8
Jul

Study Finds Dogs Resemble Owners

Study Finds Dogs Resemble Owners The old adage that people resemble their pet dogs may really be true, suggests a new study by US scientists. Pure-bred dogs can be matched to their owners by strangers most of the time. But the same does not hold true for mixed breed dogs, say Nicholas Christenfeld and Michael Roy, psychologists at the University

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8
Jul

Do Dogs Think?

Blue, Heather’s normally affectionate and obedient Rottweiler, began tearing up the house shortly after Heather went back to work as an accountant after several years at home. The contents of the trash cans were strewn all over the house. A favorite comforter was destroyed. Then Blue began peeing all over Heather’s expensive new living room carpet and systematically ripped through

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8
Jul

Dog Food

Pet Food Shopping Checklist The most reputable manufacturers of “superpremium” and “natural” foods agree with holistic veterinarians and other experts that the very best diet for your animal companion is one that you make yourself. A homemade diet, carefully balanced nutritionally and using organic foods, is closest to what Mother Nature intended. However, many of us do not have the

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8
Jul

What to do when your dog has a fever

As an owner it is important to know what to do when your dog is ill. There are many different things that can cause your dog to be ill, and many different things you can do based on the illness to help them feel better. If your dog is not feeling well, it usually makes an uncomfortable situation for both

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8
Jul

Stereotyping Dog Breeds

By By Cindy Wolff wolff@gomemphis.com September 29, 2002 Tank is a chocolate-colored muscle of a dog whose tail was partially amputated after it became infected from incessant wagging against a kennel wall. He sleeps at night cuddled with a stuffed animal; his thick neck bears the scars of a collar that was unmercifully too small. He’s never met a stranger

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8
Jul

What Your Dog Truly Needs

Our dogs are so like us in so many ways. We can see them feel joy and pain just like us. Things that we so admire in humans such as loyalty, trust and a boundless joy are so abundant in our dogs that we cannot help but love them. But loving our dogs means more then simply showering them with

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8
Jul

Rules of Basic Canine Eye Care

When you groom your puppy or adult dog, you need to take proper care of the eyes as well. The eyes are easily forgotten when dog owners groom or play with their dogs. There are safety precautions and cleaning around the eyes that will help keep your dogs eyes free from potential health problems. Steps to Keeping Your Dogs Eyes

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8
Jul

Preventing Canine Diabetes

There are several reasons your dog may get diabetes and it is important to understand what can cause these issues in your dog in order to avoid them. Diabetes can shorten your dog’s life, make them feel unhappy, and cause discomfort for the entire family. Therefore, you should provide the proper nutrients, diet, exercise, and overall health for your dog.

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8
Jul

Calculating Age in Dog Years

A popular misconception is that dogs age 7 years for each calendar year. In fact, canine aging is much more rapid during the first 2 years of a dog’s life. After the first 2 years the ratio settles down to 5 to 1 for small and medium breeds. For large breeds the rate is 6 to 1, and for giant

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8
Jul

How to Raise a Child Like a Dog

Dog trainers understand concepts about raising a well behaved, civilized dog that many parents raising children aren’t privy to. I do not mean to suggest that children are dogs, certainly not. But in some ways, our culture spends more time and energy sharing information about training a dog than information about raising a child. What am I talking about? Take

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