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Making Your Own Dog Treats
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25th July 2012
Buying treats for your dog can be very expensive, especially when you're training, or if you are one of the many dog walkers who always has a pocket full of treats just in case your furry friend does what you tell them! When buying treats, many owners tend to buy something which looks pretty and appetizing, without giving any thought t....Read Full Article

Canine Allergies
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25th July 2012
Dogs suffer from as many different allergies as we do. Their allergies include food allergies and environmental allergies such as flea and mite allergic reactions. Many allergies can be treated without medication whereas others may need a lifetime of medication. This guide looks at the different allergies that are commonly found in dog....Read Full Article

Breeding from your dog - Problems with whelping
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21st July 2012
Dogs generally deliver their entire litter without incident, and rarely run into difficulties or need assistance. However, it's important to be prepared for a range of possible eventualities for the rare occasions when that is not the case. Here are a few potential scenarios you may find yourself faced with when your dam is in labour, ....Read Full Article

Breeding from your dog - The first stages of labour
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21st July 2012
So, are you all ready for the big day? Your whelping box is ready, the bitch is comfortable, all of your kit is prepared and to hand and you have some protocols in place in case of any problems or an emergency in labour. So what happens next? Identifying the impending onset of labour As the day draws closer, you ....Read Full Article

Canine Cushings Disease
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20th July 2012
Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism) is a common hormonal disorder of older dogs which may have a significant impact on their quality of life. This article provides you with information about the causes and management of the disease and how to recognise if your dog could be affected by it. The disease Cush....Read Full Article

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers make good pets for families?
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19th July 2012
Staffordshire bull terriers have enjoyed a massive upsurge in popularity in the last twenty years, and are now high up among the most commonly kept dogs in Britain. However, it's no coincidence that the rising popularity of 'Staffys' as they are also affectionately known, and cross breeds and mixed breeds of the Staffy type, coincided ....Read Full Article

Dog Agility for Beginners
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18th July 2012
Dog agility is a hobby or sport which is becoming increasingly popular with dog owners today. As well as helping to keep both you and your dog fit and test and improve your skills, dog agility is great fun and a very social pastime for both you and your pet. At the top end of the spectrum, national competitions and high profile agil....Read Full Article

What you Need for Whelping- Getting Ready for the Birth
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18th July 2012
If you have decided to breed from your dog, there's a lot to think about as the time for whelping draws nearer, and it's really important to be fully prepared for any foreseeable eventuality and with everything you need close at hand. Whether you're a first time breeder or are already experienced in the magic of watching new puppies....Read Full Article

Pyometra in Dogs - Causes, Treatment and Prevention
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17th July 2012
The term "pyometra" refers to a potentially fatal condition in which the uterus becomes infected and gradually fills with pus. Many dog owners are unaware of this disease, yet veterinary professionals know the signs all too well: behavioural changes including lethargy, increased thirst, increased urination and loss of appetite are amon....Read Full Article

Understanding Your Dog's Behaviour
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17th July 2012
To effectively train your pet dog, you have to understand their ancestry and their instincts. This is a vital first step in the process of effectively training your dog. All dogs, regardless of the breed or genetic make up, descend, ultimately, from wolves. Many of the natural instincts of the wolf are still present in your pet. As a p....Read Full Article

Puppy Socialisation : the Key to a Well-Adjusted Dog
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17th July 2012
Everyone knows the importance of early dog training, but did you know that puppies need to be socialised, too? In order to ensure your puppy grows into a good canine citizen, you should expose him to as many new situations and experiences as possible between the prime ages of three weeks and six months. It is recommended that you beg....Read Full Article

Dog Pregnancy - A Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar
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17th July 2012
So, you've done all of your research, found a suitable sire and are all ready to start the process of helping your bitch to conceive. The term of pregnancy in the dog is around 60 days or nine weeks, during which your future puppies will develop from a few formative cells right up to perfectly formed little dogs ready to come out i....Read Full Article

Choosing a Dog or Puppy to fit in with your Family
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16th July 2012
At some point in your life you may decide that you are going to get a canine companion but there are so many choices that you may become confused or, even worse, just get the first dog that you see. You must take a step back, pause for breath and really consider things before making the move. Firstly you need to assess your own cir....Read Full Article

Walking the Dog (Part 2)
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15th July 2012
The outside world is an exciting or even scary place for a dog. All the things we take for granted can be a complete mystery to them: cars, bikes, other dogs, cats, joggers, horses - to name just a few. Any of these can lead a dog to react by barking, pulling, jumping up or refusing to move. Everyone believes their dog loves going f....Read Full Article

Diabetes in dogs
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13th July 2012
Around one in every five hundred dogs will develop diabetes over the course of their lives, and so it is worth learning a little bit about the condition and its symptoms, causes and treatments so that you can be aware of potential risk factors in your dog and act quickly if a problem develops. Read on to find out more. What ....Read Full Article

Puppy Farming - The Reality
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13th July 2012
You have decided to get a puppy. You have done all the research into the many breeds on offer and finally you have made your decision. It doesn't matter what breed you have chosen because you are certain to find a puppy for sale in the local paper or on the internet. If you're lucky enough there will be a pet store nearby which can get....Read Full Article

Deaf dog, hearing world - Living with your Deaf Dog
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13th July 2012
If you are considering getting a dog which is deaf or if you already own a deaf dog, this article will give you a little bit of insight into deafness in dogs, how deaf dogs cope with the world around them, and a few tips on making their lives easier. Read on to find out more. Dogs and their senses Deafness in dogs....Read Full Article

Walking the Dog (Part 1)
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12th July 2012
Taking the dog for a walk should be enjoyable and fun. After all, it's a major part of having a dog. But for some people, their dog's behaviour makes walking a misery - they dread doing it and are glad when it's over. The process of going for a walk then leads to stress for all involved - human and dog - and a vicious cycle begins a....Read Full Article

Responsible breeding for dog owners
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11th July 2012
The issue of whether or not you should breed from your dog is inextricably linked to the issue of spaying and neutering your pet. It is good practice for all dog owners to have their pet neutered unless you are specifically intending to breed from them, advice that it would be hoped all dog owners follow- but how can you decide if you ....Read Full Article

Dog and Dog Owner's Etiquette
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11th July 2012
You are walking your well behaved dog, Rover, along a narrow country path. He is not on his lead and you see someone coming towards you with a dog also running free and they make no effort to restrain it. What do you do? Trust the other person and their judgement? Take a chance? Pick Rover up (if he's small enough - don't try that with....Read Full Article



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