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Dogs and Chocolate

Dogs and Chocolate

Most of us have heard that chocolate can make dogs sick. But how serious is the risk? If your canine companion is more family member than pet, you may be in the habit of sharing the foods your family loves ...

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CPR for dogs

CPR for dogs

Make sure the dog is unconscious Talk to the dog softly, rubbing and shaking him gently to try and wake him up. Only when you are certain he is unconscious should you begin rescue breathing. If he is just deeply ...

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A guide to canine arthritis

A guide to canine arthritis

What is canine arthritis? Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a debilitating and progressive, disorder characterized by lost cartilage and the death of cartilage-producing cells. DJD can arise in any joint, but mostly affects the hip. It can cause ...

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7 dog symptoms you should not ignore

7 dog symptoms you should not ignore

In these tough economic times, pet owners are looking for ways to save money on their pets. Unfortunately, this also leads people to delay seeking medical care because they’re uncertain if a visit to the vet is absolutely necessary. Most ...

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10 Steps to a Healthier, Happier Dog

10 Steps to a Healthier, Happier Dog

1. Spay or neuter Spaying, or removing the ovaries and uterus of a female dog, stops a female dog from going into heat and can help prevent breast cancer and pyometra, or infection of the uterus. Neutering, or removing the ...

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Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

History: A member of the Spitz group of dogs, the Alaskan Malamute’s roots can be traced back hundreds of years to nomadic Eskimo/Innuit tribes in the region we know today as Alaska. “Malamute” refers to the regional dialect of the ...

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Does Your Dog Have Allergies?

Does Your Dog Have Allergies?

The human animal isn’t the only one affected by allergies. Like you, your adult dog can suffer from allergic reactions to any number of things — in the air, on his skin and in his food. Allergies must be diagnosed ...

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Leonberger

Leonberger

Description: The Leonberger is a very large, majestic dog with a medium sized head, and a black mask that ideally extends above the eyebrows. The nose and lips are black. There are no loose flews to collect saliva, so this ...

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Barbet

Barbet

Overview A relative of the Poodle and Briard, this French water dog with the webbed paws gets down and dirty in pursuit of waterfowl, earning him the nickname ‘mud dog.’ He real name comes from the French word barbe, meaning ...

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Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

Overview He may look like a small Airedale, but the Welsh Terrier has his own personality. It’s certainly a strong personality, and no wonder–he was bred to hunt badgers, foxes, and otters. Although not many folks hunt badgers these days, ...

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