Canine Piddle Problems

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Pet parents agree. After a dog’s potty training is complete, dealing with puddles, wet spots, and other piddle problems is discouraging. The first step to addressing the problem is to determine if the urinary incontinence is due to a weak bladder sphincter—also known as weak bladder muscle tone—or a different issue. While the reasons for unwanted accidents are many, understanding …

Prevent and Heal Canine Ear Infections

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Do you know the signs of a dog experiencing an ear infection? There are multiple indications to alert you to your best friend’s ear discomfort and pain. Is your dog excessively shaking its head? Or is there redness on the ear flap? Do you notice your pup scratching and digging at its ear? Take a closer look—do you see a …

Does Your Dog Have Digestive Issues?

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Just like people, dogs can experience a variety of digestive issues. Aside from the obvious symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea, how can you tell if your pup is experiencing tummy troubles? And what can you do to provide relief? The following guidelines can help ease your dog’s digestive woes. Outside the Stomach If your dog appears to have a digestive …

Skincare Answers for Canines

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A dog’s skin is an important part of the immune system and an indicator of their overall health. But when your dog is dealing with itchy, sensitive skin, they aren’t experiencing optimal health. The following tips will help you recognize the signs of sensitive skin and give you helpful ways to stop the itch, naturally. Causes of Sensitive Skin Canines …

Keep Your Dog Healthy During the Holidays!

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When the holidays hit, most of us find our kitchens filled with cookies, candy, and all the fixings for those special holiday meals. But these goodies don’t just tempt us—they also tempt our furry friends. Yet, no matter how much your dog begs, sharing those holiday treats can lead to doggy digestive issues, cardiovascular problems, seizures, and even death. Does …

Fitness for Fido

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You know that exercise is important for you. But, what about for your beloved dog? Once they are past the wiggly, rambunctious stage of puppyhood, do you think they can live a thriving life by becoming a couch potato pup? Of course not! Exercise is important for every dog, at every age. Start Right Away You may assume that puppies …

The Skinny on Pet Obesity

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I know it can be hard to keep from slipping your furry friend a treat whenever he or she looks up at you with those eyes. But thanks those frequent, 56 percent of all dogs in America are, to put it simply, fat. In fact, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention notes that veterinarians in the U. S. now classify …

3 Tips for Better Doggy Dental Care

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When it comes to your dog’s health, it’s easy to overlook their oral health. Yet according to the American Veterinary Dental College, most dogs show signs of periodontal disease by the age of three. Since your pup needs their teeth to last a lifetime, it’s important to have your vet check his or her teeth and gums at least yearly. …

Flea and Tick Protection

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Looking for a natural way to get flea and tick protection for your dog? Depending on your lifestyle and where you live, that can be easier said than done. Here are some natural ways to pursue prevention, and also some guidance if your pup does encounter these fur-loving pests. How Fleas and Ticks Find Your Dog Here’s the harsh truth—it …

Break the Barking Habit

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Excessive barking can make the most loving pet parent, and their neighbors, cringe. Far from a behavior you have to “live with,” there are sound answers to stop the unnecessary barking. The first step is to explore what’s causing the behavior. Fear. Is your dog subject to many loud noises, or do you sense they are protective of their territory …