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Smelly Ears

My almost five month-old Goldendoodle has smelly ears. I took her to the vet and was told that there weren’t any infection/mites. The vet did not smell the odor and recommended a weekly ear wash. I still notice the odor. Do you suggest anything additional that I can use that is not harmful and can be used as needed? Thank you in advance for your time. Debbie Dear Debbie, Unpleasant smells are usually signs of abnormalities. If your nose is as sensitive as mine, sometimes the problem can be subtle. If the smell is definitely coming from the ear, then

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Dogs get a relaxing bubble bath to freshen and clean.
All About Dogs

The Right Shampoo For Your Dog

You might share your couch, backyard, and living space with your dog, but there’s one thing you should never share with your canine companion — your shampoo. While human-grade shampoo might keep your own locks soft and lush, most varieties of human shampoo contain chemicals that are too harsh for your pooch’s sensitive skin. Fortunately, there are hundreds of brands of pet-friendly grooming products tailored to meet the unique needs and skin conditions of your dog. Dog shampoo can cleanse your dog’s coat of germs and insects, and add nutrients and vitamins to keep it healthy. However, when it comes

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Diarrhea

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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