Pet Health, Training, and Nutrition

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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The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions

There are a variety of dog skin conditions that can be an absolute pain for a young puppy or adult dog. Below we have listed nearly every single skin problem that can affect your beloved pooch. A dog's coat relies on a number of important factors for it to remain glossy and healthy – every […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Ear Problems
Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Ear Problems

For your beloved dog ear problems can come in a variety of forms including ear infections, allergies, mites, tumors, skin diseases (the list goes on) with each of these health problems causing a variety of different symptoms (and in the worst case scenario deafness). Before we go into detail regarding the most […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections

A dog yeast infection can take many forms but is fairly common inside a dog or puppy's ear (we will cover yeast infections in the ear at the bottom of the page). The most common type of yeast infection to affect humans is known as Candida albicanis. However the most common variety […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Mast Cell Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Mast Cell Cancer

Before we go into detail about canine Mast Cell Cancer we need to explain what a Tumor actually is. A Tumor is basically an abnormal growth that can be malignant or benign. A malignant Tumor will normally grow much faster and will invade skin and normal healthy tissue causing the growths that you can see in the […]

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Will Boarding My Dog at a Kennel Stress Him Out?
Will Boarding My Dog at a Kennel Stress Him Out?

Boarding kennels are a bit like daycare, and your dog is kind of like a kid – in fact, if you're like most dog owners, you probably consider Fido to be one of your babies. Sometimes, boarding your dog is absolutely necessary, just like sometimes putting a child in daycare is the […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Prostate Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Prostate Cancer

Canine prostate cancer is one of the rarer forms of cancers to affect dogs. The symptoms of prostate cancer are very similar to the symptoms exhibited by dogs that have an enlarged prostate e.g. pain when urinating and pooping, constipation, discharge from the penis and problems when walking. Tumors affecting this area can also lead […]

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