Archives for Dog Health

How to Build a DIY Dog House (Kennel) The Right Way

Is your dog whining at the back door, wet and cold or hot and panting? If your dog has graduated from a dog crate and crate training, it could be time he had a proper kennel. Dogs have a natural tendency to den, so your dog deserves a well-made and perfectly suited dog house.   First, a word about planning. Success in any project is 9 times out of 10 directly due to the quality and the detail of the planning, so
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Do’s And Don’ts of DIY Dog Toys

  Dogs love to play, and what they play with matters. In this article about Toys and DIY Dog Toys, we’ll explain the important Do’s and Don’ts. And we’ll talk about chewing. We’ll also show you how to make something your dog will love to get their teeth into. First let’s start with the Don’ts, because the wrong toy can really hurt your dog.   Don’t Have a Choking Hazard For a Toy You need to be on the watch
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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.   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 that
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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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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

  A Dog Stroller is more than a convenience or the latest must-have accessory for dog lovers. 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 needs. You wouldn’t
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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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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 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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