Pet Health, Training, and Nutrition

When and How to Induce Vomiting in Your Dog
When and How to Induce Vomiting in Your Dog

As responsible pet owners, it is important to safety-proof your home to prevent your dog from getting into any potentially hazardous or toxic substances. Nonetheless, given dogs are notorious for eating just about everything, the need to induce vomiting in your dog may occur. Fortunately, as long as you are prepared with the proper knowledge […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Kennel Cough Symptoms
Dog Owners Guide To Kennel Cough Symptoms

Kennel cough symptoms are particularly distressing for dogs with the condition very contagious. The treatment for the condition can vary but on this page we have focused primarily on the causes and how it affects your beloved pooch. The condition is also known as infectious canine tracheobronchitis and the main cause is […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Thyroid Problems
The Dog Owners Guide To Thyroid Problems

There are two main causes of thyroid problems in dogs – both with different symptoms. One type is referred to as Hypothyroidism and the other is known as Hyperthyroidism.Before we go into detail regarding each type lets start by going into a little more detail about the thyroid gland. There are two […]

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Guide to Cancer in Dogs
Guide to Cancer in Dogs

Unfortunately cancer in dogs is one of the most common health problems to affect dogs. In fact it is estimated that one out of every four dogs will die of the disease. Experts also estimate that it is the leading cause of death in older dogs (dogs over the age of ten). […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatitis

Canine Pancreatitis is a very serious condition and is basically a result of the Pancreas becoming inflamed. The condition is life threatening and early diagnosis is crucial for the best results. This page is dedicated to discussing the causes of the condition, it's treatment, diagnosis and of course the symptoms. What is Canine Pancreatitis? [hana-code-insert […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Colitis in Dogs & Puppies
The Dog Owners Guide to Colitis in Dogs & Puppies

How does colitis in dogs and puppies affect your pooch? This condition refers to an inflammation of the colon which is often caused by inflammatory bowel disease which affect the small and large intestines. Did you know? Colitis is estimated to be one of the leading causes of diarrhea in dogs (in fact […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Guide to Canine Nail Fungus
The Dog Owners Guide To Guide to Canine Nail Fungus

Canine nail fungus is a fungal infection that is caused by the fungal microorganism Blastomyces dermatitidis. This health problem is often seen in sporting and working dogs (and is more often seen in males than females but the reasons for this are unknown). The main reason working dogs are more prone to […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lice
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lice

Canine lice (Pediculosis) are also known as Ectoparasites (this means that they live on the skin). Other types of Ectoparasites are fleas, ticks, mange mites (including Sarcoptes Scabiei, Demodex folliculorum, Otodectes cynotis and Cheyletiella specie). The scientific name for lice is Trichodectes canis – and they live on the skin where they lay their […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Dog Allergy Symptoms
Dog Owners Guide To Dog Allergy Symptoms

Dog allergy symptoms can be caused by a variety of different factors – on this page we will start with how humans can be allergic to dogs (and the symptoms that they might experience) and also the symptoms that a dog might exhibit if he or she experiences an allergic reaction. Human allergies to Dogs […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Heat Stroke In Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Heat Stroke In Dogs

Heat stroke in dogs is caused by a variety of situations and will often lead to a number of symptoms in your canine including (among others) a raised temperature and possibly excessive panting. Below is a complete guide to this problem, how to prevent it and some tips on treating it. An Overview Of Heat […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Grooming Your Dog Or Puppy
The Dog Owners Guide To Grooming Your Dog Or Puppy

If you start grooming your dog from an early age (ideally from a puppy) this will get your pooch used to being bathed and washed etc and will make sure that he or she is on their best behavior. In fact it is not that uncommon for a dog to actually enjoy […]

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The Dog Owner's Guide To Giardia in Dogs
The Dog Owner's Guide To Giardia in Dogs

Giardia in dogs and puppies is a contagious disease that is also seen in humans (in fact humans can become infected by drinking contaminate water). Giardia are classified as ‘protozoan' parasites which are fairly resilient to most environments (for example they can survive for long periods in streams, ponds and lakes and […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Excessive Panting In Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Excessive Panting In Dogs

Excessive panting in dogs can be caused by a number of different factors – it might be due to heat exhaustion, heatstroke or due to the symptoms of an underlying illness, disease or undiagnosed health problem. Unlike humans dogs do not have sweat glands so are not able to perspire (sweat) to […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Fleas
Dog Owners Guide To Fleas

When it comes to fleas on dogs and puppies the nasty little parasites are an absolute pain! So what are fleas and how will they affect your beloved pooch. A Flea is classed as an ectoparasite (something that lives and feeds on the outer surface of an animal). The cat flea is […]

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The Facts About Neutering A Dog
The Facts About Neutering A Dog

The process of neutering a dog (male) will involve the vet surgically removing both testicles (the operation can be undertaken at any age). Of course the ultimate aim when neutering a dog is to stop your dog from being able father any offspring. Health Benefits To Neutering A Dog There are also […]

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The Dog Owners Guide Dog Motion Sickness
The Dog Owners Guide Dog Motion Sickness

Dog motion sickness (travel sickness) can affect younger dogs and of course older ones too. This fairly common problem can affect your pooch if he or she is traveling by car, boat or by air (although for this article we will focus on car travel problems). Symptoms Of Motion Sickness In Dogs […]

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How To Find Healthy Dog Treats For Training
How To Find Healthy Dog Treats For Training

Dog owners give their pets treats to express their love, but healthy dog treats, also play a critical part in dog training and rewarding good behavior. Treats are a valuable way to reinforce your satisfaction when your dog obeys. Like humans, dogs repeat the behaviors that bring the greatest rewards. Although they […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Teeth
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Teeth

Nearly all dogs will have a total of 42 teeth (although some breeds do have less including Bulldogs, Pugs and Pekinese). The arrangement of the teeth are as follows… Upper Jaw – Six incisors, two canines, eight premolars and four molars. Lower Jaw – Six incisors, two canines, eight premolars and six premolars – (See […]

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Dog Bite Facts and What to Do If You Are Bitten
Dog Bite Facts and What to Do If You Are Bitten

Some common reasons for dog bites are provocation, aggression, excitement, and health problems. Usually, dog bites are just an accident, like a nip from a puppy going through the teething process. Sometimes, it's just a question of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, for example, getting caught in a dog fight. Whatever […]

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How to Help Arthritis in Dogs
How to Help Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis is a relatively common condition in dogs, as the joints gradually wear out over the course of a lifetime. It can be painful and debilitating, but the good news is that there are ways to ensure your pet maintains good quality of life in spite of the disease, especially if it's diagnosed at an […]

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