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How to handle exercising, and caring for, a senior dog – 6 tips to keep in mind

January 9, 2020 By admin

Remember that rambunctious puppy of yours that never tired of running around outside? Chances are, as she’s gotten older and entered the final years of her life, her thirst for exercise has dramatically reduced. Not only do older dogs begin to lose energy, their bodies begin to fail them too. Joints ache, bodies get sore, and the morning walk begins to lose its sheen. That said, exercise is still important for seniors – it just needs to be managed correctly. Here are a few pointers to help make sure you do just that – and a few other things… Read More
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New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

January 3, 2020 By admin

2019 has come and gone and with it, a new decade has arrived. It’s the perfect time, then, to take stock of your role as a doggy parent, and to focus on the things you can do better. Because we can all do better – right? Resolution #1: Get more exercise with your dogA daily dose of walking, running and play-time does wonders for your dog’s mind – and it’s great for you too. This year, endeavor to take your dog on a walk every day after work. Being out in the open air will clear your mind and… Read More
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All you need to know about dog boarding – and dog sitters

January 2, 2020 By admin

2020 is here and a new decade is upon us, but in the middle of the Festive swing, work, travel and family commitments can all get in the way of being the best doggy parent possible. Sometimes it’s necessary to leave your dog alone for a period of time. But no matter – in these situations, dog boarding is a great solution. What is dog boarding?Dog boarding facilities are set up to give your dog a comfortable space to live in when their owners need to head away from home. Here at Under One Woof, we’ve been operating dog… Read More
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Microchipping your dog – why it’s a good idea

December 26, 2019 By admin

All countries in the European Union and many countries across the world require dogs to be microchipped. The microchip is a unique identifying code that allows any vet to trace the lost animal to a home. In the United States, the practice is still not mandatory, but in the article to follow, we’ll list several reasons why it’s a good idea – and exactly what it entails. What is a microchip?No bigger than a grain of rice, the chip is implanted in your dog’s neck, and costs less than $100. It’s unobtrusive, and your dog won’t notice it at… Read More
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Dogs vs Cats – how to choose which is right for you

December 17, 2019 By admin

Here at Under One Woof, we love our dogs, whether big or small. But we understand that dogs aren’t right for every owner and that certain people are better suited to the other most popular animal in America – the humble cat. In the not-entirely fact-based article to follow, we’ll unpack the differences between the two, with the goal of helping any first-time owner work out which is best for them. Ready? Let’s get started. (Oh, and one other thing. It goes without saying that we’ve indulged the odd sweeping generalization. Exceptions to the norm do of course exist.) Dogs… Read More
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7 Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make

December 10, 2019 By admin

Getting a dog for the first time is one of the most exciting pursuits in life, but many ownersjump in with both feet, neglecting to look at the bigger picture while they’re at it. Here aresome common mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Getting the wrong breedDogs come in all shapes and sizes and while one breed might thrive in your home, anothermight be an ill fit entirely. Speaking in general terms, larger breeds tend to live shorter livesbut require a great deal more exercise and food. Because of their size, space is also aconsideration. Having a Rottweiler cooped up in… Read More
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How to help dogs in mourning

December 3, 2019 By admin

Just like humans, dogs grieve the loss of loved ones, whether it be a human or canine companion. Dogs are both acutely aware of their loss and capable of feeling a cascade of emotions in response – similar to the emotional range of human experience. So when you’re presented with a sorrowful, mourning dog – one in the depths of depression – just what do you do? Well, the first thing is to identify when a dog is in mourning. A common first sign is sluggishness; are they moving more slowly or spend more time sleeping, with none of the… Read More
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Looking to break up a dog fight? Here’s how!

November 25, 2019 By admin

Picture the scene: you’re walking down the road when you come across two dogs going at one another physically. Heaven forbid, it might even be your own dog caught in the fray. You want to take action – of course you do, but you’re worried about the consequences. You umm and arr and act indecisively. A bad move. Step #1: Resist the urge to shout Behaviorist Cesar Millan cautions against one yelling at the top of your lungs for the dogs to disengage. This will be an ineffective strategy, and it’s only to be used if you’re actually calling… Read More
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Five ways to help your dog live longer

November 18, 2019 By admin

Yes. a dog’s lifespan is partially determined by its genetics. Smaller breeds like Chihuahuas typically live between 15-18 years, whereas German Shepherds live for an average of 10 years. In the case of even larger dogs, such as Great Danes, that number can fall as low as 7. Yet there are a host of lifestyle factors involved as well. In the article to follow, we’ll unpack just a few things you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy for as long as possible. Make regular exercise a part of their routine We say it all the time,… Read More
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Why should I neuter my dog or spay my dog?

November 12, 2019 By admin

Removing an animal’s sexual organs sounds like a big deal, but in reality, it’s part and parcel of dog ownership. Neutering typically refers to the process of removing a male dog’s testicles, while spaying involves the removal of the ovaries in a female. Today, we’re going to list a few reasons why you should make the investment. CostSpaying your dog might cost as little as $30 to as much as $300. Private vets will be more expensive, and you’ll incur extra costs if your dog is on heat or obese. However, the cost pales in comparison to the price… Read More
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