DOG LOVERS

Safety tips for raising your kids around dogs

Getting a pet dog for your child can be an exciting prospect. Every heart warming dog movie promotes dogs as man’s best friend, and for good reason. Dogs can teach your child responsibility and compassion. They can keep your kids active, teach them about companionship, and help instil a sense of responsibility. Dogs are also …

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10 Ways to Ease Arthritic Pain in Old Dogs

As dogs age, the cartilage in their joints starts to thin and the cells in the cartilage die. And as these cells die, they produce enzymes that cause the joints to become inflamed. In severe cases where cartilage thinning is advanced, the normal space between the bones becomes narrower, bone lying underneath the cartilage crumbles …

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Weight Loss Plan for a Lean and Healthy Pooch

Many pets are pampered beyond measure but too much of a good thing can be bad, especially when it comes to food. Studies show that over 50% of dogs are overweight (pretty worrying isn’t it?) and as a result, a large percentage of our dogs are at risk of diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, …

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What to Do if Your Dog Has a Seizure

Seizures and convulsions cause a dog’s muscles to repeatedly contract and relax in rapid succession. While seizures are not normally life-threatening, the sight of your dog losing control over its body can be quite distressing, and it may also be frightening for your dog. However, seizures that persist for several minutes or recur frequently (often …

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Home Alone: How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Does your dog become destructive, bark incessantly or otherwise misbehave when left alone? If so, it could be suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs often manifests itself in rowdy behaviour such as barking, digging, destroying furniture or other household objects, which can be exhausting for you and your neighbours. Your dog may also …

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Everything you Need to Know About Worms in Dogs

Dogs are prone to several different types of intestinal parasites, with roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms being the most common. Let’s learn a little more about the different types of intestinal worms found in dogs, their symptoms, and how to protect your pet against these common parasites. Signs that may indicate your dog has wormsOf …

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Probiotics for Dogs: What are they, and are they Effective?

Just as in humans, a dog’s largest organ of defence against infection lies in the gut, which contains nearly three-quarters of the body’s immune cells. It is therefore important to keep your pet’s digestive system working efficiently in order to maintain optimal health and wellbeing. Probiotics are a natural supplement that can promote digestive health …

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