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Why having a pet at your side is helpful during COVID-19

April 2, 2020 By admin

Isolation can be tricky, but as a March 30th study published in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) points out, there are great benefits to having an animal at your side.  However, before we dive into the science, let’s address one very important point: There is no evidence that companion animals spread COVID-19 Experts believe that the ability for a pet to pass COVID-19 on to a human recipient is low-to-non-existent.  While there are reports of two dogs in Hong Kong contracting the virus after close contact with their owners, the dogs never showed any symptoms, nor did they… Read More
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What does your dog breed say about you? (Part Two)

February 3, 2020 By admin

In part two of this fun series (read part one here) we’re going to look at yet more dog breeds and dig in to the characteristics they usually share in common with their owner. In other words – what does your dog breed say about you? Do you own one of the breeds listed below? Do they share your temperament? Let us know in the comments feed. Boston TerrierYou’ve got plenty of spunk, and a bit of a bark to boot. You make a noise and like to be noticed, but in reality, you’re a sensitive soul and… Read More
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What does your dog breed say about you?

January 24, 2020 By admin

Let’s face it: we all think our dogs have a distinct personality and it’s usually a personality that conforms to the larger breed. So with that in mind, what do our dogs say about us? (Note, this is largely tongue-in-cheek and by no means an exhaustive, scientific list. BeaglesWith a nose for the tiniest detail, beagles and their owners are often the inquisitive sort and are not afraid to stir up trouble either! BoxersGot bags of energy? Never able to sit still? You’re likely to be a Boxer lover then. Boxers like nothing more than getting outdoors, meeting… 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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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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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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FAQ part 2: What are the risks of letting your dog sleep in bed with you – and more

October 21, 2019 By admin

Question #1: What are the risks of letting your dog sleep in bed with you? Depending on who you ask, this question will elicit a different response, as it all depends on the size of the dog and the circumstances in question. More often than not, it’s a bad idea if you own an unneutered alpha male. You don’t want the dog claiming the bed as his own territory, and if he begins to see himself as your equal, he may even growl when you try to remove him from his spot. Other, more obvious points include: • The… Read More
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