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Dog Walking Tips Every Owner Should Know
DOG FUN Walking your dog is not only crucial to keeping him healthy and happy, it strengthens the bond between your canine friend and his caregiver. There are a lot of obstacles out there. Don’t forget these simple tips to keep your walk fun and safe in the outside world.
The Benefits of Physiotherapy for your Dog
HEALTH The same techniques that physiotherapists use to treat a variety of injuries and conditions in humans have been adapted to suit animals with great success. Family pets, show dogs, and working dogs can all benefit greatly from physiotherapy. Dogs whose activities involve a lot of agility are especially susceptible to the types of problems that physiotherapy can address.
The Decision- Adding a Dog to Your Family
FIRST TIME OWNERSBringing a dog into your family is a decision where many people don’t realize it’s magnitude until after they have the dog. There are a number of things that you need to research before you decide to purchase a dog, and it starts right in your own home.
Bringing Your Dog Into Your New Baby's Life
HEALTH Many believe that a dog and a new baby cannot happily coexist, so therefore the dog has to go. This is not necessarily the case. A new baby does not mean you have to abandon your dog.
Five Training Lessons you MUST Teach Your Dog
DOG TRAINING It’s not enough to simply walk the dog through the front door and hope he will acclimate to his new surroundings; you have to teach him how to interact with the new people and items in his environment.
US Pet Industry Continues to Grow...and Grow... and Grow!
PET-NEWSWORTHY If you're considering adding a pet to your home in 2015, you're in very good company. As many as 71.4 million homes are expected to include a pet in 2015. According to the American Pet Product Association, pet families have increased from 56% of households in 1988 to 62% this year.
A New Puppy: What to Expect
FIRST TIME OWNERS When you bring a new puppy into your home, it's a time of great excitement for everyone involved: you, your kids, your neighbors, and even the dog. Here's our guide on what to expect and how to handle the transition without losing your mind.
Who Will Care for Your Dog after You're Gone?
HEALTHAlthough it's not a topic any of us really want to think about, responsible dog parenting requires that we give some thought to what would happen to our dogs if one day we didn't come home.
Friendly, Energetic, great for families, Labs are still the most popular dog worldwide.
Require plenty of love and attention, Retrievers are highly trainable and make another perfect family pet.
The most popular of the Toy Breeds, Yorkies are playful, hyper, stubborn and noisy so do your homework.
Extremely loyal and affectionate, pit bulls can be aggressive. Thorough research and training is important with this breed.
Obedient, intelligent playful and energetic, Boxers are a wonderful companion for homes with children.
Strong and intelligent, German Sheperds are perfect watchdogs. Need plenty of exercise.
This highly playful and devoted breed gets along well with other pets and despite it's small size makes a great watchdog.
Playful and fun, Doxies can be stubborn, but loyal. A loud bark for their size makes them good watchdogs.
Gentle, affectionate and lively, Shih Tzus are highly adaptable to apartment living.
A dignified yet funny breed, Pugs do well with visitors, children and other pets and love to show off.
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Dog Pregnancy Symptoms
HEALTHIf you suspect your dog might be pregnant, check out part one in this series on pregnant dogs, where we cover pregnant dog symptoms.
HEALTHIn the third article of our dog pregnancy series, we look at the wonderful, but messy, process of bringing newborn puppies into the world.
Indoor Dog Potties
DOG PRODUCTSIt's been a long day at work. You were so busy, you didn't even take time to eat a sandwich, let alone run home to let your dog out. You're on your way home, knowing the poor dog is crossing his or her legs by now, when your car breaks down, delaying you even further. Can't somebody make this easier?
Your Dog’s Digestive System
PHYSIOLOGYEver wonder why your dog eats so fast? Or why he eats gross things? Or why he gets sick to his stomach? Or why his waste stinks so bad? Some of these things are normal, some are not.
Canine Respiratory System
BREATHINGThe basic function of your dog's respiratory system is to bring oxygen in to and remove carbon dioxide from the body. Knowing the symptoms of respiratory diseases can help you help your stay healthy.
Shelter Dog Adoption Tips for Success
ADOPTION Are you intimidated by the prospect of "rescuing" a dog from a shelter? One reason that you may be wary of adopting a dog from a shelter is not knowing how to choose. Adopting a dog from a shelter can be a rewarding process, if you're prepared to do a reasonable amount of research.
Canine Urinary Tract Infections
SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTDoes your dog seem to be having trouble relieving his or her bladder? Learn how to recognize the signs of urinary tract infections and how to treat them before they spread.
What to do for Dog Diarrhea
SYMPTOMS AND REMEDIESIf you have dogs in your house for any length of time, you have likely experienced at least one bout of dog diarrhea. Beyond the pain in the tuckus involved in cleaning up the mess, you should know what causes diarrhea, and when it's important to see the vet.
What to do for a Dog Bite
DOG BEHAVIOR Getting bitten by a dog can be scary, and you may be tempted to run around in circles for a while, trying to figure out what to do. Here's our guide to help you manage the situation.
Top Ten Tips for Living with a Senior Dog
DOG HEALTH Bringing home a new puppy is so exciting, but it doesn’t take all that long for your exuberant puppy to grow into a senior dog who may have special needs. Here are the doggies.com top ten tips for taking care of your companion who has been with you through so much.