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How to Know If Your Dog is Obese

We all love to spoil our dogs and we often do it with treats. The problem is, our dogs become overweight and this causes health problems, just like it does for us. How do you actually know if your dog is carrying the right weight? Is it possible that your dog is obese? US statistics show that more than 40% of pet dogs in the country are above their normal weight. In Europe, the figures are very disturbing, about 50% of pet dogs are obese. Surprisingly, only […]

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When Should Your Dog Be On A Dog Leash?

When to have your pet on a leash may sound like a very simple question, however, there are people who think a leash limits their pets’ freedom. I see many people letting their dogs out of the car at parks, daycare’s and their neighbor’s house without putting on a leash. I also see people who believe a leash is used to control their dogs. They take them for walks, but are constantly yanking their pet back or away from different things. So, when should we have our […]

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What you need to know about your Dog’s Health

Like people, dogs need to be healthy to enjoy life. Dogs are our friends, companions and often our guardians, but since they are also totally dependent on us for their well-being, it is our responsibility to look after them properly. One of the most prevalent ‘diseases’ in dogs these days is one that also affects humans. Obesity. A fat dog is an unhealthy dog and is likely to suffer from arthritis and heart failure. Remember, in the wild dogs eat fresh meat that they have killed themselves. […]

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Which Arthritis Treatment for Dogs Works Best?

If you have long suspected that your dog is suffering from joint pain or arthritis, then you are not alone. This is a remarkably common problem, especially among older or overweight dogs, and there are also certain breeds that are much more prone to arthritis, even earlier in their life. They key is to find an arthritis treatment for dogs that works for your dog and will provide him with lifelong, pain-free living. How Can You Tell If Your Dog Has Arthritis? If you remember your dog […]

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Parvovirus in Dogs – Infection Spreading, Symptoms and Treatment

This type of infection is highly contagious and it affects a lot of dogs. This virus causes death. Parvovirus, along with Canine Distemper, is one of the most feared that affects the canine population. It was first spotted out in the 19th century. Now it has spread all over the world and many dogs contract it. It is said that the disease was a mutation from the Feline Panlencopaenia virus – Distemper in cats. Infection spreading: Parvovirus gets transmitted very fast and usually to dogs that were […]

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Introducing Cats to Dogs

Cats and dogs can be great pals, but even if the best you can hope for is mutual toleration, there are some important things to remember. The same system can be used with cats and dogs, but after a week or so of eating at opposite sides of the door, a face to face meeting, with the dog on a lead, in the same room, can take place. Make sure the dog obeys its commands to ‘Sit’, ‘Stay’, etc., and have the two animals at first on […]

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The Importance of Nutrition For the Health of Your Dog

We have learned that quality dog food is important to keep our dogs as healthy as possible. This article describes some of the important nurtients our dogs need. There was a time when no one gave a second thought to whether their dogs nutritional needs were being met. At that time, any old dog food would do. Now however, after study and research, we have learned that a quality food, wet or dry will impact our dogs health. A quality dog food has minimal fillers, added vitamins […]

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