Category: Dog Care

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How Your Dog Cools Himself Down

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The human body cools itself down during hot weather or vigorous exercise using one method: sweating. As the sweat on your skin evaporates, it cools you down. But your dog, of course, is covered in fur. So how do our canine companions’ bodies cool themselves in the summer months? Panting Panting is your dog’s primary … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

You Can Catch These Diseases From Your Dog

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As you know, your dog is susceptible to various diseases and infections. Have you ever wondered whether or not you could potentially catch any of those illnesses from your pooch? It’s a scary thought. And it’s true—it is possible for dogs to transmit certain illnesses to humans. The diseases in question are known as zoonotic … Read More »

Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A … Read More »

Poison Ivy and Pets

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For humans, one of the bad parts about spending time outside during warm weather is the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Did you know that these plants can also affect our pets? It’s not extremely common for pets to develop a reaction to poison ivy, but it’s entirely possible. … Read More »

How to Introduce Two Dogs

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At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes … Read More »

The Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

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You’ve definitely heard of antioxidants before. They’re found in many human foods and offer us many health benefits. The question is, do antioxidants offer those same benefits for our canine companions? The answer is yes—antioxidants are important for keeping your pup happy and healthy throughout their life. Let’s take a look at some of the … Read More »

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Signs of Dental Issues in Dogs

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Have you ever had dental issues? Unless you’ve been extremely lucky in this department, you’ve probably dealt with at least a few toothaches. These issues are extremely painful, and can also be dangerous. Dental problems are also a serious issue with our canine pals. However, Fido can’t tell you his teeth hurt, so it’s important … Read More »

Caring For Your Dog’s Teeth

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Did you know that 80 percent of dogs over aged three have dental disease? This is a very serious issue for Man’s Best Friend! Dental problems are just as painful and problematic for dogs as they are for people. Doggy dental woes can really affect your pet’s health and well-being, not to mention his overall … Read More »

Household Hazards For Pets

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One of the many things we love about our four-legged companions is the fact that they are so playful and curious. However, that mischievous streak Fluffy and Fido share can get them into serious trouble. You may be surprised at how many common household items are dangerous to our furry friends! Read on as a … Read More »

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