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6 Great Ways To Challenge Your Dog’s Mind

  Just like people, dogs get bored with the same old everyday routine. Keeping them mentally challenged and constantly exposing them to new things is just as important as taking them for walks and exercising them. Bored dogs develop destructive behaviors and take their negative energy out on things like your furniture. Here are some creative ways to stimulate your dog’s mind so they don’t get bored and misbehave: 1. Work on a new trick Every time you engage your dog in a training session, you are providing him with a mental challenge. Search around for new tricks to work

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Vet’s Checklist For Your Pup

Trying to raise a puppy right can be an incredibly challenging task but one that is infinitely rewarding as well. One of the cornerstones of good health for your puppy is regular veterinary care. The following is a list of the veterinary or health related concerns that will come up during your puppy’s first year. 1. Find a great veterinarian Ideally you want to find out which veterinarian you plan on using before you get your puppy. Ask your friends that are dog owners which veterinarians they recommend. If possible, visit the clinic beforehand and look around, is the waiting

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Cesar’s Best Tips To Stop Dog Barking

  Remember, barking is natural! It’s an important means of communication for dogs. But sometimes problems can develop. As the pack leader, it’s your job to step in and control excessive barking. Here are my 5 tips to help you stop nuisance barking for good. 1. Correct Dog Problem Behavior and Follow Through. Tell your dog to stop barking using a look, a sound, or a physical correction. But don’t stop there. Your dog may pause and then go right back to what he was doing. His body relaxed, but his brain was still on alert. Be patient. Wait until

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How To Help Dogs Get Along

  It’s an all-too-familiar scenario. Two humans try to blend their existing packs and wind up with their dogs fighting and creating chaos. It can happen with roommates moving in together, people trying to date, or even when bringing a new dog into an existing pack. It doesn’t have to be this way and, short of having one or more dogs that are red zone cases (which will require a professional trainer’s help), you can take steps to prevent this problem before it happens or solve it if it does. Before the dogs meet One big mistake people make when

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea In Dogs

Signs of diarrhea in dogs It is important to understand that diarrhea in dogs can take several forms. Stools can range from abnormally soft to watery. Other clinical signs may be present such as straining while defecating, gas, abnormal odor, or blood and mucous in the stool. Many cases of diarrhea are self-limiting, but others require treatment. Bloody diarrhea with severe straining may be an emergency especially for small dogs. Diarrhea along with vomiting can be signs of serious intestinal obstruction that may even need surgery. Weakness, pain, vomiting, or agitation are serious signs that the dog needs medical attention.

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Safety Tips For Working Out With Your Dog

Exercising with your dog is a great way for the two of you to strengthen your bond and to get some cardiovascular in at the same time. While canine/human workouts can be fun, they can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. Follow the tips below when working out with your dog to ensure that you both are safe: 1. Before exercising with your dog, make sure that he is physically fit enough to handle it. Dogs should be evaluated by a veterinarian before starting a workout program. Also consider the dog’s age. Long distance workouts are

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15 Tips To Overcome Submissive Urination

Submissive urination is a dog’s uncontrollable, instinctive reaction to the presence of another dog or human that they feel is superior or is intimidating to them. It is a subconscious response that cannot be controlled. It is not a housebreaking issue, although it is more likely to happen when the bladder is full. It can often be a reaction to a specific action such as putting a leash on the dog or simply leaning down to stroke him. Excited urination is different in that a puppy will usually grow out of this reaction. Submissive urination, however, often has to be

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Acute Diarrhea In Dogs and How to Treat It

  Diarrhea is a very common problem in dogs and usually manifests as loose or liquid feces. The diarrhea can be acute or chronic with acute diarrhea being more common in puppies and young dogs although it can affect dogs of any age. Acute diarrhea starts suddenly and tends to last anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks. It is important to understand that diarrhea is a symptom, not a disease in itself and is a normal response to the imbalance of the absorptive, secretory and motility actions of the gastrointestinal tract. Types of Diarrhea in Dogs and

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Safe Ways To Transport Your Dog In Your Car

Most people likely have little idea what the actual rules are regulating pet travel in cars, but most states have some kind of law — or laws — on the books: New Jersey police can stop and fine anyone they determine to be incorrectly transporting a pet in a car. How much? The fines start at $250 and go as high as $1,000. Hawaii law directly states that you can’t drive with a dog on your lap. At least 14 states and many local jurisdictions have laws against leaving pets unattended in a vehicle. And in almost every state, if

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Creating Your Dog’s Dream Backyard

It’s a pretty amazing feeling when you finally trade up from an apartment or condo and move into a house with a real backyard as opposed to just an enclosed porch or patio that’s basically an extension of your interior living space. You find yourself wanting to plant trees, take up gardening, and maybe even engage in some creative landscaping like adding a walkway or pond. Dog owners can have even more fun designing a space for their four-legged friends to run free, go crazy chasing each other, and generally cause all kinds of hilarious havoc. Just remember that it’s

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