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How Often To Bathe A Dog

  The simple answer to this question of how often to bathe a dog is: how often do you want to bathe your dog? Unless a dog has skin problems, there is no specific need to bathe the dog except to make him a more enjoyable companion. Just like people, some dogs get stinky faster than others. I have known dogs that have never had a bath in their life and do not have an unpleasant smell, but my own dogs get bathed monthly. General Dog Bathing Guidelines I recommend you bathe a dog with normal skin once a month

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When To Take A Dog To The Vet ASAP

How do you know when your dog’s health problem is life threatening and requires immediate veterinarian attention? 10 Most Common Dog Emergencies Seen in the Vet ER Dog trauma If your dog has sustained some form of trauma such as a fall, gunshot wound, getting hit by a car or is involved in a dog fight then immediate veterinary attention is needed. Even if your dog appears fine initially a check-up with your veterinarian is still necessary because sometimes injuries sustained from a traumatic event such as a ruptured lung, diaphragmatic hernia or internal bleeding will not manifest symptoms immediately.

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Dog Care

How To Use Dog Clippers and Groom a Dog

Do you spend way more than you can afford to get your dog’s fur professionally groomed? Or worse — let it grow until she looks like a cotton ball? Here is a solution: Give your pup a trim yourself! Grooming your pet is not only cost-effective, but also can help the dog feel more comfortable at home, and around you when grooming.  Obviously, this is easier said than done, but learning how to use dog clippers doesn’t require a college degree, and it’s nothing to be afraid of. These tips on how to properly use fur clippers, and nail trimmers,

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playful puppy covers his nose, allergies can wreak havoc on dogs
Allergies

3 Tips On Combating Your Dog’s Seasonal Allergies

Do Dogs Get Seasonal Allergies?   Many of us are tormented by seasonal allergies, each of us with stories of reactions ranging from mild bother to complete torment. While they may not show it in the same way, our dogs can also be the victims of seasonal allergies. Pollen Allergies in Dogs The pollen in spring and summer and sometimes into the fall can be the worst for dogs. Tree pollen begins in spring as leaves start budding on the branches. Grass pollen gets heavier as summer comes along. If your pup should experience any of the below symptoms, contact

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Dog Care

4 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Joints Healthy and Young

This article is brought to you by Vivamune™ Health Chews. Vibrant health made simple. I grew up with two dogs of very different breeds and saw both through to old age. Today, I live with Dewey, a black lab, pit bull pushing nine years. Even as a middle-aged guy, Dewey is remarkably high-energy and playful, but the signs of aging are apparent nonetheless. I want to prolong the best years of Dewey’s life, as most dog parents want to do for their dogs. One of the biggest challenges a dog faces in old age is joint stiffness and loss of

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Dog Care

The Secret Of Gray Hounds

If you’ve ever had a senior dog, you may have noticed that they got a little gray around the snout as they got older, not unlike humans. This makes sense, since the only difference between human hair and animal fur is the word we use to describe them. But what about the ways and reasons that humans and dogs go gray? Are they the same or different? One thing that dogs and humans do have in common is the ability to go gray prematurely. In humans, this is defined as the onset of gray hair before 20 for Caucasians and

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All About Dogs

Weather Report

There’s a weather phenomenon that happens in Southern California this time every year called “June Gloom.” It will be cool and cloudy or foggy in the morning then get sunny and warm in the afternoon, with the cooler temperatures returning in the evening. If you live here and you’re prepared for a 20 degree change in temperature, then it’s not a problem — wear short sleeves and a sweater in the morning, and you’re all set. But you can spot tourists because of it: bundled up for a cold day in the morning and sweating in the afternoon, or dressed

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A dog receive a massage to relax tense muscles and sore joints
All About Dogs

Why You Should Give Your Dog A Massage

Your dog loves it when you pet him, rub his belly, and scratch behind his ears. But dogs, like humans, also love it when you give them massages. You’re probably thinking, “You want me to massage my dog? Really?” While it might seem silly, it’s actually extremely beneficial for your pup. It feels good when you get a massage, right? Well, that feeling is the same for dogs. A massage can relax her and give you another opportunity to connect and bond with your best friend. But those aren’t the only benefits. The Benefits of Dog Massage Here are the

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All About Dogs

Los Síntomas De Gusanos En Perros

  Los gusanos son uno de los problemas de salud más comunes en los perros. Hay cinco tipos de gusanos que por lo general afectan a los perros: gusanos de corazón, nematodos, anquilostomas, lombriz solitaria y tricocéfalos. Ciertos tipos de gusanos son más fáciles de detectar que otros. Por ejemplo, un perro con lombriz solitaria suele tener lo que se parece a granos de arroz en su materia fecal. Gusanos del corazón, por el contrario, son más difíciles de diagnosticar y un perro infectado a menudo muestra solamente síntomas sutiles hasta que la enfermedad ha progresado a una etapa más

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Dog Care

Consejos Para El Aseo De Tu Mascota

El aseo regular es una parte importante del cuidado responsable de una mascota, aunque pueda parecer que tu perro se hace cargo de estas necesidades por sí mismo. Si no tienes una rutina establecida, empieza poco a poco. Intenta una tarea de cada vez. Cepíllala un día. Báñala al día siguiente y córtala las uñas en el otro día. Cuanto más corta una sesión de aseo mejor. ¿Lista para empezar? Aquí están los consejos básicos para el aseo canino para hacer todo el proceso más fácil. Cepillando correctamente Al cepillar busca si hay garrapatas o pulgas. Puedes notar los insectos

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