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How to Hydrate a Dog at Home

American author Henry David Thoreau is quoted as saying: "Water is the only drink for a wise man." Veterinarians agree that it is the wisest drink for a dog as well. Dehydration or a lack of water can mean death for a dog within a few days. Keeping your dog hydrated with fresh, clean water will help

Is Your Dog Or Cat Experiencing Anorexia?

Anorexia is the loss of appetite which leads to weight loss. Is your dog or cat experiencing anorexia? Seeing your dog or cat lose weight will cause you to feel alarmed and very concerned about why your pet will not eat.

Crate Training Puggle Puppies

Having a crate for your Puggle puppy to sleep or go in to when you are not at home is always a great idea, especially for housetraining. Getting your puppy used to the crate, however, can be a whole other exercise in itself.

Managing the Weight of Your Dog

Dogs are very sensitive as pets and require as much care, love and looking after as children would do. It is a good idea to give dog treats to them for they enjoy it more than anything else. But then you should know when to give and when not to give dog treats.

How To Cut Your Dog's Nails

If you have ever shuttered at the thought of cutting your dogs nails, shutter no more. In this article, you will learn about all the tools you will need and a very easy and painless way to complete this task.

Tips For Choosing Dog Food

Most people believe that feeding their dog is the easiest part of owning it. However, this is not necessarily true. The type of food and the amount of feed that you give to your pet has a great effect on the animal's health and appearance. It is very important to carefully check the ingredients

Dangerous Dogs: Blame the Dog or the Owner?

It seems to never fail that a horrible case of a dog mauling or dangerous dog bite attack hits the news, and everyone starts talking about what a nice dog it was. It's the equivalent of a media interview after a horrible mass murder; the neighbors always say what a nice guy he was, never notice

Puppy Potty Training Technique

Housebreaking a dog as a puppy, as opposed to waiting until it is older, is highly recommended and can make all the difference in your household . Puppies learn faster than older dogs and are able to retain more information. Here are some tips that will make house training a breeze.

What Causes Hemangiosarcoma of the Spleen in Dogs?

Visceral hemangiosarcoma is the most serious of the varieties of hemangiosarcoma found in dogs and affects the spleen or heart. Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive and malignant tumor of blood vessel cells that can also occur in the liver, skin and bones.

Hidden Fencing for Dogs

Invented by Richard Peck in the 1970s, underground dog fencing is a way to keep dogs reined in without the need for leashes or unsightly and un-neighborly traditional fences. Underground fences and emit a radio signal that triggers a receiver in the dog's collar. The collar delivers a shock similar

Dog Hunting Training Tips: How To Cure Gun Shy Dogs

While some dogs may be more prone to becoming gun shy, it can be prevented. Most of them are more sensitive and even the bravest can have this fear if the introduction to the gun is not handled properly.

How to Communicate With Your Dog Affectionately

The dog and human relationship is a special one that has endured for thousands of years, partly because of good communication between the species. Sometimes, a single look is all that's needed for a dog or its owner to get meaning across. Dogs look up to a kind, affectionate owner. To communicate ef

Easy Dog Recipes - Making Your Own Dog Food

Give your best friend a special treat and try making your own dog food. In past years there have been concerns about substandard ingredients in many of the commercial foods for canines, with some of these foods even causing severe illness and death. Pet food is not regulated in the same way that hum

How to Calculate Due Date in Chihuahuas

Pregnancy holds excitement---especially if the expectant mother is your Chihuahua. Chihuahua puppies are adorable, so it's no wonder owners want to know the exact due date of theirs. A few things will signal the big event.

What Are the Causes of Food Vomiting & Diarrhea in Dogs?

Vomiting and diarrhea are two very common symptoms in dogs.dog image by Bobi from Fotolia.comVomiting and diarrhea are two of the most common symptoms that show up at the animal hospital. Most often, they are indicative of nothing more serious than a case of parasites or a mild intestinal...

Puppy Information

A puppy is simply a juvenile dog, describing the period of time between the birth of a dog and reaching approximately one year of age. For a dog, this is the greatest period of development not only physically, but mentally and socially as well.

Puppy Obedience Training Tips Revealed

You have a new puppy and now you're ready for to undertake some serious puppy obedience training. This can be a great thing to do with your dog. You will start some important communication and socialization with your puppy and get him on track very quickly...

How to House Break a Pug Puppy

Housebreaking or house training a pug puppy requires patience, persistence and consistency. It is essential to establish a routine that includes walking the puppy at regular intervals and always taking it to the same place to relieve itself. Bear in mind, however, that your pug puppy may be almost a

What Is a Training Aid for Service Dogs?

Service dogs provide assistance to individuals who need help navigating their daily existence. Service dogs serve people with many disabilities, but in general a service dog is trained to assist with a specific type of disability only. Examples of some disabling conditions that service dogs can assi