socializing your puppy the right way

May 27, 2022 By admin

Dogs are social animals, but that doesn’t mean to say that socialization comes naturally to them. Often, when you become the owner of a puppy that grew up in trying conditions, you’re on the backfoot from the off; other times, you take possession of a purebred who has her own particular quirks. Dogs that are not properly socialized often fear humans – especially those that are not their owner. This makes it incredibly difficult to do anything with them. With that in mind, it’s very important to train your dog to tolerate – and enjoy – the company of other… Read More
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5 of the neediest dog breeds around

May 19, 2022 By admin

Dogs are often said to be needier than cats, but that doesn’t the full story. Different breeds have different temperaments, and there are some dogs that are altogether aloof. But in today’s article, we’re going to look at the opposite end of the spectrum – those canines that like nothing more than to be doted on, talked to and played with. All these dogs have something in common: they’re big-hearted, sociable and wonderful around the family. But don’t leave them alone too long, or they’ll come crying for a bit of love and care. Viszla Viszlas originated in Hungary and… Read More
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Do different breeds have different personalities? And if so, what are they?

May 12, 2022 By admin

One of the most fascinating parts of pet ownership is discovering your animal’s personality. Here is a creature with character traits all its own: its own likes, dislikes and quirks. And while every dog is a little bit different, personality traits do seem to run in breeds. Happy breeds Two of America’s favorites, the Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever, top the list of happy breeds. Little wonder they’re hugely popular throughout the width and breadth of the country. Why are these breeds such good-natured companions? It seems to be both nature and nurture: dogs started to diverge from wolves and… Read More
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Why is it important to know your dog’s breed?

May 5, 2022 By admin

There are over 200 breeds in existence in the doggy kingdom, and these breeds come in all different shapes and sizes. You get big dogs like Great Danes, medium-sized dogs like the Bearded Collie, small dogs like the French Bulldog and even miniatures. What makes every breed interesting is that they have individual markers they call their own – physical and personality traits that run throughout the breed. So what do you do if you have a mixed breed dog? Say, a Labrador crossed with a cocker spaniel? Do you make this deduction based on appearance alone? That doesn’t need… Read More
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Examining how our dogs think

April 28, 2022 By admin

It’s true that dogs and cats have human characteristics, including a personality they call their own. But there are many classic situations where our interpretation of events is flat-out wrong, all because we think our animal thinks just like us. Let’s examine some of those scenarios. When we shout, we seem really scary Wrong! Let’s picture the scene: Fido is a Scottish Terrier running amok in the home. You stand over him and start raising your voice. In your mind, you’re telling him to get his act together and stop making a mess. But to Fido, the loud voice is… Read More
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Best apps for dog owners

April 21, 2022 By admin

Thanks to the advent of phones, and the emergence of digital tech, we’ve now got the luxury of enjoying an app in the palm of our hand. For dog owners, that’s a very real boon, as there are loads of great resources that are free to own and easy to use. We’ve pinpointed five great apps we think you’ll enjoy using, and most of all, benefit from. BringFido Ever wondered whether a restaurant or hotel is dog-friendly? With BringFido, those questions are answered. Available on desktop at www.bringfido.com, as well as via the Android and iOS stores, BringFido provides… Read More
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