Browsing: Dogs

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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Lyme Disease In Dogs

by Niall Kennedy

It is hard to get an early diagnosis of Lyme disease in animals including your own dog. The first sign of Lyme disease in humans is a rash, well; animals do not develop this rash. Lyme disease is also not one of the first illnesses that the veterinarian looks for when you take your dog in for a visit. Many other common illnesses can produce some

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Protecting your dog from sunburn

OK I’m not sure about where you live, but here in Ontario Canada, the weather has been record breaking hot. So with that theme in mind, I found a great article on protecting your pet from the damaging sun 🙂

You might think the most important bit of dog health advice would be to let your furry loved on spend all day enjoying the outdoors. But you’d only be

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Toby – My Whirling Twirling Sheltie

Five years ago this August a funny little puppy came to live in our home.

He was tiny, blue-gray and white colored coat, skinny tail that hurt when it hit you and the biggest bat ears I?d ever seen on a puppy. There was one other oddity his eyes were two different colors, one blue one brown.

This little guy’s energy level was amazing; he ran and bounced

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A Cat Tale

My son and I have a cat. Her name is Princess, aka Sugar Bear or Bear. She is part Himalayan and part Siamese. I was just thinking, I rarely, if at all have ever mentioned her and I really don?t know why. She is a huge part of our family and has been a great emotional support for me and Dakota. Which brings me to my next subject, emotional support

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Pets And Pregnancy

Due to pet overpopulation, responsible pet owners usually have their pets spayed or neutered. However, for those who have decided to breed their pet, or whose female pet may have accidentally bred with an unneutered male, it is a good idea to become familiar with the signs of pregnancy. Learning about what will happen when your pet gives birth will also help you recognize complications that could arise during labor

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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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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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