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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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

Now You Can Also Be An Expert At Choosing The Right Dog Collar!

What is the best collar for my dog? Well, for the majority of dogs, a traditional nylon or leather dog collar is enough. There are so many styles of dog collars to choose from. This depends on the size and disposition of a dog as well as your training need. There are dog collars for specific situations and these are...

Tips on Grooming your Dog

Dog grooming is very important for your dog’s physical and mental health. Not only will the coat be shiny, but your dog will be left smelling nice as well. It will also give the two of you some quality time together. Praise and reward your dog. After all, this is a team effort! Some tips for proper grooming practices: Brushing:...

What is the perfect doghouse for your dog?

A company called House of Hammocks has defined a formula, by which you can calculate how big a dog-house is required for your dog. Dogs require smaller doors than what their total height is and they have to have an opening large enough to accommodate their width. When it comes to measuring the height of the house, all that is...

4 Tips on How to Care For Older Dogs:

As a dog gets older it becomes our responsibility to ensure that he or she receives the right amount of exercise, veterinary care and nutrition. Some tips for caring for an older dog: The Right Bedding: An older dog needs a comfortable sleeping-place and bedding. Nowadays there are special beds available for older dogs designed to take the pressure off...