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It’s all about play: how to keep your dog entertained this summer

March 21, 2019 By admin

As anyone in the Midwest will tell you, it’s been a long winter, but the good news is that bright and sunny summer months are on the horizon. With that in mind, now’s the time to start savoring the thought of getting out the house with your furry friend. Here are a few great things to do. A day out at the beach If you’re lucky enough to live near the ocean you owe it to yourself – and your dog – to take a trip to the beach. Dogs love to get stuck in to the sand; they’ll be… Read More
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Correcting the behavior of dogs that compulsively chew

March 14, 2019 By admin

Getting home from a long day at work only to find your hard-earned possessions are now dog eared and in a state beyond repair is far from ideal. And more times than not, you don’t have to go far to find the culprit. A wagging tail and a happy face will be waiting to greet you. Dogs love chewing things, for a variety of reasons, which we’ll explore in greater detail below. Stick around as we unpack this decidedly common but vexing part of life with a furry friend. Why do dogs chew? The most obvious answer is they… Read More
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Dog proof your home in a few easy steps

March 7, 2019 By admin

Whether you’re moving to a new home or bringing a pup into your house for the first time, we’ve compiled a few easy tips to “doggy proof” the different areas of your house, leaving you to happily coexist with your furry friend without needing to tear your hair out in frustration. Read on for our breakdown. The bathroom Bathrooms are places that inquisitive dogs inevitably find themselves exploring. Your first step? Close the toilet lid. Dogs are known to use toilets as their very own water bowl. Toothpaste and toothbrushes should be packed on a high shelf out of reach. Read More
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How long are dogs pregnant for – and other common pregnancy questions answered

February 28, 2019 By admin

Suspect your dog is pregnant? Wondering how long the pregnancy lasts, and how many pups are likely to be born at the end of it all? We’ve got you covered in this pregnancy guide. How do I tell if my dog is pregnant? Unlike humans, getting a read on whether your dog is pregnant or not can be tricky. The signs are not as obvious. Things to look out for include: 1. An increase in hunger levels 2. A change in behavior (often, they become keener on affection) 3. An inability or lack of desire to exercise 4. Vomiting or… Read More
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Caring for elderly dogs

February 21, 2019 By admin

With the strides made in the veterinary industry, dogs are living longer than ever. That’s a good thing in one respect: dogs that are middle aged or older tend to be much more mellow than their younger, friskier counterparts. But it also means you’ve got the responsibility of adjusting how you look after the animal. An older dog requires a different kind of care to a young pup or a prime pedigree. Below, we outline some of the things to be aware of as your dog gets older. How do I know if my… Read More
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Tips for taking your dog traveling – by air

December 5, 2018 By admin

The Fahrenheit is dropping, Christmas is fast approaching, and the urge to get up and explore is an ever-increasing itch. Yes, the holiday season is upon us, and that means families all over America are packing their bags and heading away from home for days or weeks at a time. The question is, how do you take your furry friends with you?  Well, if you’re planning on flying (and why wouldn’t you? America is a big place!) you’re going to need to put some plans in place to get there.     Phone your airline before traveling   While dogs are… Read More
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Doggy nutrition: do’s and dont’s

September 28, 2018 By admin

Just like humans, dogs need a balanced diet and exercise regime to reach their peak; to feel and look their best; to enjoy good energy levels and stable moods. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts for pups and fully-grown dogs alike. So, let’s get started. Don’t: keep your pup on puppy food too long Puppy food is higher in calories than normal adult fare, designed for a growing dog that needs plenty of sustenance! Keep… Read More
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Keeping your dog cool in summer

August 15, 2018 By admin

Summer is here and the Fahrenheit is rising, but while it’s tough on you and me, dogs can really struggle in the heat. Our furry friends don’t have sweat glands the size of ours, for one, and have to make do with heat extraction through their paws. The other way they cool down is by panting a lot, but when they’ve got a hot fur coat to contend with as well, that’s not always enough. Warning signs include excessively red gums, thick saliva and a very high body temperature. Read More
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How to deal with your dog’s hyperactivity

July 26, 2018 By admin

A hyperactive dog can be a real headache. Whether he’s digging holes in the yard and burying your valuables, making a noise or jumping up at you and guests, you’ll want to curb this sort of behavior ASAP. The good news is that, with the right approach, it’s entirely possible to put a lid on it. Tip #1: Ignore it Hyperactivity is often a bargaining tactic. Your dog is saying: “I’ll keep making a ruckus until you acknowledge I’m here and give me some attention.” So do the… Read More
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5 tips every dog owner needs to know

May 17, 2018 By admin

Simple, practical advice. Isn’t that something every dog owner needs? Well, we’ve put together 5 tips to keep in mind when rearing your dog. From being consistent in your training to setting the rules of the house, these are oft-overlooked methods that can pave the way for a happy and harmonious home. Consistency is key Dogs require a lot of time and effort, but the payoff is worth it. Whether it’s the training they require or the exercise they crave, your dog needs a routine as much as you do. See exercise as a chance to stretch both of… Read More
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