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Routine Care

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Whether they are pointy or floppy, long or short, dogs ears are a sensitive part of their bodies. Unattended ear infections can lead to serious problems and possible hearing loss. If the ears smell bad, your dog is scratching at them or shaking his head, or if he acts in pain when you touch them,… Keep Reading

Routine Care

How to get your dog to love bath time

If you watch people bathing dogs in movies and TV shows, most of the time it seems like a joyous, fun-filled time for all involved. Unfortunately, bathing your dog in real life isn’t always such a positive experience. If your dog hates bath time, it’s likely you do, too. It’s a common problem for dogs… Keep Reading

Dogs

How To Choose The Right Dog For You

Picture this scenario. Ever since you can remember, you’ve loved dogs. Your childhood memories are full of instances where you begged your parents for a dog only to be told that you could have one when you were older and able to take care of the pup yourself. Then one day, that day arrives, and… Keep Reading

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10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

While the healthiest dog breeds often are mutts, these purebreds also are less likely to need trips to the veterinarian. Of course, simply choosing a breed less likely to have health problems is not enough. Be sure to check with your breeder to find out what health screens and DNA tests should be conducted to… Keep Reading

Animal Facts/Dogs

9 Things Your Dog Wants to Tell You

We like to ascribe all sorts of emotions to our dogs, but, truth be told, they are much simpler than humans. They’re motivated by the basics: food, activity and companionship. That said, a dog’s behavior around his owners does have meaning. From the desire to protect you to an intuition about your health and happiness,… Keep Reading

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Ten Fun and Easy Dog Tricks

When most people think of dog training, they think of the basic dog training commands – sit, down, come, stay. While those things are important, don’t underestimate the benefits of training a dog to do tricks. Dog tricks are a great way to offer your dog some mental stimulation, and many of them build from… Keep Reading

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Why Does My Dog Stink?

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of that bad “doggie” odor on your pet? It may not be as simple as changing the shampoo you use. Various skin, coat and health conditions can cause foul odor that may or may not be helped by simply bathing your pet. This Q & A about… Keep Reading

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