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Spunky And The "Apple a Day Dog Treat" Dog Food Recipe

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 Bonnie Jo Davis (May 02, 2007)  My dog, Spunky, was put on a new diet last fall by our veterinarian who sold us the food. After five days Spunky became very ill. He was vomiting, eating less, became listless and staggered when he tried to walk. His veterinarian refused to admit that the new food was causing his illness. Spunky became so ill that he was hospitalized for five days and came to the point where we were .. (Pets)

Labrador Rescue – Denver - Colorado

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 Anna Hart (May 02, 2007)  Labrador rescues in Colorado are frequent, which is both good and bad news. It is good news in that more Labrador rescues means fewer Labs that are left to a cruel fate in animal shelters. It is bad news in that more Labrador rescues means more people have not thought about the responsibility they were incurring when they bought a cute Labrador puppy. Labrador rescue in Denver alone is . (Pets)

5 Ways to Stop Your Dog's Fear of Loud Noises

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 M. Bruno (April 18, 2007)  If your dog has a fear of loud noises you can help her defeat the fear with a little patience and calm behavioral modification techniques. Sherry Woodard, dog trainer and consultant for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, says that the following technique is especially useful. She suggests getting an audio of the loud noises that your dog has the most fear of. Play the audio at low .. (Pets)

Teaching Dog Tricks - The Easy Way

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 Andrew Strachan (April 18, 2007)  If you were to ask what the quickest and easiest method was for teaching your dog a new trick, the answer would be - work with the nature of your dog, not against it. What we mean here is that you should look at what tricks your dog naturally does, or look for a dog trick ‘in the making', like naturally putting a paw on your knee or rolling over etc. If you choose a dog trick .. (Pets)

Dog Training Equipment - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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 Andrew Strachan (April 18, 2007)  When thinking about what type of dog training equipment to get, it is important to consider the difference between dog training and dog control. For example, using hand gestures and reward for a given action by your dog, is classed as training. Whereas the use of choke chains and anti-bark collars, would be considered as a form of control. Controlling your dog should not be considered .. (Pets)

Electric Dog Fences - The Facts

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 Andrew Strachan (April 18, 2007)  Electronic dog fences are intended to be used as a control device for your dog. They are designed to keep your dog within a specified area, either by means of an electric shock, unpleasant noise or offensive smell. Electronic dog fences can be a mixed blessing though. Not only for humans but for your dog also. The electronic dog fence will consist of a wire that is buried in the ground . (Pets)

Dog Behavior Training

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 Andrew Strachan (April 18, 2007)  As any dog owner will tell you, dogs can be very complex animals and can have very individual personalities. This can manifest itself as bad behavior at times but there is no reason why good behavior training cannot put your dog onto the right path to being the perfect pooch. Before considering training your dog to improve its behavior, it is important to look into the background of .. (Pets)

Crate Train Your Dog - The Right Way!

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 Andrew Strachan (April 18, 2007)  Crate training can be considered to be one of the best (and quickest) ways to train your dog. One of the most important and powerful tools when training your puppy or dog, is to reinforce good behavior with praise and reward. This inevitably means that you will have to be present when this good behavior takes place. It is vital that the puppy associates the action with the reward. This . (Pets)

What to Consider with Owning Aquarium Fish and Discount Aquarium Tanks

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 Stuart Brown (April 18, 2007)  Owning an aquarium is one of the most wonderful things that you can do. When you watch the glint of beautifully coloured fish swimming around, it is both relaxing and re-assuring that you have chosen the right hobby. And this is especially true, when you are dealing with tropical fish, which can be some of the most beautiful, you will ever see. Of course, owning an aquarium isn't just .. (Pets)

How To Choose The Perfect Pomeranian Clothes

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 Lee Dobbins (April 18, 2007)  Dog clothing is growing in popularity and is great for keeping your furry friend warm and safe. Pomeranian clothes can help you Pom look cool while protecting him from bad weather. Dressing your Pomeranian in practical but stylish attire can be fun as well as practical. Protecting your dog from the bitter cold is one practical reason for dog clothing. Although your Pomeranian does have . (Pets)

How To Look After Your Fish Aquarium

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 Allen Jesson (April 18, 2007)  Purchasing a fish aquarium may seem like an easy task however tropical and saltwater fish need special care and attention to live a happy life. The first thing you will need to decide is whether you plan on keeping fresh water fish or saltwater fish. Generally speaking freshwater fish are a lot easier to keep so if this is your first fish aquarium I would advise a fresh water fish .. (Pets)

House Training Is Easy When You Help Them Learn

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 Ryan Joseph (April 18, 2007)  There are theories, trial and error and just good fortune in the dog you get, but House Training can be a prime source of anxiety for many a new puppy owner. A puppy not taught properly becomes an adult who doesn't know. There are far too many adult dogs that have never learned how to control and eliminate outside. This process can be used with any dog at any age! To effectively create .. (Pets)

Dog Diabetes And The Aging Dog

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 Mike Mathews (April 10, 2007)  As our dogs get older, they become subject to a number of age-related diseases such as canine diabetes. Diabetes in older dogs is a common metabolic disorder in which insufficient insulin is produced to process the amount of glucose required for energy. Alternatively the dog’s insulin receptors may be insensitive to the insulin produced and again insufficient glucose is processed .. (Pets)

Age-Related Canine Diseases

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 Mike Mathews (April 10, 2007)  Our senior dogs are living longer and healthier lives due to better nutrition, owner care and advances in veterinary medicine. However, as our dogs get older, they become subject to a number of age-related canine diseases. What is “old" for a dog? Probably the best definition is the last 25% of your dog’s life. Our aging dogs have been our loving companions for many years .. (Pets)

The Basic Principles of Dog Training

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 Jon Edings (April 09, 2007)  Dog training is defined to be the method of teaching a dog to perform certain behaviors. There are many areas of dog training which can include obedience, agility, retrieving and hunting. The behaviors involved in each case are different but the underlying principle is similar. That principle is to have established a good relationship between the dog and the handler. To be able to .. (Pets)

9 Tips to Ensure That Your Dog Remains Healthy and Happy

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 Kristi Patrice Carter (April 09, 2007)  If you’re a dog owner who absolutely loves your dog, then you want the best for him. After all, your pooch provides you with closeness, unconditional love, understanding and companionship, right? Well, doesn’t it make sense that you’ll want to reward him with the same? Isn’t it true that you want him to stay healthy and happy? 1. Walk him often. Walking is not .. (Pets)

Discover How to Stop Dogs from Barking

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 Gerry Restrivera (April 09, 2007)  Although dogs are domesticated now, by nature they are still wild and they exhibit behaviors that sometimes very annoying like excessive barking. Dog barks to communicate and get the attention of people and other animals but when it becomes excessive and uncontrollable, it’s a constant annoyance and hard to handle if you don’t know the right techniques to stop dogs from .. (Pets)

Let's Look At A Boxer Dog Excretory System Health Problem

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 Mandy Fain (April 08, 2007)  The Boxer breed is native to Germany and originated over one hundred years ago. The white boxer makes up about twenty-five percent of the breed population, while the remaining seventy-five percent are brown to fawn in color. The muzzle is short and sort of square looking. The tail of the Boxer is docked at a young age of one to two weeks. Boxer dog excretory health problem concerns .. (Pets)

Travelling With Your Cat - Keeping Your Globe-Trotting Kitty Safe and Comfortable

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 Carolyn McFann (April 08, 2007)  Having travelled with my pets many times, I only recommend doing it whenever it is totally necessary. Cats are creatures of habit and like being in their own familiar surroundings. Some cats like travel more than others, but in general it takes them out of their comfort zone. Here are some ways to make the experience as least traumatic for kitty as possible, while keeping him safe at .. (Pets)

Signs of Navicular Disease

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 Ron Petracek (April 08, 2007)  Navicular disease is somewhat of a mysterious condition among horseowners. They may walk to their barn one day to find a horse that is sitting on his haunches and appears to be in enormous amounts of pain. Or, they may notice that their colt in race training tends to slow halfway through the workout. Owners of pleasure horses may not even realize it until one day the horse is unwilling .. (Pets)

How To Avoid A Bad Cat Breeder

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 Charley Hwang (April 08, 2007)  It is human nature to be greedy, and greed leads to dishonorable behavior such as being despicable and mean. Some professional breeders you see may not be professional at all, or even close. They only want to make some a lot of money by pulling a fast one on gullible or inexperienced pet buyers, and do not even know the most basic needs of animals. Bad breeders are ignorant to the fact . (Pets)

Supplementation Tips for Pregnant Dogs

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 Charley Hwang (April 08, 2007)  It is imperative that you give your dog the best for its diet while it is pregnant and maintaining the supplements even after it is whelping. There is an assumption in dog owners that you should not ad vitamins or minerals to a dog unless it is sick or pregnant. That is not true. Your dog should always be supplied with nutrients for good health. You should provide your pregnant dog .. (Pets)

Dog Obedience Training - For Your Family Dog

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 Ruth Bird (April 08, 2007)  A lot of dog owners think, for some strange reason, that dog obedience training is only for those who would like to compete in obedience trials. This is just like believing that only kids who grow up to be professionals should learn how to behave properly in different circumstances. Nonsense! Kids and dogs should behave properly. It makes them a pleasure to be around. Can a puppy .. (Pets)

Dog Obedience Training - For Your Four Legged Companion And Friend

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 Ruth Bird (April 08, 2007)  Not like raising children, we just cannot explain to our dogs what we want from them. It is essential that we learn HOW to teach our dogs to have good behavior. It is imperative that we do teach our dogs that good behavior we expect them to have. That way, our neighbors, friends, family and even strangers will enjoy the company of our dog. Choosing the right dog training collars are a .. (Pets)

Polycystic Kidney Disease And Your Persian Cat

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 Mandy Fain (April 08, 2007)  Cats are beautiful animals and they take their place next to dogs. The cat health of a Persian sees some health problems that require some specific knowledge. Persian cats have some genetic problems that are prone to happen to any cat of this breed. A Little History on the Persian Cat Persian cats have beautiful long silky hair and their long hairs float everywhere they visit, .. (Pets)