Category: Dogs

Nov 13

Feed Fido for fitness and nutrition

Many vets and trainers would agree that one of the best ways to keep your cat or dog healthy is to feed it high-quality pet food. If you know what you’re looking for, pet food packaging can tell you a lot about whether or not your furry friend will get the nutrients they need. Here …

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Sep 18

Tips for Walking Your Dog in the City

City dog walking requires 360 degree awareness at all times Dogs love cities! What they lose in wide open space is made up for in the volume of sights, sounds and smells which envelop a dog during their time outside. Many owners who have moved their suburban or rural dog to the city have found …

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Jul 29

Choosing the Right Dog Breed – A Step By Step Guide

Did you know that there are several hundred dog breeds? With that large number of breeds to choose from, how do people manage to decide which breed is right for them? Luckily, you can narrow down the choices and find the right dog breed by following a few simple steps. First, consider your available space. …

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Jul 15

The AKC – Know Your Dog’s Genealogy

When you shop for a purebred dog, you will probably notice that many breeders use the initials AKC when they talk about their purebred puppies. What exactly is the AKC? These initials stand for the American Kennel Club, a registry for purebred dogs born in the United States. The AKC holds dog shows and obedience …

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Mar 24

Dog Breeding – Whelping Preparation

When your female dog, called a dam or bitch, is about to give birth there are frequently clear signs. These signals can help you know when to put her in the whelping area, near the instruments. Oh, you don’t have one? You haven’t any instruments? Oops… better back up and prepare. Gestation for dogs lasts …

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Mar 23

Dog Breeding – The Whelping Process

Building a whelping box helps you prepare for dog birth. At least 4′ wide by 6′ long by 1′ high, will give the dam a place to feel comfortable and enclosed and keep newborn pups from wandering the first two weeks. Lining the bottom with newspapers over plastic will make for easy cleanup. About 12-24 …

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Feb 25

Buying a Second Dog

If you are a dog lover, you may feel that one dog is not enough. However, before you add a second dog to your household, there are a few important points you should consider. First, you may want to consider your dog’s nature. If your beloved pet is a bit of a bully and the …

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Jan 29

Dog Breeding, Things to Think About

Breeding dogs is a serious responsibility and entails risks and surprises for even experienced breeders. But, even in a world too crowded with unwanted dogs, there are positive aspects. Here are a few things to consider… Breeding dogs starts with selection of high-quality parents. There are already many unwanted dogs of unknown parentage. Though some …

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Aug 21

Clever bathing tips to wash Fido right

Does widdle-biddle, Mr. Wiggles, want a bathy-wathy? It’s likely not the first time you’ve heard yourself say that while trying to get your dog in the bath. But doggone it, that smell isn’t going anywhere and it’s got to be done! Before you start to barter with treats galore, here are some tips for making …

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Jun 29

How to Become a Dog Breeder

If you are a dog lover who has a special place in your heart for one particular dog breed, you may decide to devote yourself to bettering that breed. Many times, this involves working with dogs from a particular bloodline to try to create specific traits that will be passed down through future generations. However, …

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