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Greyhound Racing: What The Coloured Jackets Mean

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The typical greyhound race in the UK consists of six dogs. Each dog is identified by the coloured jacket it wears for the race. The colour signifies its starting position – in other words the trap number it races from – and helps you to identify the dogs as they are racing. The colours are standard so it helps to become familiar with them for your night at the greyhounds. Let’s...

Small Dog Syndrome – How to Stop a Small Dog Behaving Badly

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Small dogs or lap dogs or comforters as they were once called have a very extensive history, encompassing several thousand years. Small breeds were often kept by nobility and given as presents to royal figures. It was also thought that small breeds were good for ones health. The Pekingees, pug and King Charles Cavalier Spaniel are three examples. Many dog owners have a preference for small dogs...

Does My Dog Really Have Ringworm?

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How To Spot Ringworm On Your Dog Learning how to spot ringworm on a dog is a great skill to have. For a dog owner, it is a must-have skill. It is the stage of detecting ringworm on your dog that determines the ease of dealing with it. If you see the rashes late, you will take a lot of time. On the other hand, if you see them early, the easier will be your job. Knowing whether your dog has...

What Causes Canine Bladder Enlargement and What Can I Do About It?

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If your dog is acting unusual, such as if he is urinating more frequently than normal or if he is straining to urinate, check to see if he has canine bladder enlargement. You can do this by feeling his abdomen. If it feels swollen, he is probably suffering from painful bladder problems. In a canine enlarged bladder can be caused by a number of factors, including urinary tract infection, prostate...

Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments For Shaking Dog

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Trembling or shaking is the recurring uncontrolled movements of the body that occurs while your dog is awake. Shaking in dogs might occur in different parts of the body and the causes might vary accordingly. Though dog shaking is not always fatal, timely diagnosis and proper treatment is necessary to cure this condition. Causes Tremors in the head can be caused due to various reasons including...

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...

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