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A Homemade Diet May Be The Answer to Your Dog’s Obesity

According to CBS News, more than half of all canine pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese. It’s a sad fact that dogs are gaining too many pounds these days from calorie-laden snacks and treats, causing problems to their digestive health and immune system among a slew of other complications. What’s worse, owners are often unaware of the actual reasons for the obesity and don’t realize they’re the ones responsible for it in the first place. Factors that influence whether or not a dog is or will become overweight Food Clearly the front runner for dog obesity, the amount of food you give your dog is often…

Bones To Clean Your Dog’s Teeth

There is nothing a dog loves more than a good bone to chew on. However, the market is now being flooded with bones that claim to help clean your dog’s teeth. The key is to know which bones actually do what they claim, and which ones just provide empty calories. Why Is Dental Health Important For Dogs? Dental health is vital to the dog’s ability to avoid plaque building up on their teeth, which causes tooth rot and decay and ultimately removal of the infected teeth. Once the teeth are infected it becomes very difficult to stop the infection from…

Choosing A Travel Crate For Your Dog

When you are traveling with your dog, putting them in a travel crate is vital not only to their safety but also to your peace of mind, knowing that they are resting comfortably and are safe. As more and more people travel with their pups, choosing the right dog crate is becoming increasingly important. What Types of Crates Are Available? There are several types of crates available to help transport your dog. You will need to decide what type of crate is best for you depending on your needs. And, you never know, you may need two different kinds. Common…

DIY Dog Shampoo For Sensitive Skin

When it comes to bathing your dog, it’s important to use shampoos that are good for their skin. Dog shampoo for sensitive skin are specially made for a dog’s sensitivity or allergies, and many work rather well for all kinds of dogs. Store-bought allergy shampoos can get expensive, and to be honest, it’s hard to know what they are truly made with. There are plenty of homemade dog shampoo for sensitive skin that requires little work but has great results. We have laid out a great allergy dog shampoo below. Reasons for Sensitive Skin Quite often, the sensitive skin comes…

Tips To Get Started Crate Training a Dog

Despite any horror stories you might have heard, crate training a dog can actually be fairly straightforward and rewarding process. Like all worthwhile things, it takes some work, consistency, and dedication. Understanding what crate will be best for your dog, how to begin training, and the problems to watch out for are all helpful in making crate training a dog successful. Crate Selection The most important step in the training process will be making sure you choose the proper crate for your pet. You can often find them in two varieties: Collapsible metal pens, or plastic ‘kennels’ that are more commonly used…

Tips for Training a Puppy Not to Chew

Getting a puppy is exciting and rewarding, but it can come with a few sacrifices, one of which might be your favorite pair of shoes if you’re not careful. Puppy chewing is so common, but you don’t have to resign yourself to years of gnawed-on furniture and lost footwear. Why Do Puppies Chew? They do it for the same reasons human babies chew: teething and exploration. Chewing helps the teeth come through and makes their gums feel better; meanwhile, putting things in their mouths is how they get to know the world. Of course, your dog will continue to chew…

Tips to Ensure that Your Dog Doesn’t Get Lost

When you take your dog on a walk and pass by “Lost Dog” posters stapled to utility poles, you likely feel a twinge of sorrow, imagining a cold, scared pooch lost and alone, or a frantic family waiting by the phone for some good news. You probably also feel comforted knowing your own pet is safely by your side, but it’s difficult not to think of the scenarios that might cause your dog to go astray. Some people think of their missing dog as being “ungrateful” for the care and shelter we provide when in reality, well-loved pets rarely take off with…

Tips for Training Your Dog For Recall

Training your dog for recall is the most important command a dog can learn. The ability to listen and react to your voice is important for their safety and well-being. The two commands, “come” and “stay” are difficult to teach but with practice every dog can learn recall. The command “come” is to recall the dog to your side. Recall is the action you want the dog to do and “come” is the easiest word for the dog to understand. If you’re in the process of training your dog for recall, these tips will help your dog come every time…

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears Properly

Just like us humans, dogs need their ears to be kept clean. Dogs with floppy ears are even more susceptible to infection, irritation, and build up. Learning how to clean your dog’s ears properly, helps to prevent the dirt and wax from building up – causing bigger problems. Why Ear Cleaning is Necessary Being proactive in cleaning your dog’s ears helps reduce excess wax buildup and helps you prevent ear infections that might start to affect your dog’s quality of life. Basically, it is an easy way to help your dog feel better and keep him cleaner and healthier. How Often…

Tips For Flying with Your Dog

Taking an airline trip with your dog is exciting for both you and your four-legged best friend. Planning ahead of time means everything will ready once the day arrives. This preparation will mean more time for your own enjoyment on the trip and fewer headaches along the way. The more prepared your dog is for the adventure the less stress or worry you both have because when we know our dogs are safe and content than we are able to relax too. Many people are frequent travelers, and oftentimes this means flying with your dog. This travel is exciting, but requires…