Top Tips for Keeping Older Dogs Active

    Age ain’t’ nothin’ but a number! When your dog has reached his senior years – about 7 years old (67 years in human equivalent) for large breeds and 14 years old (76 years in human equivalent) for small breeds – his level of energy may be lower and he may need less exercise. On the […]

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    Pain Relief for Dogs: What You Should Know

    Dogs don’t always show pain. Something obvious like a broken leg or a bad sprain will show, but the dull ache of osteoarthritis may not be noticed, especially during the initial stages. This, of course, makes your job of detection a little more challenging. Instead of looking for yelping or crying, detection of pain involves […]

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    Osteoarthritis In Young Dogs: Is My Dog At Risk?

    Canine osteoarthritis starts because of deterioration in the joint cartilage. In young dogs, such deterioration is usually because of either injury or structural defects such as hip dysplasia or osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD). Assessing Your Dog’s Risk Profile There are a number of factors that define whether or not your dog is at risk of developing […]

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    Help! I Think My Dog Has Arthritis In His Back Legs, What Now?

    If you suspect that your dog has arthritis, don’t panic. Instead, congratulate yourself for being in touch with your dog’s health and smart enough to recognise that he may have a problem. Then, pick up the phone and call your veterinarian for advice. What Your Vet Will Look For History. Your veterinarian will start by […]

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    How To Spot Signs Of Fleas In Dogs

    Checking your dog for fleas can and should form a regular part of your canine maintenance rituals, it isn’t just a dog who scratches that could be infected. As the saying goes – a stitch in time saves 9. Well, in the case of fleas, it can save a lot more than 9 bites since […]

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    Caring For a Convalescing Dog

    I am a man, in case people out there don’t realise it. However, my goatee beard should really give it away. Being a man allows me to do several things, not at the same time, as that would be too much. I am allowed to own the remote control and give special dispensation for my […]

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    Kidney Disease in Dogs Doesn’t Have Mean The End

    Kidney Disease In Dogs by K9 Magazine – The Dog Magazine For Modern Dog Lovers Listen on Posterous Kidney disease in dogs is one of the canine health concerns that more and more of our readers are asking about. You know, they often say that one of the few downsides to a dog is that […]

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    Breakthrough For Heart Failure in Dogs

    A break-through drug to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs is now available in the United States. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is the exclusive manufacturer of Vetmedin(R) (pimobendan), which is the first new drug approved by the FDA in over a decade to treat CHF in dogs. [sws_toggle1 title="Important: Extend Your Dog's Life […]

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    Canine Hydrotherapy: Does it Work?

    An Introduction to Canine Hydrotherapy Trendy health fads seem to come and go on an almost weekly basis. we always seem to be hearing about the latest, greatest health, fitness or diet regimes that ‘the stars all swear by,’ The trouble with health fads is that they have a tendency to cloud popular opinion of […]

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    Expert Advice: How To Treat Fleas & Ticks

    Did you know… in a survey conducted in vet surgeries 1 in 10 dogs and more than 1 in 5 cats showed signs of an active flea infestation * *Bond et al. A survey of flea infestations in cats & dogs in the UK during 2005. Vet Rec 2007 160, 503-506 Unknown to most, only […]

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    A Guide to Good Dog House Training

    Housetraining Your Puppy: Advice From The Experts – House training is perhaps the most obvious example of why it’s a good idea to train puppies. Nobody wants stains on the carpet or the smell of pee and poop permeating the house. Yet house training is often overlooked or undertaken in a haphazard manner when it […]

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    Canine Cancer Health Guide

    Quite possibly one of the most fearful experiences a dog owner could have is discovering an unusual lump or bump on their dog. Although this is always worthy of further investigation, (always by a vet) it does not always mean that your dog has been struck down with cancer. In fact, in more cases than […]

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    Do Dogs Have Emotions?

    Trying to determine if your dog is experiencing anger, love, or any other “human” emotion is difficult. To date, no one has been able to provide convincing scientific evidence that we can distinguish one emotion from another by what our brains or hormones do.

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    How Dogs and Cats Can Become Friends

    Dogs & Cats: How To Make Your Dog & Cat Become Friends In Just A Few Hours:  The secret to starting and maintaining a loving relationship between your dog and a new cat (or vice versa) lies within how carefully you introduce them to each other. You have already made the decision to bring a […]

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    Introducing a Dog to Cats

    Dogs & Cats: How To Judge Whether Or Not Your Dog Will Like The New Cat: When you first introduce a dog and cat together, 9 times out of 10 the cat will be the one that is fearful and the first to bolt away. There are of course rare exceptions, especially for smaller dogs […]

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    2 Dog Basics That EVERY Dog Should Get Used To

    Dog Basics: 2 Basic Needs A New Dog Owner Must Get Used To: Exercise & Grooming: All dogs need exercise, especially young puppies. And it is very unlikely for your dog to get the sufficient amount of exercise he needs just by sitting around the house, which is what most dogs do when they are […]

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