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Protect Your Dog From Fleas and Ticks

Protect Your Dog From Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticksĀ  can be harmful to not only your dog but also your family. Fleas and ticks can cause skin infections and discomfort in your pets. They also carry diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever that can be dangerous for dogs and humans. It's important to make sure that you dog and your family are protected. Tick numbers have been on the rise over the past couple of...

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How To Choose A Dog Trainer

How To Choose A Dog Trainer

Choosing the right dog trainer can be a difficult and confusing process. Dog training is an unregulated industry. This means that anyone can claim to be a professional dog trainer without having any qualifications. Unfortunately, there are still those who use fear and pain to train dogs. Using these training tactics can lead to dogs becoming overly aggressive or developing severe anxiety. This...

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What You Should Know Before Adopting a Rescue Dog

What You Should Know Before Adopting a Rescue Dog

So, you're thinking about adopting a rescue dog. That's awesome! Every year over 3 million dogs will enter a shelter. Less than 50% of the dogs that enter a shelter are adopted and about 20% are euthanized. With intake rates at such high levels, many shelters struggle to find homes for these dogs and it's great that you are considering adding a rescue dog to your family.   What You Should...

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Why Dental Care is Critical to Your Dog’s Health

Why Dental Care is Critical to Your Dog’s Health

Dental health is a huge part of your dog's wellness. By the age of 3, most dogs will already show signs of periodontal disease. This can have a huge impact on their overall health.   What is Periodontal Disease?   Periodontal Disease (also called Gum Disease) is an infection that support and surround a dog's teeth. Without treatment, the infection can destroy the bone that supports the...

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How Often Should I Groom My Dog?

How Often Should I Groom My Dog?

When it comes to grooming dogs there are several things to take into consideration. Just like people, dogs are unique. In this article we'll look at the basic dog grooming tasks. First we need to determine what the grooming needs are for your dog with regards to bathing, haircuts, nails, ears and gland expression. Once you know these needs you will be able to build grooming schedule that works...

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