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Exercise Tips for Your Dog Over Summer

As all responsible dog owners know, dog exercise is an integral part of life for a pet parent. Providing your dog with exercise is a year-round effort, of course, but summer is really where it’s at when we’re talking about going outside, seizing the day and engaging in meaningful physical activity.   It’s also important to stay safe though and, while summer provides ample opportunity to get out there and play or exercise with your pooch, the heat itself can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you adapt and give your dog exercise in a way...

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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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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 to Control Dog Shedding

You don’t have to be allergic to despise dog hair even if you are the greatest animal lover on the planet. Depending on the breed, shedding can be an insufferable problem, particularly if your dog is given access to everything from furniture to your car. Luckily, you don’t have to live with it and there are quite a few things you can do to make your life easier and control dog shedding.   How to Stop Dog Shedding   Well, of course, it’s impossible to entirely stop a dog from shedding, but you can certainly stop it from making you...

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What to Keep Your Dog Away from in Your Yard

It is the idyllic sight – a pleasant and tidy yard with the family dog mooching around the place and tending to his canine business. Indeed, family dogs that have access to a yard are often the happiest pooches, but every dog owner would do well to take precautions to ensure that the environment is dog-safe. Some of them may surprise you, but there are quite a few things found in many yards that can pose a serious danger to dogs. We will look into these hazards and give a few tips on how to ensure your pet’s safety in...

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