Successful Communication With Your Gundog
Successful Communication With Your Gundog

Dogs have several forms of expression. They may communicate using their body position, ear movements, tail movements, facial expressions and of course, numerous different vocal sounds. One easy way to get ahead of the game is to study up on your particular breed of dog. Most breeds have traits ...

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Tips To Care For Urinary Tract Issues In Dogs
Tips To Care For Urinary Tract Issues In Dogs

If you have noticed an increase in frequency that your dog needs to go out or if he is suddenly having accidents then more than likely he is dealing with a Urinary Tract Infection. A Urinary Tract Infection or (UTI) is an infection of the urethra or the bladder. A UTI can make it painful and/or...

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Is Your Dog's Socialization Necessary?
Is Your Dog's Socialization Necessary?

We hear a lot about dogs that need socialization but exactly what does that mean? When it comes to your dog, socialization is simply the process of introducing your dog to the people, other dogs, and the environment around him. Puppies VS Adult Dogs Socializing a full grown...

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Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?
Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

One of the most noticeable but, overlooked medical conditions in dogs is bad breath. Bad breath or halitosis is most certainly recognized right off and more times than not, dog owners tend to just ignore it because bad breath is something we have come to associate with dogs or puppies. However, b...

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The Dangers of Dog Obesity
The Dangers of Dog Obesity

There is an epidemic of obesity in the United States and it is not just in humans. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 54 percent of dogs are overweight. Obesity in dogs can sneak up on a dog owner pretty quickly because dogs can hide it well, at first. Obes...

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Protecting Your Dog From A Heat Stroke
Protecting Your Dog From A Heat Stroke

The hot Summer months can lead to many health concerns for you dog. One of the most dangerous concerns here in the South and in many other parts of the country are different types of heat related stress such as a heat stroke or hyperthermia. Dogs eliminate heat by panting and by a very limited am...

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Keeping Your Dog Protected From Mosquitoes
Keeping Your Dog Protected From Mosquitoes

It is important to keep mosquitoes away from our dogs and other pets. Most of us are aware of the danger mosquitoes pose to our bodies but, what about the danger to our dogs? Mosquitoes are a far greater risk to our dogs than to us. Other than being annoying and causing itchy bites, mosqu...

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What To Do With Your Dog When You Are Away
What To Do With Your Dog When You Are Away

One of the most frustrating aspects of dog ownership is what to do with your dog when you travel. Some people let this keep them from even having a dog. There are several options out there for you to consider in order to help make your vacation the best for you and for your dog Options...

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4 Steps To A Well Groomed Hunting Dog
4 Steps To A Well Groomed Hunting Dog

Most hunting dog owners don’t like the term, groom. However, grooming is one of the most important parts of owning a dog. Your dog should be groomed on a regular basis especially if he is out in the field and hunting in different environments. Grooming is extremely beneficial in the trainin...

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7 Tips For Housebreaking Your Dog
7 Tips For Housebreaking Your Dog

Because most of our dogs live inside with us, it is important to have a house trained dog in order to instill in him good habits and make him a pleasure and not a burden to have inside. My veterinarian recommends that you start training your puppy when he is about 12 weeks old. If you have waited...

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Healthy Puppy Development - What to Expect
Healthy Puppy Development - What to Expect

During your puppy’s first year of life, he will go through several different stages of development. Each stage comes with its’ own challenges and enjoyment. As your puppy begins to mature physically he will also mature mentally. For the most part puppies will mature around the same ra...

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Diarrhea in Dogs
Diarrhea in Dogs

When your dog comes down with diarrhea or runny stools it could be a cause for concern or it might be a simple issue you can take care of at home. In most cases, diarrhea is simply caused by a change in diet, whether intentional or unintentional. Diarrhea can be caused by stress or some sort of f...

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Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Dogs
Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Dogs

If you suspect that your dog has been exposed to toxic chemicals there are a few steps to take to ensure this incident turns out for the best. Preparation and awareness can not substitute for veterinarian care but, can help save your dog’s life in the event that the vet isn’t accessib...

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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is every dog owner's nightmare, not just because your dog is in pain but because dysplasia is a disease that usually ends any chance of breeding him and carrying on his wonderful personality and intelligence. The ball and socket hip joint attaches the hind leg to the body of the dog...

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Flu Season and Your Hunting Dog
Flu Season and Your Hunting Dog

What you need to know about flu season and your hunting dog.  In today’s virus, ridden world there is everything from the swine to the bird flu out there waiting to attack at a moment’s notice. Everyone knows that they should beware as humans can certainly catch them....

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My Dog Has Fleas! What now?
My Dog Has Fleas! What now?

With the rising Summer temperatures here in the south comes the humidity and unfortunately with that combination also come fleas. These hateful little parasites who spend their time eating our dog’s blood are a very common problem this time of year. Some of the warning signs fleas l...

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Limber Tail Syndrome: Why is my dog's tail limp?
Limber Tail Syndrome: Why is my dog's tail limp?

Learning how to recognize, prevent and treat limber tail syndrome, a condition that affects many sporting dogs can make dealing with Limber tail a fairly easy process. Limber tail syndrome is actually just an injury to upper muscles in the dog's tail. However, it is very uncomfortable and...

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How to Handle the Loss of Your Dog
How to Handle the Loss of Your Dog

For some reason lately my daughter has been talking about how devastated she will be when our dog dies. It doesn’t make much sense because our 8 year old dog is perfectly healthy. However, as she was searching on Pinterest for dog related poems or stories she came across the “Dog&rsqu...

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Grain and Wheat Allergies in Dogs
Grain and Wheat Allergies in Dogs

If you have visited a dog food section at just about any store that sells dog food lately, you might have noticed the ever growing amount of “wheat and grain free” products available these days. Is it just a new trend or has the progress of the pet food industry finally caught up with...

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Heartworm Disease:  Signs and Prevention
Heartworm Disease: Signs and Prevention

No one wants to hear that their beloved pup has heartworms. Heartworm disease is a very serious and potentially fatal disease. However, if we educate ourselves we can hopefully save someone from having to go through this heartbreaking diagnosis. ...

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