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How to Choose the Right Dog Carrier

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There are a vast number of reasons why pet owners decide to use pet carriers at times. For some, getting their pets to and from the vet or taking them on a long trip requires the use of a carrier. For

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Flea Vacuum for Dogs

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I’ve been singularly fortunate in that I’ve never had a problem with fleas on any of my dogs. I touched on this a bit in 9 Things to Consider When It Comes to Fleas on Your Dog, in which I suggested

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9 Ways to Stop Your Dog’s Nail Bleeding

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Remember the time I said that having a dog’s nails trimmed at a groomer feels like something only froo-froo dogs do? Recently I was working on Leroy’s nails, and I found out firsthand why I may have

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Top 5 Must-Haves for Your DIY Doggie Dental Routine

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If you are like most dog lovers, you have a memory of that one dog with the worst breath you’ve ever smelled. While it often seems that some dogs (especially puppies!) have naturally sweet breath and

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Breed of the Week: The Shar Pei

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This week’s spotlight is on the Shar Pei, a popular breed with distinct rolls of skin and a broad head that many refer to as a “hippopotamus muzzle”. This breed originates in China, but has become

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The Unpleasant Truth About Cropping Puppy Ears

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One of the saddest things I’ve ever seen was a Doberman whose ears had been cropped to the point where it wasn’t even possible to keep a collar on the dog – every time the dog bent forward, the collar

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How to Turn an Outdoor Dog into an Indoor Dog

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Most of the time, when I talk about my dogs, I mention Janice and Leroy, the Boxers who enrich my life, my late Boxer, Gloria, who did the same, and Jake, the dog I grew up with. As I mentioned in Accepting

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29 Fun and Useful Puppy Facts

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There aren’t many things more exciting than bringing a new puppy home. I’ve done it a few times over the course of my life, and it just never gets old! Every single puppy I’ve ever adopted has been

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16 Best Dog Boards

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Every so often, I like hanging out on dog boards, exchanging ideas with people who are as passionate about their dogs as I am about mine. Realistically, a person could probably spend all day, every day,

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Getting Started in Lure Coursing Training (Video)

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If you have a very active dog and are finding it difficult to accommodate his exercise needs, lure coursing can be a great way for him to blow off some of that pent-up energy. Lure coursing training is

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