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What’s the Best Canned Dog Food?

Canned food isn’t as popular as kibble, but there are lots of good reasons to feed wet food to your dog: Canned dog food...
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Five Steps to Stop Puppy Biting

Fact: Puppies have a developmental need to bite. Here’s a plan for directing and fulfilling that need – with your skin intact!

(Home-Prepared Raw Dog Food Diets #1) Home-Prepared Diets for Dogs, Part Two: Raw Diets

There are three basic rules to feeding a homemade diet: variety, balance over time, and calcium. The best source of calcium is Raw Meaty Bones. Raw Meaty Bones should make up 30 to 50 percent (one third to one half) of the total diet, or possibly a little more if the parts you feed have a great deal more meat than bone (e.g., whole chickens or rabbits).

(Home-Prepared Raw Dog Food Diets #2) The Benefits to a Raw Diet

Preparing your dog’s meals yourself is not as easy as simply opening a can or pouring kibble out of a bag. However, once you’ve done the initial work of devising the diet and finding sources for the products you will feed, it isn’t terribly time-consuming. The actual preparation is fairly simple; the hardest part is buying products in bulk and then splitting them up into meal-sized portions for feeding. But the rewards can make it all worthwhile.

(Feeding a Home-Prepared Raw Dog Food Diet #3) – Organs are an Important Part...

Organs are an important part of a raw diet. Liver and kidney in particular are nutrient-dense and provide a great deal of nutritional value. These foods should make up about 5 percent of the total diet. Note that they may cause loose stools if too much is fed at one time. It’s better to feed smaller amounts daily or every other day than to feed larger amounts once or twice a week.
Teething is a trying time for both puppies and their owners. Puppy teething toys can help.

How to Choose the Best Puppy Teething Toys

These days, there are an overwhelming number of puppy teething toys to choose from. When selecting toys, safety considerations like size and durability should always come first.
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Injured Dog Paw Pads and Wounds

A sore dog paw may just need TLC to aid healing, but a pad that is rubbed raw, ripped, bleeding, or infected may require veterinary help.

Tribute to our Fallen Leader

I first spotted Otto in a jail-mugshot-type photo on my shelter’s website in June 2008. My husband had just agreed that we were ready...
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How to Stop Your Dog From Chewing Furniture

Chewing on wood furniture is not uncommon for puppies. Even a few adult dogs will sometimes chew non-edible items, like wood furniture. The reasons...
Dogs can eat cabbage, and it has some health benefits.

Can Dogs Eat Cabbage?

Yes, and cabbage is good for dogs, mostly.
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Diabetes in Dogs

Learn the symptoms of diabetes mellitus (including increased water consumption, urinary incontinence, and UTIs) so you can quickly seek a diagnosis and treatment if you see them in your dog.
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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...