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The right food for your Dog and what to avoid

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Finding the Right Dog Food: What to Avoid Choosing the right food for your dog can be a daunting task. Many of us have found ourselves overwhelmed standing in the pet food aisle, staring down a long line of bags, boxes, and cans, all promising to provide the very best and complete nutrition for our pets. In an industry that ...

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Top Ten Ways to Stop Fleas from Biting Your Dog

Stop Fleas from Biting Your Dog

Stop Fleas from Biting Your Dog   The Best Time of the Year Ah, the joys of bright days and cooler weather. This is one of the best times of the year for you and your pets to enjoy the outdoors with swimming, hiking, and playing in the park with a flying disc. But early autumn is also the height ...

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Dog separation anxiety

Dog separation anxiety

Separation anxiety in dogs has become a huge problem in today’s busy society. Michele Tydd finds out what the signs are and how you can stop this behaviour in its tracks. Dog whisperer Sandra Mullaly says she keeps a fading picture of her Old English sheepdog, Shandon, as a poignant reminder of how easy it is to kill a dog with misguided ...

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How to Deal with an Overactive, Uncontrollable Dog

How to Get Your Small Dog to Stop Biting and Barking at You

1. Buy a crate of the proper size. This is essential for several reasons. A: dogs are den animals and need a “den” to call their own, and B: just like babies, dogs need to be taught how, where and when it is acceptable to relieve themselves. For details on Crate Training, see the very helpful wikiHow on the subject. ...

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The Best Way to Clip Your Dogs Nails

The Best Way to Clip Your Dog’s Nails

The Best Way to Clip Your Dog’s Nails Being a dog owner means sometimes taking on tasks that might not be that pleasant — for either you or your dog. Nail clipping, in some cases, is one of the tasks. This doesn’t need to be a horrible experience for you and your pooch, says Petplan staff veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Jackson. Assuming your ...

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Active Dogs: The Benefits for Dogs and Their Owners

Active Dogs

Active Dogs Our dogs’ bodies weren’t designed to just lounge around the house to watch hours of a CSI marathon on TV all day Sunday with us. Dogs are natural hunters, herders, chasers and all around go-getters. They need to be active almost as much as they need to breathe. So when we don’t give our pups what their body ...

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TIPS FOR A HYPERACTIVE DOGS

Tips to solving this common dog behavior issue.

HYPERACTIVE DOGS It’s one of the most commonly reported behavioral concerns of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy dog owners. The complaint is that the dog is “hyper” or “too active.” In most cases, the problem is really that the dog owner needs some education, and the dog may need a more suitable daily schedule and exercise plan. ...

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TRAVEL TIPS: A DOG SITTER CHECKLIST

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Dog Sitter Checklist. We wish we could always bring our pets with us when we have to go away, but sometimes that’s just not possible. Hiring a pet sitter to stay at your home and stick to your dog’s regular routine will help make the time you’re away a little less stressful for him (but don’t worry—you’ll still get a ...

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4 REASONS TO GROOM YOUR DOG

REASONS TO GROOM YOUR DOG

​DOG GROOMING & CARE When you’re busy, remembering to groom your dog may be low on your list of priorities. But letting it lapse can cause a flurry of furry problems for you and your pet. Here are reasons it’s important to stay on top of your pet’s grooming routine: Reduces pain: Without regular brushing, dogs get mats in their ...

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Dogs die in hot cars

Dogs die in hot cars

Don’t leave your dog alone in a car. When it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes. Dogs pant to keep cool. In hot stuffy cars dogs can’t cool down – leaving a window open or a sunshield on windscreens won’t keep your car cool enough. If you see a dog in a car ...

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