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Camping With Canines

Looking to take your dog on a vacation? A camping trip is a great option. Many pups enjoy spending time with their pack out in the great outdoors. But just like some humans love it, and some humans hate it, you should take your time and consider whether or not it truly is a good fit for your dog. And when camping with canines, you also need to make sure you take the time to prepare and pack properly to ensure your trip is fun and safe. Should you take your dog camping? It may sound like a good idea

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How To Keep Your Dog From Being Stolen

Dognapping may not be at the top of your list of concerns, but unfortunately, it’s a phenomenon that’s on the rise. The American Kennel Club estimates that pet theft increased 28 percent from 2012 to 2013 alone. Dogs can be stolen for a number of reasons. Purebreds may be sold to pet stores, puppy mills, or breeders. Smaller dogs may be used as bait for dog fighting rings. And some dogs are even taken for their fur. So what can you do to help prevent your dog from being stolen and suffering these possible fates? Here are the steps you

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Dog Behavior

What To Do About Stray Dogs

For dog lovers, our biggest fear is probably what to do if our dog goes missing, and our strongest instinct when we see a stray dog is to protect it and bring it back to its owners. But, when dealing with a strange dog, it can be very easy to scare it away and make the situation worse. Here are some tips on what to do if you run across a stray dog, and how to get it back safely to its humans. Safety First There are three things you should always keep in mind if you see a stray

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All About Dogs

Lost! What To Do If Your Dog Goes Missing

It’s one of the worst feelings imaginable: the panic that sets in when you realize your dog is missing. It happens to someone every two seconds, often when the dog is in someone else’s care, or in an unfamiliar area. Most pets are back with their family in the first few hours, but the odds of a reunion drop dramatically after that first day. You may not want to even think about it, but the good news is that there are quick, easy, and very effective things you can do right now — when your pet is safe and right

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Dog Care

When And How To Update Your Dog’s Microchip

Because you’re the Pack Leader, you got your dog microchipped. You wanted to make sure that she could be found and brought back to you even if her dog tag was lost or removed. So you headed to your vet and had the simple procedure done — your dog was in and out in minutes, and you had peace of mind. Everybody’s happy! But now it’s a few years later. You just moved to a new place, and it occurred to you that it’s probably a good idea to update the information on your dog’s microchip. How exactly do you

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All About Dogs

6 Benefits Of Spaying And Neutering

Spaying or neutering your dog is part of responsible canine care. Not only does it help with the overpopulation problem, saving lives of countless animals, but it also has many benefits for the individual pup who has the procedure done. Here’s how you, your dog, and even your community can benefit from this procedure. Your Female Pup Will Live Longer Spaying can help to prevent your female dog from having many serious health problems, such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Breast cancer is particularly dangerous, resulting in death for about 50% of canine cases. The most effective way to

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5 Best Places To Spend Your Summer Vacation With Your Dog

When you’re ready to hit the road this summer for some much-needed vacation time, don’t forget to bring your four-legged friends along for the ride. Many popular human escapes are actually places both people and dogs can enjoy together. So when you’re packing for your next summer road trip, don’t leave the dog’s bag behind. 1. Sonoma Valley, California The trip starts on the scenic West Coast in Sonoma, California. Known for its expansive and beautiful vineyards, Sonoma is the ideal place for a relaxing vacation for you and your pooch. What you may not know is that Sonoma is

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6 Tips To Enjoy The Great Outdoors With Your Dog

If you’re like many dog owners, you probably love spending time in the great outdoors, but before you hit the great outdoors with your four-legged pal, consider these expert-approved outdoor tips. 1. Know before you go Whether you plan to camp with your pup in an RV park, pitch a tent at your favorite lakeside campground or hike several miles to an idyllic destination, make certain you know the rules and regulations related to dogs, according to Jon Asher, a Santa Fe, New Mexico, resident who runs online canine outfitter company Wild Mountain Online. “First, find out if dogs are

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Are You And Your Dogs Prepared For Disaster?

If a natural or human-triggered disaster strikes, what will you do with your pets? When faced with an emergency situation, pet owners need to intervene on behalf of their dogs and cats to ensure their safety. How four-legged family members fare will depend on their preparedness, says Janell Matthies, emergency services manager for the United Animal Nations, a Sacramento, California based organization that brings animals out of crisis through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering and disaster relief services. “Animals can be affected by natural disasters in a number of ways,” Matthies says. “When they are left behind, they

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Owning A Dog May Help Prevent Your Child From Developing Asthma

A dog may be more than just a household pet — a new study suggests that they could be good for the health of your child as well. According to research conducted by the University of California, having a dog may help to prevent your baby from developing asthma. The study, led by Dr. Kei Fujimura, found that pet dander from household dogs can actually work to strengthen a child’s immune system, and can help protect infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) from developing asthma down the road. Fujimura and her team took dust from homes with dogs and fed

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