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All about dogs and the people who love ’em. Most of the contributors here have dogs and we’re happy to share our experiences – good and bad – in hopes of helping other dog owners have the best possible relationship they can have with their canine companions.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues warning on pet food products

OTTAWA (CP) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aron Pet Food are warning consumers not to purchase or use certain pet treats because the products may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.

The following products are affected by this alert:

-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon Treats for Dogs, 50-gram package, UPC 8 33234 00100 6, T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wash.

-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon

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Canine Nutrition

Do you really know all there is to know about your canine companion’s nutritional needs? Many pet owners think they’re doing what’s best for their dogs when it comes to dog food and dog treats, but in reality they rely on pure instinct more than science. Nutrition isn’t a guessing game, even when it comes to your pooch. Think about it. If you were left to feed yourself based only

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What Tricks Can Your Pet Do?

Sometimes I forget how smart dogs can actually be.

I have 2 boxers, both of whom have never come across as being significantly bright. Well, that is until today. My one dog figured out over the course of some time, how to open the back door. He understands that if he pushes the handle, the door will open… thus freeing him. 🙂

Now whenever he wants out, he

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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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