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Choosing a Dog for Your Child
Choosing a Dog for Your... How to choose a dog for your child When choosing a dog for you child you should...
Puppy Vaccines
Puppy Vaccines... Puppy Vaccines When you get a new puppy it is imperative that he receive all his...
Grooming Basics
Grooming Basics... Grooming Basics Grooming is an important responsibility of all dog owners. Implement...
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recent from Behaviour Articles Barking, Barking, Barking
Barking, Barking, Barking
Dog barking is a natural means of communication for your dog. If you want to stop dog barking, you first have to understand why dogs bark. Barks can mean different things, from wanting attention, to protecting the house, to simply just being bored or lonely. There is always a reason your dog will bark, it...
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Grooming Basics
Grooming Basics Grooming is an important responsibility of all dog owners. Implement a grooming routine that includes cleaning, clipping, trimming and brushing while your pooch is still a pup. Step 1. Find an area to groom. Decide if you’ll want to groom your dog on a table or on the floor. For most,...
recent from Puppy Articles Before You Buy a Puppy
Before You Buy a Puppy
Before You Buy a Puppy How much is that doggy in the window, the one with the waggly tail…?” Familiar words to an old tune suggests that many people at one time or another consider having a dog as a pet. They might have fond memories of the old Boxer or Cairn terrier that they grew up with. Maybe...
recent from Health Articles Canine Distemper Symptoms & Prevention
Canine Distemper Symptoms & Prevention
Canine distemper is a highly contagious virus that affects many dogs worldwide. While the most susceptible are young puppies it can affect dogs of all ages, although it tends to be less severe as they grow older. This virus is spread via contact with other infected animals as it cannot survive without a...

Canine Distemper Symptoms & Prevention

Canine Distemper Symptoms & Prevention
Canine distemper is a highly contagious virus that affects many dogs worldwide. While the most susceptible are young puppies it can affect dogs of all ages, although it tends to be less severe as they grow older. This virus is spread via contact with other infected animals as it cannot survive without a host. Canine distemper is often deadly and it is important to make sure...

All About Diabetes in Dogs

All About Diabetes in Dogs
Diabetes in dogs is one of the most common hormonal health conditions. The disease can occurs in dogs at an early age. Your eighteen months old pup is susceptible to this disease. The mean ages at which most dogs develop this disease range between 7 and 10. Female dogs are more prone to this disease. Dogs from all breeds can be affected by this condition but some are more...

Seizures in Dogs

Seizures in Dogs
Seizures in dogs can be a very stressful experience for both the dog and the owner. It is important to just let the seizure run its course and to keep calm during this time. If your dog’s seizure lasts more than five minutes, it is important to call the veterinarian for a series of tests and treatments. There are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with treatment for...

Colitis in Dogs

Colitis in Dogs
Unlike pancreatitis in dogs, colitis is an inflammation of the colon rather than the pancreas organ. The pancreas is an important organ used to metabolize blood sugar and helps with digestion.  ‘Colitis’ simply means an inflammation of the large intestines. It is known that colitis causes about 50% of chronic diarrhea in dogs. Colitis is known to be quite painful for dogs...

Identifying Allergies in Dogs

Identifying Allergies in Dogs
Allergies in dogs have both common and unique symptoms. The most common dog allergy symptom is excessive itching. Since excessive itching is so common, it is important to determine other unique symptoms and diagnose the allergy. If you notice any of these symptoms, it could mean your dog has an allergy. It is important to monitor your dog carefully to see if the symptoms are...

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs
Springtime is right around the corner, and that means that tick season will be in high peak. Ticks can cause a variety of illnesses for your dog, and they can be difficult to find and remove. One of the most dangerous illnesses ticks can carry is called Lyme disease. Lyme disease in dogs is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdoferi. When certain types of ticks bite...

Barking, Barking, Barking

Barking, Barking, Barking
Dog barking is a natural means of communication for your dog. If you want to stop dog barking, you first have to understand why dogs bark. Barks can mean different things, from wanting attention, to protecting the house, to simply just being bored or lonely. There is always a reason your dog will bark, it just might not make sense to you. Once the source of your dog’s...

Parvo in Dogs

Parvo in Dogs
Parvo in dogs is a very serious and highly contagious virus that can last up to 6 months in the household, and may affect your dog for a month and a half to three months. It is a horrible infection that is resistant to most disinfectants (except bleach), survives in freezing temperatures and can also survive in heat. Parvovirus can take up to 14 days to show any symptoms in...

Mange In Dogs

Mange In Dogs
Dog mange is a highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation of mites. Mange can affect wild animals, domestic animals and even humans. There are a number of different types of mange in dogs, and depending on the severity, mange can lead to serious illness and death. Mange is often misdiagnosed for an allergy or other skin condition. It is important to know what to...

Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis In Dogs
What is Dog Arthritis? ‘Arthritis’ simply means inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is when the protective cartilage or synovial fluid in the joints breaks down. There is no cure for arthritis, but you can help to manage it. Some affected areas include the hips, kneecaps, wrists, shoulders, neck and elbows. Some breeds are more susceptible to arthritis than others. Most...

Can My Dog Die From Rat Poison?

Can My Dog Die From Rat Poison?
Dogs eating rat poison is not an uncommon occurrence. Rat poison comes in different forms, and under many different names and brands. Basically, most rat poisons use blood thinners (commonly known as warafin) which will cause slow internal bleeding in the rodent. Some rodenticides work within 24 hours, and some will not affect the rodent until 2 or 3 days later. Rat poisons...