Dog Health General

Winter Skin Care For Dogs

The body cannot always keep up the necessary balance of chemicals, oils and bacteria the skin needs to stay soft, flexible and comfortable, and the common result is dry, itchy, flaking skin.

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Pit Bull dog cleans a bunny

Video: A small cottontail rabbit gets clean with a little help from her new friend, a gentle Pit Bull named Sharky; the perfect video to help unwind after a long day.

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Serial killer stalks Houston-area dogs

Authorities in Houston, Texas, are searching for a possible serial killer following the recent discovery of seven dead dogs in the area; the deceased animals appear to be pets, and six are Pit Bulls. Of the seven dogs, four were bludgeoned to death and three of the Pit Bulls were fatally shot. Officials initially thought […]

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Ring Dog Rescue

DogTime salutes Opie Taylor (interviewed) and Ring Dog Rescue of Richmond, Virginia. How did your organization get started?I began fostering in 1999 for another local rescue. I was one of maybe three people willing to take Pit Bull type dogs into my home. I visited the shelters weekly and decided I had to do something […]

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Stay Strong Nation trains therapy dogs for veterans

By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and Views Keith Crosby knows that a dog can take away loneliness and pain. Having dogs around helped him when he came back from Vietnam with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “I had PTSD for years, and just didn’t know what it was,” he explains. With his close friend, […]

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Teaching dog confidence

Question: My dog rolls over submissively whenever a larger dog approaches. Should I teach him to be more confident, and if so, how? Answer: Your dog is telling the larger dog that he is no threat — a pretty safe tactic in my opinion. Your dog has assessed the situation and determined that he is […]

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Waggin’ Tails Liver Cookies of Love

Pet Product Review – Waggin’ Tails Liver Cookies of Love When Barbara Lee’s pup Willow was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer, she decided to take action. Barbara started baking her own healthy gourmet liver treats to coax Willow to eat. Willow did eat them, along with the rest of the dogs in her […]

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Signs of arousal and alertness in dogs

A dog who is offering the cues below (as demonstrated by our handsome dog in the photo) is telling you that he is focused on something. Closed mouth Focused stare Body tense and appearing very stiff Ears pricked forward Possible wrinkles in “forehead” (I know Pugs and Boxers and Bullies always have wrinkles!) Tail raised […]

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Valentine inspired Scratch ‘n Shapes by Imperial Cat

Pet Product Review – Valentine inspired Scratch ‘n Shapes by Imperial Cat Honestly, any product that deters my cats from clawing the furniture is welcome in this house! We’ve had such great results with Scratch ‘n’ Shapes in the past, testing one of their new valentine inspired designs was a no-brainer. Imperial Cat has come […]

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The Original Kong Dog Toys & Kong Stuff’n

Pet Product Review – The Original Kong Dog Toys & Kong Stuff’n It’s always a challenge to find chew toys for Shakespeare. He’s mangled many a supposedly “tough” toy with his mighty Dane jaws, but the Kong Toys have never let us down. They keep him busy for hours and he has yet to dislodge […]

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Power Paws No Slip Dog Socks by Woodrow Wear

Pet Product Review – Power Paws no slip dog socks by Woodrow Wear Power Paw Dog Socks aren’t just for keeping your pup’s tootsies warm, they can also help prevent your dog from slipping or sliding on hardwood and tile floors (while protecting your floors from scratches); protect healing wounds and; protect her paws from […]

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Homemade K-9 Granola Treats

Pet Product Review – Homemade Granola Treats by The Original K-9 Granola Factory By Guest Blogger: Jocelyn How could any pup resist these oh so tempting granola treats? Khan and Lucia’s owner, Jocelyn, says, “I love the look and the smell of these absolutely adorable, yet healthy dog treats. These treats, made with rolled oats […]

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Dogs need fats?

Question: Is fat important to my dog’s health and, if so, what’s the best kind? Answer: Dietary fat is the most concentrated source of energy for the dog. It also provides essential fatty acids and aids in nutrient utilization and transportation. Fat is involved in cell integrity and metabolic regulation. So, yes, fat is important […]

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