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Puppy Potty Training - Easy, Quick, and Painless

Puppy house training is one of the most important things a new dog owner needs to teach their puppy. When a dog is properly potty trained an owner's life will be made much easier. Dogs will be less likely to urinate inside and more likely to perform their business outside quickly and without re

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.

Dog Vomiting - Yuck! My Dog Just Threw Up

A dog vomiting is a pretty common occurrence. Most of the time it's caused by eating something they shouldn't have. As they walk around the yard, or even while you're out walking them their nose is to the ground and anything that looks interesting like a leaf, a pebble, paper or plast

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.

Golden Retriever Information

Golden Retrievers are a breed of dog that wants to obey its master, and is extremely smart. It's ability to be used as an emergency rescue dog, a guide dog, or for a hunting partner make it a breed that is often chosen by pet owners. These golden dogs are flexible and able to adapt, despite the

Is Raw or Cooked Dog Food a Better Choice for Your Pet?

Feeding dogs raw food is a topic that has been hotly debated a great deal by its advocates and critics. The real issue that needs to be the topic of conversation is processed versus fresh food for dogs and not so much whether the food is raw or cooked. But because of the unique qualities that charac