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Calming Your Dog’s Fear of Loud Noises

Some dogs startle easily and become fearful of any loud noises like thunderstorms, fireworks, the vacuum cleaner. They may exhibit this fear by whining, trembling, hiding, panting or pacing. You can try to condition your dog to ignore loud noises using several methods. Purchase a CD of loud noises that include the crack of thunder, […]

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Interesting Info About Dogs’ Paws

Dogs’ paws have developed over time depending on where they come from and their particular jobs. A dog’s paw has 5 parts: The claws or nails which give the dog gripping ability; pads under the toes; the metacarpal pad located past the toe pads; the carpal pad on the front paws in the back of […]

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Caring for Your Pet’s Paws

Your cat’s and dog’s paws should be checked regularly, daily if they spend lots of time outdoors. If your pet limps, that’s a sure sign that something is wrong. Burrs or other foreign bodies can get stuck between toes. Sometimes they are so deeply embedded they are hard to see. These can be gently removed […]

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When euthanasia goes wrong

My 180 pound Alaskan Malamute was taken to Three Trails Animal Hospital on December 10, 2012, where Dr. Rhodes’ opinion was that Grizz had lymphoma. I left with a prescription for prednisone, and no hope. In the early morning hours of December 21, Grizz could no longer walk, so in a few hours myself, roommate, […]

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Mystery Dog of the Amazon Rainforests

Until recently, when a conservation biologist was able to film this short-eared dog inhabiting the Amazon rainforests , it was rarely seen by humans. The dog ranges over Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador and Venezuela, never anyplace near humans. It is sometimes called the short-eared zorro. Interestingly, the short-eared dog is not only more cat-like […]

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Truffle Hunters

Truffles are rare and difficult to locate and are probably the most expensive food in the world. A truffle is a strong smelling fungus, a rare mushroom, the fruiting body of the fungus. They can be found in Asia, Europe, North Africa and North America but the majority of edible truffles are in France and […]

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Controlling Aggression in Dogs

Aggression in dogs has a number of causes. They are mainly fear aggression, dominance aggression, protective aggression and aggression towards other dogs. Punishment should never be used when treating aggression. Anything that causes pain to a dog should not be used. Most times it only makes the situation worse. When your dog exhibits certain aggressive […]

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First Aid Kits for Cats and Dogs

An essential piece of equipment is a First Aid Kit for your cat and dog in case of emergencies. When you can’t get to the vet immediately, having a first Aid Kit and knowing what to do will help deal with problems. Most of these items are in our first aid kits too. rounded end […]

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How to Manage Multiple Dogs

A dog is a wonderful, amazing addition to any household. And they are so great, you may want more than one. But before you make that addition, let’s examine the pros and cons of being owned by multiple dogs. Pros: If one dog is so much fun, another can only double the fun (and work). […]

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Dangerous Dog Treats

Many of us, well-meaning dog lovers though we are, give our dogs chew treats not realizing the risk involved. The ASPCA said that in 2006 the number of physical hazard calls increased 460% to over 3,800 and continues to grow. Included in this group are rawhide chews, cow hooves, pig ears, Greenies, Nylabones, Bully Sticks, […]