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Little Dog, Big City

Dogs aren’t just for the folks with cozy neighborhood houses and big back yards. City folk too enjoy the friendly companionship that our four-legged friends have to offer. But, you may be concerned with the small space an urban apartment or condo has to offer an active critter such as your pup. Well, there are some ways you can help your pup get along just as well when you’re in the big city.
A cozy home
Not all pups are born in the big city, and some have moved there from quiet homes with big yards, so the difference may be a little confusing at first. Sounds will be different, and so will the lighting. These …

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

We all know that dogs occasionally like to eat grass, but why they do it is still not fully proven. There are a couple theories, but the two most prominent ones are that either dogs like the smell and taste of grass and eat it as a result or because their stomach is upset and they want to throw up the food that cannot be digested properly. Recently, more and more dog owners believe their dogs eat grass because they like its sweet smell and taste.
We all know that dogs are mainly carnivores but can also be omnivores and opportunistic feeders, meaning they will eat vegetables and fruits if hungry or to keep their diet …

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3 Top Abnormal Dog Behavior Problems

There is not a lot of abnormal dog behavior in dogs. A lot of the time the way a dog acts is normal for them, but is seen as abnormal for humans.
These are things where the dog cannot function effectively in a society without being seen to have Abnormal Dog Behavior.
What Causes Abnormal Dog Behavior:
Abnormal Dog Behavior Problems can be attributed to health conditions such as thyroid dysfunction with the dog. Signs of this include excessive panting or drooling. If you feel that your dog is displaying Abnormal Dog Behavior, you should take it to a professional vet for an examination.
Other things that may contribute this it;s behavious include how it was treated as a …

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Using A Rottweiler As Therapeutic Pet

There are some therapy dogs who simply provide affection and love to those who are ill, and there are some who can actually help with physical therapy and healing. Studies show that interaction with therapy dogs in either plane of assistance speeds the healing process. Rottweilers, despite their tough exterior and questionably negative reputation, make great therapy dogs. Working with your Rottweiler and training him or her to work in therapy can be a rewarding experience for both you and your dog.
In contrast to the aggressive image of the Rottweiler that is conveyed all-too-often, they are actually a very gentle and sensitive breed. With proper training, positive reinforcement, and extensive human interaction, Rottweilers are a …

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Adopting a Dog: Should You Get a Dog?

Dog ownership comes with considerable responsibility, and the decision to introduce a dog whether puppy or adult into your home should not be taken lightly. Having a dog inevitably changes your lifestyle. The decision to bring a dog home can (and hopefully will) represent a 10 or 15 year commitment or more. Advancements in veterinary care and nutrition have resulted in longer life spans for most breeds of dogs. Adopting a dog is a major commitment.
Dogs require a time commitment from their owners. They are pack animals and do not like to be left alone for extended periods of time. You and your family members become your dog’s pack. The workaholic who leaves for the …

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Avoid Dog Fights/Use this Tip

When I took my daily early morning walk with my dog at the local park today, we ran across a loose dog. Normally, that in itself is no reason for alarm. Because I have lots of experience recognizing aggressive body language in dogs, I could tell from a distance that something about this dog was wrong. As he got closer I could tell at a glance that he meant trouble. He was heading for us with a serious look and body language that was anything but friendly. The approaching dog wasn’t barking, but just by looking at his intense body language, I could see this wasn’t going to be a friendly visit. I wanted to …

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Yorkshire Terriers — Choosing the Breed of Dog That’s Right for You

When choosing a dog, it’s important to choose the breed that’s right for you. In order to do that, you need to know the characteristics and temperament of the breed you’re thinking about adopting or purchasing before you do so. The Yorkshire terrier is just one breed among many to choose from.
It is believed that the Yorkshire terrier was developed by breeding the Clydesdale terrier or Paisley terrier with other types of terrier such as the English Black and Tan toy terrier and the Skye terrier. It is also thought that the Maltese terrier may have been crossed with these breeds to help produce the long coat. The Yorkshire terrier was initially larger than it …

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Exercise for Dogs

by David the Dogman
Most veterinarians will caution pet owners not to exercise a dog right after feeding him. This is certainly true of strenuous exercise, which can make a dog throw up and can lead to gastric torsion. A recent study by the Divisions of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University proved that exercise after eating seems to burn up more calories by raising the body’s rate of metabolism.
After eating, many dogs will lie down to digest their food. While sleeping a pet will burn up a few calories in just keeping his heart and lungs going. This sluggish behaviour can only encourage the animal to put on weight and to put on fat. It now …

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Everything You Need To Know About Heart Failure In Dogs

Heart failure in dogs occur when any kind of heart disease becomes so severe that a dog’s heart is unable to circulate enough blood to meet all the needs of his body tissues. As a result of associated blood-pressure abnormalities, fluid may begin to pool in some of his tissues, and the blood supply decreases to those body tissues that are furthest away from the heart.
What can cause heart failure?
Any form of heart disease can cause this condition. A dog may be born with a defect that leads on to heart failure – such as a hole in the heart or a major blood vessel positioned wrongly – but in most cases heart failure is …

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The Standard Poodle – Sharp Intelligence and Playful Loving Behavior

Standard Poodles are some of the most popular dogs among breeders and pet owners. These elegant animals are believed to have originated in France, but some experts believe that the breed may have roots in Russia. However, it is commonly agreed that the French are responsible for developing the modern breed. In this article, we’ll discuss the care of Poodles and the health challenges that they may face.
The Poodle dog group encompasses miniature Poodles, tiny toy Poodles, teacup Poodles and lastly the French Poodles, which are also known as the standard Poodle. They are available in a variety of colors including black, white, red, apricot, silver and brown. Poodles are perhaps the most easily recognizable …

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