Dog Health
Shay Atik

Pancreatitis in Dogs

It is best to be safe and contact the veterinarian than to wait for a long period of time for the symptoms to disappear on their own. An observant pet parent is the first step to treatment and healing of pancreatitis in dogs.

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Lyme Disease in Dogs
Dog Health
Shay Atik

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease in dogs is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacteria also known as spirochete. The bacteria is transmitted by hard-shelled, slow-feeding deer ticks. The infection occurs after the tick has been attached to your dog for about 18 hours.

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10 Best Indoor Dog Breeds
Dog Breeds
Shay Atik

10 Best Indoor Dog Breeds

Some small dogs will be quiet and polite indoors and some shedders could make the best companions. Just be sure and consider all the angles before making your final decision on the best indoor dog breed for you and your family.

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The Important Jobs of Service Dogs
Dog Behavior and Training
Shay Atik

The Important Jobs of Service Dogs

The important jobs of service dogs involve providing assistance to those who have seizures, mental illness, hearing impairments, visual difficulties, autism, diabetes, emotional problems and other disabilities.

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Blood in the Feces or Vomit
Dog Health
Shay Atik

Blood in the Feces or Vomit

Anytime you see blood in the feces or vomit, it may make you worry about your pup. This is because it can indicate something serious. If you notice this with your dog, it is time to call on your veterinarian.

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Taurine for Dogs
Dog Health
Shellie Alyssa

Taurine for Dogs

Taurin for dogs can go undetected due to lack of symptoms. Dog owners should keep an eye on their dog’s health and immediately report any changes or unusual symptoms to the veterinarian immediately.

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Bones for Dogs
Dog Food Guides and Reviews
Shay Atik

Bones for Dogs

Bones for dogs caters to your dog’s natural urge to chew. Remember to provide the right type of bone for your dog and also to take preventative measures.

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Dog Behavior and Training
Rinat Shenkar

Teaching Your Dog to Accept Contact

Dogs nees to accept contact to administer first aid or medication, enable a vet to check your dog over safely, to build your dog’s trust, or to childproof a dog

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Laser Declawing - Pros, Cons and FAQ
Cat Health
Misty Weldon

Laser Declawing: Pros, Cons and FAQ

When it comes to getting your cat declawed, there are a lot of different options out there. There are just as many strong opinions to consider as well. Here’s the low down on laser declawing.

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A Guide for Pregnancy in Dogs
Dog Health
Shellie Alyssa

Puppies Having Puppies: A Guide for Pregnancy in Dogs

Many dog owners who are interested in breeding their dog are particularly interested in the answer to the popular question “how long are dogs pregnant?” Dogs are pregnant for three trimesters which last about 21 days each, totaling 63 days.

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How to Know if Your Dog Walker Actually Walked Your Dog
Dog Parents
Shay Atik

How to Know if Your Dog Walker Actually Walked Your Dog?

Scary as it may sound, some dog owners are shocked to discover that their trusted dog walker has not been doing his job! Would you believe that there are cases where dog walkers say they’ve walked a dog but have not actually done so? Sadly, this happens more often than you would think and is in fact a fairly common problem facing dog owners.

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Dog Park Etiquette
Dog Parents
Shellie Alyssa

Play Nice: Dog Park Etiquette

Dogs aren’t the only ones that get to benefit from going to the dog park. Pet parents can enjoy themselves too. The dog park provides you with the chance to provide your dog with healthy social interaction as well as your own. Many times pet parents bond over stories related to their dogs and often times find that they make lifelong friends.

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How to Introduce a New Puppy to Your Dog
Dog Parents
Shellie Alyssa

How to Introduce a New Puppy to Your Dog

There is a well structured way to introduce your new puppy to your dog that will allow your dog to ease into accepting the new comer. Today we will talk about how to introduce a new puppy to your dog.

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Best Dog Food for Small Dogs
Dog Food Guides and Reviews
Shay Atik

Best Dog Food for Small Dogs

When choosing the best food for small dogs, you have to keep in mind some of the different physiological needs they have. These include jaw size, energy levels, bone structure, digestive systems, and skin and coat health.

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Do Cats Love Their Owners
Cat Parents
Misty Weldon

Do Cats Love Their Owners?

Cats are well known for being finicky animals that pick and choose their favorite people carefully. Some people even think their cats are out to get them, but the question remains- do cats love their owners?

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What Are Dog Years
Munchies
Shay Atik

What Are Dog Years?

What are dog years? There is more to determining a dog’s age than just multiplying human years by seven. There are several factors to consider when calculating dog years.

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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws
Dog Behavior and Training
Shay Atik

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws

Why do dogs lick their paws? Dog’s paws are important and can say a lot about your pet’s health and well being. A few lifestyle changes might put an end to their compulsive licking habits.

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Dominance Theory in Dog Training
Dog Behavior and Training
Rinat Shenkar

The Dominance Theory in Dog Training

Dominance is defined as priority access to a limited resource. Taking this definition into consideration, it is clear why dominance does not affect us as much as some trainers would like to believe. We are not in competition with our dogs for food, mating rights or territory.

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Making Your Own Dog Food
Dog Food Guides and Reviews
Shay Atik

Making Your Own Dog Food

Sometimes it is just easier to prepare meals at home for your pet, instead of trying to navigate the aisles and aisles of dog food. Fortunately, you don’t need to be an animal nutritionist or even a good cook to start making your own dog food.

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Why Dogs Howl
Dog Behavior and Training
Shay Atik

8 Reasons Why Dogs Howl

Dogs have many forms of vocal behaviors, but nothing is more attention grabbing than the howl. There are 9 common reasons why dogs howl and a few ways to stop it if the behavior is a problem.

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Why do Dogs Love to Lick Our Feet
Dog Behavior and Training
Shay Atik

Foot Fetish: Why do Dogs Love to Lick Our Feet?

Some pet owners love it when dogs lick their feet or face, but some people really don’t. Regardless of your preference for licking, have you ever just wondered about the behavior? Why do dogs love to lick our feet, other dogs, or even objects?

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Reverse Sneezing in Dogs
Dog Health
Shay Atik

Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

If you have ever encountered reverse sneezing in dogs, it can be pretty scary. Here you will find information about symptoms, causes and treatments of this condition so that you can be prepared.

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