Dog Health General

Boot camp gets dogs in shape

You see it frequently on reality television shows: a couch potato is whipped into shape with tough love from a drill instructor and several run-throughs of a grueling obstacle course. However, this get-in-shape-quick tactic isn’t only for people; our four-legged friends can also benefit from a rigorous exercise program. Just as it is with humans, […]

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Bacon and Cheese Dog Treats

Courtesy of FidoDogTreats.com Dog food recipe ingredients: 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 Cup Oat Flour 7 Slices of cooked bacon 1 Eggg 1/2 Water 1/2 Cup of shredded cheese Dog food recipe instructions: While the oven is preheating to 350, cook the bacon until it is crisp and finely grind it. Then mix all […]

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Are dogs right-handed or left-handed?

This article courtesy of woofreport.com. Are dogs left-pawed or right-pawed, or do they show any paw preference at all? And does it mean anything if they show a preference for using one paw over another? Interestingly enough, dogs and many other animals areare right- or left-pawed, and many are also ambidextrous. While numerous studies have […]

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Handling and gentling your puppy

One of the great benefits of volunteering at a shelter like Animal Haven in NYC is having the opportunity to foster young puppies and play a part in their development. I am currently fostering an eight-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy named Edna. To look at her is to love her. She weighs all of two pounds, […]

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