Health

The domestic dog's health is possibly one of the best-studied areas in veterinary medicine, since the dog has had such a long and close relationship with humans. Infectious diseases are prevalent in dogs and are important not just from a veterinary standpoint but also because of the risk to public health. The most wellknown example of this is rabies. Genetic diseases are common in dogs due to the selective breeding necessary to produce individual dog breeds. Due to the popularity of both commercial and homemade dog foods, nutrition is also a heavily studied subject.

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Dog tail positions and what they mean
 
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Nola Erus Nola Erus    24778   0   0   0   0   0
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’...
Cure Itchy Skin in Dogs Naturally
 
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Nola ErusNola Erus   1244   0   0   0   0   0
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...
Three Easy Steps to Housebreaking Your Dog
 
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Kimberly LeMasterKimberly LeMaster   1500   0   0   0   0   0
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...
New Puppy? You Should Know This!
 
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Kimberly LeMasterKimberly LeMaster   918   0   0   0   0   0
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...
Prepare Yourself For Taking Care Of A Dog
 
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David BlockDavid Block   1217   0   0   0   0   0
No two dogs are alike, not only in looks, but in personality. While my dog may be lazy and loving, your dog may be excitable and temperamental. Regardless, there are a few basic tenets of ownership you absolutely need to know. The following article provides a great deal of...
Discover excellent dog pain relief tips
 
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Geraldine DimarcoGeraldine Dimarco   2220   0   0   0   0   0
How many of you have dogs in a middle of some canine crisis? Your beloved pet listless and whining cannot be an easy thing to witness I'm sure. Perhaps you've asked many of your experienced dog owner friends-what can I give my dog for pain? There must be something...
Caring for your small dog breed
 
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Geraldine DimarcoGeraldine Dimarco   2266   0   0   0   0   0
Owning a small dog really isn't that much different to owning a large one. Having said that, there will be some things that will need to be changed for it to be a success. Illustrated below are some points you will need to consider for the daily requirements for...
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