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Home Remedies for Dogs

Here are a few things you might want to consider when treating your dog for various health issues that might occur. These remedies are simple and cost effective that might just save you a few bucks in the long run, instead o going to the vet. Another PetMD article. The last remedy is for fleas and…

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Why dogs eat grass?

Dogs love to munch away on grass, and some even make it part of their daily routine. Fortunately, most experts believe it isn’t something you should worry about. So why exactly do they gobble up that green stuff in your yard? Scavengers ‘R Us Dogs, unlike their catty counterparts, are not carnivores. But they’re not…

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Heat Stroke in Dogs

Dog fur is great protection against the cold but can be a problem in hot weather. This is because, unlike humans, dogs eliminate heat by panting. (Dogs have some sweat glands in the footpads which help with heat dissipation, but only minimally.) When panting isn’t enough, their body temperature rises. This can be fatal if…

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First Aid for Fish Hook Injuries

First Aid for Fish Hook Injuries Dogs are great companions while fishing, but they are often attracted by shiny lures and bait. If a fishhook should become embedded in the dog’s paw, mouth, esophagus or stomach it requires special care (including sedation, minor surgery, endoscopy and pain medications) to remove it. We typically don’t recommend…

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Grains in Dog food.

In the human world, eliminating grains from the diet has been credited with everything from reducing belly fat, to improving skin tone, to alleviating the symptoms of depression. But what about our pets? Could reducing grain intake also improve our dogs’ health and quality of life? Why Are Grains Used In Dog Food? Grains are…

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How to stop dog Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs, often because they will put almost anything in their mouth. But it can also be caused by more serious health problems, some of which require close attention, especially if the diarrhea is severe or occurs frequently. Dog Diarrhea: What To Watch For Loose stools are, of course, the…

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Can Dogs get concussions?

When we hear the term “concussion,” many of us automatically think of athletes. Football players, for example, frequently suffer this type of traumatic brain injury. But any one of us is at risk for a concussion, including our canine friends. “Dogs can get concussions because they can get traumatic injury to the brain,” explains Dr.…

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Frostbite and Dogs

Despite their thick fur, dogs exposed to extreme low temperatures run the possibility of freezing their extremities like the tips of their ears and tail. Also known as frostbite, it is not usually a life-threatening condition in and of itself, but does often proceed hypothermia. What To Watch For Frostbite is indicated by the skin…

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Poisonous Plants

With the warm weather upon us, this topic is something for all dog owners to be aware of. If your dog is spending too much time smelling around an area, make sure they are not trying to eat something. Remember, a dog olfactory syetem (ability to smell) is thousands of times greater than ours. That’s…

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Four ways dogs keep us healthy.

If you’re anything like me, the winter time creates a laziness that keeps my exercise level a little low. Read this to help motivate you. Merry Christmas Everyone! Just as human friends can make you happy in the deepest ways, so too can the furry variety, research shows. “One of my earliest studies found that…

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