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Tips on Dog Ear Circulation

Ear circulation is a critical part of your dog's health. When the ear canal of a dog becomes obstructed it can create a warm and moist environment for bacteria to grow. Dog breeds with floppy ears, such as Labradors, bloodhounds, poodles and dachshunds are especially susceptible to ear infections.

How to Feed a Dog Ice Cubes

Dogs react to ice cubes in much the same way as people. Some love munching them as a snack and some have no interest in them at all. If your dog enjoys the occasional ice cube snack, you can double its enjoyment by making ice cube treats. These can help keep your dog cool and reward it for good beha

Dog Crate Beds Selection Made Easy

Dogs will love their dog crate if a proper dog crate bed is selected.Dogs have an innate longing to be in a den environment.It makes them feel safe and secure.This is why choosing a comfortable dog crate bed that works for your dog's breed, temperament and age is important.

Therapy Dog Training - The Benefits of a Visiting Dog

In some cases, people need a lot more attention, love and support than normal. This happens especially when they are sick. But, the unfortunate truth is that people generally don't have the patience or time to help these sick people. This is where dog therapy training comes in play, teaching do

Best Dog Breeds

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, called breeds. To take it one step further, each Breed has some dominant characteristics. These traits are not open to behavior modification very much.

Using Ivermectin for Demodectic Mange, Explained

Go to a vet with a demodectic mange problem and eight times out of ten they'll give you some Ivermectin (Ivomec) for it. It's the standard prescription drug for dogs suffering from the skin problem, and the success rate is decent for a medicine developed relatively recently. But how much d

Muscle Spasms in Puppies

A muscle spasm is a sudden contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles within the body. They can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and often are extremely painful. As with humans, any number of factors can cause muscle spasms in a puppy. The causes can be physical, neurological, viral or in

Cheapest Ways to Fence Your Yard

Fencing can help contain your dog in your yard.animal in captivity image by Ferencz Teglas from Fotolia.comIf you want your dog to be able to run freely in your yard, a good way to keep the animal safe is to install a fence. Many types of fencing are quite expensive, but there are several...

All-Natural Skin & Coat Tonic for Dogs

With the increased interest in natural remedies of recent years, pet owners are becoming more interested in finding natural cures and treatments for their pets. Since skin and coat issues are common in dogs, naturopathic companies have developed a few all-natural treatment options.

Good Dog Food - Is Home Made the Best?

Is the dog food you are feeding your dog slowly killing him or starving him? Think not? Read this article and learn why the food you are feeding your dog may not be good for him.

Anterior Cruciate Ligaments in Dogs

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a component of your dog's knee. The cruciate ligaments are vital for allowing proper knee movement. Unfortunately, ruptured cruciate ligaments, including ACL tears, are among the most common dog injuries.

How to Groom a Canine With a Lion Cut

If you have a long-haired dog, such as a Pomeranian or Chow-Chow, a lion cut may be a hair style your pooch can pull off. The cut -- which was created in the 17th century as a way to help dogs work in the water without being weighed down by their coats -- gets its name from the trim that leaves a l

Dog Training Myths Exposed - Should You Really Avoid These Things?

There is a lot of information floating around out there on how to train your dog, so I thought it would be important to focus on some of the myths that I have found in my experience to simply not be true.Don't feed your dog "people" food.I never understood this one. So what if I want

Can a Three Legged Dog Climb Stairs?

Whether you recently adopted a three-legged pooch or are helping your beloved pup recover from an amputee surgery, you’ll need to help him get acclimated to his environment. Even though he’s missing a limb, he’ll be able to get around like his old self after a little practice and h

Are Golden Retrievers Suitable for Seniors?

Golden Retrievers are known for their gentle personalities. They work as guide dogs for the blind and as helpers for people with motor disabilities because of their good temperaments, eagerness to please, and strength.

Dog Gas & Allergy Problem

Food allergies in dogs cause many symptoms, primarily skin problems, itching and foot-licking. Gas might be an allergy symptom, but it is more likely a sign of food intolerance and easier to treat.