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Why Dog Urine Kills Grass

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into making your lawn picture perfect. Along comes your dog (or the neighbor’s pup) and urinates on the grass, leaving a good-size yellow or brown spot. That hurts. Female dogs contribute more to the problem as they squat in one place. Males lift their leg and tend […]

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Should You Shave Your Pet for Summer?

In the northern hemisphere of our world, it won’t be long before the lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us. We shed our heavy winter coats and clothes and wonder about our pets shedding their winter coats. Of course for our pets, shedding might mean shaving them. Shaving them is something to take seriously […]

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Caring for an Older Dog

There are signs to look for that tell you that your dog is growing older. Your dog’s muzzle begins to gray. They don’t see as well or respond to your call. They are not as active. They may have difficulty negotiating stairs or jumping into the car. Sad reminders our fur pals are aging. But […]

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Start Puppy on a Feeding Routine

Most dogs will eat all day long if we let them. I can’t go into the kitchen without two of my dogs following me with the hope they will get something to eat. They inhale their food and are always looking for more although I know it’s not hunger that drives them. Puppies too will […]

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Living with a Deaf Dog

Living with a deaf dog brings additional challenges. It’s a good idea for all of us to study the needs of a deaf dog. While some dogs are born deaf, old age, injury or illness can bring on deafness. Breeds that have a high propensity for hereditary deafness include the Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, […]

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Exercise Alternatives to a Yard

Not all of us have a nice big back yard where a dog can run off that excess energy. But there are solutions for people with dogs who live in apartment buildings or have no back yard. If your dog is well socialized and you have a dog park in your area, that’s a great […]

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Living with a Lame Pet

If your pet is lame, either temporarily or permanently, you will have to make some changes in its care. Caring for a lame dog Lameness in dogs is very common and can be due to injury or a chronic condition. The first thing to do when you notice this problem is to take your dog […]

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Doggie Treadmills – Are They Good

Ask two people what they think of treadmills for dogs and you’ll get opposing opinions. Of course there’s not much more that’s exciting for a dog than being out in the fresh air unless it’s being there with his/her best friend. The best exercise for a dog is a good, long walk, a romp in […]

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When the New Dog Arrives

The best way to prepare your dog for a new arrival is to socialize early with other dogs. Knowing your dog’s personality – aggressive, anxious, fearful? – will help determine how to handle the arrival of a new dog. If you have a multi-dog household, introduce the new dog one at a time so as […]

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Special Care for Flat-Faced Dogs

Flat-faced or brachycephalic dogs are not only cute, roly-poly and extra huggable, but they also require special care. In case you didn’t know, brachycephalic dogs are those with short snouts including Pugs, Bulldogs, Pekingese, and more. There are a number of health concerns that you should consider when owning a flat-faced dog breed. Issues with […]