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Hot Spots, Bald Spots And Red Spots On Dogs

Question for the Vet: Three years ago I took my 18 month old female Pomeranian to the vet after a dime sized scab came off her shoulder area. The vet said it was a “hot” spot, however, the hair has not only never grown back in that area but the spot has gotten larger. I can see tiny red spots around the perimeter of the hairless area. Any ideas or treatment options would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. The vet’s answer: The condition you are describing is focal alopecia which is a localized area of hair loss on a dog. Pyotraumatic dermatitis, also

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Campeiro Bulldog

The Campeiro Bulldog (also known as the Brazilian Bulldog) originated in the 16th Century and was used as a cattle dog in Brazil. This ancient breed is known for its strength, agility, and powerful build. Campeiro Bulldogs are loyal companions that are known to have a jealous side when it comes to their owner. Like 0

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Famous Working Dogs

Ah, Labor Day. That one day a year when we Americans celebrate the contribution of workers to our society by… taking the day off. But as we pause to reflect on those of us who work hard each day, we should also take time to reflect on some other workers — those that never go on strike, never ask for a pay raise, and never request extra vacation. They are the working dogs. Working dogs come in all types, from search and rescue, to guiding, to performing. In our celebrity-obsessed culture. Let’s pay homage to some famous working dogs this

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How Daddy Chose Junior

By Cesar Millan Every February 19th, I have moments of sadness, as it marks the anniversary of my Pit Bull Daddy’s passing. I still miss him terribly but when I think of all the amazing times we had together and all the great things that he taught me, I realize how lucky I was to have had him in my life for so long. And when I look in Junior’s eyes, I think about the last gift Daddy gave me. How Daddy Chose Junior I had never had a dog quite like Daddy. When my boys, Andre and Calvin, were

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West-Siberian Laika

West-Siberian Laikas are rare outside of their homeland of Siberia. They are natural hunting dogs, traditionally used to tree squirrels and chase after small animals that were valued for their fur. West-Siberian Laikas are known for developing an intense bond with their owners. They are extremely loyal but have a very stubborn streak. West-Siberians make excellent family pets and trusting hunting companions. Like 0

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So You’re Thinking Of Getting A Siberian Husky?

With their beautiful eyes, quiet manner, and athletic build, Siberian Huskies are easy to fall in love with. And that’s what Americans have been doing since these dogs started arriving in Alaska from across the Bering Sea. Is a husky right for me? The real question you should probably ask is: Am I right for a Husky? Remember, these dogs were bred to pull sleds over hundreds of miles of frozen tundra, so they won’t be content to spend their days lounging in front of the TV. They need vigorous exercise, and they would love to put on a harness

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Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is the rarest of the four Belgian Sheepdog varieties. They are a smart and obedient breed that make excellent police and guard dogs. Laekenois (pronounced “Lak-in-wah”) were originally bred to herd sheep at the Royal Castle of Laeken, the official residence of the King of the Belgians. They exhibit natural herding tendencies and enjoy competing in dog agility trials, flyball, tracking, and herding activities. Like 0

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5 Ways You Can Help Pit Bulls

By Jon Bastian It is sad how pit bulls are so often misunderstood. So, we are calling pit bull lovers to step up to the plate and help clear up the misunderstanding once for all, and here are our suggestions on how you can become involved and help restore the good reputation of this wonderful breed. Be a responsible owner As Cesar has taught us, the problem is not the breed, it’s the human. If you have pit bulls in your pack, make sure that you have trained them properly, and that they get sufficient exercise. Provide your dog with

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Dog Obesity And Fat Dogs — A Growing Health Problem

By Dr. Kristy Conn Dog obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for dogs today. In this article we’ll discuss the ideal weight for your dog, how to prevent dog obesity through diet and exercise, and what to do if all else fails. The Dog Obesity Issue According to the CDC approximately one-third of adults in the United States are obese and the trend towards obesity appears to be worsening. Veterinarians are noticing a corresponding increase in the prevalence of dog obesity. Just as in people, obesity in dogs is associated with various health problems such as diabetes,

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Komondor

True Hungarian Komondors are very rare in the US. This working group breed is a descendent of early Tibetan dogs and was bred to protect flocks of sheep. The breed is known for their long white-corded coats, which has earned them the nickname “Mop Dog.” These coats have been said to protect Komondors from wolf bites when they were guarding their sheep from predators. Komondors are very independent and taught to make their own decisions. They are gentle with family and friends but are defensive of intruders. The coat of a Komondor takes two full days to dry after getting

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