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Dog insurance is something more and more people are considering to cover them in the event that their dog might get involved in an attack that could lead to legal action. Continue reading

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Dog Allergies

Dog Allergies

Just like their owners, dogs can suffer from allergies too.

Some of these allergies can be related to the foods that they eat where some of the cheaper brands of dog food have coloring and preservatives that can cause allergic reactions.

If this is the case then it is a process of eliminating those foods that have the ingredients that cause the reactions.

This is not always as easy as it might seem as it can take quite some time to find which particular ingredient is the culprit. Continue reading

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Stop Puppies Biting

Stop Puppies Biting

Puppies love to bite.
The do it naturally but it is something that they must be taught not to do.
This needs to be addressed while they are young because dog bites can lead to all sorts of problems including legal action.
It may seem fun and funny to have a puppy biting but a full-grown dog can do a lot of damage, particularly to children if they are in the habit of biting.
Dogs have immense strength in their jaws and even a playful nip can do permanent damage to a child.

Generally, puppies are taught to control their biting from their mothers but in most cases we get puppies as pets that have been taken from their mothers at a very young age and it is up to us to teach them as puppies not to bite.

By letting your dog socialize with other dogs from a young age they will quickly learn from their elders, provided they have been taught well, that the desire to bite needs to be curbed to avoid retaliation and an ensuing fight. Continue reading

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Dangerous Foods

Dangerous Foods

Many people are unaware that some of the foods that we eat on regular basis can be deadly to your dog.

A piece of chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death.
Even a small piece of chocolate is dangerous.
Anything containing caffeine can have a similar effect and be as dangerous as chocolate, and that includes coffee grounds, tea, and tea bags.

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A Diet of Good Food and Good Exercise

A Diet of Good Food and Good Exercise

To stay fit and healthy and happy and strong, a dog needs good exercise and good food just as humans do.
They’re an important part of our families, and they rely on us understanding their needs, as they cannot talk to us.
Fortunately, dogs are a bit more resilient than humans but they still do need regular exercise and good food.

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A Well Trained Dog

A Well Trained Dog

Is certainly a lot more fun for you to have an obedient and trained dog.  Not only that, but trained dogs, are happier dogs.
They are less likely to get into fights with other dogs and will tend to socialize better with dogs that they meet in public.
It is particularly important to have a well-trained dog if you have young members of the family or children in the neighborhood.
Just like having well-behaved children, a well-trained dog makes for a happier household.
The time that you spend training your puppy initially will impact on the pleasure you can get from your dog for the many years of its life.

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