Dog Health

Senior Dog Care

Senior Dog Care

You thought it would never happen: the exuberant puppy who chewed through three couches and took three years to train to heel is finally slowing down! You start seeing changes in your dog around the age of five or six (depending on the breed), and before you know it, you have a canine senior citizen. …

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Groom Your Dog

Why Groom Your Dog

Every dog requires some degree of grooming. For shorthaired breeds, dog grooming is relatively simple: regular nail trimming, ear cleaning, and brushing (of the teeth and the fur or hair), accompanied by an occasional bath. Doublecoated breeds like German shepherds require more frequent brushing, as do drop-coated and curly-coated breeds, like Maltese and poodles, respectively. …

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Where to Get Your Dog

Dog Parasites

There are a variety of internal and external bugs that, at best, make your dog miserable with itching, chewing, and scratching, and at worst, cause serious, even deadly disease. Heartworms Once common only in the southern states, heartworm disease is now common in most states. The heartworm larvae are carried and transmitted by mosquitoes, migrate …

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Why Leadership Matters

Dog Vaccinations

There are a variety of diseases that dogs are commonly vaccinated against, including distemper, parvovius, adenovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, kennel cough (Bordatella), coronavirus, and rabies. Puppy Shots Most puppies will be vaccinated for most or all of the above diseases as a matter of course during their initial three or four visits to …

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Veterinarian Care

Veterinary Care for Dogs

One of the most important people in your dog’s life is her veterinarian. If you start out with a puppy, you’ll get to know your vet pretty well in the first year. And of course, accidents and illnesses — minor and major — can occur despite even the best intentions and efforts. The time to …

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best CBD oil for dogs

CBD Oil for Dogs

Searching for the best CBD Oil for Dogs? We help you make the best decision when looking for CBD oil. We provide honest reviews and links to companies that will best serve your needs for CBD. CBD oil and CBD capsules are great natural supplements to alleviate a variety of ailments and discomfort. So whether …

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Dog Anxiety Help

Dog Anxiety and Fears

Treating simple anxiety isn’t hard. Find something that your dog really likes such as a doggie treat or a squeaky toy. Plan an activity that usually brings about anxious behavior. If your dog is anxious around strangers, have a friend come over who is a stranger to your dog. Ignore any trembling, whining, or hiding. …

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Emergency Pet Care

Pet Emergencies Happen Veterinarians treat thousands of sick and injured pets in emergency clinics every year. Most pet owners don’t expect that it will be their dog or cat that gets sick or injured, but in reality an estimated 90 percent of all pets will face a serious emergency situation at least once in their …

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What is Ehrlichiosis?

Ehrlichiosis is a bacteria transmitted by ticks to dogs.  The bacteria infects and lives in the white blood cells of the host which can be human, pets or wild animals.  It is usually transmitted to dogs by the Brown Dog Tick.  Ehrlichiosis occurs worldwide and can infect any dog, although some breeds, such as the …

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What Should I feed My Dog?

What did you learn from the 2016 pet food contaminations? I was lucky; I did not have to learn what it was like to have my pets poisoned. However, I did learn that I did not know enough about animal nutrition to keep my pets safe. The saga continues with constant events of product contamination …

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