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(December 20, 2008) We all know that being overweight is unhealthy and can cause real problems. We also know what to do about it and how to trim down and lose weight. Well, since our dogs are part of the family, they often end up carrying more weight than is healthy for them. There are many reasons or “excuses" ..
(November 23, 2008) For most of us, our dogs are truly part of the family. We like to take them along for everything from errands around town to the family vacation. Dog parks have sprung up everywhere and there are doggy daycare centers to “babysit" your pooch while you're at work. You can even take your dog to .
(November 18, 2008) Winter weather can be fun and exciting for the whole family, dogs included. There are, however, some potential hazards for your dog that you should be aware of. The first and perhaps the most obvious concern is the cold. All dogs need to have their outside time, but if you live in a climate where ..
(October 28, 2008) It seems like you have been waiting forever, but its finally time for your new Doberman puppy to come home. Every puppy needs to be taught and trained on how to adapt to his new family, and the family has to adapt to having a new puppy in the house. The new puppy may be a little scared and sad to ..
(October 03, 2008) Have you seen your dogs coat go from shiny and healthy to dull and bare? Does your dog scratch and lick at himself constantly? We dog owners have probably all seen our pets go through this at some point. Although fleas are often the culprit, there are many other causes for skin and coat problems in .
(September 16, 2008) Recently, there has been talk and questions about what is the best thing to feed your dog? Some people advocate the BARF or bones and raw food diet. Some feel that raw bones should be fed as a supplement to the dogs regular diet, and some believe an all meat diet is best. The simple truth is, a ..
(August 07, 2008) Wobblers Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects several large breed dogs, but is especially common in Dobermans and Great Danes. The medical term for Wobblers is Cervical Spondylopathy or Cervical Vertebral Instability or CVI. It is caused by a narrowing or malformation of the cervical ..
(August 01, 2008) Most people are familiar with black and rust Dobermans and red and rust Dobermans, and maybe even blue or fawn and rust Dobermans. Since the 1970s, a fifth Doberman “color" has been established. In 1976, Padulas Queen Shebah was born to 2 black and rust Dobermans, as the first all White ..
(July 30, 2008) Your Doberman puppy should be no younger than 8 weeks when you bring him home. Being separated from his mother and litter mates for the first time will be a big adjustment. So, how do you make his transition to your home as smooth as possible? One thing you might want to do is take a blanket or ..
(July 28, 2008) When someone mentions “working dogs", most people think of the breed group recognized by the American Kennel Club. This group includes Dobermans, Rottweilers, Akitas, Newfoundland, Bullmastiffs and several other breeds. These dogs were developed to perform specific duties, such as guarding ..
(July 17, 2008) Von Willebrand Disease (vWD) is a common health issue in Dobermans. It is a bleeding disease just like hemophilia in humans that can put Dobermans life at risk from surgery or injury. Although it exists in other breeds, such as Poodles, Shelties, Scottish Terriers and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, it ..
(July 04, 2008) Dog fighting is not new. It has been around for hundreds of years. In ancient times, dogs were needed to fight off animal predators to protect their people, property and flocks. They had to be capable of fighting wild boars, bears and mountain lions any other threatening predator. There are a ..
(June 28, 2008) There is a lot of misinformation floating around about Dobermans. These include “facts" about their size and temperament. I am an owner and breeder of Dobermans, so I can tell you what I know. The first and probably the silliest myth about Dobermans, is that their skulls are too small and ..
(June 26, 2008) Most experienced cat lovers know that our feline friends have their own special nutritional needs. Cats have health issues that are completely different from those of dogs. If you are a new cat owner, there are some very important things you should know about keeping your furry friend healthy. ..
(June 23, 2008) We all agree that our pets, especially dogs and cats, are members of our family. We talk to them, play with them, sleep with them and include them in almost everything we do. As members of our family, or our “four-legged children", we do everything we can to make sure they are happy and ..
(June 18, 2008) There was a time when no one gave a second thought to whether their dogs nutritional needs were being met. At that time, any old dog food would do. Now however, after study and research, we have learned that a quality food, wet or dry will impact our dogs health. A quality dog food has minimal ..
(April 15, 2008) A top quality pet vitamin should be considered your pets best friend. They always say that a dog is mans best friend, but who is your pets best friend? A high quality pet vitamin is the answer. To date there are no commercially available pet foods that have all the necessary ingredients and ..