Archives for Dog Health

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
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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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Mastering The Use of DIY Dog Treats

Are You Giving DIY Dog Treats Too Often? During dog training and puppy training your dog needs to learn when he’s doing well and is on the right track so DIY Dog treats are a great tool for communicating this. Food is a tool. Dog treats are an incentive. Your dog does not need to be rewarded with a dog treat each and every time a command or trick or task is completed correctly. You start with food because it has value
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Little Known Facts About How Much Exercise a Dog Actually Needs

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 in dogs as well as an epidemic
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The Secret (And Surprise!) of How Much Dogs Sleep

How Much Dogs Sleep And Why You Need to Know It is important to know how much dogs sleep as dogs need more sleep than we do. We know what we can be like when we don’t get enough sleep – tired, grumpy, and irritable. Basically we don’t behave in our usual way. Well, a lack of sleep and rest may actually be contributing to your dog’s bad behavior too.  If your dog hasn’t had enough sleep he may lack
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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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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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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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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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