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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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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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Common Mistakes that Make Dogs Hate Baths

Whether it’s your puppy’s first or weekly dog bath, you may have encountered a problem that bothers many pet parents – an unruly canine that hates baths. But why do dogs hate baths? The best way to avoid this issue, apart from knowing how to give a dog a bath properly, is to start early and get a puppy used to it as soon as possible. Early training and prevention form the most effective approach when it comes to raising a well-mannered dog, but even so, there are a few mistakes that many dog owners make during baths, which we...

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