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How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Brushing your dog’s teeth is important in maintaining your dog’s oral health. Lack of brushing can cause plaque to build up on their teeth which will promote bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease which can also cause a painful infection. Severe infections can spread throughout your dog’s system, causing life-threatening conditions. Pick a time…[Read More]

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What Is Your Dog’s Real Age?

What Is Your Dog’s Real Age?

To calculate your dog’s true age in human years, there is a misconception out there that each dog year is equivalent to 7 human years. However, dogs actually age more rapidly during the first 2 years of their life. After that, the ratio goes down to 5 to 1 for small and medium breeds, 6…[Read More]

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can dogs eat grapes

Can Dogs Eat Grapes?

Can dogs eat grapes (or raisins)? The answer is no. Although there is not a definitive answer as to what exactly is in grapes and raisins that is unsafe but allowing your dog to eat either one can cause kidney failure. It only takes a small amount to make a dog ill. An early warning…[Read More]

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Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Unlike cats, dogs are omnivores and apples can make for a healthy treat. Although dogs can eat apples, apples cannot be consumed in their entitrety as the seeds of the core contain chemical compounds such as arsenic, that are poisonous to dogs and other animals.   Dogs should also be kept away from rotting/fermenting apples…[Read More]

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Poisonous, Harmful and Toxic Food For Dogs

Alcohol and Yeast Dough Alcoholic beverages contain ethanol – a seriously toxic chemical compound that causes central nervous system and respiratory depression. Uncooked yeast doughs also produce ethanol. Even small amounts of ethanol can cause toxic effects. Ethanol Toxicity Symptoms in Dogs: Signs include sedation, depression, lethargy, weakness, drunken gait and hypothermia (low body temperature).…[Read More]

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Stomach Flipping In Dogs

Stomach flipping or Gastric Torsion is most prevalent among large breed dogs who have deep chests and more common in males than females but beware, this can also occur in small breeds, though not as common. It is the number two killer in dogs after cancer.  At the most serious stage, the stomach rotates partially…[Read More]

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Hot Spots in Dogs

Hot spots in dogs, medically referred to as Acute Moist Dermatitis and also Moist Eczema, can seemingly turn up anywhere on a dog’s body and any spot affected has the potential to quickly spread. This unpleasant skin condition has got a number of causes such as flea bites, mosquito bites, stress and anxiety; however, the…[Read More]

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Should I Vaccinate My Dog?

There’s an increasing body of evidence against annual vaccinations of pets leaving one to wonder, should I vaccinate my dog?. The conventional approach is to provide booster shots to pets on an annual basis. Most veterinarians seem to disregard the available research that contradicts this approach because either they still believe the advantages of vaccines…[Read More]

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Quick Guide For New Puppy Owners

Bringing up a puppy is a commitment much like bringing up an infant. Except you could say, an infant eventually matures and takes care of itself. I do not mean to frighten you but to place things into perspective your puppy depends on you from the time you bring him home. He will need you…[Read More]

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The Development of your Puppy

  The progression of a puppy in the first ten weeks is very important. Just like a human baby, a puppy needs lots of love and care. There are many factors which can hinder a puppy’s physical & mental growth. The First Two Weeks A puppy is born blind and deaf, and for the first…[Read More]

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