Archives for Dog Health

Why Does Dog Grooming Near Me Cost So Much?

Dog Grooming Near Me. That’s what I searched for when I needed to find a dog groomer but I quickly found out that not all ‘dog grooming near me’ met the needs of my dog or myself.   What Needs? Well, to begin with, the location – dog grooming near me – is about my convenience and bears no relationship to: the services I needed for my dog what was offered by the grooming salon, the prices charged, the cleanliness and
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How to Stop a Dog from Digging

So your dog is an excavating machine, and your lawn looks more like a beach than a back yard. We’ll show you how to stop a dog from digging, but first you need to understand exactly what’s affecting your dog.   When it’s More Than a Digging Problem… Dogs dig for many reasons, but problem digging has 5 main causes. The worst of these is when it’s just one part of  broader ‘Crazy Dog Behavior‘ where your dog also barks
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The Best Dog Food Will Help Your Dog Thrive

tbest dog food 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 friend’s advice. Your dog’s preference. Availability. The internet. Your
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Dog Safety Tips for the Holidays (And Every Day!)

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
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The Busy Dog Owners Way to Quickly Selecting the Best Dog Beds

Our research on the 3 Biggest Mistakes people make with Dog Beds revealed the importance of a dog bed’s size, style and machine washability. We were shocked when we researched how most dog beds were made.   Did You Know? Many dog beds contain materials that can actually be hazardous to dogs. Dog beds are often unhygienic – and yet they sit within the family home. Very few dog beds are made of fabric that is suitable for dogs. Zippers used in
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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Selecting a Dog Bed

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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Are You Responsible for a Crazy Dog?

So, you have a crazy dog. Are they really crazy, or is something or someone (probably you) making them act crazy? You’ll change your mind after you read this.   Crazy Dog Basics Before we go too deep down the rabbit hole, what do we mean by ‘crazy’? Can dogs actually be crazy? Sure can! Visit a dog pound and see dogs that have been caged for too long – they’re often depressed. Dogs can carry the mental scars from mistreatment, which can show as
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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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