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How to Groom a Dog: A Practical Guide

When it comes to our dog friends, grooming is often viewed as a luxury, especially when you have to rely on regular visits to a professional zookeeper. However, in most cases, grooming your dog does not require any special skills and can be done at home with basic equipment. We’re not talking about hair rejuvenation or artistic pedicures. Just a few simple tasks that can become part of a grooming routine and soon become a relaxing bonding experience for both of you. As with anything, some pooches are happier to

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Key Life Stages of a Dog
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What to Expect Your Puppy’s First Vet Visit

Your puppy’s first visit to the vet Before you bring your adorable new dog home, plan your puppy’s first vet visit. Register with a local veterinarian to make sure you are prepared. When you have your new puppy, make an appointment and let them know it’s a new puppy health check-up. Your vet may want to give your pup a little more time than the usual 10-minute exam to make sure everything is going on on the right foot. What happens when your puppy visits the vet for the first

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Cushing’s disease in dogs: symptoms and treatment

Your dog’s energy levels will likely decrease as they age, but did you know this could indicate something other than age? In some cases, this is one of the signs of a disease known as Cushing’s syndrome in dogs. Here’s what you need to know. What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs? Cushing’s disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is more common in dogs over 7 years of age. The disease involves an excessive production of cortisol, a naturally produced steroid often referred to as the stress hormone. Certain levels of this

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Why do dogs eat grass and dirt?

If you have a four-legged friend in your life, chances are you’ve caught him grazing on his daily make-up once or twice. With puppies that do this, owners often wonder why exactly dogs eat grass. Over the years there have been numerous stories of old women’s behavior that many believed was for the purpose of self-medication – but is that true? Why do dogs eat grass? Dogs that eat grass are very common, but there is little evidence as to why they do. Behaviorists and veterinarians have been confused about

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First Puppy Bath – The Survival Guide

What you will need for your pup’s first bath Let’s just start with a shopping list. Here are the puppy bath time must-haves. table towel Suitable puppy brush Hairdryer Dog bath or other suitable container Puppy shampoo A treat Steps to bathe a puppy When your puppy first comes home, it will be beneficial to take a bath so he can start his new experience fresh and clean. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to bathe your puppy without unnecessary complications: 1. Put the puppy on a table The

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Caring for Your Deaf Dog

Some congenital causes of deafness in dogs can be tested in parents or young puppies and tend to occur in certain breeds. For example, deafness is more common in Dalmatians. If you are looking to purchase a purebred puppy, speak to your veterinarian about potentially inherited problems that certain breeds experience. If you already own a dog and suspect they may be losing their hearing, see your veterinarian as some conditions, such as infections, that cause these signs can be treated. How can I tell if my dog ​​is deaf?

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How to stop a dog digging

Dogs can develop the urge to dig at any time in their life: it could be a habit they had since childhood or something that occurs later in adulthood. Learn about what drives dogs to dig to determine how to stop a dog from digging. The occasional scuffle in the ground isn’t a problem, but digging as a repetitive habit can be destructive behavior. If you don’t stop digging early on, your yard and home can be seriously damaged, and it will be more difficult to train your dog not

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Dog Puberty

There is one thing that all puppy owners can rely on – and that is that their handsome, cute, offerable puppy will one day grow into a teenage dog, with changes in both behavior and body. When does dog puberty occur? Dog puberty is the period between sexual maturity and social maturity and can range from seven months to almost two years depending on the breed (larger breeds take longer to develop). Another view is a time when your hormones are ahead of your brain – similar to what happens

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Help your dog cope with changes in the home

Changes in your home environment can be a stressful time for the whole family, and often people forget that this includes your dog as well. Some dogs are very sensitive to change and may react negatively to a change in their schedule, which can lead to them showing symptoms of stress in dogs, such as: While chewing your furniture or using the toilet in your house. Here, we understand how difficult these changes can be. Whether you’re going through a breakup and deciding who’s going to get the dog, or

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How to deal with limb amputation in dogs

Although it is major surgery, amputation can actually help dogs rather than hinder them by removing their source of pain and suffering. Limb amputation in dogs is ultimately supposed to improve their lives and only happens if your veterinarian believes the procedure can achieve it. Most dogs will be happy to adapt to life on three legs with your help and the advice of your veterinarian. In fact, they are often so busy running around chasing balls and playing “fetch” that they barely notice that something is wrong. How will

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