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Finding the right well-balanced dry dog food brand for your dog can become sort of a headache when there’s thousands of varieties to choose from. We have compiled a list of some of the very best dry dog food...
Adopting a dog from an animal shelter saves an animal from death and provides you with a faithful companion for many years. Animal shelter take great pains to ensure that the animals that they put up for adoption are...
The diagnosis of Cushing’s disease may start as vague sense that all is not right with your dog. He may tire easily after exertion or have a “pot-bellied” appearance. The first systems of Cushing’s can be unspecific or similar...
Dog owners can find such a wide variety of shampoos that it can be a confusing choice. Generally, you should only need one type of shampoo to use on a regular basis. Which one you choose is determined by...
Cocker spaniels are recognizable for their compact size, attractive coat, long ears and merry disposition. The cocker spaniel is an intelligent dog that is sensitive to the moods of his owner. The cocker coat needs considerable care on a...
Most dog owners enjoy the companionship with their animals so much, they may not notice that the years go by quickly and their animal buddy may not be able to do the same things he did in the past....
When a dog begins an obsessive pattern of constant licking of paws, flooring, furniture or peoples' skin, owners become both annoyed and worried about the reason behind the behavior. This is generally not the canine "getting a taste" of...
Dogs can be born blind or can become blind through injury or illness.  A recent study at Illinois State University has shown that these animals can still be wonderful companions and can easily compensate for their impairment in a...
Canine deafness often occurs as dogs age. Any dog over the age of ten may begin to exhibit signs of hearing impairment. In some cases, the hearing loss is temporary and responds to treatment by a vet. However, in...
Why should humans be the only ones to celebrate birthdays? When your dog’s birthday rolls around, why not remember him also? After all he gives you unquestioning loyalty and devotion and can even make you smile on days when...
Is your dog becoming a bit pudgy? Could it be those little treats you’re giving him? Unfortunately, the consequence of too many treats is an overweight, sluggish dog. Overweight dogs have a higher risk of developing a variety of...
Adding a new dog to your household is an important decision. You’ll provide him with food, shelter, and attention. In turn, he’ll give you many years of devoted companionship. In your quest to find the right dog for your...
Going out on the town doesn’t necessarily mean you have to leave your beloved Fido at home. There are several dog-friendly places in Chicago where you and your pet can socialize together. One of the most popular is Wiggly Field...
For 25 years in a row, the Labrador retriever has been America's most popular dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club's registration numbers. Truly the All-American dog, the "lab", as he is affectionately known, has timeless appeal as the...
Transitioning Your Dog to the BARF Diet Switching your dog to the BARF diet (biologically appropriate raw foods) can greatly increase their health and longevity. A raw food diet for dogs is a healthier, more natural, and more nutritionally complete...
Many people have become concerned about the potential adverse health effects of chemicals contained in their drinking water, particularly chlorine. If tap water has chemicals that can cause disease such as cancer in humans should we be concerned about...
If you’re looking for a small dog breed that to add to your family, you may want to consider the Toy Poodle. This intelligent dog breed has become a favorite among families worldwide due to their affectionate personality and...
The name “Boxer” is thought to have come from the way the dog jumps up and uses its front paws in a boxing manner. It originated from Germany in the late 19th Century, where it was the product of...
Shopping for gifts is daunting. It's hard to know what to get a friend or family member. However, if you have a dog lover in your life, gift shopping just got much easier. Here are 10 great gift ideas...
While pet ownership may not be a realistic pursuit for those who suffer from major allergies, if you or someone in your family has only mild or moderate allergies, welcoming a dog into the household may not be out...