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Dogs Crying: What Does It Mean

    At some point you may have looked down at your dog and noticed watery eyes. It’s easy to assume that the dog is crying, but those tears are actually caused by something other than emotions. We know that dogs can sense our emotions, and we know they are capable of grief, but can they cry real, emotional tears? Dogs are compassionate and sensitive animals. When we’re happy, there they are to wag their tails and share the joy. When we’re feeling blue, there they are to offer a warm cuddle and share the sadness. They are our friends,

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How To Clean Dogs’ Ears

  There are three important things that you need to know about dogs’ ears: They’re sensitive, so they need regular maintenance to prevent infections. Dogs don’t want their ears cleaned, so you’re going to have to work with them. If you don’t do it the right way, you can cause serious damage. So how exactly do you go about cleaning your dog’s ears to keep him or her healthy? Make it Positive – Keep the Dog Happy Unless you want a squirmy pooch that makes the process a lot more difficult — and take a lot longer — it’s important

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How To Bathe Your Dog

If you watch people bathing dogs in movies and TV shows, most of the time it seems like a joyous, fun-filled time for all involved. Unfortunately, bathing your dog in real life isn’t always such a positive experience. Dogs don’t mind being dirty and stinky — in fact, they like it quite a bit — and many aren’t afraid to put up a fight if they think that it will help them get out of bath time. And while watching a favorite actor run after a dog covered in soap suds may seem hilarious, it’s a lot less fun when

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Signs And Symptoms That Your Dog Is In Pain

  When people are in pain, it’s pretty hard to miss most of the time. We complain about our aching back. We yell out because we’ve stepped on something pointy. We limp because it hurts to put pressure on a leg. We lay down in the middle of the day in complete silence and darkness because we have a migraine. Dogs, unfortunately, aren’t always quite so easy to read. First off, to start with the obvious, they can’t tell us if something hurts because of that whole not-talking thing. And while things like limping or whining every time they put

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5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Happy And Healthy

This article is brought to you by Vivamune™ Health Chews. Vibrant health made simple. As a dedicated dog parent, the steps I take to make improvements in my life often involve my pup. The things I do to keep him happy and healthy often benefit me in the same way, and it helps to have a buddy to stay motivated. Dewey is my eight-year-old black lab, pit bull mix, and he’s my biggest motivator to be my best self. He makes me a better person and I owe it to him to provide him with the best life. Dewey and

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8 Winter Myths Dispelled

Recently, we sat down with veterinarian Dr. Henry Cerny to discuss some of the common myths about dogs and cold winter weather. Here are the misconceptions and the facts you need to know as temperatures drop. Myth 1: Salt doesn’t hurt dog’s paws Lots of fans say their dogs’ paws get burned by the salt used to melt snow on the ground. They suggest putting Vaseline on paws so the cushions don’t get burned by the salt on the road, or the cold of the snow. What do you think? Dr. Cerny: There are a variety of products used to melt

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Fear Of Nail Cutting

Dear Cesar, My dog Honey will NOT let us cut her toe nails. She is petrified. How can we do this? She is a therapy dog for elderly people and needs her nails cut on a regular basis. She has some anxiety issues. They arose after her brother Bear passed away this summer. She saw it. Could this have caused her anxiety? Please help us. We need to be able to cut her nails and don’t know what to do. Our vet suggested drugging her. We tried this and she was sooo out of it. Help!!! Sincerely, Janine Thomas –

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7 Tips For Doggie Dental Care

  The good news for dogs is they’re not as prone to cavities as human beings are. But despite the old conventional wisdom that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a humans, dogs can still develop problems like tartar and plaque buildup and gingivitis. But it’s not just bad breath and yellow teeth you have to worry about. As with humans, these canine dental problems can actually lead to life-threatening infections and issues including heart, liver, and kidney disease. Here’s how to practice good dog dental care that will extend your dog’s life: How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth If

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When You Lie Down With Dogs…

If you are like me you spend a lot of the night tossing and turning only to look down at your dog on the floor sleeping away very peacefully. What a lucky guy, what I wouldn’t give to be able to sleep like my dog any time or anywhere. I am also at that age where I have to get up at least once in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. We all know how much fun that is. Fortunately for me, I am normally half asleep on my trek back from the bathroom to the

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All About Canine Eye Care

Dogs aren’t quite as dependent on their eyes as we are (nose, eyes, ears, remember?), but their vision is still a major way that dogs interact with the world. As the Pack Leader, you have to pay special attention to your dog’s eyes during her care routine. Four common dog eye problems Eye infections How do dogs get eye infections? Sometimes they just get something in their eye that has bacteria. Other times they may come into contact with another dog that’s infected. Signs of a canine eye infection include excessive crying and whining, light sensitivity, redness, and green or

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