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Picking The Best Pets For Kids

“Can I have a puppy? Please, oh please, I’ll take care of it and look after it and everything.”

Just what do you say to your kids when they ask for a pet? It is perfectly true that growing up with a family pet can teach children responsibility and to develop their social skills. Also cultivating good feelings towards pet animals helps kids to develop

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Life Long Nutrition

A friend of mine wrote this for school a couple years ago. It’s a bit technical, but there is some great info as well. I suggest a cup of coffee first….

Life Long Nutrition
by Jon Dunkerley

This article discusses two foods in particular. For the puppy stage, Eagle Pack Puppy food and for the adult stage, Royal Canine Labrador Retriever.

Puppy Nutrition

When deciding

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Tips For Traveling With Your Pet

Tips For Traveling With Rover.
by Ron Swerdfiger
I originally wrote this as a guide for dog owners, but I think many of the tips apply to all pets. 🙂

Whether it be on a vacation to your favorite resort, or just visiting the in-laws for the weekend, many people are choosing to take their dogs with them when traveling. Land or air, there are many things to take

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Canine Parvo

What Is Parvo
Parvo is a serious viral disease that can be deadly even if treatment is given. So, to protect your puppy from contracting pravo you need to have your puppy vaccinated against this disease.
First, let’s look at what Parvo is and what the symptoms are. Canine Parvovirus is a disease that attacks dividing cells. The most prominent location for dividing cells in your puppy’s body is

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The Pros and Cons when Choosing a Specific Breed of Dog

by Jon Dunkerley

Ok, so you have made the big decision to purchase a dog. Whether the decision was yours alone, or that of your kid?s, you being the voice of reason must determine the appropriate breed of dog that will be part of your family for the years to follow. Think of it as a trip to the grocery store. You have your absolute necessities, your health

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Are You Using A Proper Correction For Your Dog?

The Importance of a Proper Correction
by Jon Dunkerley

There are headstrong dogs that know too well that a verbal “no” from you is the worst that they’re gonna get and this will quickly lead to them ignoring the handler. In the wild when one of the pack is out of line, he is corrected by the Alpha. Now if the dog knows what the correction is, then

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Is a Boxer Dog Right For You?

By Ron Swerdfiger

Country of Origin: Germany
First Registered: 1904
Colors: Fawn, brindle with white markings
Coat Type: Short, glossy and smooth
Height: 21 – 25 inches
Weight: 66 – 70 lbs.
Life Span: 10 – 12 Years
Average Litter Size: 5 -10
Health Concerns:. May have problems with heart murmurs, skin tumors, digestive problems and hypothyroidism
Temperament: good-natured, affectionate, sociable, headstrong, high-energy

Active, playful, loyal, family

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What is Separation Anxiety?

by Ron Swerdfiger

When you leave the house, it is nice to know that your dog goes to one of his favorite spots or dog beds and sleeps peacefully until you return. However dogs suffering from separation anxiety are not so lucky. Separation anxiety can appear in dogs that have not been properly socialized, dogs that have been moved from one home to another and dogs that are

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What is Canine Infectious Hepatitis?

by Ron Swerdfiger

The word hepatitis refers to an inflammation of the liver. First reported in 1947, Canine Infectious Hepatitis (CIH), is a caused by canine adenovirus. Almost every dog will come in contact with the virus at least once in their life time. The virus may pass through the dog, causing little to no adverse effects, or the virus may be so severe, the dog will die within

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What is Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a congenital disease that mainly affects large breed dogs. The word “dysplasia” means improper growth. Hip dysplasia can be described as a faulty or abnormal development of the hip. In CHD, the hip becomes loose and wobbly, eventually leading to a form of arthritis which is commonly referred to Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). The degree of lameness that occurs is usually dependent upon the extent

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