Top Tips for Preventing Diseases in Your Pet Dog

Old English Sheep DogHaving a pet is an expensive affair. A visit to the vet can cost you a bomb and that coupled with hefty medical bills may just burn a large hole in your pocket. Of course, your pooch deserves nothing but the best treatment, so you wouldn’t want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to caring for him. 

Prevention is better than cure’ is an old adage which still holds true. Prevention of diseases in your pet not only spares him the physical and mental torment, but also saves you a lot of unnecessary expenditure. 

If only it were that easy though. You can help your lovable pooch through preventative healthcare, which is more than feeding him healthy food, and keeping him away from germs and injuries. It is a multi-faceted approach that includes analysis by a qualified vet, with respect to your doggie’s well-being. 

Based on the findings from the tests conducted, the vet will provide you with recommendations for your pet’s health. These recommendations will encompass information related to your mutt’s nutrition, vaccinations, dental care, heartworm/flea/tick prevention, and that related to the risk factors that may affect him. 

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All You Need to Know about Exercising Your Dog

Dogs make the best pets! They are adorable, fun, loving, and above all, reciprocate our feelings like no other animal. They keep you company day and night, miss you while you’re away and welcome you with so much love when you are back.

Who wouldn’t want to adopt a dog? These are probably the exact reasons why you brought home a dog too. But have you ever thought if the dog you purchased is suited to your lifestyle? 

Many people just buy a dog because they like a particular breed or fell in love with a puppy at first sight. However, one should always adopt a dog considering one’s lifestyle. That’s because dogs have needs too. And if you won’t be able to fulfill them, your beloved pet could fall sick.

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Dog tail positions and what they mean

Like many pet owners and lovers, I grew up misunderstanding dog tail positions and what they mean.  As a child, I presumed a dog’s wagging tail indicated a friendly, playful, and engaged animal.  As soon as any dog in the neighborhood came up to me with a sweet, ol’ panting face and a swinging tail, I was ready to run off for forever friend style frolicking.

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Cure Itchy Skin in Dogs Naturally

There are two main causes for persistently itchy skin in dogs: allergies or improper skin/ fur care.  Observation is the first step to cure itchy skin in dogs. Before you begin a regimen for addressing itchy skin in your pet, watch and consider carefully to determine if environmental issues affect your dog’s health.

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Three Easy Steps to Housebreaking Your Dog

Your new puppy or adopted dog will arrive home with little to no idea what is expected of him. You will have great expectations out of your new furry family member, but since he is a dog he cannot understand your language! The following tips will help you get started in how to positively impact your dog's potty habits!
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New Puppy? You Should Know This!

Adding a puppy to your life can be the most rewarding thing you do. It can also be the most frustrating thing if you are not prepared! Everything from potty accidents to typically puppy nipping can become major problems in your life if you do not rectify them now, the moment your puppy is brought into your home.

Housebreaking is always a big deal for new puppy owners. How can you teach something so simple as to where to pee or poo to a furry critter that does not speak your language? Simply keep an eye on him at all times, and when you can't he should go into a puppy proofed play pen with a potty pad or litter box. Give him the opportunity to potty every 45 minutes through the day and possibly once or twice during the night so that he will not feel the need to go anyplace else! This will build a habit in him to do the right thing!

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