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My Dog’s Breath Stinks; Now What?

Bad breath is a problem that can transcend species, it seems, as even dogs fall victim to the plague of halitosis. It’s not as scary as it sounds though – if you can determine what causes bad breath in dogs, you can likely defeat it. It is, however, not a symptom to be ignored, as bad breath in dogs can be a red flag of a lot of different illnesses or an indication that your dog needs a veterinary visit, especially if bad breath is persistent and hard to get rid of. Read on to find out how to fix...

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Warning Signs Your Dog is in Pain

We all communicate pain in different ways, and this is definitely true across different species. Dog pain symptoms may differ from human pain symptoms, so it’s important that you know the signs so that you can accurately notice and treat the warning signs that may be difficult to spot. Some are pretty obvious, like limping or even a visible, hard to ignore wound. Others seem like they’re coming out of left field. Here, we’ll go over some of the most common dog pain symptoms, so that you can take the best care of your pup: Increased Vocalization If your dog...

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Get Your Puppy to Sleep through the Night

Seeing as you are reading this article, it’s fair to assume that you are a fresh puppy owner who has already had a few restless nights, courtesy of your new furry friend. That will indeed happen with pups, as they aren’t really all that different from babies. The question presents itself: How do you keep your puppy sleeping throughout the night and ensure a good night’s sleep to get you ready to take on the next day? First, you must understand that your new puppy herself is going through a lot of stress, quite likely more than you are. At...

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How Much Water Should Your Dog Really Drink

The question, “How much water should a dog drink?” is difficult to answer. Many factors affect water intake. For this reason, it isn’t possible to give a definitive answer as to exactly how much water a dog should drink. As a general rule of thumb, ½ to 1 fluid ounce of water per pound of bodyweight per day. How much water should a dog drink, will depend on a number of factors including: Age Weight Breed Diet Activity Level Weather Just as you will notice if your dog isn’t eating, it’s also a good idea to also observe changes in...

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Building a Strong Relationship with Your Dog

Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason. They are incredibly loving, loyal animals who just want to be around us to share our lives. That’s why bonding with your dog is easy. If you're reading this because you’re new to dog ownership, congratulations! Perhaps you’ve just got a puppy, or have freed a canine companion from a rescue center. Whatever the reason, building a strong, bonding relationship with your dog is worthwhile and rewarding. What exactly can you do to ensure you are bonding with your dog? Well, there are a number of things. First up, let’s...

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How To Get Mats Out of Dog Fur

A soft silky coat looks so beautiful on a dog. Maintaining such a look, however, requires a lot of care and attention. A dog with matted fur doesn’t look so great, so it's imperative to know how to get mats out of dog fur. Breeds that have non-shedding coats, such as Poodles, Bichons, Shih Tzu’s and Yorkshire Terriers, have the great advantage of not dropping hair all over you and your home. They look beautiful when well groomed, but a dog with matted fur not so much. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also be bad news for...

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How Long is Too Long to Leave Your Dog Alone?

Leaving a dog home alone sometimes has to happen, but how long is too long? Dogs are pack animals. They rely on their human family just like they would rely on a pack of dogs to keep them company, to play, to hunt and to protect each other. People often don’t realize just how stressful it is to leave a dog home alone for long periods of time. One solution to “how long can you leave a dog alone?”, is by having more than one dog. That way you will never be leaving your dog home alone. They can keep each...

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Foods You Should Never Give Your Dog

What can't dogs eat? Of course, knowing what food not to give dogs is just as important as making sure that your pooch has a wholesome, healthy diet. However, this isn’t just about ensuring that your dog avoids unhealthy nutrition and gets the most out of his diet. In fact, it can sometimes be a matter of life and death. As you may or may not know, there are quite a few foods that can be highly poisonous to dogs, which humans can eat without a problem. In this article, we will go over some of the more common foods...

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