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17 Tips for Giving Your Dog Medicine

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Over the last few years, I’ve been pretty lucky with Janice and Leroy’s health. Other than a few minor issues, they’ve been healthy and happy dogs. But there have been times when I’ve needed to

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7 Common Health Problems in Pit Bulls

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Today we’re continuing our look at the pit bull breed. You’ll know, if you read our Breed Spotlight post about pit bulls, that the term “pit bull” isn’t actually a breed at all, but an umbrella

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7 Things to Consider Before Microchipping Your Dog

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I’ve spoken before on the blog about the time that Jake, my childhood dog, ran away. I was in my early teens, and he didn’t show up to greet me off the school bus one day. It was a pretty scary day

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7 Ways to Conquer Bath Time with Your Dog

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Bath time is always an interesting time in the home of any dog owner. Some dogs, like my Janice, will handle the water like it’s no big deal. They get in, they stand still, and then they get out. Sure,

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How to Spot and Treat Hypothyroidism in Dogs

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Welcome back to the blog, readers. Today I wanted to talk to you about a severe condition that more and more dogs are developing all the time. Just like their human counterparts, dogs are growing more

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What is Dog Noise Phobia, and How Can You Help Your Dog?

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With Independence Day just around the corner, many homeowners are preparing for a few nights spent coddling their dog when the fireworks start going off. If your dog has an aversion to loud thunder, fireworks,

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5 Ways to Stop Dog Barking

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Welcome back readers. Today I’m writing this article with my music blaring, and Janice and Leroy banished to the shady part of the yard for a while. Why? Because we got a new mailman. That may not sound

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3 Types of Dog Vomit and What They Mean

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Welcome back readers. Today we’re going to dive into a topic that is not that fun to think about, but it is important for dog owners to know a little about. Recently, my lovely little girl Janice started

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7 Tips for Choosing a Great Vet

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Last week, it was time to take Janice and Leroy in for their annual vet appointment. After getting the usual round of vaccinations and a good physical, they spent the rest of their visit getting attention

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Is My Dog Going Gray? 3 Reasons for Canine Graying

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I think we can all agree that puppies are the cutest animals on Earth, but there’s something just as adorable to me about a wizened older dog with gray around its muzzle. A face like that says, “I’ve

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How to Reduce Inflammation in Dogs the Natural Way

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Just like the human body, the canine body can experience inflammation for a lot of reasons. One of the most common is arthritis – when the joints become arthritic, the constant strain on them can make

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How to Help a Dog With Bad Gas

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Does your dog suffer from a bad case of gas? Any pet owner knows that dog farts are not pleasant for anyone in the house. Your nose isn’t happy, your guests are wondering what that smell is, and clearly

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