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What are the rules on dog ownership in the US? Are certain breeds banned?

September 9, 2022 By admin

Like other countries in the world, breed-specific legislation does exist in the US. It can be a thorny, complicated issue to navigate, one that raises more questions than it answers. With luck, this article serves as a helpful first step on that road. In the piece to follow, we’ll pinpoint the states that have BSL in place, the states that have outlawed BSL, and the states where BSL is supposedly prohibited – but certain cases are upheld. We’ll also highlight the types of breeds that are often singled out. If you’re in an area of the US where BSL reins,… Read More
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The best games for animal lovers

August 17, 2022 By admin

Did you hear? There’s a new game out that’s centered squarely on the travails of a cat. It’s called Stray, and it’s absolutely brilliant. Now we know that many of our beloved clients have never played a game in their life, and have no interest in picking up the hobby. But if you happen to be the exception, or you have a child who loves video games, here are a few brilliant options for animal lovers. The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs Almost everyone has heard of The Sims. First released in the year 2000 by Will Wright and Maxis,… Read More
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Worst dog breeds for inexperienced owners

August 4, 2022 By admin

In the article to follow, we’ll examine the five breeds that should be strictly handled by experienced owners. In other words, if you’re dipping your foot into the doggy world for the first (or even second) time, you might want to steer clear. No dog is bad, per se, but some are trickier to handle than others. Rottweiler While they can be dependable companions in the right hands, Rotties run wild under weak leadership. Many families have learned this lesson the hard way, unable to discipline or quieten the excitable Rottie, who takes on the reins if no one is… Read More
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Great non-fiction books for dog lovers

July 28, 2022 By admin

Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park (2014) Matthew Gilbert Boston Globe critic Matthew Gilbert presents an amusing chronicle of his first year owning a dog: the adorable Lab named Toby. Gilbert talks about his fear of the social norms governing dog ownership, and the transformation he undergoes as he becomes accustomed to the new furry friend in his life. There are amusing anecdotes throughout, but most of all, the book underlines the bonds we form with the animal(s) in our life. Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962) John Steinbeck Steinbeck is a literary titan who… Read More
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Which dogs don’t shed?

July 19, 2022 By admin

Suffer from allergies? Want to minimize the amount of vacuuming you do around the house? The dogs in this list aren’t in the habit of shedding fur, which makes them the ideal hypoallergenic choice for the home. Afghan Hound They might have long, silky coats, but the Afghan Hound doesn’t actually shed any fur. That said, it does need to be bathed and combed every week, lest that silky coat goes tough. If you don’t mind the upkeep, you’ll find an Afghan Hound is very kind to your allergies. American Hairless Terrier As the name suggests, this dog is perfect… Read More
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What dog breeds are best suited for cats?

July 15, 2022 By admin

In popular culture, cats and dogs have an uneasy alliance. Felines typically enjoy their own space, avoid rowdiness, and prefer quiet over the noise. By comparison, dogs are typically much more high-energy, playful, and combustible. What’s more, certain dog types, like the hound, are bred to chase game, and a running cat can spark an instinctive response to set off in pursuit. That’s not a great combination when you’re trying to get the two animals to coexist peacefully under the same roof. The good news is that there are dogs that can share the same space as a cat. The… Read More
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Why does my dog stare at me – and other popular questions answered

July 7, 2022 By admin

Thanks to a resource like Google, we can take a look at the burning questions dog owners are asking every day. In today’s edition of the Under One Woof newsletter and blog, we do just that, with five of the most popular questions posed to the search engine giant covered here.  Whether you’ve ever wondered why your dog stares at you, or the sheer number of doggos in existence around the globe, we’ve got the answers to the Internet’s most popular questions.  How many dogs are in the world?  If there are 7 billion people in the world, give or… Read More
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Big, happy dogs you’ll love to own

June 28, 2022 By admin

One of the most popular articles on Under One Woof examines happy dog breeds. It gets lots of traffic, and we can see that people are interested in similar stories around the topic.  With that in mind, we’ve crafted a companion article that specifically focuses on big, happy breeds. These are the lovable goofballs that flop down on the couch with a sigh and wolf down enough food for an army.  In the end, we all want a pet that’s easy to get along with and brings joy to our lives.  St Bernard He’s got a somewhat sorrowful face,… Read More
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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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