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Mange: Prevention And Treatment

You have probably heard the phrase, “That mangy dog!” as a way of expressing annoyance with a member of the canine family. But did you ever stop to think about where that phrase comes from? Though you don’t hear about it too often these days, mange is a skin disease that many have described as “scabies for dogs.” The condition is caused by microscopic mites, and whether it’s a big deal largely depends upon the type of mange — sarcoptic or demodectic. Demodectic mange All pups that are raised naturally by their mothers have demodectic mites, because they are passed

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A Place Of Their Own: What To Look For In Dog Beds

Sprawled out on the kitchen floor. Curled up in a discarded coat. Nestled into the back seat of your car. These are all places where your dog can sleep — and quite comfortably too. However, while your dog can sleep anywhere, that doesn’t necessarily mean that she should. As a pet owner, it is very important to provide your dog with a warm and comfortable bed of her own; a place she can retreat to at night and nap in throughout the day. Below, we’ve listed just a few of the ways a dog bed can benefit both you and

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Alimentos De Consumo Humano Recomendados Para Perros

  Tratamos de mantener nuestras mascotas en sus dietas apropiadas para perros, pero a veces no podemos resistir darles un bocadillo humano. Si deseas recompensar a tu mascota con un tentempié, asegúrate de elegir los alimentos que sean seguros para estómagos caninos. Aquí están algunos alimentos de humanos “aprobados por perros”: 1. La manteca de cacahuete. Una golosina favorita de muchos caninos. No sólo es una buena fuente de proteínas, pero también contiene grasas saludables para el corazón, vitamina B, niacina y vitamina E. Mete la mantequilla de maní en un juguete del tipo Kong para mantener a tu perro

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All About Dogs

Dog Constipation: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

  As one of the most common digestive problems among animals, constipation — the difficulty or inability to have normal bowel movements — can affect dogs of all breeds, ages, and lifestyles. While constipation may be common in dogs, it should never be ignored. Left untreated, constipation can cause more serious health problems in the future, including lethargy, loss of appetite, and vomiting. Below is a guide to understanding the causes of constipation, recognizing the symptoms, and treating your pet. Causes of dog constipation A variety of different factors can contribute to constipation in your pet. Some of the most

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¿Con Qué Frecuencia Debo Bañar A Mi Perro?

La respuesta simple es: ¿Con qué frecuencia quieres bañar a tu perro? A menos que el perro tenga un problema de la piel, no hay ninguna necesidad de seguir un calendario específico para el baño, excepto para hacer de él un compañero más agradable. Así como la gente, algunos perros apestan más rápido que otros. He conocido perros que nunca han tenido un baño en su vida y que no tienen un olor desagradable, pero a mis propios perros necesito bañarles mensualmente para que huelan bien. Te recomiendo que bañes a un perro de piel normal al menos una vez

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Señales Y Síntomas De Que Tu Perro Siente Dolor

  Por lo general, cuando una persona siente dolor difícilmente uno no se da cuenta. Nos quejamos de nuestra espalda dolorida. Gritamos si pisamos en algo puntiagudo. Nos cojeamos porque nos duele poner presión sobre una pierna. Nos acostamos en el medio del día en completo silencio y en la oscuridad porque tenemos migraña. Desgraciadamente, a los perros no es tan fácil expresar dolor. En primer lugar, para empezar por lo obvio, no pueden decirnos si algo duele porque hay esa cosa de no-hablar. Sin embargo, cosas como cojear o gañir cuando se haga presión sobre un área son señales

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All About Dogs

Designing Your Home For Your Dog And Your Dog’s Home For You

When we think of architecture and home design, we generally think in human terms. Is the home or apartment big enough for the family? Is it in a style that the residents can live with? When it comes to the interior, is the furniture arranged to provide plenty of room to move around, but also make the TV easy to see from various angles and the dining table easy to sit at with no one shoved up against a wall? All of these elements are important from a human point of view, but it is too easy to forget that

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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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How To Keep Your Dog From Becoming A Holiday Runaway

One of the biggest nightmares of every dog lover is to suddenly find their pet gone missing, and the busiest week of the year for missing dogs is around the Fourth of July holiday. Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to improve your chances of recovering your dog should it ever become lost, as well as things you can do to keep the unthinkable from happening. Before your dog is lost The key word is “identification.” Your dog cannot tell humans her name or address, so it is up to you to make sure she can be identified

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Can Your Dog Get Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs were a common problem in the ‘60s but seemed to dwindle down for a while. Recent reports of bed bug infestations have shown that these pesky parasitic creatures that feed on human hosts are back and are becoming a serious issue. Bed bugs have popped up everywhere from five star hotels to senior centers and family homes. With increased bed bug cases reported, a number of questions have risen about these infestations. Dog owners are beginning to wonder whether or not bed bugs can affect their four legged companions. Can a Dog Get Bed Bugs? “Technically it can

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