Health Advantages of Pet Ownership

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  This is a guest post written by Bobbi from All Dogs Big and Small. Bobbi believes dogs should receive the best possible care and her store has nothing but all natural and healthy items. There are those who question, are we humanizing dogs too much? Expensive outfits, designer collars, organic treats and feed, human […]

Christmas Safety Tips for Your Dog

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  With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to give a few tips on how to keep our pets happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. Several of the plants commonly purchased for decorations during the Christmas season are poisonous to pets and children, such as poinsettia and mistletoe. Choose […]

Canine Hot Spots

What is a Hot Spot? A hot spot is a localized area of skin inflammation and infection. The infection can be superficial or deep. Also called moist eczema, hot spots are the sudden appearance of wet, circular patches of infection on the skin that create intense itching and irritation. What are the signs of a […]

Dog Nurses Baby Squirrels After Their Home is Destroyed

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After a chainsaw destroyed their tree-top home, three baby squirrels found themselves destitute. A North Carolina woman found the squirrels and tried to feed them with a bottle, but after the bottle failed to work. She offered the squirrels to her dog, Pixie. Pixie a four year old, poodle and recent mother seemed more than […]

101 Dog Tricks Book Review

Recently, I stumbled upon 101 Dog Tricks. Over the years, I’ve read several books to help me train my dogs, but after just a few short minutes of flipping the pages of this book I was very impressed. 101 Dog Tricks is clear and concise, with step by step instructions and beautiful full color photos. […]

Plaque and Tarter Control Review

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Sadie had extremely bad doggie breath. Her bad breath made it so I did not like her muzzle anywhere near my nose. I noticed I was not giving her the attention she needed, because I did not want to have to endure her smelly breath. The vet told me that her teeth and gums were in […]

February Is Pet Dental Health Month

In accordance with Pet Dental Health Month, I’m writing a series of articles about dental care for your dog. I’m hoping this series of articles will help readers to better understand the importance of caring for their dog’s teeth and give them some tools and tips to improve their dog’s overall dental health. Topics will […]

Dog Collars, Harnesses and Leashes-All Natural and Eco-Friendly

Durable, fashionable and eco-friendly the dog collars and leashes from Planet Dog are awesome. Made from sustainable hemp, which is naturally bacteria resistant and allergen free, these collars, leashes and harnesses are sure to hold up to even the most active dog lifestyle. The collars and harnesses are lined with fleece for your dog’s comfort […]

Dog Bath Time

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Does your dog hate baths?  Don’t worry you’re not alone, my dogs weren’t fans of the experience either, but now they actually look forward to bath time. Let me share what brought about this transformation from fear and loathing to pleasure and enjoyment. The first thing I changed was my own perception on their bath […]

Anesthesia Risks for Dogs

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  Whether or not to use anesthesia is perhaps one of the most sensitive topics in pet care. Many pet owners have suffered the tragic loss of a pet. Often, these pet owners suspect that the death came about due to negligence while their pet was under anesthesia. Sometimes their suspicions are true, sometimes they’re not. The […]

Dog CPR

  If your dog was to stop breathing or have a heart attack would you know what to do?  The Red Cross has started to teach people how to do CPR and basic first aid on their dogs. Depending on where you live they may use a stuffed dog to demonstrate on. Some Red Cross […]

Dog Beds – All Natural and Dog Approved

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I admit it: my dogs are spoiled. I go out of my way to make sure they are comfortable, but my home  has laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is durable, easy to keep clean and nice to look at, but it’s cold and hard as cement. I think there’s a doggie hell where it’s the only […]

What Are You Feeding Your Dog?

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How much do you spend on dog food: $30, $40, $50 dollars a month? You might be forking out all that cash to feed your dog garbage. That’s right garbage! In fact, it would be a crime to feed a human what most pet food companies distribute. The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) […]

January is National Walk Your Pet Month

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Depending on where you live, this might seem a bit odd, especially if there’s a few inches of snow waiting to be shoveled off your driveway. I’m just speculating, but I’m guessing whoever chose January doesn’t even own a dog. I know my dog’s would’ve preferred April. If someone wants to start a petition to […]

Top 10 Advantages of Getting an Adult Dog

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  Are you thinking of joining the ranks of the canine enhanced? Ready to take the puppy plunge? Good for you! But before you take a ride down to the puppy farm consider this: puppies aren’t the only options. There are some fantastic advantages for anyone willing to open their home to an adult dog, […]