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All About Dog Allergies

There are few things that make dogs (and their veterinarians) tear their hair out like skin allergies. Skin conditions are the top cause for...
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How To Properly Pick Up Your Dog

Imagine living in a world where you are surrounded and controlled by creatures who are 10, 20, even 30 times your size. Now imagine...
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Dog Bites: What You Should Do

When he got bitten by a dog who had jumped out of a car in a shopping plaza parking lot, at least family medicine...
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Dog Life Jacket Review

As we ride out the dog days of summer, many of us are enjoying water-based activities with our dogs. Whether at the shore, in the family pool, or on a boat, kayak, or paddleboard,...
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4 Dog Walk Approaches to Add Enjoyment

I recently saw a cartoon of a person walking with her dog by her side in perfect heel position – and clearly not enjoying the experience. The dog’s thought bubble said, “Whose walk is this,...
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Using Food For Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Take a moment to ponder a miracle: We can reach across the great species divide and convince a dog to do something utterly unnatural – like walking slowly at our side, with a weird...
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Dog Recovery Suits Review

I hate putting an Elizabethan collar on my dog – the dreaded cone that renders many dogs confused, depressed, or panicked. Yet, when a dog has a hot spot, wound, or surgical incision site that...
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Intelligent Disobedience

Sometimes, we don’t want a dog to do what we just told the dog to do. Intelligent disobedience, also known as intelligent refusal, is a concept held dear by those who train service dogs,...
How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

It’s a good idea to check your dog carefully for ticks after every outing. You may find loose ticks crawling through your dog’s coat. You may find ticks that are attached - either recently...
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Signs of Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is an organ that sits near your dog’s stomach. It produces digestive enzymes and the hormones that regulate blood sugar. Any time you see “-itis” at the tail end of a word, it...
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Food For Thought: Canine Obesity

Canine obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and it’s clear that one contributing factor has to do with the close relationship we have with our dogs. Dogs play an important role in the lives of many...

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Dogs Can Learn Very Quickly – With The Right Motivation!

Neither one of my dogs has ever been a beggar – haunting the kitchen or dining table, whining or nudging us in hopes of...