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How to safely exercise with your dog

January 20, 2020 By admin

Exercise in the fresh air benefits us all. And of the best ways to spend your time outside? With your dog at your side. What sort of exercise can you do? Well, running, biking, hiking and even rollerblading are all viable options (no, we’re not talking about the traditional walk in this article). But it’s important to have a few safety measures in place. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the tips you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure everything goes smoothly. Avoid exercise with your dog when it’s raining – or too hotSlippery conditions could… Read More
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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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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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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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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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Three things you should know as a first-time dog owner

September 6, 2019 By admin

So you want to get a dog for the first time. Congrats! Owning your own pup is one of the best feelings you can have, but it’s also a big responsibility, and not something that you should undertake without due care and research. Here are three things to keep in mind: Start-up costs are larger than you might think Every dog owner needs to buy a leash for their animal, a collar, food bowls and the food itself. But there’s more to think about than just those essentials. Have you considered the cost of bedding, travel, at-home crates,… Read More
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What do humans do that dogs dislike?

August 29, 2019 By admin

Humans and dogs might be best friends, but that doesn’t mean we always get the relationship quite right. In fact, there are a number of behaviors we exhibit that actually cause our canine friends distress. Guilty of some of these? Don’t worry – many people are, and it’s a simple case of being more mindful in future. Patting a dog’s headWe’ve all done it – a simple head pat feels like just the right thing to do when your dog has behaved well. It’s a way of showing affection, right? But many dog behaviorists consider it bad form. Read More
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