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Top tips for dog walks this winter

December 28, 2018 By admin

Festive Season walks are part of being a dog owner and there’s nothing better than getting out in the neighborhood when the holidays are in full flow, but if you live in the colder regions of the U.S. you’ll have adverse weather to contend with.   With their coats and their natural thermostat, dogs are well suited to colder temperatures and can withstand some pretty chilly conditions, but there are few things you should keep in mind, and dogs are not infallible to the cold. Some breeds are better suited than others, and it’s not only… Read More
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How to ensure your dog has a happy holiday season

December 18, 2018 By admin

Whether you’re packing to go off for the holiday season and taking your dog with you, or staying at home this Christmas, it’s important to keep your doggy’s needs in mind. The Festive Season can be disrupting to your dog’s sense of balance and calm. Their daily routine is disrupted; their next walk seems to never be materializing; their home is suddenly full of people they don’t know. So, what do you do? What are some of the key ways to make sure your… Read More
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Five fun games for a healthier and happier dog

December 10, 2018 By admin

It’s the Festive Season, the time of the year when we look to relax and unwind and enjoy well-deserved downtime, and if we’re lucky enough to have time off from work, we get to spend it with loved ones, and with our furry friends to boot.   The good news is that playing with a dog doesn’t require buying expensive toys. There are plenty of ways to do it for virtually no money at all, and we’ve unpacked five ideas for you below.   Find the kibble   Dogs love… Read More
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Tips for taking your dog traveling – by air

December 5, 2018 By admin

The Fahrenheit is dropping, Christmas is fast approaching, and the urge to get up and explore is an ever-increasing itch. Yes, the holiday season is upon us, and that means families all over America are packing their bags and heading away from home for days or weeks at a time. The question is, how do you take your furry friends with you?  Well, if you’re planning on flying (and why wouldn’t you? America is a big place!) you’re going to need to put some plans in place to get there.     Phone your airline before traveling   While dogs are… Read More
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Helping your puppy overcome typical behavioral problems

November 26, 2018 By admin

Learned behaviors early in life can last a lifetime. The early months of a dog’s development are crucial. They can be the difference between a happy and loving member of the household, and a tyrant that scares off anyone who tries to enter. Should your pup have a taste for the theatrical, your job is to put a stop to this behavior; to make clear that it won’t be tolerated. Here are three common problems that need dealing with.   Excessive barking   Barking is a natural communication tool and you don’t want to… Read More
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How to get your puppy’s diet right

November 15, 2018 By admin

Young dogs grow fast and this formative time in their life is incredibly important to their health in later years. It goes without saying that you want to be careful with any growing animal, but puppies and nutrition are a big one, and there are plenty of mistakes people make that, with any luck, you can avoid by reading the article below.   How often should you feed your dog?   When your dog is young, it’s growing fast.   Four meals a day should be… Read More
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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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