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Car Safety: Common Approaches to Keeping Dogs Safe on the Road

Dog owners do not want their pet to suffer on a road trip. However, not taking adequate precautions can lead to motion sickness, nausea, choking and potential injury for a beloved companion pet. Dog owners can take steps to keep their dog happy and healthy on the road. What are some of the security options […]

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How to Recognize Paw Pad Injuries and Prevent Them from Worsening

Both you and your pooch love going for runs and walks outside, playing in the yard or chasing each other around the house. All that leaping and bounding is supported by your dog’s paw pads—the cushiony parts of your dog’s feet. Paw pads are crucial for everyday movement because they provide cushion while walking, protect […]

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What’s a Good Exercise Plan For My Pet Suffering From Joint Pains?

Just like people, dogs age. It’s a fact of life. They grow silver and white hair; they become stiff in the joints and slow in their steps; they experience pain; they get crabby and moody; and they may not be quite as upbeat and peppy as they once were. As they age, they will also […]

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Making Joint Pain and Arthritis More Manageable for Your Older Dog

For many dogs, their years of running, leaping, bounding and rolling around take a toll on their bodies, specifically their joints. As they age, previously-active dogs may become sluggish, lethargic, slow to move or completely inactive. A common cause of this inactivity is arthritis. Yes, arthritis—the painful condition many humans suffer from as they age, […]

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4 Tips to Avoid Triggering Your Dog’s Allergies, While Still Enjoying the Springtime Weather

Warmer weather is finally emerging, and many pet owners are itching to get outside and enjoy the nice, springtime weather as soon as they can. But for owners of a dog with seasonal allergies, another kind of itching may stop you and your furry friend in your tracks. Much like humans, dogs can develop seasonal […]

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An Itch that Can’t be Scratched: Signs of Allergy-Induced Itching and How You Can Help Your Pet

As any human who’s had a mosquito bite, poison ivy or allergic reaction knows, skin irritation and itchiness can be terrible to deal with. The urge to itch is nearly impossible to avoid, but we can typically use creams and medications to help ourselves. Our pets, on the other hand, can’t relieve itching as easily. […]

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Keeping Your Dog Exercised and Energized in the Face of Seasonal Allergies

On days when the pollen count is high or there’s a strong wind whipping up the ragweed, we tend to stay indoors, away from the histamines. Anyone with allergies knows how miserable you can begin to feel in mere minutes when you’re forced outside during peak allergy season. Unfortunately, the same is true for your […]

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Did Barbra Streisand Set A Bad Example By Cloning Her Dog?

Late last month, Barbra Streisand revealed that two of her three puppies are clones of her deceased Coton du Tulear, Samantha. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Streisand explained that her decision was largely motivated by a friend who had cloned his former pet, “and I was very impressed with that dog.” She […]

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If Your Dog Eats Poop, Blame Ancient Wolves

Regardless of how “natural” the behavior may be, dog owners are understandably horrified to see their pets eating poop. Not only does it seem undeniably unhealthy, but there is also no concrete scientific explanation for why a trained, socialized pet would do such a thing. Not As Unhealthy As You Think Before exploring potential answers, […]

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4 Popular Home Remedies For Itchy Skin In Dogs

Itchy skin is one of the most common health problems for dogs, largely because it can be triggered by so many things. If fleas or ticks are not the culprit, your dog’s skin might have become inflamed, infected or excessively dry thanks to allergies, yeast, or dust mites. Some dogs have allergies to seemingly harmless […]

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