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Our Picks For The Best Chew Toys for Puppies

Best Chew Toys For Puppies
Your furry friend deserves the safest and best chew toys on the market. While there are many chewable toys to choose from, not all of them are safe and there are many that dogs simply do not like. When you are looking for the best chew toys for puppies, it’s important to find ones that won’t hurt your dog, will stimulate an interest and will be good for his teeth. Why Are Chewing Toys So Important? Puppy chewing toys aren’t a luxury for your dog; they are an absolute necessity. Not only do they help your little guy stay amused but they also help with training and teething. If you’ve ever had kids you know what a difficult time it is when a child is teething. It’s an unbearable constant nagging pain that simply doesn’t go away until the tooth erupts. Your dog is feeling the same type of pain...
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Dog Training: The Single Most Important Element

Most people like dogs and they are the most common non-human life companions. Kids fall in love with them watching Lassie and we all have that idea of what a perfect dog would be. We all know what we want, but only a small percentage of dog owners know how to achieve that. Dogs are rather progressive animals and their brain is quite complex, so it’s not really safe or clever to determine one single element in dog training as the single most important one, but there’s one element that is, in my opinion, so important we can select it as a foundation for everything else. That is CONSISTENCY. Dogs just as humans like things to be in order and to make training as effective as possible we have to make sure that the dog knows exactly when it’s time for training, when it’s time for playing and that “sit”...
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TYPES OF WORMS IN DOGS, AND THEIR TREATMENT

It does not matter the age of the dog; worms are common ailments for them all. Either you are referring to a purebred dog from a reputable breeder or a rescue pup fresh in from the shelter; any dog can be infected by worm-related ailments at some point in their lifetimes. Different parts of a dog’s body are attacked by several types of worms. Worms come in different forms and effects. Some pose no hazardous threat to health risks and are easy to deal with, while others are fatally dangerous to dog’s life. By learning about the five most rampant worms usually found in dogs, their symptoms as well as their treatment options, you can surely protect your pup by keeping her in good health. Just as applicable to all other health issues, it is mandatory to consult a professional veterinary doctor for diagnosis as treatment is only effective when...
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8 Tips To Help With Dog Shedding

Unwanted hair at homes is one of the biggest challenges that pet owners do face. It does not matter the breed or age, nearly every dog sheds. Virtually all dogs will shed hair, but of course, there are breeds that definitely have more hair and undercoat, and this will make them shed in larger quantities. It’s quite impossible to stop a dog from shedding hair in totality, but we can still help in reducing the quantity of hair loss, and also aid the effective removal of the hair so that it wouldn’t keep serving as a source of problem in our homes. Basically, animals shed in order to get rid of extra, damaged or old hair. In the winter, animals grow a thick coat which serve as a means of insulation for them, and then, shed the extra hair in the summer. Broken and damaged hair are also shed by...
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How To Stop Your Dog From Licking You

Dogs don’t just lick you for flimsy reasons, when they do; there are cogent reasons for the act. She’s probably doing this to communicate submission or express deep affection, as an indication that she respects you as her master. Licking you once in a while is not a problem, in fact, it can be so endearing. But it could get tiresome very quickly if she gets obsessive with licking you or your guests every now and then. Obsessive licking could often be a sign of high level of anxiety, and should be addressed not only for the sake of your dog, but for your own sake as well. Learning and mastering the techniques of curbing the tendency of your dog licking you may assist you in determining if it’s just an outpouring of affections, or signs of something more serious. So, here are some techniques that can be of great...
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FRONTLINE PLUS VS K9 ADVANTIX: WHAT IS THE BEST FLEA MEDICINE?

Discomforts and unwanted pains that biting pests like ticks and fleas inflict on dogs cannot be overemphasized. In severe cases, when some ticks bite, it can lead to serious illness such as Lyme disease, and also are fleas a carrier of tapeworm. It requires little or no effort to protect your dog, but then, how do you determine the type of repellent that works best for your dog? With varieties of options, like Revolution for dogs and Comfortis, it can be pretty difficult in discerning which medication is just perfect for your dog. It is recommended to use a proven brand when it come to this type of medication. Some can harm your dog more than others. You’ve probably come across few people who recommended either Advantix or Frontline Plus to you, or even heard about both of them. Depending on what pests your pooch is exposed to, her lifestyle,...
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Safe Use of a Martingale Collar

The martingale, which is often referred to as the “humane choke chain,” is a great training tool when used appropriately.  Best known as being used on greyhounds that are prone to slipping out of collars, thanks to necks that are significantly wider than their heads, these collars are also great for dogs that routinely escape collars or harnesses.  There are certain precautions that pet owners should take, however, when finding the right martingale dog collar for their needs. What is a Martingale? A martingale collar is composed of two loops:  one large loop, which goes around the dog’s head, and a second smaller loop, which attaches to the leash.  When pressure is applied to the leash, the smaller loop will tighten the larger loop, placing pressure on the dog’s neck.  This method is considered more humane than a typical choke chain because the wide fabric ensures that pressure is more...
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6 Reasons Your Dog Needs an Interactive Dog Toy

In many ways, dogs are just like human children.  They require mental stimulation, quality time with a “parent,” and can be destructive when bored.  Interactive dog toys, which force a dog to solve a puzzle in order to earn a reward, can provide all of the above mentioned needs. Interactive dog toys come in many sizes, shapes, and difficulty levels.  Perhaps the first and most well known interactive toy is the KONG, which forces dogs to figure out how to get all of the cheese, peanut butter, or kibble out of the rubberized toy.  A more difficult toy may hide treats in compartments that the dog must figure out how to open in order to find the tasty reward.  No matter your dog’s skill level, there is sure to be a toy that fits his or her needs. Mental Stimulation Dogs require mental stimulation throughout their day in order to...
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A Look at Darwin Dog Food and the Truth Behind It

Today we will be looking at Darwin dog food, their treats, etc. Basically looking at the company overall, what experts have to say about them and what my dog Rosco actually  thinks about their products. Before going any further, we are going to assume that you already know about raw dog diets. If your dog is not on a raw diet but are researching if this type of diet is for your dog or if you are looking how to switch to a raw dog diet, we suggest reading out article called “Can My Dog Eat Raw Food?“. You may want to follow us on Facebook so you know once we have it ready (we also post cute photo’s lol). So, Who Is Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Gary Tashjian is the mastermind who founded Darwin’s Natural Pet Products. He did this after having health issues with his ten year old...
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The  American  Pitbull  Terrier-­Adopting  

There  are  so  many  dogs  waiting  for  a  forever  home.  The  best  place  to  get  a  dog  is  an  animal  shelter.  Especially  the  American  Pit  Bull  Terrier.  You  may  be  thinking  different  things  as  you  see  that  name,  like  they  are  scary  or  they  are  a  very  bad  breed.  First  of  all,  a  pit  bull  is  not  a  breed,  and  secondly  pit  bulls  are  only  bad  if  they  are  raised  a  badly.  However,  sheltered  pit  bulls  have  been  know  to  love  a  person  even  after  they’ve  been  through  a  rough  life  in  the  past. Adopting Adopting  a  pit  bull  or  any  dog  can  be  rewarding  for  you  and  your  dog.  The  pit  bull  will  have  a  lot  of  personality  traits,  and  since  it’s  been  in  a  shelter  it  was  most  likely  abused,  abandoned,  or  used  for  dog  fighting  which  sometimes  can  bring  up  aggressiveness  in  the  dog.  A  pit  bull ...
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