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Five Fun Ways To Exercise Your Dog Indoors

Five Fun Ways To Exercise Your Dog Indoors

Exercise is so important for our dogs, from pups to seniors. Even dogs with medical problems such as respiratory difficulties and hip dysplasia can benefit from exercise planned in conjunction with your veterinarian. Exercise has multiple benefits for your dog, from increasing cardiovascular endurance, to maintaining muscle tone, to preventing obesity. In another article here at the Woof Post, we looked at fun ways you can exercise your dog, but all of those suggestions were for outdoor activities. What if you can’t get outside with your dog?Here are five fun indoor ways to make sure your dog gets the exercise he…
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Five Fun Ways To Exercise Your Dog Outdoors

Five Fun Ways To Exercise Your Dog Outdoors

Exercise is essential for your dog’s health. And although indoor exercise is ok if there is no other choice, there is just no substitute for getting outside with your dog for some fresh air and sunshine.  One - Walking - This is probably the most common way to exercise your dog. Going for walks around your neighborhood or in a park or other area, is a great way to get your dog (and you!) moving. Two - Hiking - The next time you go out for a hike, why not take your dog with you. Dogs love the great outdoors…
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How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

You know that as a human, regular exercise is vital for your health. The same goes for your canine companion. But how much exercise is the right amount? Could you possibly overdo it and give your dog too much exercise? In terms of how much exercise your dog needs, the amount varies depending on the breed, the age of your dog, and your dog’s health. In general, puppies have more energy than adult dogs and require more exercise. Because puppies are actively growing, several shorter walks or play sessions during the day is better than a single long walk, as this can…
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It’s A Dog’s Life: Why Dogs Sleep So Much

It’s A Dog’s Life: Why Dogs Sleep So Much

Does your dog always seem to be napping? If so, that’s perfectly normal, as dogs spend nearly half of their day sleeping, thirty percent awake and lying around and about twenty percent of the time actually awake. Sleep in dogs accounts for twelve to fourteen hours out of each twenty four hour day.  The amount of sleep your dog needs will vary depending on his age, size and health as well as his breed and general level of activity. Senior dogs don’t have as much energy as younger dogs and can tire easily, so they need more rest. Puppies expend…
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Is Drinking Water From The Toilet Bad For Your Dog?

Is Drinking Water From The Toilet Bad For Your Dog?

Ever catch your pooch drinking from the toilet? Chances are you have! And if you are like most people, you likely were a bit (or a lot!) disgusted by this behavior. But when you think about it, the water in your toilet bowl is the same water that flows through the pipes that go to your kitchen sink. And, after you flush, that water is fresh and cold, which makes it highly appealing to your dog. The problem is that in most households, toilet bowl cleaner residue may remain in the bowl, even after multiple flushed. These chemicals are quite…
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Help! What To Do When Your Dog Gets Sprayed By A Skunk

Help! What To Do When Your Dog Gets Sprayed By A Skunk

If your dog ever has the misfortune to get sprayed by a skunk, you definitely want to be prepared! There is nothing worse than opening the door to let your dog in, only to realize he’s been sprayed. One sniff will tell you instantly and most people cannot stand to even be in the same room with their dog once they have been sprayed.  So why is skunk spray so offensive? Skunk spray comes from two glands which are located on each side of the skunk’s anus. The glands produce the liquid which is composed of sulfur containing chemicals called…
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Dog Owners and Exercise – What The Research Shows

Dog Owners and Exercise – What The Research Shows

Did you know that in general, dog owners are likely to be more active than people who don’t have a dog? That’s really not surprising, given that dogs love to run, jump and play and love nothing better than having you join them. So it just makes sense that this would be the case. But researchers have not, until now, really looked at this assumption by doing a robust study. Exercise scientists at the University of Liverpool in the UK published a large scale study involving nearly 700 participants looking at frequency of exercise and owning a dog.  The results…
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Why You Should Never Offer Your Dog Guacamole!

Why You Should Never Offer Your Dog Guacamole!

Hey here at the Woof Post, we get it! As a doting dog parent, you want your dog to be happy. Part of that happiness is feeding your dog good tasting and nutritious food, and occasionally giving him a taste of whatever food you happen to be enjoying as well. A bite or two of human food is usually ok, but you need to be aware that some foods which are fine for humans are not good for your canine companion. Let’s take a look at just one of these foods… avocados. Most people love avocados, with their buttery texture,…
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