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Dog Dental Chews- Choose The Right Type Of Chews And Treats

Have you ever though that your pet friend can face dental, oral problems as well? Yes, that’s right. Your dogs can suffer from oral health conditions like gum disease and much more. Dental problems in your furry friend can result in lost or broken teeth, loss of appetite and damage to organs when bacteria get in the bloodstream via diseased gums. So, to avoid getting such dental problems, there are dog dental chews and treats available in the market that proves to be really useful. Some of these products contain polyphosphate in the form of coating. It helps to reduce tartar by around half. These chews are available in different flavours and tastes as well like some taste like mint and others like chicken and so on. Professional brushing and cleaning are surely amazing ways that help to maintain good oral health. But these dog dental chews may provide amazing...
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Hip Dysplasia Treatment Options

Hip dysplasia is very painful in dogs and it is thus heartbreaking for the dog owners to see their pet suffering. The problem is so severe that the canine will struggle hard to do his normal day to day activities and the pain gets so serious that it can change the temperament of the dog. Also, your pet friend will not wish to play or indulge in any type of exercise or games. But you need not worry much as there are many treatment options available for curing hip dysplasia in dogs. Medical therapies Weight management is the best way to stop the problem faced by the canine due to extra weight on his body. The medical or surgical procedures will surely be more successful when the dog is not overweight or obese. So you need to keep a check on what your pet eats. Also, exercising is equally crucial...
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What Is Dog Hip Dysplasia? Causes, Symptoms And Diagnosis

Hip dysplasia is the abnormal joint structure and laxity of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that support the joint. When joint laxity is faced, articular surfaces of two bones then lose contact with one another. And this separation of cones within the joint or subluxation causes great change in the overall shape and size of articular surfaces. Most dogs suffering from hip dysplasia are born with having normal hips however because of genetic makeup or other factors, soft tissues which surround the joint then develop in an abnormal way thus causing subluxation. It is thus the subluxation and hip remodelling that results in symptoms that we generally link with the disease. Hip dysplasia indeed may or may not affect both the hips. Also, each case of this disease is different, as per the dog and its condition. It can start to develop in pups of just 4-5 months and may...
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Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Dog

Photo: Douglas Aanimal Shelter After purchasing or adopting a new dog, you may be given the decision whether to spay or neuter. Most reputable breeders or dog rescues will require the dog be sterilized, but if given the option, there are many reasons why the small investment is the right decision. I really suggest you read my article named “Do Your Truly Want That Puppy? Be Prepared for What They Don’t Tell You!”, this subject is one of the reasons New Dog Owners was created! Contrary to popular belief, raising puppies is not “fun” Many pet owners decide not to spay or neuter their dogs because they feel that having at least one litter of puppies would be an enjoyable experience for the entire family. However, owners do not consider that puppies require round-the-clock care for the first 8 – 10 weeks of their lives. The mother, no matter how...
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Benefits of Group Dog Walking

Dogs, just like humans, require daily exercise in order to remain happy, healthy, and free from boredom. Important benefits of regular activity include improved circulation, disease prevention, reduced risk of obesity, socialization, bonding, and improved behavior. According to a 2014 study led by Purdue University, about 40% of Americans walk their dogs regularly. For these 40%, and the remaining 60% who do not make it outside for a daily walk, finding a group to walk with can help break up routines or provide necessary motivation. Dog walking groups can be found in nearly every city or town across the country. Breed enthusiasts, dog training facilities, local pet stores, and even animal rescue organizations organize daily, weekly, or monthly meet ups. Groups typically embark on hour-long walks along trails or bike paths, allowing dogs and humans to explore new areas of town and interact with new dogs and humans. The benefits...
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4 Ways to Exercise High-Energy Dogs While Keeping You Active

Having a high-energy dog can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Without proper exercise, socialization, and mental stimulation, your house can quickly look like a tornado. For some breeds, such as Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds, or Border Collies, pet owners feel as though they need to be marathoner runners just to keep their dogs tired and calm. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to keep a high-energy dog exercised, and not every method requires a high level of athleticism from the owner. Listed below are only a handful of examples. Running Running can tire out a dog in approximately half the amount of time it may take when walking. For someone who is an avid runner, this option seems like a no-brainer; however, for pet owners who are not interested in going for a run, there are a number of alternatives. For one, nearly every dog can be trained to run...
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Stop the Stink! Getting Rid of That ‘Doggie Smell’

Paws up, mutt lovers – would someone be able to tell if a dog lived in your home, simply by smell alone? We all may love our best doggie friends, but sometimes we don’t realize just how smelly they can be, and although we’re used to a hair or two (or maybe more), most of us would prefer that ‘scent of wet dog’ isn’t the first thing that visitors smell when they walk through our door. In spite of our best efforts and the use of air fresheners, though, sometimes that distinctive odor just won’t leave. What next? Let’s look at a few ways that you can decrease that unappealing ‘unseen presence’. To start with, you want to be quick about cleaning up any messes right away. Young puppies and senior dogs are going to be the biggest culprits when it comes to accidents, so stockpile supplies like old towels,...
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Feeding Your Dog

If dogs are your best friends, then you definitely need to feed your best friend the right and safe food. Usually, new dog owners are clueless when it comes to knowing which food suits your pet dog the best way. Indeed, like any other living creature, dogs demand certain essential ingredients to keep them active and healthy. Therefore, as a dog owner, you should be aware what to feed and what not to! Real Food: Chicken, turkey, beef, and vegetables: no, these are not exclusively ‘people food’. In recent times, it has been suggested by the vets and other experts that dogs require these nutritional food items which allows them to develop their physical strength and senses. Therefore, feed them with the necessary food components! Meat is the Real Deal: Recent studies have revealed that real meat is the best food for your dog; nothing else even comes close! But...
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Dealing With Dog Diseases

Dogs are likely to catch certain dangerous diseases, and these if not treated immediately, may cause further health problems. The key is that owners take responsibility of addressing the disease in time so that necessary steps can be taken to eradicate the disease as soon as possible. Admittedly, a disease-free dog is one which is healthy and active! Canine distemper is caused by an extremely contagious virus through tiny particles present in the air or respiratory secretions of infected dogs. Such infected dogs usually develop watery eyes, fever, runny nose, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea etc. Such a disease, if not attended to within the timeline, may even become fatal. However, there is an effective vaccine available now to protect your dog from this deadly disease, which is considered a “core” vaccine and thus applicable to every dog! Canine influenza is another common disease found in dogs, and is caused through respiratory...
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Ready, Set, Play! Five FAQs about Dog Sports

Most of us love to play games with our dogs – fetch, ‘find the treat’, and hide and seek can be phenomenally fun things to do together. What about getting involved in a sport or activity with your furry friend, however? If your dog could speak, they’d probably be delighted to spend more time with you while being able to fully use the instincts and abilities they inherited from their canine ancestors. Dog sports are a fantastic way to keep your pup physically fit, but they also keep boredom at bay and can really help to enhance the bond that you share too. What if I don’t have a ‘sporty’ dog like a Border Collie? The great thing about dog sports is that there’s something for every breed and size of dog! Canine agility, flyball, and Rally obedience are all activities that allow dogs from Chihuahua size and up to...
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