Archives for Dog Health

A Dog Bed. Is It Really a Necessity?

The right DIY Dog Bed could influence your dog to stay in his dog bed through the night. image source Your dog’s sleeping patterns can be interrupted for a variety of reasons so you will need to find out why and fix the cause so that your dog gets adequate rest. If your dog’s sleeping problems have developed recently then it could be either a medical or behavior problem that is causing the disturbance. A visit to the vet can eliminate any concerns
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How to Stop Your Dog Licking Their Paws

Can’t work out why your dog keeps licking his paws like crazy? Think about it. Why do some people chew their fingernails? We all want our dogs to have nice healthy paws like the one pictured, not ones that have been licked pink, or worse, chewed on until they are red-raw.   Why Do Dogs Keep Licking Their Paws? The ‘dog licking paws’ problem comes in two varieties: medical and mental. Let’s say your dog is well-adjusted*, totally relaxed, has
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How to Get The Best Dog Food – Nutrition vs Ingredients

Select the best dog food because good health begins with proper nutrition! How do you make the decision of what is the best dog food for your dog? The sheer amount of food choices available leave most dog owners confused and more than a little frustrated. Many dog owners use one or more of these sources in their decision-making. Do you? Dog food marketing ads. Your budget and what you can afford. Internet forums. Your personal beliefs and philosophies. A
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Crazy Dog? Who Do You Think Is The Most At Fault?

So, you have a crazy dog. Are they really crazy, or is something or someone (probably you) making them act crazy? Follow me down the rabbit hole and find out!   Crazy Dog Basics Before we go too deep, what do we mean by ‘crazy’? Can dogs actually be crazy? Sure can! Visit a pound and see dogs that have been caged too long – they’re often depressed. Dogs can carry the mental scars from mistreatment, which can show as being fearful or anxious or worse.
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7 of the Best ‘Old School’ Games for Dogs

Games for dogs and their owners have been around for a long, long time. Play is normal for dogs, just like running and eating and rolling in anything that can make them smell interesting.   There’s a reason these ‘old school’ games have stood the test of time. They work, and they don’t require much equipment, if any. There’s great fun and convenience to be had with High Tech Dog Games and Dog Puzzle Games but let’s revisit some of the original games and
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Dog Stroller: Never Leave Your Dog Behind Again

A Dog Stroller Is More Than A Convenience A Dog Stroller is the latest must-have accessory for dog lovers. And there are some excellent reasons to consider a dog stroller for your dog. A lazy dog (or dog owner) or a dog that misbehaves on a leash are not reasons; they’re simply excuses.   What Is A Dog Stroller? Dog strollers are conceptually similar to a child’s stroller – but a dog stroller is made specifically for a dog’s safety and comfort
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Dog Insurance. The Bottom Line.

The Bottom Line is that Dog Insurance is All About Managing Your Risk Let’s start off by asking the most difficult question when it comes to Dog Insurance. Which of these two do you anticipate will cause you the greatest amount of pain? The risk that you insure your dog and never need to draw on it – what else could you have done with that money? Or, the risk that you don’t insure your dog and an injury or
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Dog Safety Tips for the Holidays

Who is Responsible for Dog Safety During the Holidays? This is the time of year we fill our homes with holiday spirit. We surround ourselves with festive decorations, prepare delicious food and entertain our family and friends. There’s glitter and lights and alcohol and noise and pretty presents so what could possibly go wrong? In all the activities and distractions of the holiday season we may be exposing our dogs to hazards that we haven’t even considered as they are
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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?

More Than She is Currently Getting!   Our dogs rely on us to give them the exercise they need to keep them engaged, fit and healthy. Physically, dogs will become obese if they are not allowed to burn off the calories they take in during the day. This is especially true if they are being given a lot of treats in compensation for lack of attention. Dog behavior experts generally agree that too little exercise is causing unwanted behavioral problems
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