Category Archives: Dogs

Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets

10 Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets Spring has finally sprung — but some of the flowers and plants growing in your garden or blooming in your vases could cause serious harm to your pet. Lilies You may be tempted to decorate your home with a beautiful bouquet of lilies, but doing so could…
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Pit Bulls: Myths and Facts About Mighty Pit Bulls

Mention the words “Pit Bull,” and an intense debate will almost inevitably follow. Unscrupulous breeding by less-than-upstanding citizens, negatively sensationalized (and often false) media accounts, and longstanding myths surrounding these types of dogs have led to their vilification. Some people, in response to misperceptions about the breed, believe that all Pit Bull-type dogs are to…
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10 Things People Do That Dogs Can’t Stand

Hugging [caption id="attachment_10105" align="aligncenter" width="640"] I am not enjoying this hug. Photo Credit: Diana Mulvihill/The Image Bank/Getty Images[/caption] It's really cute to look at photos of people hugging dogs, but the reality is not so comfortable. Dogs generally do not enjoy hugs, especially from strangers. Placing your arms around a dog's neck or body may…
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Top 5 Most Heroic Dogs in History

Dogs are unique among non-human animals in that there is a long and storied history of dogs performing heroic, self-sacrificial acts for their human comrades. Below, we've put together a list of the five most heroic dogs of all time. Owney Some dogs fetch the paper, but Owney helped fetch buckets of mail all over the…
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How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure

How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure Click, click, click, click – the sound of your dog’s nails clicking on the floor can drive you nuts. It’s also a sign that she’s in dire need of a pooch pedicure. But if you don’t want to take your dog to a groomers to…
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Can Your Pet Catch Your Cold?

Can cats and dogs catch a cold from you? Different animals get different diseases but sometimes they can spread from species to species. When a disease spreads from a pet to a human or vice versa it is called a zoonotic disease. The common cold is thankfully not one of these diseases. What is the…
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Wet or Dry Dog Food?

When choosing a dry diet, a wet diet or a combo for your dog, there are many comparisons to make. Does your dog come running at dinnertime because you’re shaking his kibble out of the bag? Or is it because you’re stirring his wet food in the can? Or do you shake a little, stir…
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13 Most Dangerous People Foods for Dogs

Dogs might like to eat everything, but not all food is good for them Left to their own devices, our canine companions will eat almost anything that falls in front of their noses. But sadly, that's often what gets them into trouble because there are foods that can cause them harm. Here are 13 things…
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Dog Walk – Do It Like a Pro

Walking your dog the right way reinforces that you (human) are the pack leader. Walk your dog, do not let your dog walk you. If you allow your dog to walk in front of you while on a lead you are reinforcing in the dog’s mind that the dog is alpha over you because the leader always…
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Cuteness Alert! – Cute Portraits of Animal Doppelgangers

Cuteness Alert! Animal siblings are absolutely adorable, but when they’re brothers from other mothers, that is, somehow, even cuter. Warren Photographic is an image library from the United Kingdom which specializes in animal photography and their latest trend of capturing incredibly similar animals of different species is rather popular. The most usual pairs are bunnies…
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Help Your Dog Overcome a Fear of Strangers

This is common problem: Dogs who are very apprehensive around strangers. Here’s a typical comment from someone seeking her help for this situation: “My dog seems fine with people. He can walk in crowds and often just ignores guests, but if a stranger tries to reach for and pet him he often backs away and…
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Rescue Pit Bull Gets His Own Kitty

Bubba, the 6-year-old rescue pit bull, has always been obsessed with cats. It started when his human mom Rebecca Pizzello got him from a shelter in Phoenix, Arizona when he was just 3 months old. Her roommate was caring for a litter of kittens and Bubba just clicked with them. Finally, after 6 years of…
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Introducing Your Dog to New Baby

Introducing Dog and Baby Make the first meeting a joyous occasion – a few tips on how to introduce your dog to new baby. Who is the new, hairless puppy? Why does it smell so strange? What is that weird noise it’s making? And why does it need so much attention? These are some of…
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Building Balanced Diet for Your Dog

When it comes to food, your dog needs nutritional and balanced diet as well as plenty of clean, fresh water to stay happy and healthy.  Humans have their own unique nutritional needs, as do all animals. Cows should eat what cows should eat. Dogs should eat what dogs should eat. And for the most part,…
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Best Flooring for Dogs

Best Flooring for Dogs For whatever reason, man has always kept dogs. Keeping this friend needs a careful choice of the floor. A dog can damage the floor where it spends most of the time. Often, a dog will mess up with the floor by scratching it, damaging your carpets or relieving themselves on it.…
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