Category Archives for Breeds & Health

Rimadyl For Dogs – All You Need To Know

The use of NSAIDs for dogs has always been mired in controversy. On one side, there are stories that sound like ‘miracles’ where dogs that were crippled due to osteoarthritis got a second lease of

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Olde English Bulldogge: The Breed Guide

Take a look at a bulldog cuddling with a toddler and you’d be hard pressed to believe that this muscular little powerhouse was once bred with the sole purpose of bullbaiting, a combat sport that was

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Mountain Cur: The Breed Guide

There is a general misconception that hunting dog breeds do not make good household pets. Nothing could be further from the truth. All dogs belonging to the ‘Hound’ group make excellent all-purpose

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English Shepherd: The Breed Guide

If you have ever seen photos of settlers in their farms in the early 19th century, you’d often see an English Shepherd in them. Their customary broad muzzle, wavy coat and the bushy tail are easily identifiable

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Prednisone For Dogs – All You Need To Know

Recently, we received an email from a pet parent requesting information on Prednisone. This lady was prescribed Prednisone for her personal use – for relieving the swelling and joint stiffness that

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Alaskan Klee Kai: The Breed Guide

Owning a Siberian Husky or a Malamute is a dream come true for several apartment dwellers. But owing to the space constraints and the challenges that come with having a large dog species in a small house,

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Metronidazole For Dogs – All You Need To Know

With their perpetual inquisitive nature and the slightly annoying habit of chewing or licking on things, the chances of your dog picking up a bacterial infection is significantly high. Some of them can

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What Can I Give My Dog For Pain?

There are so many reasons why a dog can be in pain. Injury, arthritis, post-surgical pain or even some types of cancer can cause severe pain in dogs. It is a very distressing experience for the pet parent

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Tramadol For Dogs – All You Need To Know

One of the most difficult situations for a pet parent is to deal with an ailing or an aging dog that is under severe agonizing pain. You’d want to do all that you can to make the pain disappear. And

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King Shepherd: The Breed Guide

What do you get when you club the charismatic personality of a German Shepherd and the fierce protectiveness of the Doberman Pinscher? You get a King Shepherd, a larger sized German Shepherd that has been

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Cephalexin For Dogs – All You Need To Know

Sometimes, during recurrent bacterial infections in dogs, pet parents wonder if they can reach out to that leftover supply of Keflex. This is a very common question that we hear frequently from our readers.

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Patterdale Terrier: The Breed Guide

The Patterdale Terrier is a feisty little dynamo that looks like a Labrador, hunts like a Bloodhound and acts like a Pug. Despite being a terrier, it has a lovable and laid-back air about it that makes

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Benadryl For Dogs – All You Need To Know

Its a beautiful weekend and finally, you have decided to clean the eavestrough, a chore that you’ve been putting off for ages. So, you ascend the rickety ladder and are scrubbing away removing leaves

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Mastiffs: The Breed Guide

The history of the mastiff is one of great variances with evidence of the mastiff dating back to ancient times with one example being on display in the British Museum as part of the Babylonian Palace of

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Chihuahuas: The Breed Guide

The Chihuahuas are said to come from and get their name from the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It is in this state that the earliest breed specimens were found. The American Kennel Club officially recognized

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Pomeranians: The Breed Guide

The pomeranians became officially recognized in 1888 by the American Kennel Club and is currently ranked the 22nd most popular of the dog breeds. The Spitz Group is the unofficial group of which the pomeranians

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Pugs: The Breed Guide

Pugs are a wonderful breed with a great personality. They’re the comedians of the dog world. But there are some important things to be aware of before you decide to bring a pug into your home. In this

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Shih Tzu: The Breed Guide

The Shih Tzu is a toy dog breed whose name means “little lion” but they are small and gentle despite this fierce sounding name. If you’re thinking of bringing a Shih Tzu into your family, read through

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Maltese: The Breed Guide

This toy dog breed is an adorable little ball of silky fluff that can be irresistible. But before you give into the urge to buy one of these cuties, you should learn a little more about so that you can

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Great Danes: The Breed Guide

Great Danes are majestic dog breed with a friendly and affectionate personality but there are some definite challenges to owning one so if you have been looking into getting a Great Dane, make sure you

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Dalmatians: The Breed Guide

Dalmatians are a beautiful looking dog breed and can be a great companion but before you decide to bring one home, you should be aware of what you are getting yourself into before you make the commitment.

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Cocker Spaniels: The Breed Guide

Cocker Spaniels are a wonderful dog breed that look great and have some adorable traits. But before you make your decision on whether or not a Cocker Spaniel is the right breed for your home and family,

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A Guide on What to Do if Your Dog Gets Parvovirus

Every dog owner knows that you worry about your furry friend almost as much as you worry about your children. They are members of the family and some of the most loyal friends we have in our lives. So

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Adoption vs Puppy Mill: Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog

Whether a first time or a veteran dog owner, the choice between adopting a dog from a shelter and buying one from a breeder can be tough. Whatever the pros and cons to either option, the most important

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Excessive Thirst in Dogs: When to Be Concerned and What to Do

Dogs are hit-and-miss drinkers. Sometimes they don’t drink much at all and other times they seem to drink a ton. As a pet owner, it’s normal to worry when you start to see a change from their typical

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How Much Do Great Danes Cost? A Complete Guide to Great Dane Costs

Great Danes are one of the most majestic and dependable breeds of dogs that exist today. They are cute, friendly, and have a really impressive and unique build that makes them stand out. If that appeals

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Is Your Puppy Peeing a Lot and Should You Be Worried?

If you have just noticed your puppy peeing a lot and you aren’t sure if this is normal, count yourself among many who worry about theirs puppy health. Your tiny pup has an equally tiny bladder so

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Your Puppy Shaking While Sleeping? Should You Be Concerned?

If you have noticed your puppy shaking while sleeping, you might be concerned but fortunately, in most cases it is nothing really serious. But there are a few different possibilities for what it could

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When Are Dogs Full Grown? A Guide to How Big Your Dog Will Get

Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. There are lots of reasons why you should learn when are dogs full grown so that you are better prepared for what to expect in the future. Every dog lover

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Best Dental Chews For Dogs: No More Stinking Breath in 2017

Dogs aren’t able to brush their teeth on a regular basis like we do. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need to take care of their teeth! Healthy teeth are essential to your dog’s overall health

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The Top 6 Absolute Best Dogs for Depression

Depression is a tough illness to deal with no matter who you are. Whether you live alone or you have a house full of loved ones, it can be one of the most isolating experiences you will ever have. Sometimes,

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My Dog Ate Gum, What Should I Do? Is Gum Toxic to My Dog’s Health?

So you walk into the living room and see your dog looking guilty beside your spilled out purse. You notice your pack of gum is open and empty. You probably start to panic. The only thought racing through

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How Much Does Dog X Ray Cost and How to Get That Price Lowered

Whether the vet has told you or you just think your dog might need an x ray, it is important to know what to expect. The cost of an x ray for your dog can vary a lot depending on what kind of dog you have,

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How Long Do Dogs Stay Pregnant?

Some dog owners purposely breed their dogs. Others wake up one morning to the surprise that their dog is pregnant. No matter why your dog is pregnant, it’s important to understand how their body works

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How Much Does a Pomeranian Cost in 2017?

The price of a Pomeranian varies depending on a number of factors. Like all dog breeds, one of the biggest factors is whether the dog is a puppy or an adult dog when you buy it. Other important factors

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Rottweiler: Loyal and Loving, Brave and Protective Dog Breed

The Rottweiler is a calm, confident, and courageous large breed of dog. Officially recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1931, the Rottweiler got its start as a working dog in the days of the

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Boxer: Fun-Loving, Smart, and Active Dog Breed

The Boxer is a large and muscular short-haired breed of dog. Their imposing size and square-heads make them seem intimidating at first glance. Look into their eyes, however, and it’s easy to see that

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Yorkshire Terrier: Small Dog Breed With a Big Personality

Sure they’re small, but the Yorkshire Terrier has a big personality. Fans of the toy dog breeds love “Yorkies” for their feisty yet loving companionship. Indeed, the Yorkshire Terrier is the most

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The Bulldog: Your New Best Friend

The Bulldog was originally used for driving cattle to market and for competing in a bloody sport that was referred to as bullbaiting. Today, their role has changed significantly. They are gentle companions

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Finding a Friend in Your Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever was initially bred as a family companion and as a working dog. In history, these dogs worked to fetch ropes and other supplies, haul nets and as a fisherman’s helper, retrieving

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Meet the Golden Retriever

During the early portion of the 1800s, game was abound in England and Scotland. This made hunting both a practical way to obtain food, as well as a sport. The prominence of retrievers developed due to

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About the German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a dog that is respected and admired all over the world, due to its loyalty, intelligence and versatility. It has not been a recognized breed as long as other dogs, but the unique

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Is a Beagle the Right Dog for You?

Compact, hardy and small, the beagle is an active companion for both adults and kids. This breed of dog is fun loving and merry, but since they are a part of the hound family, they can also be quite stubborn

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