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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...

Worried about your dog shedding?

Are you worried about your dog shedding in the autumn and turning into a hairless dog like the Chinese Crested? You may have noticed your dog shedding more than usual as the days grow shorter, the trees turn yellow and the weather cools down. This might seem like a strange way for preparing for winter, so you might think something is...

Spaying your female dog

Unless you are planning to breed your female dog, it is not a question whether you should spay her or not. Beyond saving you from unwanted litters, spaying your female dog is proven to decrease the chances of developing mammary cancer and other lethal diseases as this article points out.The question is rather when is the best time to spay...

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

One phenomenon that you will be confronted with when you have a dog, is something called separation anxiety. This means that when you leave your dog alone and go out, they engage in unhealthy behavior like biting on furniture, or pushing over garbage cans. Image Credit: Bill in Ash Vegas This is caused by the dog's not being mentally prepared...
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Is your dog in pain?

Dogs, just like us can feel pain. Sometimes it's obvious when they give a little yelp if the pain is sudden. However, when the pain is gradual and constant, like joint pain, or breathing trouble, the poor creatures never express it in any way that immediately alerts the owner. Image Credit: reverbca Nonetheless, owners should need to discern certain signs...

How often I should cut my Dog’s Toenails?

Many dog owners ask whether or not they should cut their dog's toenails (or paw nails). It's true that cutting the nails of dogs is very common though it requires a little bit of judgment as to how much to cut as it is very easy to cut a bit too deep and cause a lot of pain to your...
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How to break up a dog fight

If you're a dog owner with multiple dogs in the house, you know that they will inevitably fight. This doesn't have to imply any deep enmity. Animals are after all animals and there will be outbursts of temper. Of course, there may be deep enmity between two dogs and then it's always dangerous to let them into the same room...

How to caress your dog

Dogs love to be touched, and there are several sweet spots that you can tickle and rub to make your dog happy. You will know you're succeeding by certain signs like a deep grunt at the back of his or her throat, or constant licking of the lips. They will also come and rub their head against you for more....

Neuter your male dog if he bites

Dog biting is a serious offense in many parts of the world. If you feel your dog is getting out of control, and sending him to behavioral school is not helping, you might want to consider neutering him Neutered male dogs are three times less likely to bite than intact males. It consists of removing the testicles of the male....

Grabbing your dog when they bolt!

All of us have had the frustrating experience of our dog rushing out of the gate before we can stop them. More likely than not, your attempts at chasing him or her down will fail. They'll just keep running further and further when they see you coming. Image Credit: paul+photos=moody What I have found, is that the best way to...

Let your dog dig in his own special section

Dog owners know that they love to dig. If you don't have a carefully tended garden, you may enjoy watching her do this, but for some people, digging can really ruin their lawns. To control this, try cordoning off an area for your dog where you can leave her when you go out. Fill this area with fresh dirt, so...

How to select safe dog toys!

I wonder how dog owners buy dog toys for their beloved furry friends. Honestly, I never really paid attention whether a toy is safe for a dog or not. The primary aim has always been that my dog should enjoy playing with it. One of the most popular games is "throw and fetch". A tennis ball will do it. Yet,...