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What Do You Really Know About Your Dog’s Sleeping Behaviors?

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There is something about watching your dog sleep that is comforting and sometimes even comical. Do you know, several of your dog’s sleep behaviors are similar to ours and others are inherent? The average dog sleeps 12 – 13 hours per day. It may not seem that way, but puppies snooze even longer! That is almost half their life! Dogs are skillful at catching a few winks whenever they can...

Dog Labor Symptoms – 5 Ways to Know When Your Dog Will Give Birth

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When you dog gives birth it can be a wonderful time, but there are also lots of worries that go with it. Many people find that one of the worst parts of a dog giving birth is unless you know what to look for, the owner has no idea when the birth will happen. In this article there are five clear ways to know when your dog will give birth. Your dog may exhibit some or all of the following sings...

Excessive Thirst and Frequent Urination – Could Your Dog Have Cushings Disease?

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Excessive thirst and frequent urination are signs of four serious canine medical problems, including diabetes, kidney problems, liver disease and Cushings Disease. Regrettably, not treating Cushings Disease could precipitate the others. After running basic tests, your veterinarian has eliminated the first three, leaving Cushings Disease as the diagnosis. What is Cushings Disease? Cushings Disease...

Hiccups! Why Does My Puppy or Dog Get Them?

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Hiccups are normally harmless and rarely serious. Basically, the source is spasms of the diaphragm. This can be caused by excitement, eating too fast, irritants or stress. Puppies that hiccup, in general do so first thing in the morning after waking up, after naps, after eating, or after too much excitement. Some puppies may even hiccup while sleeping! Sources of Hiccups Hiccups are so common; it...

Are Dogs Really 99% Wolf?

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We have all heard the saying ‘all dogs are 99% wolf’ but what exactly does this mean? Are we all sharing are lives and homes with wolves?! Throughout history, the grey wolf has been referred to as Canis lupus whilst the domestic dog has been referred to as Canis familaris. It is only recently that research has determined that both species should be referred to under one heading; Canis...

5 Helpful Tricks For Bringing Your Dog On Road Trips

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Let’s face it, bringing your pet on a trip is like bringing a baby – you have to make sure that you bring everything they need, that their food will last and that you have treats and toys to keep them busy and out of trouble. While it may seem a lot of work (especially for first timers), going on a vacation with your beloved pooch is extremely rewarding, not to mention fun! Here are a...

Human Medications Toxic To Dogs

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Every day, veterinarians treat puppies and dogs that have gotten into human medications; most, which can be or are toxic to our canine companions. The degree of danger often depends on the type and amount of medication consumed as well as the size, age and general health of the dog. Smaller breeds, especially Toys, puppies and senior dogs are at higher risk of serious or fatal incidents. Dogs...

How To Pick Winning Dogs Time After Time

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Is your luck at the track hit or miss? Do you do really well one day and not so good the next day? Have you given up on trying to figure out why you win – or, more importantly – why you lose? If that’s the case, maybe this article will help you change all that. Greyhound handicapping isn’t an exact science. We all know that. But there ARE things you can do to become better...

Not All Dogs Benefit From A Summer Haircut or Shave Down

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It would be impossible to count how many times each summer a professional groomer is asked to shave a client’s dog in an attempt to make it cooler. Here in rural Montana where the summers are scorching, I have had requests to shave almost every breed imaginable. It is a common misconception that all dogs would automatically be cooler if they had less hair. First it is important to consider...

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