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Cutting Your Dogs Nails How To Do It Safely

Everyone probably knows that if you cut a dog's nails too far back, you can cause bleeding. Once you learn how to spot the quick, you'll be fine - and cutting your dog's nails is important, so here we go. Below, I'll teach you how to cut your dog's nails and what tools and methods you can use to do it right. Cutting Your Dog's Nails: The Tools When cutting your dog's nails, your comfort and confidence in th ...

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Dog Obesity: A “Big” Canine Health Problem

Just like us, our dogs are getting fatter. And, just like with us, dog obesity is a serious health risk. But why is this problem spreading, what are the risks of dob obesity, and what can be done about it? In this article I'll talk about the best weight for your dog, how to help end your dog's obesity, and how to maintain the right weight. I apologize in advance, because some parts of this article are a bit ...

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Home Dog Clipping Instructions

How to Clip Your Dog at Home For most dog breeds, you need only brush the coat, but some other breeds also need to have at least some of their fur clipped. Shih Tzus, Poodles and other breeds get hair in places they shouldn't, and are easier to care for with short coats. Learning the skills of home dog clipping, will save you money. Plus, dog clipping for style and beauty is a fun benefit to these dogs. Get ...

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The B.A.R.F. Raw Dog Food Diet

It's a lot more pleasant than it sounds. B.A.R.F. stands for either Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, or Bones And Raw Food. The first of those two is the more appropriate definition, because there's more involved than just beef and bones. Why Choose a B.A.R.F. Raw Dog Food Diet? There are major nutritional disadvantages involved in feeding your dog kibble: More than half of the food is just filler with li ...

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Why Frontline For Dogs is My Favorite

Sure-Fire Flea and Tick Control Everybody knows that fleas and ticks are more than just a bother - they're a danger to your whole family. Frontline for dogs is an affordable, leading-edge product for controlling fleas and ticks, and by controlling them, of course I mean killing them. There are three products in the Frontline for dogs brand, meant for three different uses. Here are the most commonly-asked qu ...

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Where to Buy Dog Grooming Supplies

The Best Dog Clippers, Dog Brushes, Bath Supplies, etc Keep your dog in prime condition with the best dog grooming supplies. Find dog grooming supplies at low prices without sacrificing the benefits of beauty and proper care. Benefits of Home Dog Grooming Buying dog grooming supplies and doing your dog's maintenance at home will save you a lot of money. It saves you money by avoiding $50 or more at the dog ...

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What is Pet Insurance? Is it Worth the Price? Reviews and Comparison!

At one point in time, I had to look into these dog pet insurance questions myself. When I was building this website, I dug out my old notes, and compiled what I learned, because it seems like a lot of people don't even know dog insurance exists. So, here were my most frequently asked questions about dog insurance: Why do people get dog pet insurance? Veterinary care costs are rising every year; the typical ...

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Understanding Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis, in dogs or in people, is a condition where the joints swell together. Arthritis in dogs is most common in the leg joints. This fairly common condition causes stiffness and pain whenever the afflicted joint moves. The cause of arthritis in dogs, is that the layers of cartilage and joint fluid become damaged, providing less lubrication and cushioning between the bones. This means that the bones are ...

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So, You Got a Puppy! Spay? Neuter?

The Short Answer: Yes. Bob Barker was right all along. Every time an unexpected litter of puppies comes into the world, even if those particular puppies go to a good home, that same number of puppies just lost a chance of finding a loving family. That's half a dozen important little lives that ... well, let's not dwell on the negative. Should you spay or neuter your puppy? Yes, I really think you should. Of ...

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Puppy Shots and Vaccinations

Frequently Asked Questions When you get a puppy, please factor in the cost of puppy shots. Without the complete round of vaccinations and follow-up boosters, your dog is at risk. Your vet will give you all the information about puppy shots that this FAQ doesn't. What Are Puppy Shots For? What Do Puppy Vaccinations Do? Dogs are beautiful, loyal and generally great friends - but on a more basic level, they're ...

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Preventing and Solving Dog Eye Problems

No matter the breed of dog, eye problems can become serious very quickly. No matter how clean or well-suited the environment, every dog needs regular eye cleanings. Preventing dog eye problems is a lot easier than solving them once they come up. Preventing Dog Eye Problems Dogs have tear ducts that work just like ours do - they flush out debris and lubricate the eye. Also just like our eyes, the result is a ...

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Information About Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

  If you've read through my dog breed information, you'll notice that almost every breed of dog is vulnerable to the hereditary bone condition called hip dysplasia. In short, hip dysplasia means that a dog's thigh bone (aka femur) doesn't fit into the pelvis the way it should. The result is painful, because moving the affected leg can cause bone-on-bone contact. It can also lead to breaks and osteoarth ...

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Hypoallergenic Dog Information: List of Hypoallergenic Dogs and How to Avoid Dog Allergies

First off, some of you might be wondering just what "hypoallergenic" means, and why hypoallergenic dogs are good for allergy sufferers. A hypoallergenic dog just means it's a a dog that won't cause allergic reactions, or anyway is less likely to. If you have strong dog allergies, then there's really no "perfect dog" - but if you only have mild dog allergies, then this page should help you. Why Are Some Peop ...

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Dog Vomiting

It Could Be Nothing, or Could Be a Big Deal How to Tell the Difference, and What to Do Just like us, sometimes your dog's stomach just doesn't want to keep food down. Isolated incidents are usually minor, but if you notice your dog vomiting often, or very violently, I know you want to figure out what's gone wrong. What Causes Dog Vomiting? Here are a few of the more common reasons why dogs will start vomiti ...

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Dog Seizures

Nobody wants to see their dog having a seizure, but let's put that aside and learn for a moment. There are some safety tips you can learn to prevent injuries during a dog seizure, and other things you can learn to minimize harm. If you see your dog laying and thrashing, eyes rolling back into his head, drooling, or becoming non-responsive, it may be a seizure. Seizures are caused by the brain "misfiring," s ...

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Dog Pregnancy

Dogs have a strong breeding drive - as anyone who's owned an unspayed female dog will know. Here, I'll go over everything involved in dog pregnancy (aside from conception!) starting from the bitch in heat, through when the puppies can be adopted out. Dog Pregnancy - Bitch in Heat First, you don't want to breed a female during her first heat, or anyway, not until after she is a year old. Allowing dog pregnan ...

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Dog Hot Spots: An Unpleasant Skin Problem

Unfortunately, this isn't an article about having a great time at the dog park. Dog hot spots are usually caused by an infection, often due to water being trapped under the fur. They're extremely itchy and uncomfortable, and they can quickly become painful once your dog rubs, licks and scratches the hot spot raw. If you're facing a case of dog hot spots, your dog will scratch the same spot obsessively. Ther ...

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Dog Grooming: What to Do and How to Do It!

This article is about the basics of dog grooming. For more details about specific dog grooming topics, click a link below: Bathing Your Dog Brushing Your Dog Cutting Your Dog's Nails Dog Clipping Dog Dental Care Dog Ear Cleaning Dog Eye Problems Flea & Tick Control No matter what breed of dog you have, everything I'll talk about, both on this page and in the above links, is mandatory. This dog grooming ...

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Dog Ear Infections

How to Identify Them, How to Treat Them Dogs will always have a certain amount of microbes growing in their ears, but for various reasons, you can end up dealing with a dog ear infection. Dogs' ears can be infected with yeast, or bacteria. Either infection will be extremely bothersome to your dog, and should be dealt with ASAP. Symptoms of a Dog Ear Infection Any one of the following symptoms, is likely a c ...

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Dog Dental Care (Done Dirt Cheap)

Proper dog dental care is a lot more important than just the smell of your best friend's breath. If allowed to run rampant, dental care problems can cause your dog to lose his teeth or get mouth cancer, and the bacterial infections causing the bad breath can also spread to other parts of the body, damaging internal organs or causing arthritis. A lot of health problems can start with a simple case of doggie ...

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Diarrhea In Dogs

What Causes It, How to Treat It Ordinary diarrhea in dogs is no big deal if it only lasts a day or two, but once in a while it's a sign of a more serious problem. If it goes on for more than a couple of days, you need to look into the causes for the good of your dog's health. Diarrhea in dogs falls under two categories. Acute diarrhea is a case of soft stools, which will come on suddenly and last up to a we ...

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Dealing with Dog Skin Problems

Dog skin problems are a very common category of complaint, as any experienced dog lover will already know. Their skin can be finicky about every aspect of their surroundings. In fact, dog skin problems are so common, some dog owners don't realize it is a problem. Such owners ignore the itchy behavior, thinking it's normal. But if your dog spends tons of time scratching, nipping and biting at his parts, then ...

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Cancer In Dogs

What is it, and what do you do about it? Few diagnoses cause as much fear as cancer. But when a loved one, such as your dog, develops any form of cancer, the first thing to do is to follow the wise words of old Douglas Adams: Don't Panic. Cancer in dogs is serious, but once you know the diagnosis, there's a lot you can do to reduce the risks and make life enjoyable for your dog. What is cancer? Let me boil ...

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Brushing Your Dog

How to Brush Your Dog, Brushing Schedule, and Why Brush Anyway? The Importance of Brushing Your Dog Brushing your dog is so important, that if he was in the wild, his pack mates would be doing it with their teeth. Brushing your dog is both a grooming task, and a health care task. Matted fur and tangled tufts are a health risk that can be prevented and removed through brushing. Brushing primes your dog's imm ...

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A Guide to Bathing Your Dog

Less Hassles and Better Benefits Bathing your dog is easily the most exciting part of dog grooming - quick game of dodge the flying water, anyone? Let me help you get the most benefit from doggie bath time. Bathing Your Dog - Supplies Don't use shampoo and conditioner made for humans when bathing your dog, their skin and hair is too different from ours. Instead, use bath products made for dogs. {module TOP ...

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