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Helping Children Heal From The Loss Of A Pet

The loss of a beloved pet is an experience from which any parent would want to shield their child.  It is a fact that animals live shorter lives than humans and when we have pets we have to accept the fact that they will pass on before we will. Even though we understand that fact rationally, when facing the loss head on, both adults and children grieve as they would for the loss of any loved one. Children, however, may need extra support from parents and teachers in order to deal with the loss of a pet. There are several […]

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Love Dogs? Why Not Pamper Them?

Dogs have long been man’s best friend and as a dog lover you will know they come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. Whilst you can give your furry friend the odd tasty treat, there are many other ways in which you can show your love for them. Incidentally (and I’m sure you don’t need to know this) obesity is a problem in pets these days especially in certain breeds of dog. It is important to try and keep this problem to a minimum. That said, you may be wondering how you can pamper them without helping them gain unwanted […]

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5 Dogs That Will Keep Intruders Far, Far Away

Alarms, security systems, and locks may all increase home security, but there’s nothing quite like a good guard dog to make you feel safe at home. Dogs have the advantage of being thinking, loyal creatures who can often discriminate between ordinary visitors and people who shouldn’t be lurking around your home. While any large dog can appear intimidating and serve as a deterrent to intruders, some breeds are simply better suited for guard dog duty than others. Here are five of the best guard dog breeds. English Mastiff   The English Mastiff is a large, sturdy dog that makes an […]

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Choosing The Perfect Puppy For Your Kids

If you have decided that you really want a pet dog but you are not sure about what breed that you would prefer, please take some time to read this article. First of all, you need to be certain that you are buying a puppy for the right reasons. They will no doubt look lovely and adorable when you first choose them, but they all eventually grow into something less cute. Many healthy dogs are destroyed each year because of careless people that couldn’t really offer them a safe home. A typical dog will live for over twelve years, your […]

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3 Ways To Keep Your Outdoor Dog Warm

The winter months can be cold. Whether you live in a dry climate or a wet one; whether you get rain, snow, wind, hail, or a nasty combination of the three, it’s always nice to be able to head inside and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in front of a crackling fire. Of course, if you happen to live outside, that might not be a possibility. Outdoor pets can have it really rough during the colder months of the year. Here are three things you can do to help keep your outside friend comfortable and warm when […]

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Is Your Pet Dog Fit To Travel With You?

Dogs become more than just animals to us pet owners and when they are treated like family, you simply want to bring them along with you wherever you have to go. When you have to leave town for a holiday, business trip or family emergency, you find yourself worrying about what to do, because tagging your pet along with you on the trip is not only costly, but it can also be dangerous for him. The best thing you can do for your dog is to see to it that he is left in the hands of a professional who […]

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Pet-friendly Garden Design

If you are like a lot of pet owners, you might not think that it is possible for you to build a garden that will last. Dogs and cats alike love to dig, and they are notorious for digging unsightly holes and ruining fragile plants. They also often like to “do their business” in the garden, and they might even eat your precious plants. Therefore, you might think that your hopes of ever having a garden are hopeless, but you should know that there are things you can do in order to create a pet-friendly garden; this will allow you […]

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Tips for Shipping Your Dog Overseas

Traveling with your dog can be a daunting experience, but if you want your furry friend to accompany you on vacations or if you’re moving, traveling with your dog also becomes a necessity. While most airlines have processes in place if you want to travel with your dog via flight, there are additional guidelines you must follow if you plan on shipping your dog overseas. Check for vaccination requirements. All dogs must be up to date on their shots before traveling by plane, but if your dog is traveling overseas, this may require additional vaccinations. It’s very important for you […]

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20 Years Worth Of Dog Attack Statistics

Statistics have been closely kept over the last 20 years for animal attack victims in the U.S and Canada. The editor of Animal People compiled these statistics and they were drawn from various press accounts over the years. Some of these findings may not be of a surprise to many, but there are certainly a few which will catch people off guard. So over the past 20 years, there are some definite trends, which are hard to argue, in regards to breed and aggression. There will be many people who claim the statistics are skewed, or the animal being reported […]

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Your Dog When You Go on Holiday

This is a popular time of year for people to book holidays and when they do, they are often only thinking of escaping the cold, wet weather (and work!) and going somewhere sunny and relaxing. They do not always think about what they will do with their dog while they’re away. There are a few different options available for your dog when you go on holiday and which one you choose will depend on your budget, personal circumstances and your dog’s character. Some dogs, for example, would pine away for a fortnight, lose weight and be very stressed if left […]

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How to Show Your Dogs Impeccable Care

Taking care of dogs is one of the best and most fulfilling things you can do in your lifetime especially if you do not have children yet. This is because dogs are known for their loyalty and for being smart so they serve as a perfect pet choice not only for dog lovers but also for first time pet owners. If you have been taking care of dogs for quite some time now but do not really know how to provide them with the kind of care and attention that they deserve, then here are some of the tips that […]

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Choosing The Right Dog For You

When choosing a dog breed, there are a lot of factors that have to be taken into account. Depending on your living situation, family size, household income and outdoor space, each of these can greatly impact the type of breed that’s right for you. Before buying whichever puppy is the cutest, learn the basics about choosing a breed that fits your lifestyle. Size Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from tiny tea cup sized dogs to dogs that are as tall as an average person. The size of the dog you choose needs to fit into the style […]

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Why Some Dogs Don’t Like Women

Maybe the dog just prefers the bachelor lifestyle, or perhaps it is her perfume. Oh, if only she smelled more like bacon or kibble. Maybe she secretly loves cats and despises her man’s fleabag of a hound. Well these are certainly possibilities, but the reasons that a dog dislikes women, or in general prefers one gender to another, are usually unique to the situation, the dog and sometimes even the woman, too. If you are finding that all of your female friends and family members are falling to the bottom of your dog’s friend list, then it may be time […]

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Dog Owner Responsibilities -The Arrival of Your Dog

If you are a responsible owner then you will have taken time to ensure that you really can accommodate a dog in a caring, loving environment. You will have made certain that you have chosen a breed of dog that befits you and your family’s lifestyle and now you are all waiting for the moment when the breeder calls to tell you your new puppy is ready to be collected. In the meantime you need to get your home prepared for the new arrival and to buy items such as food and water bowls, a bed, grooming equipment, a collar […]

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The Benefits of Owning a Yorkshire Terrier

For some people, owning a small breed of dog is the only choice: either because they lack the space for a larger breed or because they simply adore the fragility and cuteness of a little dog.  The Yorkshire Terrier is a very small breed of dog, and is intelligent, energetic and inquisitive. Terriers for Ratting Terrier breeds such as these were originally bred for their tenacity and ability to ferret out hunted prey from small spaces (such as rats) and are still used often by pest-control workers and generally in the countryside where rats and other rodents are causing a […]

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Are Boarding Kennels Safe For My Dog?

Whether it’s a holiday, business trip, or family emergency, there is always a time where we will be put in an awkward position of what to do with your dog while you go away. A lot of people decide to leave their pet with a neighbour or friend to pop round and check in, but surely this isn’t very fair on your dog? Your dog will have hardly any interaction that it needs with people while you are away. So why not put your dog into a boarding kennel whilst you are away? How to Choose a Boarding Kennel? You […]

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The Importance and Benefits of Dog Registration

A dog registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) indicates it is a pure breed and that its timeline has been checked and confirmed. Dogs registered by the AKC are automatically placed into one of the official groupings set up by the AKC. These include groups such as sporting, herding, hounds, toys and several more. When you register your dog you get an AKC certificate, and your dogs details are entered on the AKC official registration listing. You are also entitled to a trial healthcare plan (something that needs serious consideration as vet’s bills can be very high). Your dog […]

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Dogs Inbred Behavior and Instincts

Inbred behavior and instincts have been passed down throughout generations in dogs, when brought together for research some of these natural instincts were very prevalent in a number of breeds. Some breeds, which had been used by farmers in days gone by as sheep and cattle herders were put to the test even though they had never been exposed to cattle or sheep. Even though the dogs knew nothing about herding they honed in on the cattle and sheep and did a passable herding job, due to their inbred instincts. Working Dogs Some of these dogs used by farmers and […]

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