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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...

Helping a Dog With Arthritis Live Comfortably

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Arthritis in dogs typically becomes a problem as they age or after an injury of some sort. The painful condition can make your pet’s daily life miserable. There are a few things that owners can do to help a dog with arthritis live a bit more comfortably. If your dog’s symptoms are due to obesity, then providing a proper diet will go a long way towards dog arthritis pain relief. The...

Tips to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas in Your Home and on Your Dog

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I was told this first tip by an owner of an only natural pet store. Recommended before going on a trip so you won’t come back to a flea infested home. 1) Wash your dog with a natural flea soap. Leave soap on dog for ten to fifteen minutes. This will help suffocate fleas. When time is up, water down dog’s coat well to drown fleas. (You can also wash your dog with regular liquid soap.)...

Undernourishment in Dogs

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Most people do not understand that what they give to their dogs especially if not proven to be beneficial can actually lead their pets to having a condition termed as malnutrition. Malnutrition can be detrimental if not given proper treatment. It occurs from excessive snacks and treats which can lead to obesity and later on suffer from other related health problems. Another would be imbalances in...

Is There a Connection Between Your Dog’s Itchy Skin and His Gas?

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Is your dog’s itchy skin driving you crazy with the constant scratching? Does your dog have gas that can clear a room too? Have you ever thought there might be a connection between the non-stop scratching and foul odors filling your home? Dog gas is essentially your dog eliminating toxins from his body. When the digestive system is unable to process and utilize nutrients, noxious gas is the...

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