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Is Your Dog Psychic?

Dogs have natural-born superpowers of observation and sensitivity. A friend of mine told me about her elderly dog, Kimo, who seemed to be suffering from what human doctors might label as a failure to thrive. Kimo didn’t want to eat, didn’t want to go outside, and didn’t want to interact. My friend and...
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Should Dogs Be Shocked, Choked, or Pronged?

Should these types of dog collars be banned in favor of force-free alternatives? "Collars are a vital part of dog ownership. They allow pet parents to walk their pup on a leash and they provide a place to hang ID and vaccination tags. However, if used in the wrong way, collars can lead to...
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Should You Be Present for the Euthanasia of Your Pet?

Research suggests that staying may be the better option. When that agonizing time comes and you and your veterinarian have decided that euthanasia is necessary for your beloved animal, should you remain with your friend throughout the process? Or should you say goodbye beforehand? It can be exceedingly painful even...
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How To Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

Dogs Have Bad Habits Do you know how to tell if your dog has worms? Dogs love to eat things they shouldn't, roll around in things they shouldn't, and in general, act like a dog. Unfortunately, many of these things can bring on unwanted visitors like worms into your dog's world.
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10 Ways to Make Your Dog Happier and More Content

We can help our dogs thrive in human environments by letting them be dogs. During the research for our book Unleashing Your Dog, ethologist Marc Bekoff and I asked a bunch of people who love their dogs what they consider their essential ethical obligation toward their canine companion—what it means, to them, to be a responsible...
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Dog Allergy Can Now Be Tested For At Home

Dog Allergy Diagnosis Can Be Expensive Trying to diagnose a dog allergy can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack if you try to diagnose the cause yourself. Up until recently the only other option was to take your dog to the vet for a test in order to diagnose...
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Dog Stomach Gurgling: What Does It Mean?

If you’ve ever been interrupted by a gurgle when snuggling your dog, you may have wondered what all the noise was about.  Those tummy rumbles have various causes, and soft intermittent gurgles are perfectly normal. But sometimes gurgling can indicate a serious health issue. Below we reveal the common causes of dog stomach rumbling...

Using the “She’s a Rescue Dog” Excuse

Why I'm going to stop. Source: Jessica Pierce Bella doesn’t like to be touched by humans she doesn’t know and trust. When I’m out walking with Bella and I encounter other dog-walkers or run into people I know, Bella will stand or sit quietly behind me or...
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Signs of Cancer In Dogs – What You Should Know

Cancer Overview Cancer is a very alarming disease. It is life threatening so it is good to have it diagnosed as early as possible. Cancer doesn't affect only humans; it can also cause danger to our pet dogs. If we really are a dog lover and if we don't want to lose our pet,...
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How To Walk A Dog For Exercise AND Pleasure

How To Walk A Dog That Herds Sheep Border Collies How to walk a dog for many dog owners is based on a myth - the myth that a dog must be walked every day. I remember reading a report by a dog behaviourist that told Border Collie owners that they MUST (I thought the use of the word “MUST” was...
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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

There are lots of reasons why your dog might be eating grass, with just as many myths and theories about where this behaviour comes from. But one thing vets and experts can agree on is that a dog eating grass is perfectly normal behaviour, as long as it’s only in small amounts. Is my dog eating grass for...
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Dogs And Chocolate: What You Need To Know

Chocolate contains an ingredient that can be poisonous to dogs. So while your dog might like the look of those chocolate biscuits, resist the urge to share.   Can dogs eat chocolate? The short answer is ‘no’. Chocolate contains a natural chemical called theobromine, which is toxic to dogs. The effects of...