Summertime Dog Tips: Avoiding Heat Exhaustion and Heat Strokes

Every summer, many dogs suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.  Heat stroke can be deadly, but this can usually be prevented by taking some common-sense steps to protect your pet. Prevention is definitely a better than cure when it comes to canine heat stroke, but sometimes it’s easy to forget how long Fido has been left out in the heat. Heat exhaustion is a precursor to heat stroke, so you need to be able to recognize the early warning signs. Vomiting, diarrhea, heavy panting, and inner ear redness are signs you need to get your dog out of the…

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DIY Dog Treats You Can Make at Home

There are plenty of reasons for cooking up your own dog treats, but the main one is knowing what ingredients are going in them.  Often cheap ones you buy from the store contain sugar, preservatives, fillers and more.  With most of our DIY treat ideas, you probably already have the ingredients in your panty.  Here are a few ideas for treats you can make at home that even the most domestically challenged can cook up. Frozen Treats Frozen dog treats are the easiest to make and are great for the summer months. Yogurt and peanut butter are both good for…

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Everything to Know About Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome

Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome is quite rare with dogs and doesn’t it manifest itself in all breeds. Research suggests that Labradors, Dobermans, Retrievers, Boxers and British Bulldogs are the most prone to the condition. We will try to provide you with everything you need to know about Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome and if you worry if your dog exhibits symptoms. Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome, or IHTS for short, is also known as Episodic Rapid Repetitive Myoclonus. The head tremors are usually vertical or horizontal making it appear as though your dog is shaking his head ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The cause…

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Top Ways To Hike With Your Dog Off Leash

Hiking without a leash, when it’s allowed, is one of the most liberating and freeing ways to take your dog out on the trail, but there are a lot of things to consider. Make sure your dog, and you, are prepared with our tips. Most important, don’t let your dog loose if it’s his first trail outing. At the very least, make sure you have at least learned some basic obedience skills. Your dog needs to come every time you call him or you could both get into some serious trouble. Coming occasionally when called isn’t good enough as there…

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How to Master Leash Training with Your New Puppy

As an owner of a new puppy, this is one of the first things you should tackle. Once you master leash training, everything else will be much easier. Once leash trained, you will have better control over your dog while working on other complex skills and techniques. The best thing about leash training is that it is probably the easiest thing to teach your puppy, so let’s get started. You can start leash training as soon as soon as you bring your new puppy home, in fact, the sooner the better. When you first put a collar or harness on…

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Fun Puzzles That Your Dog Will Enjoy

Many dogs were bred for some kind of work, so it's no wonder our house pets sometimes get bored easily. Even though our own pets may not be working animals, they still possess active brains that require stimulation. Many dogs can learn over 300 commands during training, which proves they’re smart, attentive and clever (but we already knew that!). How can we help them get more of that stimulation that they so crave? Dog Smart Puzzle If your dog has a good nose, is curious and loves treats (wait that’s all dogs, right?), then this a good one. It’s like…

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Activities for Dogs with Separation Anxiety

Dog Separation Anxiety Overview Separation anxiety amongst dogs is pretty common, although many pet owners often don't recognize it from the behavior they are experiencing. Many pets seem to go on a rampage the second their owner leaves the house by chewing up furniture, scratching up doors, destroying windows and soiling floors. Owners tend to believe that it’s just a matter of training, but many of these misbehaviors could very well be separation anxiety. We’re going to give you a few simple ways that might help you deal with separation anxiety and hope you see a difference the next time…

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4 Easy Ways to Fix Bad Doggy Breath

Dogs can emit a plethora of nasty smells for many different reasons, but most would agree that bad breath is probably the most egregious. Unpleasant dog breath can be caused by anything from tooth decay to diet, so we are going to show you 4 easy ways to help fix it, as well as some clues as to what could be the culprit. 1. Brush Your Dogs Teeth Yeah, we agree that you’ll find this advice just about anywhere you ask this question, but it’s crucial that you brush your dog’s teeth if he will allow it. You can actually…

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