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How to Care for Your Pit Bull in Extreme Weather

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It seems like every year, as soon as we start getting into the second half of summer, my mind turns to the winter. There’s a lot to do around here to prepare for winter, and some of those things include

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7 Things to Know About Canine Dementia

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Did you ever hear the phrase “all dogs go to heaven”? If you were a child during the 90s, you probably saw the animated movie by the same name. We’ve talked a little about dogs passing away here

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The Owner’s Guide to Caring for Pit Bull Puppies

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I recently wrote a post about caring for pregnant pit bulls, and in it, I mentioned that this post would be coming soon. Today I want to talk about how to care for a pit bull puppy, starting from the day

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Everything You Need to Know About Pregnant Pit Bulls

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Despite the fact that pit bulls are often discriminated against – even being banned in some areas altogether – humans continue to adopt them, buy them, breed them, and love them. This umbrella term

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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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