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8 Minor Pet Emergencies and How To Treat Them At Home

8 Minor Pet Emergencies and How To Treat Them At Home

Just like humans, dogs can also sometimes engage in minor accidents around the house, backyard or neighborhood. When your dog gets a minor injury, what you don't realize is that there are ways on how to quickly treat it just by using products that you can find around your bathroom or kitchen cabinet.   8 Quick Tips For Treating Minor Dog Injuries and Illnesses  1. Nail Injury A dog may slice up his nails in a variety of ways - anything from a too-close nail trim to running outside over sharp rocks. What To Use: Styptic Powder Put this in...

Nov 03, 2016

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How To Calm Your Anxious And Fearful Dog

How To Calm Your Anxious And Fearful Dog

If your dog startles at loud sounds and steps back when being approached by a stranger, then he's exhibiting a natural stress response that is totally healthy. This is a dog's normal reaction to a stressful and unfamiliar event, enabling him to prepare to fight. However, in today's world, a new stress response is widely common in companion dogs. If your dog has chronic, long-term anxiety and phobias, chances are he is exhibiting a maladaptive stress response. These fear-based conditions are often in the form of aggression, separation anxiety, and storm and/or noise phobia.  A maladaptive stress response can trigger...

Nov 03, 2016

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What May Be Behind Your Dog's Constant Scratching

Dogs can get itchy-scratchy, however, one of the most common reasons why this happens is mange. If your dog is insanely itchy, constantly scratching, and his skin is inflamed, then he might have one of the two types of mange: demodectic or sarcoptic. Demodectic Mange Demodectic mange is also known as red mange, follicular mange and puppy mange, because it's most often seen in young dogs. The cause of this is the mite species called Demodex Demodectic mange is also known as red mange, follicular mange and puppy mange, because it's most often seen in young dogs. The cause of...

Nov 02, 2016

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Common Health Problems Of Senior Dogs And How To Avoid Them

Common Health Problems Of Senior Dogs And How To Avoid Them

Senior dogs tend to be more prone in different health conditions driven to them by their age. This article will tackle about different common health problems that senior dogs may encounter and how to avoid getting them.   Arthritis Arthritis simply means inflammation of the joints. Ensure that your dog is always at a healthy weight. Also, if you maintain your dog to be physically active throughout his entire life, then it may help control your dog from developing arthritis and other joint related disease as they grow old.Talk to your holistic veterinarian and discuss some supplements that you can...

Nov 02, 2016

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What You Need To Know About Your Pet's Unsightly Tear Stains

What You Need To Know About  Your Pet's Unsightly Tear Stains

Tear stains are distinguished as the reddish brown streaks that appear under your dog's eye. It is commonly seen in dog breeds such as the Lhasa Apso, Maltese, and Shih Tzu. It is much more noticeable on animals with light-colored fur. A lot of pet owners fret over tear staining because it doesn't look good, but there is more to tear staining than the aesthetic concern. Epiphora (excessive tear production), is the most common cause of discoloration. The reason is because your pet's tears contain porphyrins, which are molecules that contain iron as the result of red blood cells breakdown.Genetics,...

Nov 01, 2016

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