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10 Tips For Epic Road Trips With Your Dog

Are you ready to create some great  vacation memories by hitting the road with your canine best friend? Before you load up and get going, follow these 10 steps to ensure it’s a safe and enjoyable trip for you both. Contact your vet If it’s been a while since your dog’s last check-up, now’s the time to take him in. Ensure your dog is up-to-date for vaccinations, and ask if additional vaccinations are required for the trip since your dog may encounter different threats, like Lyme disease, at your destination or along the way. Also, get a copy of your

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What To Do If You’re Bitten By A Dog

  Dog bites can happen for a lot of reasons, from a puppy in the teething stage nipping you to an attack by a strange dog on the street. When dealing with dog bites, there are certain steps to take, but what to do depends upon the circumstances and severity of the injury. Here’s our advice on dealing with dog bites, starting with what to do in every case. Superficial Wounds If it’s a superficial scrape or gash, clean the wound with running water, and then hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol. Apply a topical antibiotic and cover with a bandage.

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All About Dogs

How To Be The Pack Leader

  A dog’s mother begins training puppies from birth. She makes them wait for food; she controls when they play and how far they travel. Adult dogs need these same rules, boundaries, and limitations from you, their pack leader when dog training. Calm and assertive A pack leader doesn’t project emotional or nervous energy, so neither should you. In the wild, the pack leader uses calm-assertive energy to influence how the dog interacts with his surroundings. She enforces these laws in a quiet way, as is the case when a mother picks up a puppy by the scruff of the

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Before You Adopt A Dog

By Cesar Millan With the overpopulation in shelters around the country and the high numbers of euthanization–4.5 million pets a year according to the Human Society–adopting a dog is one of the best things you can do to help this problem. But, before you go out and adopt a dog, there are some important steps you need to take and questions to ask yourself to make sure you are ready. From knowing how to choose the right dog to being armed with the information you need to develop a harmonious relationship with your new dog, these tips will help prepare

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All About Dogs

Service Dogs Part 3: Guide Dogs

Service dogs assist individuals in a variety of ways. There are the more commonly recognized guide dogs that assist the blind or visually impaired, as well as dogs that assist the deaf or hard of hearing by alerting their owners of alarms and other important sounds. Service dogs also assist the physically disabled by retrieving objects, pulling wheel chairs, turning off light switches and performing other tasks to help in everyday activities. In addition, there are service dogs that assist with invisible disabilities, such as diabetes and anxiety, alerting a person of a physiological change. These dogs are able to

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Bloat

By Dr. Sherry Weaver Stomach expansion due to a build-up of gas or froth which cannot be expelled by belching or passage along the intestinal tract will lead to bloat. Bloat, or gastric dilatation, can occur rapidly and be fatal within hours of onset. The causes of bloat are not yet well understood, but it seems to occur most in large breeds of dogs. If you notice your dog gagging, trying unsuccessfully to vomit, displaying strings of saliva hanging from the mouth, and showing signs of distended abdomen, call your veterinarian immediately. The belly will appear rounded and full, and

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All About Dogs

Dog Nutrition: A To Z

  Dog Nutrition Tips Can something as simple as carefully reading a dog-food label add three to five years to your pet’s life? Can the wrong bite of an ostensibly healthy fruit have nasty and lasting consequences? Does your dog need a diet—and would you know if he did? For pups as for people, scientists are constantly re-examining and revising the official live-longer-and-better guidelines. Apples All the stuff in apples that makes them nutritional powerhouses for humans (fiber, vitamins A and C, omega-3 and -6, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols) works wonders for Rover, too—with a few exceptions. The seeds contain a

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What You Need To Know About Heartworm

My passion is protecting dogs in all ways — promoting spay and neuter to reduce the population of unwanted animals, encouraging people to rescue dogs from shelters, and helping them to find a balanced relationship that will make for a happy dog and happy humans. But I also want to protect dogs from disease, and there’s one killer lurking out there that is silent and invisible. If there are mosquitos in your area (and that’s very likely), then your dog is at risk. I’m going to share with you what you need to know about heartworm disease. While it’s most common

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Puppy Mills: A Cautionary Tale

Dear Cesar, I really admire the work that you do. I think it is amazing how many lives you have transformed, both canine and human. I know at the end of your stay here on Earth you will be greeted by thousands of pets at The Rainbow Bridge. I wish you continued success with your work and I know God will continue to bless you. I would like to share with you the story of Jesse. I want to get the word out to others so that together we can make the world a safer place for our furry &

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Problems With An Unneutered Dog

Dear Cesar, My boyfriend has never wanted to get our dog fixed, even though the dog can become aggressive some times. He is normally a very social dog with humans, but every time he is around another un-neutered male dog or a female dog, he tries to hump it or bite the other animal. I recently moved into a large apartment complex and there are dogs everywhere. When girl dogs are in heat, he just sits at the door and begs to go outside. He also obsessively licks the grass. It is really annoying… is this problem related to obedience,

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