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Persistent Pupillary Membrane in Dogs

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As puppies develop in the womb, one thing that happens is that the eye develops. The iris of a dog’s eye, or the colored ring, starts off as solid tissue, which is called the pupillary membrane. As the

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Breed Spotlight: American Bulldog (Video)

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It’s been a while since we’ve done a breed spotlight, and I’m here with a fan favorite. He’s goofy and sweet and adaptable, great with kids, and lots of fun. He’s often seen as the quintessential

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Toy for Your Dog

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There are about one million types of dog toys out there, as Janice and Leroy can attest. And while all are fun, they often serve different purposes that you may not know about. We’ve talked about choosing

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Is a Pekingese Puppy Right for Your Family?

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In Is a Samoyed Puppy Right for Your Family? I promised you more about specific breeds and how they fit into the family unit. This week, I’m going from one end of the size spectrum to the other, highlighting

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A Look at the Boxer Lab Mix

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Boxador. Labrabox. Boxalab. These are just a few of the names used to describe a Boxer Lab mix. People have all kinds of funny names for crossbreeds these days. When I was growing up, we used to call them

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A Look at the German Shepherd Lab Mix

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What do you get when you cross two of the most popular dog breeds in the United States? You get a Sheprador – a German Shepherd Lab Mix. At least “Sheprador” is what I’m going to call it, since

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7 Ways to Put an End to Unnecessary Barking

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Did you know that many dogs have multiple noises and vocalizations that they make to talk to us? Leroy, for example, loves to make weird whining, huffing noises when we are playing, that sound like nothing

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7 Tools for Keeping Your Dog Flea-Free

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Fleas and ticks are major concerns for pet owners, and prevention is one of the biggest expenses that many dog owners will face throughout the year. The fact is that dogs have a tendency to pick up fleas

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An Owner’s Guide to Getting Through the Dog Gestation Period (Video)

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This time of year, I always begin thinking about breeding, but not in the context of my own dogs, since I had Janice spayed after her last litter. My personal belief is that a bitch should never have more

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Do You Need a Dewormer for Your Dogs? (Video)

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So, there I was, 10 years old, hanging out with my best buddy Jake, and I asked Ma, “How old is Jake in human years?” “I dunno,” she said, “Ask your Gran.” Ma always used to hand me off to

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