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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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Six ways to keep your dog allergies in check

April 4, 2019 By admin

If you suffer from pet-related allergies, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans report that they get the sniffles the minute a dog is around. But though it’s widely believed that your dog’s fur is to blame, this is actually false. In reality, allergies are caused by proteins produced in animal skin. These proteins are microscopic (far smaller than dust particles) and they can live in the atmosphere of your house for months at a time. Think of it as a kind of dandruff with a sticky surface that finds a way to endure. All dogs produce the protein that causes… Read More
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Canine flu in focus

February 14, 2019 By admin

The winter months can be a breeding ground for viruses as people – and their pets – spend more time indoors, windows shut, heating appliances ramped up. The lack of sun and vitamin D weakens immunity, and though dogs and humans don’t share the same strains of flu, both are at risk of illness in these months. What is canine influenza? Dog flu, to give its more informal name, originated in horses and birds – depending on the strain in question. The former is known as H3N8, the latter H3N2,… Read More
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Identifying “kennel cough” and what to do about it

January 28, 2019 By admin

Canine infectious tracheobronchitis: it’s a disease that affects almost every dog at least once in their lives. As a dog owner, it’s important you understand what it is, how it’s transmitted, and what to do about it if your dog is infected. What is it? The infection attacks the respiratory system and causes dogs to produce a dry, hacking cough that can produce a retching sound or, in severe cases, vomiting. It’s not to be confused with a high-pitched cough (one often accompanied by your dog licking its lips: typically… Read More
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How to care for a dog suffering from dementia

August 9, 2018 By admin

Dogs don’t only age physically. In fact, many of the biggest ailments they face in their advancing years are all mental. Doggy dementia can cause a host of behavioral changes including separation anxiety and disorientation. From about the age of 11 onwards, the likelihood of your dog suffering from dementia shoots up, and experts estimate that more than half of dogs aged 15 or older are suffering from some form of cognitive decline. The question is, what you can you do about it to make your dog’s life as easy and pleasant… Read More
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