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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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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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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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Do Dogs Get Lonely Being The Only Dog?

Do Dogs Get Lonely Being The Only Dog?

Almost every dog owner without exception wants the best for their dog. And that includes wondering if your “only dog” is lonely and if so, should you get another dog to keep him company? The short answer is yes, your dog can get lonely. They are by nature pack animals and function best with humans and/or other dogs around them. Sometimes circumstances prevent owners being with their dogs as much as they would like, such as having to be away for work for hours at a time.  And even with working from home, you may not be able to spend…
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Dog Goggles – Fashion Accessory Or Necessity?

Dog Goggles – Fashion Accessory Or Necessity?

You may have seen the photos making their way around social media of the very cool rescued Australian Shepherd dogs who hike southern Nevada trails outfitted in their reflective goggles. The trio has gained quite a following, as one of the dogs is deaf and the other two act as her ears. The goggles protect the dogs’ eyes from sand and debris as well as the sun’s rays. On the beach, they can protect your dog’s eyes from blowing sand and bright sun and they are great for wintery weather as well.  And yes, besides protecting your dog’s eyes, he…
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Five Common Summer Health Concerns And Your Dog

Five Common Summer Health Concerns And Your Dog

Everyone looks forward to the coming of warm weather and with it walks in the woods with your dog, running on trails, swimming and just being outside more with your canine companions.  But with the coming of summer, these common health concerns also make their arrival.  Here’s what you need to know: Dehydration - Your dog always needs access to fresh clean drinking water, but this is especially important in warm weather. Severe dehydration can lead to weakness, lethargy, difficulty breathing and eventual collapse.  Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke - Dogs, unlike humans, don’t sweat to cool off their bodies.…
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