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What Can You Do For a Dog Who Has Bad Back Legs?

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If you have a dog with hind leg problems, there are some things you can do to help him be more comfortable. First of all, you should always take a dog with a sudden and unexplained onset of any problem to the vet. They will be able to run tests on your pooch and determine what treatments or medicines he may need to help his condition improve. But you may want to help your dog personally, so you...

A Dog’s Digestive System

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A dog’s digestive system is a highly specialized anatomical structure. To gain an understanding of how it operates and what it requires it helps if you understand how it compares to the other types of digestive systems in the animal kingdom. Herbivores (plant eaters) have the longest digestive tract in the mammalian kingdom. Some of them like, cows have multiple stomachs that are used to...

Consider a Beagle for Your Pet Dog – The Pros and Cons

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Why You Should or Shouldn’t Choose a Beagle as a Pet Beagles may be the happiest dogs around. They constantly want to play and be active. To make sure your Beagle is happy and playful you need to have all the knowledge you can about this breed. Here’s the good news and some cautionary tips. Pros: Beagles are happy dogs and are full of life, charming and playful. Beagles were bred as...

Why Is My Dog Trembling? Common Causes of Dog Shaking and Trembling

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Our dogs are like family to us and so naturally it’s very upsetting when they become sick.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you knew how to give your dog a check-up, so you could spot a problem early? Before it became truly serious or even life threatening? It is definitely a reason to be concerned if you notice your pet trembling coupled with shaking, however it really is hard to...

Can I Use a Cat Deworming Treatment On Dogs?

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After giving a deworming treatment to your kitty, she gets worm free, but your pooch now has them. If there is still a part of the treatment left you can be tempted to just give it to your tyke. But that works all the time. Although you may find that the ingredients of dog and cat deworming treatments are mostly the same. Active ingredients like praziquantel are currently available under...

My Dog Is Trembling – Is This a Symptom of an Illness?

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Sometimes dogs seem to shiver and shake all over, worrying their owners. Here are a few reasons why your dog may be trembling. • Dogs get cold and shiver just like we do, especially those with very short hair. That’s why you see so many Chihuahuas in sweaters, and why the little dogs seem to be shaking all the time. • A trembling dog can also be a dog experiencing pain. If your...

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...

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