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The Problem With, “May I Pet Your Dog?”

It used to be that if folks wanted to pet your dog, they just reached out and did it. Happily, in today’s more well-informed...
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Bloat in Dogs is Deadly

Stomach bloat is something that every dog owner should be aware of. Knowing the early signs of bloating in dogs and the best ways...
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Help! Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Why do dogs eat poop – especially their own? It’s so gross! There’s nothing worse than when your dog eats a fresh piece of...
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When do dogs stop growing?

Although predicting your puppy’s size isn’t an exact science, a puppy-weight calculator could help guess your purebred or mixed breed’s adult weight.
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How to Talk to Your Dog

I’ve always talked to dogs – as I’m sure you do – engaging them with the usual cues, the names of favorite things and people, and a healthy dose of general chatter. But thanks...
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Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

Our dogs are just as fond of ice cream, popsicles, and other frozen treats as we are. But frozen treats, including those sold for pets, can be high in sugar, difficult to digest, expensive,...
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Dog Vomit – How to Identify It and What to Do When Your Dog...

Vomiting is one of the most common reasons that dogs are brought to the vet. That’s probably because there are hundreds of things that make dogs vomit. But that’s for your veterinarian to figure...
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Safe Stick Toys for Dogs

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What To Expect From Your Dog’s Check Up at the Vet

How often your dog should be seen by your veterinarian, and what sort of routine screening diagnostics should be conducted, are highly dependent on your dog’s life stage and general health. That said, well-informed...
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10 Healthy Dog Food Additives to Improve a Dry Food Diet

America’s most popular dog food is kibble or dry food, which, because it is convenient and affordable, accounts for more than 60% of all dog food sales. Unfortunately, dry dog food is far from...
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Tell-Tail Signs: What’s Your Dog’s Tail Language?

Everybody knows that when a dog approaches you wagging her tail it means she’s inviting you to pet her, right? Wrong! We may have all grown up thinking a wagging tail means a happy...

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The Worst Sound a Dog Owner Can Hear

This is the time of year that all dog owners who live in any of the western states, particularly in any part of California,...