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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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Why Are Dogs So Afraid Of Fireworks?

Why Are Dogs So Afraid Of Fireworks?

With the Fourth of July drawing near, many dog owners are dreading the annual event because their dogs are so afraid of fireworks. Even if you don’t plan to go to a formal celebration with your dog, there are always people who live nearby who start setting off fireworks several days before and after the formal holiday. Dogs' reactions include trembling, pacing, panting and even running away to try to escape the noise and the perceived danger. Some dogs resort to destructive behavior or even relieve themselves in the house. Whining, barking and even howling are other clear signals your…
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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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TED Talks – Dog Friendly Dog Training

TED Talks – Dog Friendly Dog Training

Ian Dunbar, Veterinarian, dog trainer and animal behaviorist, understands our dogs' point of view. His approach is to train dog owners in proper conduct, in addition to training the dogs themselves. Dr. Dunbar’s mission is to encourage better relationships with dogs. In this 2007 talk, Dr. Dunbar helps us to see the world through the eyes of our canine companions.. By coming to know our dogs’ perspective, we build their love and trust.  WoofPost.com is a comprehensive site for information dog owners can rely on, and includes tips on health, exercise, fun facts, breed profiles and much more.  WoofPost.com has…
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DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These tasty treats are easy to make and good for your dog!  NOTE: Do NOT use peanut butter sweetened with xylitol, as this artificial sweetener is poisonous to dogs and can be deadly!! Use only natural peanut butter, preferably with NO sweetener. We like Smucker's Natural Creamy peanut butter for this recipe.  Also, this recipe calls for oat flour, which is expensive. But you can easily make your own by oats (we like Quaker Old Fashioned) through your food processor till you have flour. 2 cups of rolled oats makes one cup of oat flour. You don’t need a fine…
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Dogs And Secondhand Smoke

Dogs And Secondhand Smoke

In spite of the popularity of nineteenth century paintings showing dogs sitting around a poker table drinking and smoking, the only way dogs get exposed to tobacco smoke is to inhale in secondhand.  It should really come as no surprise that just like humans, dogs who regularly inhald secondhand smoke are more likely to have more allergies, more eye infections, more respiratory issues and even more cancer than dogs who are not exposed. What exactly do we mean by secondhand smoke? This term refers not only to the smoke given off directly by the burning tobacco product, whether that be…
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