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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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How To Introduce Your Baby To Your Dog

How To Introduce Your Baby To Your Dog

Bringing a new baby home is an exciting and momentous step for everyone in the family and this includes your dog. You’ll have nine months to prepare for your baby’s arrival and during this time, you need to work on your dog’s behavior to make sure he is well trained and he sees you as her leader. If this means working with a professional dog trainer or behaviorist, then by all means do this, as the safety of your child comes first. Assuming your baby is born at the hospital, you’ll want to bring an item home that has your…
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Five Common Houseplants That Are Toxic To Dogs

Five Common Houseplants That Are Toxic To Dogs

We’ve written before about the Sago palm, used both indoors and outdoors as an ornamental plant, and how it’s deadly poisonous to dogs.  Let’s look now at five common houseplants that are quite toxic to dogs as well: One - Snake Plant (Sansevieria) - The snake plant is extremely popular as a houseplant, not only because of its striking good looks, but because it’s so easy to grow. But unfortunately, all parts of the snake plant are poisonous to dogs and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Snake plant Two - Alocasia (also known as elephant’s ear) - This dark…
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Dogs Can Bring Comfort To Dementia Patients And Their Caregivers

Dogs Can Bring Comfort To Dementia Patients And Their Caregivers

Most dog owners are aware of therapy dogs, who have been trained to help people with PTSD, seizure disorders, diabetes, autism and blindness. These canines are chosen for their calm dispositions and friendliness and are frequent and welcome visitors to nursing homes and hospitals.  But dogs can also bring comfort as well as real help, to dementia patients and their caregivers. A study in 2017 showed that therapy dog use with Alzheimer’s patients was increasing and also shows the dogs’ presence boosts patients’ socialization and sense of well-being. Dementia assistance dogs require a long period of specialized training, up to…
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DIY Sweet Potato Dog Chew Treats

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Chew Treats

Store bought dog treats seem to be getting more expensive all the time! Last time we checked, a small package of a brand name dried sweet potato dog treats was nearly eight bucks. The ingredients? Sweet potato! Ok so after a little research, it turns out these are easy to make at home and far, far less expensive than those in the stores. Here’s how... Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed but unpeeled Equipment: 2 sheet pans for baking A sharp knife or mandoline for slicing the sweet potatoes Directions: Preheat your oven to 250F (130C) Or, if you have one,…
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Therapy Dogs – How To Get Your Dog Certified

Therapy Dogs – How To Get Your Dog Certified

A therapy dog is a dog of any breed or mix that is trained to provide affection as well as comfort in many settings. Therapy dogs serve in assisted living facilities, hospice, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health facilities and even airports.  Many therapy dogs are trained at home by their owners and some go through formal training programs. Although there may be a therapy dog group in your area, one of the largest therapy dog organizations is the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. There is a reasonable registration fee and one of the benefits is being covered by their insurance policy.…
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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? 4 Reasons To Consider

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? 4 Reasons To Consider

All dogs lick their paws occasionally, especially if their feet have gotten wet or muddy, as part of their self-grooming. But when a dog is constantly licking his paws and can’t seem to stop, then this is a sign something may be wrong.  Constant licking is a sign that your dog is trying to get relief from something. If his paws itch, his saliva is cooling to the area and feels good by temporarily reducing the itching. Your dog may also nibble on his paws as well as licking them.  But the constant licking, which your dog is using to…
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Does Your Dog Have A Favorite Person?

Does Your Dog Have A Favorite Person?

Many dogs have a member of their human family they regard as their favorite person. It would seem to make sense, that for these dogs, that person would be the one who feeds them the most and also gives them the most attention.  But this is not always the case.  Actually there are several things that can come into play that can influence your dog’s choice of his favorite person.  One - Breed - Some breeds tend to be more “one person dogs” than others. These include English Bulldogs, Collies, Beagles, Boxers, French Bulldogs, Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers,…
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Which 10 Dog Breeds Live The Longest?

Which 10 Dog Breeds Live The Longest?

There are many factors that determine how long any particular dog lives, including the care the dog receives. Preventative medical care such as heart worm preventative medication, dental cleanings, quality food and regular exercise can all help to ensure your dog has a long and healthy life.  But the one underlying factor that affects longevity is your dog’s breed. As a rule, smaller dogs live longer on average than larger dogs, so in this list of the ten longest lived dog breeds, they are all on the smaller side. These are ranked from lowest average lifespan to the longest.  One…
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New Puppy? How To Get Your House Prepared

New Puppy? How To Get Your House Prepared

The day you bring your puppy home is a day you and the whole family will remember for a long time. You can make this day full of joyful memories by doing a bit of preparation in advance that will make everything go smoothly for both the pup and for you!  Puppies do well at the outset with a definite schedule, especially for potty training and feeding. So it’s more than just you who will be helping to care for the new dog, decide as a family who will be responsible for taking pup to his papers or outside and…
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