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All About Dogs

What You Need To Know About The Dog Prostate

The prostate is a gland that’s part of the reproductive system in many mammals, including humans and dogs, but did you know that almost all intact male dogs display prostate enlargement as they age? Many neutered dogs may as well. Fortunately, prostate enlargement in dogs does not necessarily pose a problem by itself, but it is an issue that you must keep an eye on as your dog gets older. Here are some other conditions to be aware of. Common issues of the dog prostate Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) This is the simple enlargement of your dog’s prostate. Typically, there

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Dog Care

How Macey Malone Beat Parvo

By Nicole Pajer One of the scariest things that can happen to a puppy is the parvovirus. Once infected, a puppy faces a high mortality rate and the odds of survival decrease the longer you wait to bring the dog in. The battle against parvo can be grueling and costly, but if the signs are recognized and treated early, the puppy has a chance to survive. Such was the case with Macey Malone. Macey Malone’s story Michelle Torres and her boyfriend Matthew Love had been toying with the idea of getting their first puppy together for some time before stumbling

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Adoption Tips

Rehabilitating A Puppy Mill Dog

Cesar is not alone when he recommends “adopt, don’t shop” when getting a new dog, but a substantial number of pets still come from puppy mills, whether direct from a pet shop or breeder, or via a rescue or shelter. Rescuing a Puppy Mill Dog Puppy mill dogs require extra attention and training in order to rehabilitate them because the conditions they were brought up in are horrible. Unlike reputable breeders, who take the steps necessary for the comfort of their breeding dogs and puppies, puppy mills treat their dogs as products to be churned out as quickly as possible.

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Basics

4 Signs A Senior Can No Longer Care For A Dog

By Josh Weiss-Roessler Helping a senior cope with aging can mean taking care of their finances, medical care, and living arrangements. None of these responsibilities is easy, but one difficult decision that’s rarely discussed is when it’s time to place an older person’s dog with someone who can provide better care. This can be an incredibly difficult conversation to have, but it’s important if you notice that the dog is being neglected. So what are the signs should you look for? Weight Loss If you notice that the dog keeps getting skinnier and skinnier, there’s a good chance that his

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Dog Care

Protecting Your Puppy From The Parvovirus

By Nicole Pajer The parvovirus attacks the lining of a dog’s digestive system and prevents him from being able to properly absorb nutrients and liquids. Puppies are extremely susceptible to parvo as their immune systems are not fully mature. Parvo Prevention Methods The best way to prevent your new puppy from becoming infected with parvo is to make sure that he receives all of his required vaccinations. Puppies should avoid contact with outside dogs and public areas until at least two weeks after their third vaccination. Common Symptoms of Parvo Diarrhea, blood in stools Lethargy Fever Vomiting Severe weight loss

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How To Choose The Best Dog Trainer For Your Puppy

Most dog owners know that it’s a lot easier to train dogs when they are younger, but they’re not really sure how to go about it and what they should look for when seeking out a trainer. Today, we’re going to talk about how (and when) you should go about getting your puppy professionally trained. Ensure Health First Before seeking out any kind of training or classes, always make sure that your pup is up to date on his or her vaccinations and doesn’t have any other concerning health issues. The last thing you want to do is expose your

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Dog Care

12 Things You Need To Know About Spay/Neuter

Spaying or neutering your dog is an important part of responsible pack leadership. It not only helps keep your dog safe from a number of medical issues, but it also helps reduce overpopulation. Every day, pets across the nation are euthanized because shelters don’t have space or resources to care for them. By spaying or neutering your dog, you are helping to stop this tragic problem. Here’s a list of answers to the most common questions related to spaying and neutering. Should my dog be spayed or neutered? This one has a simple answer. Male dogs are neutered. Female dogs

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All About Dogs

How To Create A Puppy Schedule

When you get a new puppy, it’s only natural to want to simply hang out with them and play and cuddle all day. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that you need to do in those first few days and weeks — both to make sure that your new pup stays healthy and to establish good behavior patterns. Rest assured that the work you put in now will pay off tenfold in the long run. When your full-grown adult dog is balanced, well-behaved, and the envy of all your Pack Leader neighbors, you’ll be glad you took good care

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Dog Care

Memorial

Sonic the pit bull pays homage at Daddy’s memorial at the DPC By Cesar Millan There’s a story that’s been going around the Internet about a six year-old boy and his reaction when the family dog had to be euthanized because of cancer. As the adults are lamenting the short lives of animals compared to humans, the boy, Shane, suddenly announces that he knows why dogs don’t have longer lives, and I guarantee that his answer will bring tears to your eyes. Shane told his parents and the vet, “People are born so that they can learn how to live

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Adoption Tips

Sleeping Arrangements For Puppies

Sleeping arrangements for a new puppy will require some preparation. If you’re adopting early, it’s very likely that this will be your puppy’s first night away from its mother and littermates. To get you ready to accommodate your new addition and make your puppy as comfortable as possible, we’ve put together some tips that should help smooth the transition. Tips for a Smooth Bedtime Before settling in for the night, I recommend tiring the puppy out and making sure that any bathroom needs are taken care of. I strongly suggest you keep the puppy’s resting place near your bed for

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