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Action Dog Games For Every Skill Level Come To Online Game ..

There are many action games on the new game website where you can have fun with all types of dogs doing all types of things. There are action games in which dogs are the bowling ball and you have a ..
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Free Online Computer Games Where Dogs Are the Characters

Free games with dogs as the main characters are now available for those of you who like to play games and who doesn't? And you can play as many as you want - up to 100 - for free and then you need to .
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The Best Diet For Your Senior Dog

There has been considerable debate as to the best food for dogs. People used to think that too much protein could cause kidney problems, but that has been proven wrong. Another point, commercial dog ..
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Senior Dogs and Oral Health

The oral health of your dog is more important than you may know. About eight percent of dogs over three years old suffer from periodontal disease. Their gums and bones that support their teeth are ..
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Oral Diseases Which Could Infect Your Senior Dog

What are some of the diseases that can afflict your pet's mouth? First, there is periodontitis, which is the term for the overall diseased condition of your dog's mouth. It affects the gum, bone and ..
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Toxic Foods That Can Hurt Your Senior Dog

As with oral health diseases that create toxins that are harmful to your dog-so also there are foods that are directly toxic to him. Chocolate is one of the foods that are toxic to your pet. Large ..
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Foods That Are Bad For Your Senior Dog

Don't give your dog raw potatoes and the ones that have the green spots are worse. Nor should you give him rhubarb or tomato leaves or tomato stems. They contain oxalates that can harm the nervous, ..
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Your Senior Dog and Joint Disease

Arthritis affects one in five dogs over the age of seven. And seven is the median age for when a dog is becoming an older dog. Of course, abnormal weight puts more pressure on your dog's joints. This .
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Your Senior Dog Nutrition is Important For Health and Longevity

You should avoid feeding your dog commercial dog food that contains corn because it's hard to digest and causes lower nutrition and looser stools. Beef pulp has few nutrients and can make stools ..
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Joint Diseases of Senior Dogs

Twenty-five to thirty percent of dogs develop joint disease. That is why it's so important to take notice of any of the signs that could indicate that your dog is beginning to suffer from any ..
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Senior Dogs and Preventative Measures

Weight can be factored into the defining of the age at which Fluffy is geriatric. If Fluffy is under twenty pounds and her age is between nine and thirteen years old, she's geriatric, if she weighs ..
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Senior Dogs and Heat Stroke

Another problem that geriatric dogs (along with puppies and overweight dogs) are more prone is heat stress. Pugs and Bulldogs are most likely to have heat stress issues because their noses are short ..
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Senior Dog Encephalitis

You may be wondering what is old dog encephalitis? This is a disease resulting from Fluffy having had distemper years ago. This is a persistent effect of brain inflammation from the distemper. Fluffy .
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Behavior Changes in the Older Dog

So Fluffy or King is getting up in years now and you're wondering what to do to make him more comfortable around the house and how to avoid or lessen different problems that come with an aging pet. ..
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Senior Dog Travel and Pet Sitters

When you plan a trip-that summer vacation or winter trek your senior dog will be more comfortable staying at home than in a boarding kennel or at the vet's in a cage. So if you must travel without ..
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Leaving Your Senior Dog at a Pet Sitter

Many times when a pet owner reads that the pet sitter is licensed, bonded, and insured they think the sitter is licensed after taking a course in pet sitting. Though there isn't any professional ..
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A Senior Dogs Comfort Needs to Be Taken Into Consideration

If your senior dog has trouble with mobility caused by arthritis, hip displacement, loss of strength, then trim the hair around his paws that will aid in traction on slippery floors and install ..
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Senior Dogs Forgetting Commands and Becoming Nippy

You may notice that Fluffy doesn't respond to your voice commands like she used to do. This could be a signal that she's losing her hearing. In this case you may need to use more hand signals to get ..
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Setting Up Your Home So That the Senior Dog is More Comfortable

When your beloved pet gets older it needs a more comfortable living arrangement. The first thing you may notice is that his muzzle is graying. Your dog doesn't have as much energy as he used to and ..
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The Senior Dog and Bladder Control

For your senior dog with vision problems it's best not to rearrange furniture because he'll be able to cope better when he knows where the furniture is already. In this case, using baby gates to keep .
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Bringing a Senior Dog Into a New Household

There are a myriad of reasons that older dogs are taken to shelters and it usually isn't for behavioral problems. Usually the dog is up for adoption for reasons that pertained to the owner not the ..
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Common Ailments of Senior Dogs

There are several diseases and ailments that your dog can have as she or he ages. Some of them are treatable, some of them you just make them as comfortable as possible until it runs its course. Like .
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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, Aggression, and Dementia in ..

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction - CCD - More than half of the dogs over 10 years old will experience some form of canine cognitive dysfunction. This is characterized by behavioral problems ranging from ..
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Loss of House Training and Heart Disease is Common in Senior ..

Loss of house training - some dogs lose their ability to go outside to eliminate waste when they get older. This could be a sign of a medical problem. Some such problems as the holding it in for long .
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Common Medical Conditions For Senior Dogs

Heartworm disease - This is a very treatable disease if caught early and prevention is the name of the game with heartworm disease. Even indoor dogs can benefit from preventative medicine. And ..
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