Month: June 2017

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While not gravitating to the level of destruction, persistent barking, howling or indoor accidents. I feel stressed when my dog is alone. There are others out there feeling this way as well, I know it. Safety in numbers, pack mentality, groups of like-minded pet guardians. Right? A little bit of Googling
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Why do I need a crate to housetrain? Answer: It’s the easiest way to housetrain. When he’s in his crate, your dog’s bladder and bowels are slowly but surely filling up. Dogs don’t like to soil their sleeping area, so your dog will probably “hold it” until you release him
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Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog owner’s home on Halloween. Calls to the Pet Poison Hotline increase twelve percent during the week of Halloween, making it the center’s busiest time of the year. We all know that chocolate can
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming is an important part of being a dog parent. Grooming doesn’t just make your pup look good, it’s an essential part of keeping them healthy. Overgrown nails, impacted anal glands, and bad teeth can cause pain, discomfort and in some cases, death. Brushing your dog’s teeth prevents all kinds of
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Obesity in dogs is almost as common as obesity in humans. In fact, experts say somewhere between 25 and 40 percent of dogs are obese or likely to become obese. The health consequences of these extra pounds are just as serious, too: overweight dogs put greater stress on their joints, hearts, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
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Trouble deciding to spay or neuter your dog? We separate fact from fiction to help you make an informed decision about this important procedure. MYTH: My dog will get fat and lazy.FACT: The only way your dog will get fat and lazy is if you do not provide enough exercise and feed him too much.
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To smooch, or not to smooch? (Photo Credit: Meleva Steiert) I asked a friend recently if she kisses her dogs. She’s a big-hearted dog lover and regularly rescues and fosters animals in her suburban, Los Angeles home. She told me that she does kiss some of them, but others were not receptive and one in
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It doesn’t have to be hard. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Luckily for humans, dogs and puppies don’t need to pee as often at night, so you don’t need to wake up every hour for a bathroom break. But you will want to follow a modified version of the housetraining routine. Try this plan for getting your
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Need a little motivation? These dogs will inspire you to get up and jump for joy! Is your dog a jumping bean or a couch potato? Catch me! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Action shot! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Get it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) So graceful! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) He’s got it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Little baby! (Photo
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Your child can teach his dog new tricks — with a little help from you. Spending time training a dog deepens the bond between your child and the family dog, and successful training builds confidence. “I’ve seen kids as young as 20 months doing a great job training dogs, with the
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The dog in this video sings achingly and with intense passion — yes, this dog sings. Achingly and with intense passion. Maggie’s brilliant vocals cut through our mundane, regular-Joe lives — filled with stupid things like going to get drive-through coffee and buying cheap patio furniture — like a beautiful, soulful electric cattle prod turned
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Valentine’s Day is more than just the most romantic holiday of the year. From accessories, chocolates, jewelry, flowers, to, yes, undergarments, pets will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences. Be careful with the candy… From those pastel-colored
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Your dog is dirty, and you know he needs a bath. Groomers are expensive, and you don’t want to put out the extra cash. It’s actually easy to bathe your dog at home, as long as you prepare in advance and keep a few basic things in mind. (Picture Credit: Getty Images) Brush your dog
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For many people, jogging and running with their dogs is not only a great way to get some exercise, but it’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with their pets. If you want to get some fresh air while running with your dog, you also have to keep in mind your pet’s own limitations
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Blueprints on The Oldest Dog in the World from Planet Paws on Vimeo. If dogs had a flaw (which they don’t) their one flaw would be that they don’t live as long as we do. Scientists are working at trying to create pills that will help extend the lives of dogs, but they haven’t come
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Tartar and gingivitis are two of the most common problems seen by veterinarians and poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, loss of teeth and, if untreated, could develop into more serious conditions such as bacterial infections of the heart, liver, or kidneys. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats
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