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Dog Nutrition: Essential Nutrients for Health and Feeding Basics

Dog Nutrition: Essential Nutrients for Health and Feeding Basics Let’s talk nutrients! Just like humans, dogs need an array of nutrients to keep them healthy and active. Water, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals are all necessary for your dog to survive. Carbohydrates are also included in this list because they are a large source of nutrients for most dogs but...

How to Care for Your Ageing Dog

When you first bring home that cute little bundle of fun, its hard to imagine that one day it will be an old dog, and its a change that can spring up on you very suddenly. Though we are told ‘You can’t teach an old dog, new tricks’, if you do know the right ‘tricks’ to care for your ageing...

Tips for Traveling with a Dog

Traveling with a dog can prove to be an exciting adventure for the whole family. Bringing Rover along, though, may require some conditioning especially if your canine is the jumpy type or naturally craves for physical activity. With your kids, you just give them a Gameboy or show them a cartoon on a tablet and they’ll behave like angels for...
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Health and Happiness: Should you Neuter your Dog?

The second of our special guest blogs on dog neutering by veterinarian Sam Westhead of the Energetic Panacea Clinic of Dubai asking whether you should neuter your dog. Find the first part right here. … Congratulations! Your new family member has arrived and as a 4 month old puppy that means nothing but fun and games. Well not quite- there’s going to...

Want your German Shepherd to have Upright Ears? The Facts!

Everything you need to know about why, and how to help, your German Shepherd Dog have upright ears. The German Shepherd Dog was first bred just over 100 years ago, and in that time it has become one of the most stunning, distinctive and recognizable breeds. And perhaps the most noticeable feature of a German Shepherd is the ears. An adult...

7 Best Types of Dog Hiking Boots

Are you planning to take your pet pooch out for a day-long trail without protecting his cute paws? Well, then it is not a good idea, as, like human feet, their paws are also very sensitive. Thus it is an excellent idea to invest in your pooch’s boots, for hiking or walking on rough trails. A good pair of dog...

Tips and Tricks for Introducing Puppy to older Dog (these can be lifesavers)

Introducing a new puppy to the home often brings bundles of joy to the household. However, while this joy may be felt by the human occupants, the current and older canine in the family may not necessarily relish in the excitement. While it is certainly possible for both the young pup and senior dog to form an instant rapport, more...

How to Stop Dog Shedding?

Shedding is the bane of dog owners anywhere, and for new dog owners shedding can be shocking and even worrisome. Are you worried about your dog shedding in the autumn and turning into a hairless dog like the Chinese Crested? Fear not. Table of Contents 1. Why do dogs shed? 2. Which dog breeds shed the most/least? 3. How do...

Ear Cropping and Tail Docking

Hundreds of years ago cropping (surgically changing the shape of the ears) was done for practical purposes. For example, to stop the ears being snagged in rough territory and being injured while hunting or working. For dogs that were bred for fighting it gave less for an opponent to grip on to rip off and sure gave a real “don’t...
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10 Safe Feeding Tips for New Dog Parents

Getting a puppy for the first time in your life is a feeling beyond words. You probably already imagined all the fun things and blissful moments you’re your new family member. However, many new dog owners do not realize that dogs need constant care as well. Especially when it comes to their diet. The diet requirements of dogs vary by...

4 Things That Every Dog Should Have

Owning a dog is a responsibility that many people often underestimate. They always think of the fun stuff that your pet will bring to your home, but some fail to understand that owning a pet is also a big responsibility. Every owner needs to dedicate a lot of time and attention towards the pet to raise it in the best...
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How Heavy Should My Dog Be

It is not uncommon for pet owners to ask, ‘how heavy should my dog be?’ The answer varies as a dog’s weight is determined by many factors, including breed, age, activity level, and health status. The weight of your canine companion can be affected by their diet. If you are feeding your pet too many treats or snacks, he may...