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Why Your Dog Licks You – And How to Stop It

Licking is a natural behavior for dogs. The puppies of wild canids (or feral or street dogs) lick their parents’ mouths, which prompt the...
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How to Find Relief for Arthritis in Dogs

Just like the humans they live with, dogs often develop arthritis as they age. The most common form is osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint...
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How To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

You would think by now I’d have learned my lesson and stopped telling people that their dogs are overweight. After all, I nearly lost...
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Why Is My Dog Pooping in the House?

Nobody likes rounding the corner in the house and discovering a pile of poo. While it’s one thing to find the occasional “gift” from a puppy or newly adopted dog, we’re generally less thrilled...
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How to Stop Your Dog From Jumping on People

Dogs naturally like to jump up. It’s one of the ways they explore the world around them, including the humans they meet. Unfortunately for our dogs, most people don’t like dogs to jump on them....
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All About UTIs in Dogs

Urinary tract infections in dogs are very common, especially in females. Early treatment will prevent serious illness, so learn to recognize the dog UTI symptoms and which dogs are at greatest risk.
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Wrong Dog, Right Home

Last month, I mentioned that I recently helped an 84-year-old friend with the 10-month-old Border Collie whom she had recently adopted from our local shelter. I wanted to take the opportunity to say a...
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5 Things I Would Never Do With My Dogs

There is a trend on TikTok right now where various experts are sharing “things they would never do” after some years of experience in a certain field. The “things” are all activities that would...
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Unhealthy Gums? It Could Be Canine Gum Disease

We often pay attention to our dog’s teeth, but the gums supporting those teeth are just as important. Unfortunately, they’re frequently ignored. As a result, gum disease is epidemic in dogs. Recent studies show...
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For Better Dog-Behavior Training: Pretend Your Dog Is a Tiger

Owners often turn to dog trainers when they’re feeling exasperated. They report that their dog has the following behavior and training issues: Has no idea how to walk on a leash! Chews their shoes! ...
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Are Eggs Good for Dogs?

Dogs have been stealing eggs for thousands of years, and for good reason. Eggs from chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, quail, and other birds are safe, nutrition-boosting additions to any dog’s diet. They can be...

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Monkeypox and your dog

A single reported case of transmission of monkeypox from a human to a dog has prompted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...