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Archive for September, 2011

Tick Removal for Dogs

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Ticks do have a season in northern areas of the United States, but in the southern states they are around all year. A diseased tick will take 1-2 days to transmit an infection to your dog, so daily tick checks are recommended. Any

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Senior Dog Care

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A dog is considered senior when they are more than eight years old. An older dog will have more needs than a younger dog.  They need extra special care.  An older dog has reduced sight

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Vaccinating Your Dog

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Vaccinations protect your dog against a large variety diseases; parvovirus, rabies, leptospirosis, coronavirus, lyme disease, or hepatitis.  Diabetes is one disease that reduces the natural

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Symptoms of Pain in Dogs

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A dog cannot tell you when they are in pain.  They cannot come up to you and tell you where it hurts.  Wouldn’t life be easier if they could. Our dogs are a part of the family.  They listen to our tears

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Pain in Dogs

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Pain can have a variety of causes in dogs such as arthritis, diabetic nerve damage, recent surgery, ear cleaning, cancer, tooth or dental pain, urinary tract infection, or anal sac obstruction.

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Recognizing Pain In Dogs

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A dog cannot tell you when they are in pain.  They cannot come up to you and tell you where it hurts.  Wouldn’t life be easier if they could. Our dogs are a part

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Monitoring Blood Glucose In Dogs

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Your veterinarian has told you that your dog has diabetes.  They have told you that you need to check your dog’s blood glucose levels. Follow these simple steps

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Exercising the Diabetic Dog

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A word of caution here; always visit your veterinarian before starting any exercise program for your diabetic dog. With proper exercise, diabetes can be easier to control in a diabetic dog.  Exercise increases blood flow, improves insulin absorption, and helps lower blood glucose.  So how can you exercise your dog properly?  Follow the steps below. […]

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Stopping A Dog From Eating Their Poop – Coprophagia

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When dogs eat their own poop (or any other animal’s poop) it is called coprophagia and is perfectly normal.  It starts with a mother dog that eats the poop of her young puppies. The puppies

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Water For Dogs

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Water is one of the most important nutritional requirements of all dogs.  A 10% loss of body water can cause serious illness. 84% of the body weight of a newborn puppy is water and 60% of a mature dog. Water performs necessary functions in

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