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15 Ways Your Dog Is Trying To Tell You He’s Stressed

15 Ways Your Dog Is Trying To Tell You He’s Stressed

You can likely easily tell when a human is stressed out by the way they behave, but it’s not so easy to tell when your canine companion is suffering from anxiety or stress. This is particularly true if you have just adopted the dog and you have not had a chance to get to know them and their usual behaviors very well. Some dog behaviors are sure giveaways, but others are more subtle. Here are 15 ways your dog may be communicating with you that they are stressed. While these behaviors are seen in dogs who are stressed or anxious,…
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Should You Adopt a Dog from a Rescue or Purchase from a Breeder?

Should You Adopt a Dog from a Rescue or Purchase from a Breeder?

Rescue organizations do incredible work and so deserve to be supported. Dogs that otherwise would undoubtedly be euthanized find loving and caring homes through their work. People who go through a rescue organization to adopt are doubly rewarded, both for saving the dog and for years of wonderful loving canine companionship. I love the work rescue organizations do, and I also love there are responsible, careful breeders out there who work diligently to ensure the survival and propagation of the breed they have chosen as theirs. Through careful selection and breeding, they ensure the breed standard is upheld and carry…
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Natural Dog Food – Is It Better For Your Dog?

Natural Dog Food – Is It Better For Your Dog?

We recently took a look at the alarming number of unnecessary, and potentially toxic ingredients in commercially prepared dog kibble.  Dog owners want the best for their pups, but asking busy people to make their own dog food from scratch is a step too far for most folks. Many people are turning to so-called “natural” dog foods to fill this gap. But are they any better? It just makes sense that most dog owners believe that less additives and less processing in their dog’s food is better. And overall, that’s true. But caution is required, as just because something is…
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Seven Common Pet Food Ingredients You Should Avoid Feeding Your Dog

Seven Common Pet Food Ingredients You Should Avoid Feeding Your Dog

The majority of dog owners are not likely to pay too much attention to the food they feed their canines. As long as it’s a reputable brand put out by a well known company, they tend to trust it will provide the nutrition it claims to provide. Other dog owners feed a brand that has been recommended, or even sold, by their vet, especially if their dog has a health condition, such as a digestive problem or kidney disease for example, that requires a specialized diet. But perhaps it’s time for dog owners to start paying more attention to what…
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Woofpost.com Content Now Syndicated On Infotainment Network News And talk Sites

Woofpost.com Content Now Syndicated On Infotainment Network News And talk Sites

Your favorite Woofpost articles are now being syndicated on Infotainment Radio Corporation's nationwide network of city news and talk sites! Cities are being added to the network almost daily so the coverage is expanding quickly. One of the network's flagship sites is located in Atlanta, Georgia at AtlantaNewsandTalk.com. Our WoofPost content has it's own section in each city site which can be seen here on the Atlanta site at HomeTown Woof Post. We look forward to bringing you WoofPost articles and information to your city soon. The WoofPost dogs are on the loose! As always, WoofPost.com remains a comprehensive site…
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A Belgian Malinois Named Roux Demonstrates This Breed’s Protective Nature

A Belgian Malinois Named Roux Demonstrates This Breed’s Protective Nature

In a previous post, we highlighted the beautiful and athletic Belgian Malinois as one of a handful of dog breeds that are best for protection. These dogs are favorites for working on K-9 units for the police and the military and are known for their protective natures. A Franklin, Tennessee family is extremely grateful for this protective nature, as they owe their lives to a three year old Belgian Malinois named Roux who alerted the sleeping family to a fire burning just outside of the home’s garage door.  But Roux doesn’t belong to the family whose house caught on fire…
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Preschoolers Do Better In Families That Have A Dog

Preschoolers Do Better In Families That Have A Dog

According to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Research, preschoolers who have regular interaction with a family dog in the form of playing with the dog and accompanying the family on walks with the dog, see gains in social and emotional development. These toddlers were thirty percent less likely to have problems with their conduct and difficulties interacting with other children compared to toddlers who live in families who did not have a dog. The interesting thing about this new study is that most of the research on the benefits of people having dogs come from participants who…
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The Belgian Laekenois Becomes The Latest AKC Recognized Breed

The Belgian Laekenois Becomes The Latest AKC Recognized Breed

These beautiful dogs are virtually unknown, but they and a handful of breeders and enthusiasts have been quietly working behind the scenes to get this breed the attention and recognition it deserves.  Although the Laekenois (say lak-in-wah) was just admitted to the AKC’s full breed status on July 1, 2020, these working and herding dogs have been competing in the AKC’s Miscellaneous Class since 2011.  The breed is the rarest of four Belgian herding breeds, the Belgian Sheepdog, the Belgian Tervuren, and the Belgian Malinois which are all considered a single breed in Belgium but are split into four different…
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Could This Pill Help Your Dog Live Longer?

Could This Pill Help Your Dog Live Longer?

Nearly every dog owner laments the relatively short lives of their dogs. Who wouldn’t want to give the gift of several more years of healthy life to your canine companion? Well, that may soon be possible by simply giving your dog a pill every day. According to a new study that is being spearheaded by the Dog Aging Project, a drug called rapamycin may help to extend the lifespan of dogs. Rapamycin is not a new drug and is used in humans to prevent organ rejection in transplant recipients and also as a treatment for some forms of rare cancers. …
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Seven Fascinating Facts About The Alaskan Malamute

Seven Fascinating Facts About The Alaskan Malamute

Malamutes are an ancient breed, with new scientific evidence that dates their origin back thousands of years. Here are seven fascinating facts about these beautiful dogs. One - The Malamute breed was nearly wiped out during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 1800s. During this time, there was a huge demand for working dogs, so many Mals were bred with other canines to keep up with the demand. Fortunately, a native Inuit Alaskan people, the Mahlemut, preserved these magnificent dogs due to their remote location. Two - Many people think Malamutes are wolves. Not true, although the…
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