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Hyperventilating: Why is my dog breathing fast?

Hyperventilating: Why is my dog breathing fast?

Hyperventilation in dogs can be a very distressing sight. Although it is often no big deal, it can indicate serious problems. We've probably all had those times when we thought our dog was breathing a bit too heavily, but how do you know when there is cause for...

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How to Treat Indigestion and Acid Reflux in Dogs

How to Treat Indigestion and Acid Reflux in Dogs

You notice your dog licking his lips, snapping his jaws, and pacing shortly after meals. It's not uncommon for him to vomit, and you hear his stomach making gurgling noises. You wonder what is going on with your dog, but even if you ask him, he can't tell you. If you...

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How to Boost My Dog’s Immune System?

How to Boost My Dog’s Immune System?

Your pup's immune system is keenly intelligent. It's also ever-vigilant. Your dog's internal defences work round-the-clock, combating threats to their health. Amazingly, 70 per cent of your pup's immune cells reside in their digestive tract. One way to support these...

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Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

As a canine pet owner, have you ever asked the following question? Why has my dog got bad breath? If so, you are far from alone. Despite the bad rap of having stinky breath, dogs do not normally have an offensive breath odour. This means that the source of the odorous...

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Signs of Worms in Dogs and Deworming

Signs of Worms in Dogs and Deworming

As a dog lover, you want to do everything you can to keep your canine companion as healthy as possible during their lifetime. While dogs can be prone to different types of diseases and conditions, worms are some of the most common and potentially harmful. Since dogs...

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How Big Can Huskies Get?

How Big Can Huskies Get?

Siberian huskies make great family pets. However, this dog breed may not be for everyone. If you are currently thinking about welcoming a Siberian husky into your household or already have an adorable husky pup, it is crucial to determine how big these dogs can be...

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Dog Medication 101: Is Paracetamol Safe for Dogs?

Dog Medication 101: Is Paracetamol Safe for Dogs?

If you find yourself asking this question, you’re not alone. Nearly all dog owners want the best for their dog, after all they’re man's best friend. Your dog may have hurt itself during the day and the pain is visible so you think I’ll just administer some...

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Why Does My dog Sleep on Top of Me

Why Does My dog Sleep on Top of Me

Many people love their dogs and consider them a true important member of their family. Dog owners generally like to spend time hanging with their pup and playing games with them. Even the laziest of dogs are usually more than happy to plop down next to their owner to...

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Why Do Huskies Howl

Why Do Huskies Howl

If you haven't owned a husky for very long, you have probably found yourself asking the question: Why do huskies howl? After all, most dogs tend to bark rather than howl, so why is this breed different? If you happen to live out in the country, the sound can be enough...

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What to Do if Your Dog’s Nail Has Ripped Off

What to Do if Your Dog’s Nail Has Ripped Off

Realizing your dog's nail has ripped off can send you into a tailspin. Upon seeing the blood and your cutie in pain, your first impulse may be rushing to an animal hospital. Still, try not to panic. Canines of all ages are prone to this type of calamity. Since it's so...

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Is It Ever Okay to Hug Your Dog?

Is It Ever Okay to Hug Your Dog?

I once owned a small rat terrier that loved to lie down on my lap. She was very affectionate and liked to get up in my face. One day, I tried giving her a human hug by putting her head and upper body barely over my shoulders. I tried to put the side of my face on her...

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How to Get a Sick Dog to Eat

How to Get a Sick Dog to Eat

We all know how a spell of bad health can become an even greater concern when the patient is struggling to eat. Lack of food can quickly deplete energy levels, making it even harder to recover from an injury or illness. That’s no less true of dogs than it is of...

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