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Tai Chi and Dogs | The Bark

It was a gorgeous day for a stroll down the animal shelter’s tree-lined driveway with Hope, a 120-pound Mastiff, walking pretty as a picture at my side. I had been volunteering with homeless dogs like her to help them improve their manners and social skil

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Canine Adolescence: The Great “Unconsidered” Life Stage - Whole Dog Journal

Whole Dog Journal‘s mission is to provide dog guardians with in-depth information on dog food, training, behavior, health, and more.

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End of life decisions - Whole Dog Journal

Different quality of life assessments have provided different conclusions on what I should do about my aging dog.

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Tick Borne Diseases in Dogs | Tick Borne Diseases

Tick borne diseases can be very dangerous to humans and dogs, and we want Whole Dog Journal readers to be aware of all of their options.

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Do Dogs Think About the Past?

People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn’t hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Recognizing what we ate yesterday for breakfast or remembering who we talked to the wee

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6 Reasons to Set Boundaries for Your Dog

Riffs on the Marley & Me story abound for anyone who works with dogs in just about any capacity. People love to share the ways their “little rascal” is so clever and impish—misbehaving in the most lovable and endearing ways. Humblebrags about how so

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    Why Do Dogs Growl at People | Dog Growling

    Why do dogs growl at people? Your dog is probably trying to protect himself, but there are some ways to alter their aggression.

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    Siamese Cat Breed Profile | Litter-Robot

    The allure of this ancient breed is hard to ignore. Read about the Siamese cat, a fun family pet known for their striking looks and entertaining personality.

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    Dogs Can Cause Injuries on Walks | The Bark

    A dog named Daisy lives next door, and my son enjoys taking her out on walks from time to time. On a recent outing, all was going well until Daisy spotted a squirrel and gave chase. My 12-year son is no match for her power or her enthusiasm, but he's fast

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    Ask the Trainer: Recall Redux | The Bark

    Question: Recently, my dog and I were at the dog park and I called her to me.

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    Ask the Trainer: Recall Redux | The Bark

    Question: Recently, my dog and I were at the dog park and I called her to me.

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    Ticks on Dogs: Everything You Need to Know - Whole Dog Journal

    If you hike with your dog, or just walk to gather through parks and trails, you need to know about keeping ticks off your dog.

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    Hand Signals for Dogs | Dog Training Hand Signals

    Dog training hand signals should be taught to your dog as early as possible for better communication for the duration of their lives. Learn more.

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    Dangerous Thanksgiving Foods Dogs and Cats Should Avoid

    Learn which foods are bad for dogs and cats this holiday season. We list the six most dangerous Thanksgiving foods for dogs and cats.

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    How to Figure Out Your Dog’s Mood

    The next time your dog greets you when you come home, closely watch his tail. Scientists have discovered that a happy dog will wag harder to the right and an anxious dog will wag harder to the left. The study’s findings, “Asymmetric tail-wagging respo

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    The Best Solution for a Dog Who Pulls On-Leash | The Bark

    It takes two to pull. When a dog leans into her leash and barrels ahead, the person on the other end will either run to catch up or pull back. The first encourages the pup to keep pulling on the leash, while the second results in a tug of war. But there�

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    Crate Training To Keep Your Dog Content - Whole Dog Journal

    Crate training to help a crate-avoidant dog- or preserve your dog's contentment with spending time in a crate.

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    Teaching Your Dog to Take Treats Gently | The Bark

    Question: My dog takes treats so hard that she’s hurt my hands on occasion. I’ve had the same thing happen to me to varying degrees at the dog park or in classes when I give a treat to another dog. I dread training sessions with my own dog, and I’ve

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    Larch Arabinogalactan for Dogs, Cats and Horses: A Powerhouse Prebiotic

    When I started my dive into gut health and the microbiome, I found the perfect prebiotic: larch arabinogalactan for dogs, cats, and horses!

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    My Dog Freezes on Walks – Is That Normal? | The Bark

    As a dog behaviourist, one of the questions I am asked with almost every new client is “Is what my dog doing normal?” There are many adorable behaviours that dogs act out that make them the goofy oddballs we can’t help but love. There are also some

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    5 Best Dog GPS Trackers for Small Dogs

    Reuniting you with your lost pet only scratches the surface of what a GPS dog collar promises these days. A new generation of “smart” dog tracking collars can save your pet’s life in more ways than one. By monitoring your pup’s health and fitness

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    Peeved Pups: Can Dogs Be Angry?

    Last week, a client described his dog by saying, “He’s just wonderful! The kids can do anything to him!” When I hear such comments— which I do, often—my first thought is I need to know what the kids are doing to that poor dog. Frequently, “any

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    Summer Pet Health Hazards: What to Watch Out For

    Health hazards can be especially dangerous for pets in the summer months. Learn what to watch out for and how to avoid these dangers.

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      The Top 5 Ways To Promote The Health And Wellness Of Your Pets | VOHC & Vet Recommended Oral Care For Cats & Dog

      Every pet owner wants their pet to be at their best—but sometimes, pet owners aren’t fully educated on all the ways they can help their animals live longer, healthier lives. As much as we might love our furry companions, we may be doing things that ar

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      Dogs Play More When People Are Watching | The Bark

      We know that dogs care about people paying attention to them, and we know that dogs generally enjoy human attention. Even so, it’s intriguing to learn that being observed by people has a strong effect on one of their species-typical behaviors—in this

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      My Dog Is Misbehaving. What Should I Do? | The Bark

      Every dog trainer in the world has been asked what to do when a dog doesn’t respond properly, though the wording of the query takes many forms: What should I do when my dog refuses to do what I tell her to do? My dog is so stubborn—how do I get her to

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      Dogs Smell Passage of Time | The Bark

      Dogs tend to live in the moment, accepting each treat, snuggle, or toss of the tennis ball as the whole reason for their existence with a charming singlemindedness. Yet, their understanding of time can be complex. Many dogs are able to anticipate predicta

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      10 Super Foods For You and Your Dog | The Bark

      10 nutritious "people" foods for you and your dog. What makes a “super” food for dogs? Edibles that deliver the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories. There are many simple, fresh and wholesome food items that dogs can thrive on,

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      Dog House Rules - Whole Dog Journal

      Once upon a time, societal norms dictated that if pet dogs failed to comply with strict rules for their behavior indoors, they were banished to the outdoors. When I was a child, dog trainers of the day often told clients that allowing their dog on the bed

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      "Quarantrain" Your Dog: How to Train Your Dog While Staying Home - Whole Dog Journal

      See that dog surfing your counter as you read this? You know, the one who jumps on you during your Zoom calls? That’s your ticket to 2020 happiness. The opportunity to “quarantrain” your furry friend – whether a new “pandemic pup” or your long

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      7 Amazing Facts About Dog Ears | The Bark

      Floppy, folded, small, large—dogs’ ears come in many shapes, but they all serve the same purpose: as funnels for sound. Did you know that at least 18 muscles work to tilt, raise and rotate these furry appendages, helping the dog identify and capture s

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      How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs, Naturally! | The Bark

      Fleas are a nuisance, both to your dog and to your household. To combat them, you have a choice between commercial chemical products and natural remedies. In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of natural home remedies, many of which you can make fr

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      Dog Paw Cuts and Scrapes: How to Treat a Paw Injury - Whole Dog Journal

      Your dog's paw pads act much like the soles of sneakers, protecting your dog's foot and cushioning each step. Paw pads are tough, but they can still be cut by sharp objects or worn off if your dog runs hard on rough terrain. What should you do when your d

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      Preventing Dog Aggression over Food | The Bark

      “I’ve been putting my hand in his food while he’s eating since he was a puppy, so he’s never growled at me over his food.” This sort of comment sets my teeth on edge because repeatedly bothering a dog who is eating is actually an effective techn

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      Disaster Readiness - Yes, Again! - Whole Dog Journal

      If you have been following the weather news, you might have guessed what this post was going to be about, am I right? So, we had a little dress rehearsal for fire season a month ago. Here in California, we had a unseasonal storm that featured a ton of thu

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      Near Death Experiences: Will Our Dogs be Waiting For us? | The Bark

      As I raised my head up from the ground to look around, I saw my deceased dog from my childhood bounding towards me. … It was overwhelmingly wonderful. I felt completely at peace and totally happy. I was so excited to see her again, and I did not questio

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      5 Bad Dog Smells Every Owner Need To Look Out For! - Petlab Co.

      A bad dog smell might not be as normal as you think. It could be a sign that your pup is unwell or suffering from an infection. Take a look at 5 of the bad dog smells every puppy parent need to know about!

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      On-Leash Reactivity—Give Me Space! | The Bark

      It’s another exciting day in the life of a dog trainer. I come bearing my notes and a treat pouch stuffed with teeny-tiny pieces of cheese, ready to tackle my new client’s reactivity concerns. (For those looking for a description of reactivity, it is

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      Vet Advice: Relieving Your Dog's Arthritis | The Bark

      The easy run becomes a stiff walk; the jump to a favorite chair is no longer possible; lying down is accompanied by a deep groan. As our dogs age, things that were once second nature become an effort. Today, thanks to advances in veterinary medicine and c

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      Why Do Dogs Howl? | The Bark

      Dear Bark: I’ve had my Beagle, Jet, for a couple of months, and we’re doing well together. However, his howling is becoming an issue. Do you think he’s afraid or unhappy when he howls? Is this something he’ll outgrow, or should I be working on cha

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      Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know | The Bark

      What do we know? What should we be doing? As the pandemic develops, here’s the current scoop on dog-related issues. And no, your dog doesn’t need a mask. Seriously. Until recently, most of us were probably not that tuned into what a virus was, or did.

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      The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy - Whole Dog Journal

      adopting a puppy, caring for puppies, most important dog commands, how to train a puppy, puppy socialization, puppy socialization checklist, important puppy lessons

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      Q&A with Maria Goodavage author of Doctor Dogs | The Bark

      In conversation with a writer whose focus on working dogs has contributed mightily to our understanding of the canine skill set and how it’s harnessed for our benefit. Bark: In the course of researching Doctor Dogs, did you learn anything that surprised

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      When Greetings Are a Contact Sport | The Bark

      Dear Bark: Thanksgiving’s coming and I’m looking forward to hosting the dinner this year. However, I’m a little concerned about the greeting behavior of my high-spirited pups, who tend to bark, jump, lick and generally carry on when someone new come

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      How to Calculate Your Dogs Age to Human Years | The Bark

      Researchers have come up with a new, and more accurate way, to convert dog years to human years. The formula that many of us are familiar with was based on a simple calculation of one dog year equaling seven human years. But this new approach is a lot mor

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      How Long is Too Long to Leave A Dog Home Alone? - Whole Dog Journal

      Leaving a dog home along for 10 to 12 hours is not at all uncommon. However, this can lead to separation anxiety in dogs.

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      Heartrending Viral Video Shows Dog Chasing Car That Abandoned Him

      A heartrending video of a dog chasing a van that abandoned him on a road in Milton, West Virginia, has been gaining thousands of views on Facebook.

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      How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Eating Socks | The Bark

      Dear Bark: Our adorable dog Mercury eats everything in sight—mostly small socks, but also napkins, dog toys, food wrappers and so much more. We’ve tried to train him to “leave it” and “drop it” and sometimes it works, but usually he becomes po

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      Understanding Your Dog's Nose - Whole Dog Journal

      All dogs have noses – and they all know how to use them. Our awareness of our dog’s nose capabilities is nothing new. We humans have long taken advantage of our dogs’ scenting prowess in a variety of ways – hounds who track game, rescue dogs who s

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      How to Teach Your Dog to Play “Nose Games” - Whole Dog Journal

      If competition isn’t your thing, you can do a simpler activity at home with your dog that we call Nose Games. You can do just the easy parts – hiding treats in a room while your dog watches – or go all the way to the advanced stages, where your dog

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      Cat Heart Disease & Congestive Failure: Warning Signs & Treatment

      Let’s go over what to know about heart disease in cats, whether cats have heart attacks, and what you can do to prevent them. ✓ Learn more with Pets Best!

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      4 Hazards of Foxtails for Pets

      At first glance foxtails, referred to in some regions as cheat grass, seem innocent enough. But beyond that innocent exterior lurks a menace that can easily wreak havoc on your dog or cat’s health. Dogs that come into contact with foxtails stand a good

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      Coccidioidomycosis: A Southwestern Hazard - Whole Dog Journal

      If you live in or travel to the Southwest, particularly Texas, California, or Arizona, it is important that you know about a fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis. It is also known as San Joaquin Fever or Valley Fever (VF). This fungus can pose a sig

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      Why Dogs Stick Their Head Out of the Car Window

      Learn why your dog sticks their head out the car window and how this can be dangerous for not only your dog, but yourself and other drivers.

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      Cat Eye Problems: Squinting, Cloudy Eye & Other Injury Issues

      Cat eye problems are one of the most common health issues that felines face & can cause permanent damage if left untreated. ✓ Learn more with Pets Best!

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      My Dog Has Diarrhea ... 7 Home Remedies You Can Try

      My dog has diarrhea! This is one of the top problems we're asked to help solve. Here are 7 effective and easy home remedies you can try ...

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      Study: Spaying, Neutering Larger Dogs May Cause Obesity, Orthopedic Problems - Study Finds

      Spaying or neutering large-breed dogs at any age can increase their risk of obesity later on in life, according to researchers at the Morris Animal Foundation.

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      How to Teach Your Dog to Greet Nicely - Whole Dog Journal

      passing by humans and/or dogs without fussing or pulling. Don't expect this to happen without practicing and rewarding your dog for the behavior you want!üThanks to Ally Padgett and Rosi Garcia (above)

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      Five Steps to Stopping Unwanted Behavior - Whole Dog Journal

      Most of the time, when dogs do something we don’t want them to do (such as stealing our socks or jumping on our elderly aunt), the first thing out of our mouths is “NO!” We’ve all done it. But you may have had a dog trainer or two tell you not to

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      Veterinary Cannabis Researchers Attend ACVIM 2019

      CCUSA staff attended the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, a conference on the latest scientific research for veterinary professionals.

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      Update on grain-free diets and DCM cases in dogs - Whole Dog Journal

      On June 27, 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update to two previous advisories regarding dog food and dogs who had developed dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).  The release made a splash in the mainstream news – but thi

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      Five Steps to Stopping Unwanted Behavior - Whole Dog Journal

      Most of the time, when dogs do something we don’t want them to do (such as stealing our socks or jumping on our elderly aunt), the first thing out of our mouths is “NO!” We’ve all done it. But you may have had a dog trainer or two tell you not to

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      Pet Supplies Plus Recalls Pig Ears Treats | Dog Food Advisor

      Complete details of the Pet Supplies Plus Pig Ear Dog Treats Salmonella recall of July 2019 as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor.

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      The Truth About Grain-Free Dog Foods And DCM | Dogs Naturally

      The FDA reports grain-free dog foods may be causing heart disease. Is it grain-free diets or is it an issue that plagues the entire pet industry? ...

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      Mast Cell Tumors - Whole Dog Journal

      Mast cell tumors (MCTs) are the most common form of malignant skin cancer that occurs in dogs, accounting for about 14 to 21 percent of all skin tumors. There is significant variability in the presentation of MCTs from dog to dog and even from tumor to tu

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      FDA: Grain Free Dog Food & Heart Disease | Dog Food Advisor

      The latest information regarding the FDA's recent alert regarding a possible link between grain-free dog foods and heart disease

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      Keep Your Dog Safe from Accidents - Whole Dog Journal

      In a 48-hour period last weekend, three dogs who are very close to me ended up in veterinary emergency rooms. It was a very weird aggregation of events – but each event was avoidable, and each dog’s owner has taken responsibility for their dog’s pot

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      New strain of canine distemper virus arrives in North America | Cornell Chronicle

      A dog imported from South Korea into western Canada last October brought along a dangerous hitchhiker: the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus, which until then hadn’t been reported in North America.

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      How To Remove Ticks From Your Dog: Dos and Don’ts

      Did you just find a tick on your dog? Don't panic! There's an easy way to safely remove it. Find out the do's and don'ts to removing ticks here ...

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      Doris Day, Animal Activist, Remembered | The Bark

      With the passing of Doris Day, the world has lost not only a legendary actress and singer but also a pioneering animal activist. Day, 97, who died on May 13 at her Carmel Valley, Calif., home, was a lifelong dog-lover whose dedication to the cause of aban

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      CBD Oil Benefits: How To Heal Your Dog With Hemp

      Think CBD Oil is overrated? All the research proves it isn't. Here's why your dog needs all those CBD oil benefits - for both treatment and prevention.

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      For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

      At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday. Pet cats allowed outdoors, in fact, are nearly three times as likely to become infected with p

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      Cats Recognize Their Own Names—Even If They Choose to Ignore Them - Scientific American

      Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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      Family Uses Special Sling For Needy Senior Siamese Cat With Arthritis - The Dodo

      "He follows my mum around the house miaowing till she strokes him so she thought this would help."

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      Sometimes Dogs are Best Left Home | Whole Dog Journal

      I knew that with so many people coming to see the flowers, bringing a dog would be no fun for the dog nor me.

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      Fish Oil For Dogs: Safe Or Not?

      Fish oil for dogs - is it a good idea to feed it as a supplement? Fish oil has DHA, EPA, and Omega-3s... but is it safe for your dog to eat?

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      Tea Tree Oil Diffusers Are Toxic to Dogs | Whole Dog Journal

      Although exposure to any essential oil is generally most concentrated when it directly contacts skin, tea tree oil diffusers and liquid potpourri present specific health concerns to dogs. These items release essential oils like tea tree continually into t

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      I Was Threatened With Eviction — But This All-Natural Solution Saved Me -

      Aggression. Digestive issues. Destruction. And barking—so much barking. That’s what I was facing on a daily basis, every time I’d leave my beautiful dog alone. I was worried and stressed—I didn’t know what to do anymore. Between angry neighbors,

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      Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs: Is It Always Cancer? | Whole Dog Journal

      Mast cell tumors (MCTs) are one of the most frequent skin cancers seen in dogs. For mast cell tumors, there are several predisposed breeds including Boxers, American Staffordshire terriers, and pit bulls.

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      25 Interesting Facts About Cats You May Not Have Known

      Aside from fish, cats are the most popular pet of choice in American households today. Approximately 94 million cats in the United States are the proud owners of humans, and we wouldn't have it any

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      Reduce Your Dog's Cancer Risks

      Veterinary oncologists say that cancers in humans and in dogs are incredibly similar, in terms of growth and prognosis. That s good news for both species, as research of human or canine cancer may yield insight about and new treatments for this deadly dis

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      The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy | Whole Dog Journal

      The primary puppy socialization window is alarmingly small: from three to four weeks, to about 13 to 14 weeks.

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      How Much Training Does Your Dog Really Need?

      Teaching a dog new behaviors can be lots of fun, and there are tons of people and dogs who thoroughly enjoy daily training and engaging in various canine sports or activities. However, it s equally important to give yourself permission to take the pressur

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      Paw Preference And Behavior Problems | The Bark

      Paw and hand preferences are of great interest in behavior and psychology because they are an indication that one side of the brain is more active than another. A preference for using the right side of the body (hand or paw) is associated with a more acti

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      TSA Opts For Dogs With Floppy Ears | The Bark

      If you’ve ever felt as though the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at the airport don’t care at all about how you feel while being screened, you are not alone, but you might be wrong. The evidence for that assertion is that the TSA

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      9 Brands of Dog Food Recalled Due to Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D

      The FDA is alerting pet owners about recalls of several dry dog foods after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.

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      Dog Accessories 2019: Best Dog Gear of the Year | Whole Dog Journal

      Here are five pages of top-quality dog accessories for 2019 that you and your dog will truly enjoy.

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      Bloating in Dogs Treatable with Gastropexy | Whole Dog Journal

      Symptoms of bloat, which is incredibly painful for the dog, include pacing and restlessness; a distended abdomen; turning to look at or bite at the flank area; rapid, shallow breathing; retching without actually vomiting up any food, and excessive droolin

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      New Research: Does Neutering Help With Aggression?

      It's long been accepted that neutering will help improve behavior. But what does does research show? Does Neutering Help With Aggression?

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      Dogs & the Law: End of Year Review | The Bark

      Every year, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) uses compliance with more than 90 policy ideas to rank states on their humane treatment of animals; as a metric, the organization looks at successfully enacted legislation. The trend, overall, is

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      Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs: Holistic Treatment Options

      Congestive heart failure in dogs: what is this serious condition, how is it treated and is there any way to prevent it? Here's what you need to know.

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      Dog Etiquette: Turning Your Dog Into a Gracious Guest | The Bark

      Shortly after we were married, my husband and I spent the holidays with my in-laws, and we brought our young dog, Bugsy. He was social; had an excellent stay; came when called; had no history of food thievery; and would not lift his leg indoors, even on a

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      How to Pick the Safest Toys for Your Pets

      Even the smallest pet stores have shelves upon shelves of toys available for the enjoyment of your pets. The toys allow for all different types of play styles and activities that can help keep your pet happy and healthy. At a glance, it can be difficult t

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      How To Train Your Pet To Get Their Teeth Brushed

      If you’re one of the few pet owners whose cat or dog doesn’t easily sit through a full toothbrushing session without complaint, here’s some help. Some pets will buck, roll, and squirm away the first couple times you try and brush their teeth. But it

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      Dog Limping: Possible Causes and Treatments

      When your dog is limping it s time to consult with a veterinarian. They may have you rest your dog and monitor at home for 24-48 hours depending on the severity of the problem. If the limp doesn t improve or worsens, they will likely have you come in for

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      The Scooting Dog Decoded | Whole Dog Journal

      Why is your dog dragging his butt across the carpet? Not just annoying to watch, this behavior is usually indicative of infected or impacted anal sacs.

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      How to Play "Search Me!" | Whole Dog Journal

      The search me! game uses lots of energy and can tire out your very active dog, and offers very practical applications as well. Start with treats, since most dogs will happily look for food.

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      CBD & Dogs: A Primer | The Bark

      Brought to you by Innovet Pet Products For both people and animals, medicine tends to trend high-tech. One of the most promising new veterinary drug therapies, however, incorporates ingredients derived from cannabis, a plant that’s been in use by humans

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      Study Reveals Surprising Reason Behind Feline Obesity

      A stunning 1 in 5 cat owners, when surveyed, didn't know this about feeding their pet; further, 1 in 4 owners admit their pet has food-related medical problems.

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      New FDA Warning About Flea And Tick Medications

      The FDA has issued a warning about flea and tick medications - finally! So, what are they saying, and which drugs are listed as dangerous?

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      When Is an Eye Issue More Than Just a Nuisance?

      Veterinarians categorize eye infections as urgent; know when an eye condition needs expert help, and when it's okay to wait and watch.

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      What is Chondroitin and How Can It Help My Dog?

      Degenerative joint disease can make your pet feel achy. But can you prevent it? We explain everything you need to know about chondroitin and how it can help your dog.

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      How To Find A Veterinarian Dentist

      Good oral health is crucial to the overall health of your beloved pet. If you want to take the best care possible of them, then making oral health maintenance a part of their regular health maintenance routine is of utmost importance. If you have never br

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      Should Your Dog Sleep on the Bed with You?

      Trainers who adamantly oppose dogs on the bed often also buy into all the dominance stuff that s been pretty much discredited by behavioral scientists.

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      5 Lessons That My Cats Taught Me

      The best lessons in life can be learned by living with and observing cats. Cats are great companions but they don’t just provide comfort, cats can really teach us a lot about how we go about living our best lives.

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      How to Make A Dog Throw Up | Whole Dog Journal

      If the hydrogen peroxide works its magic, your dog should vomit within two to five minutes of receiving the first dose. If he doesn t vomit within five minutes, it s okay to re-dose. Then stop. If your dog does not vomit within 10 minutes, you should be o

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      Yes - You Can Manage Dog Eye Problems Naturally!

      Dog eye problems can be scary - but knowing the anatomy and the cause of the issues can help you manage them at home, naturally.

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      How to Calm Down a Dog: 5 Simple & Effective Tips

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      The Top 5 Signs of a Stressed Dog

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      Pet Owners Happier, Wealthier, More Fit Than Non-Owners

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      The Lassie Effect: Study Looks at Empathy in Dogs | The Bark

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      4 Hazards of Foxtails for Pets

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      Dog Conjunctivitis: Can Dogs Get Pink Eye?

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      These Dogs’ Before And After Haircuts Will Make Your Day - artFido

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      A Guide to Dog Behaviors and What They Mean

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      "Can I Bring My Dog?" The Most Dog-Friendly Stores Across America

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      Why Many Pets Need Special Food Later in Life

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      Dog Deaths Now Linked to This Pentobarbital Tainted Food

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      Your Dog Feels No Shame

      You've seen those guilty countenance of dogs in response to bad behavior, but is the dog actually fessing up a no-no, or is something else going on here?

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      Quickly Tell Which Bone or Chew Is Dangerous for Your Dog

      Make sure you consider what type of these 3 'chewers' your dog is - because the wrong bone for the wrong dog can lead to all sorts of safety concerns.

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      The Effective Pain Treatment Your Vet May Not Want to Talk About

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      Do You Know How to Get a Dog to Lie Still for Tests?

      Here's the incredible story of how these gifted scientists gained the trust of study animals to accomplish what seems to be the impossible.

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      Mast Cell Tumors Can Be Deadly, Mimics Many Skin Problems

      Both dogs and cats can get a malignant mast cell tumor inside or outside on their bodies; depending on its location and timing, it can be deadly.

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      Foxtail Grass: Awns of Destruction for Western Dogs | Whole Dog Journal

      The seeds of the nasty foxtail grass seem to have a special affinity for invading dogs bodies. The three most common hazards of foxtails to dogs are these: They get sniffed into dog noses, work their way into dog ears, and lodge between dog toes. Each of

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      Kingdom of Pets!

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      2018 Best Dog Harnesses | Whole Dog Journal

      This Whole Dog Journal review of harnesses does all of the trial and error work of finding a quality harness for you!

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      Astaxanthin For Dogs: Protect Against Cancer, Joint Pain And More

      Astaxanthin for dogs is a Super Antioxidant every dog needs! Dr Deva Khalsa explains what it is and how you can use it to benefit your dog.

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      How This Special Fiber Fights Cancer In Dogs - Dogs Naturally Magazine

      Not all sugar is bad for your dog. In this article, we reveal the one sugar that's actually good for your dog and how it can help stop cancer in its tracks.

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      CBD Oil Benefits: How To Heal Your Dog With Hemp

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      Canine Intestinal Spirochetes Consist of Serpulina pilosicoli and a Newly Identified Group Provisionally Designated “S

      The spirochetes inhabiting the large intestines of humans and animals consist of a diverse group of related organisms. Intestinal spirochetosis caused by Serpulina pilosicoli is a newly recognized enteric disease of human beings and animals with potential

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      Spring Pet Allergies

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      Owning A Dog Leads To More Walking And Exercise For Older Adults : Shots - Health News : NPR

      A new study finds dog owners on average walk 22 more minutes more per day compared to people without dogs. The benefits of walking include a lower risk of heart disease and premature death.

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      Xylitol: Where This Toxic Additive Is Hiding In Your Home

      Xylitol is found in many foods and household products, and it’s really toxic to your dog. Here’s where it’s hiding in your home – and what to do if your dog ingests it.

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      GDV & Bloat In Dogs | Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

      GDV in dogs is a condition in which their stomach twists. Read more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for gastric bloat with this Vets Now article.

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      The Best Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Foods of 2018

      Most of the ingredients in freeze-dried diets are raw and/or very lightly processed. All the freeze-dried raw diets we reviewed are grain-free not because we think grains are inappropriate in these foods; it s the food manufacturers who seem to have decid

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      The Importance of Pet Insurance – Occasional Reminders

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      How Different Breeds Seek Eye Contact Differently

      Staring into your dog's eyes is a joyous experience. As a matter of fact, it releases oxytocin, known as the love hormone, in you and your dog. That's the

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      Raw Meat Diet For Dogs: 7 Myths You Won't Believe

      The raw meat diet for dogs has a bad reputation. Is it well deserved? Is there any truth to the critics’ arguments? It’s time to separate myth from fact.

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      How This Special Fiber Fights Cancer In Dogs - Dogs Naturally Magazine

      Not all sugar is bad for your dog. In this article, we reveal the one sugar that's actually good for your dog and how it can help stop cancer in its tracks.

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      7 Puppy Training Tips to Make You a Master Trainer

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      Does a Cat’s Purr Have Healing Powers? | PawCulture

      Purring is one of the most elusive topics in veterinary medicine and some scientists believe that cat purrs may have healing powers.

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      White Bits in Dog Poop* | Whole Dog Journal

      Warning: This post talks about dog poop. If you are sensitive regarding discussions about dog poop...maybe you don t actually have a dog, and shouldn t be reading this blog at all! Just kidding. Not about the poop, just about the dog-owning part. Have you

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      Tips for Picking a Dog Trainer | The Bark

      If you live in a big city like I do, you’re overwhelmed with choice for just about any service you can think of. I could get a different coffee and haircut every day of the week and never leave my local neighborhood. This is great, in theory, but how do

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      New Canine Vaccine Rules Rolled Out

      A rare new set of canine vaccine guidelines was just released, and they contain a stunning departure from their orthodox way of thinking - something holistic vets have advocated for years.

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      Deter Loose Dogs | Whole Dog Journal

      If you are approached by a strange and unleashed dog while on a walk with your own dog, there are ways to protect your dog if things get aggressive.

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      The 2017 Best Dog Harnesses Review | Whole Dog Journal

      This Whole Dog Journal review of harnesses does all of the trial and error work of finding a quality harness for you!

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      Why It’s Important To Keep Your Dog's Teeth Clean

      80% of dogs have dental disease by age 3. Diet is a huge component, but it’s not the only component genetics, inflammation, infections, medications. How do you prevent it?

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      4 Dog Facial Expressions and What They Mean

      Learn what those "puppy dog eyes" are really saying. We take a look at 4 dog facial expressions to help you decipher your dog's expressions.

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      Study Finds Dogs Are More Expressive When Someone is Looking at Them

      A new study found that domesticated dogs show more facial expressions when a human is giving them attention, as opposed to, say, food.

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      [UPDATED] Recreational Bones For Dogs

      As much as we love our dogs and try to provide a loving environment for them, most dogs suffer from boredom. This often makes meal time the highlight of the dog's day, but with many dogs, meals last only seconds then it's back to looking for something to

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      Majority of Dogs Who Undergo Surgery for Bloat Survive

      A recent study revealed the vast majority of dogs who undergo surgery for gastric dilatation volvulus, also called bloat, survive this life-threatening event.

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      9 Surprisingly Dangerous Foods for Dogs (Starting with Popcorn)

      Before you sneak your pet a bite of something under the table, find out about these surprisingly dangerous foods for dogs.

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      Dogs Are More Expressive When We're Looking At Them

      We're constantly learning more and more about dog behavior and dog-human relationships. While we know quite a bit about these topics, there’s also a lot to learn and it’s good that researchers are paying attention to what we don’t know.