Hot Spots In Dogs

Hotspots In Dogs

Hotspots in dogs are a common skin problem which afflicts dogs more in the summer months. They are a moist dermatitis. They appear as a reddened area that often oozes pus. They are uncomfortable for your dog and should not be left untreated. What Are Hotspots?The medical name for hotspots is acute moist dermatitis. They […]

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The Coton De Tulear Breed Information

Coton De Tulear

The Coton De Tulear, which was developed in Madagascar, is a member of the Bichon group of breeds. The Bichons are a loosely related group – all descending from a common ancestor. The exact family tree is not fully known. The word Bichon is of French origin and shares an etymology with the word bitch. The breeds are […]

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The Risks And Dangers Of Retractable Leashes

Dog On Retractable Leash

You might believe all dog leashes are created equal but there are some on the market that can cause serious harm to you and your pet —namely, retractable leashes. Below, we’ll go through some of the dangers that are associated with these types of leashes and why your dog will be happier and safer without […]

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Are Any Dogs Really Hypoallergenic?

Are Any Dogs Really Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic is a fairly new word. It was first recorded in a dictionary between 1950 and 1955. It means to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. The term was used in the  cosmetic industry and it was used in the context of products containing few or no irritating substances. In recent times it […]

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Bichon Frise Breed Information

Bichon Frise

Although the breed name is French, it is believed that the modern Bichon Frise descended from similar dogs that were present in Spain as early as the 14th century. At around this time, Spanish sailors may have introduced the dog to the Canary Islands. Over the years, their popularity waxed and waned. The first Bichon Frise arrived […]

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Impulse Control For Dogs

Impulse Control In Dogs

Dogs are naturally impulsive animals. Impulsive behavior served our dog’s canine ancestors well. In the domestic situation, impulse control means choosing one behavior over another. It means our dog chooses the action we would prefer rather than the action he would choose for himself. Some examples of impulsive behavior are jumping out of the car door […]

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Why Dogs Vomit

Why Dogs Vomit

Dogs vomit for many different reasons. Usually it’s not a serious problem, but sometimes it can be a symptom of something that needs attention. It’s important to understand why your dog is vomiting and this will help you decide on the best course of action. Difference Between Vomiting and Regurgitation.Vomiting is the ejection of food […]

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Affenpinscher Breed Information

Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher originated in Germany and its name can be translated into English as “monkey terrier”. In France it is described as the “little devil with a moustache”. It is now quite a rare breed. The American Kennel Club classify it in the toy group and rank it 149 out of 193 in breed popularity. They […]

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Nosework Games And Training For Dogs

Nosework Training For Dogs

What Is Nosework For Dogs?Nosework is a series of games and activities where dogs use their scent detection ability to carry out certain tasks. Nosework developed from the activities of trainers and dogs in search and rescue organisations. It uses the dog’s natural hunting instinct and sense of smell. A dog’s sense of smell is more […]

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Dog Walking Tips

Dog Walking Tips

A daily walk is essential for our dogs physical and mental health. It also give us a reason to get away from our screens and take some exercise in the open air. We want the exercise to be as safe as problem free as we can make it. Here are some tips to help you […]

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