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Dogs Need Together Time and Alone Time, Just Like Us

It's important to realize that even the most social dogs need time on their own When a dog says, "I've had enough of you," there's no reason to take it personally or to feel snubbed It's important to realize that even the most social dogs who love us dearly and who cherish "together time" also need time on their own. We need to recognize...
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Which Plants Are Dangerous And Poisonous To Dogs?

Whether you’re out for a walk, out in the garden or just around the house, it can sometimes feel like you can’t turn your back for a minute without your dog eating something they shouldn’t. Plants can be an easy target, but many garden and houseplants can be harmful to dogs when eaten. While most harmful plants have an off-putting taste,...
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Dogs: The More I Know, the More I Say, “I Don’t Know”

To reliably answer specific questions we need details about what's going on. Dogs can be victims of partial knowledge, misinformation, and "quick" answers In a recent email, I was told, "For a dog expert you sure don't know very much. You keep saying, 'I don't know'." The tone of the first email from Warren was pretty much "in my face," so I...
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How To Tell If Your Dog Is Happy

How to tell if your dog is happy is a question that I’m sure all dog owners would like the answer to. As a dog parent do you find yourself thinking about this because you desperately want your dog to be happy just as you want your children to be happy! In particular do you often find yourself worrying about whether...
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How Your Dog Eating Poop Can Make Your Pet Sick

Community Areas And Dog Parks Can Be Contaminated Is your dog eating poop or does he come into contact with it when you visit a dog park or other community area? It's a great way to give your pet the exercise and socialization he needs to be happy and healthy. Unfortunately these places can become contaminated with deadly microorganisms found...
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Dog Scent Identity

A PetCo advertisement encourages us to,“Keep your pup smelling delicious between baths with Petco's selection of dog perfumes, colognes, and deodorant sprays.” But my dog Bella will be the first to tell you that she really doesn’t want to smell like papaya or baby powder. She would much rather smell like Bella. A dog’s scent is her identity. We may...
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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 food? Dogs are natural omnivores. Historically, eating...
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Caring for Your Pet and It’s Health with Dog Massage

Dog Massage Benefits Dog massage? Really. It can benefit a dog in many ways just as it has been proven for helping humans. Massage once was reserved for extra pampered poochies, but now is catching on due to it's benefits. The benefits it can give "Fido" include, extending flexibility, increasing circulation of blood, relaxation of muscles and can even assist...
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Dog Care – All You Need To Know

Why Your Pet Deserves The Best Dog Care You Can Give As a dog lover, you understand the joy such a pet can bring to your life. You will never be alone again, and you will always have a companion who thinks the world of you. In return, it is your job to care for them, and this article will...
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8 Reasons Your Dog Has No Appetite

From illness and overfeeding, to behavioural problems or a new routine, there are lots of reasons your dog might stop eating. Most of the time, they’re back to wolfing down their food within a couple of days – but we know it can be a bit worrying if your pup suddenly stops eating, so we’ve put together some of...
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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 dog guardian and their give their...
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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 theobromine include: Increased heart rateStress on kidneysStress on nervous system Eating an excessive...

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