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How long are dogs pregnant, and other questions answered

November 24, 2020 By admin

This week we scoured the internet to discover the questions people in America – and abroad – are asking most often. From poop to pregnancy and even peanuts, we’ve got your burning queries covered. Are dogs color blind? Technically, no. Dogs can see colors, just not as many as us. Researchers believe dogs can see the color red, for instance, though they perceive it more as a ruddy brown. Green, yellow and orange are harder to distinguish, and appear “yellowish”. Meanwhile, bodies of water, such as the ocean, look gray, while purple is actually blue to a dog. In short,… Read More
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Steps to alleviate the pain of losing a dog (or any pet)

November 13, 2020 By admin

For people who have never owned an animal of significance, it can seem silly to mourn the loss of a pet, but the death of a beloved animal stings and can cause grief long after the event itself. In the article to follow, we’re going to pinpoint some steps you can take to heal those wounds, though the reality is that everyone has their own way of getting over a traumatic experience. Ultimately, this should serve as a guide, rather than a catch-all method towards acceptance. Firstly, grief takes time Pets are a part of the family and grieving them… Read More
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How to help your puppy get a better night’s sleep

October 29, 2020 By admin

Sleep: it’s a restorative force that all animals rely on and dogs are no exception. While cats have a reputation for sleeping most of the day, dogs sleep nearly as much, needing between 12 to 14 hours as an adult and as much as 20 as a puppy. The problem with puppies is that they tend to be excitable and anxious, in part because they’re not yet used to your home. As they get older, they often find it easier to sleep, but the early going can be difficult – and that makes your life harder too. Here are some… Read More
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6 amazing dog facts that will blow your mind

October 22, 2020 By admin

Dogs are one of the most diverse species around We often say that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and this is true. In fact, the skull alone varies massively from one breed to the next, and if you compare a Golden Retriever to a German Shepherd, the difference alone is a big as the difference between a cat’s skull and a bear’s. A dog’s tail is often a window into their emotions You might notice your dog’s tail isn’t always in the same position. Knowing what to look out for could help you identify the emotional state they’re… Read More
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Top hacks for making dog ownership easier than ever

September 21, 2020 By admin

Every experienced dog owner has been a novice at some point in their lives, with a dog they don’t quite understand, and a set of rules they shakily stick to without a real understanding of why. In reality, dog ownership can be easy, so long as we don’t make a classic mistake: assigning human characteristics to the new animal in our lives. Why? Well, a dog responds to a very different set of tools. Here are the things you’ll want to know if you’re taking on the responsibility of dog ownership for the first time. With luck, it’ll save you… Read More
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How to keep your dog active during the winter months

September 16, 2020 By admin

Snowed in? Torrential rains in play? Sub-zero temperatures at work? There comes a time every winter where the weather simply forbids heading outside. That begs the question: what do we do with our canine friends who need plenty of exercise – and stimulation – to keep their spirits high? In the article to follow, we’re going to unpack a few things you can do inside. Because while dogs are generally less active in winter due to the darker days and earlier nights, they still need to get their steps in. Idea 1: Indoor games Indoor games are always a great… Read More
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How to prevent your dog from getting overexcited

September 8, 2020 By admin

We tend to think that a dog that’s jumping up and down and barking madly is happy. In fact, the opposite is true. Serenity and calm are signs that your dog is content, while excitement can often spell impending aggression. The first step to curbing excitement is recognizing that it’s a problem. The second stage is doing something about it. Here are our tips for discouraging excitable, potentially aggressive behavior. Don’t encourage your dog If we equate excitement with happiness, we’re very likely to pat a dog that’s excitedly jumping to and fro, thereby reinforcing the behavior. What we want… Read More
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Is my pup being aggressive, or simply playing?

August 22, 2020 By admin

In today’s article we’re going to examine whether your dog is being aggressive or simply engaging in play, with a particular focus on puppies, a group who are often guilty of going too hard. In focus: the rough-and-tumble between a puppy and a dog of its own age (or an adult), as well as a particular feature of young pups: nipping. What does a nip mean? Nips, or little bites, are common behaviors from young dogs. This isn’t a sign of aggression at all, but rather a sign that the dog needs to cool off a bit. What you should… Read More
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How to ensure your dog doesn’t escape your yard

August 18, 2020 By admin

Dogs will look to leave the confines of your yard for all sorts of reasons. For one thing, dogs left on their own for long periods of the day will try to force a social interaction with someone by getting out into the open world. For another, they might be bored; dogs left to idly look after themselves for hours on end will try to force stimulation. Another reason is innately feral: unneutered males might catch the scent of a female on heat and try to get to her. With these reasons in mind, here are a few steps to… Read More
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How to enjoy a hike with your dog: our tips

July 26, 2020 By admin

We’re living in strange times, but even with social distancing measures in place, there are lots of ways to enjoy a spectacular day out in the summer sunshine. Hiking is a particular favorite, and one that’s well suited to dogs as well. A trip together will not only burn excess energy (for the both of you), it’ll be an opportunity to bond as well. Before you set out, heed a few of our tips for a successful outing. Make sure your dog is up to the task When it comes to tackling tough terrain, the breed matters. A long-legged Labrador… Read More
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