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Entries from July 2007

What To Look For Before Buying A Puppy

July 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Puppies look cute, but they should not be bought without doing some basic health checks first. Below is a list of things you should check upon before buying a puppy. You should be able to pick up the puppy without it whimpering or showing signs of distress. Check the ears for lice. The nose of […]

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Tags: Dog General Info · Dog Health

Scary Facts About Commercial Dog Food

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

I always knew that commercial dog food was not the best food for dogs, but after watching a dog food video that a friend of mine referred me to, I was shocked to learn that it was much worse than what I had imagined.  I am sure that you will be shocked too. I thoroughly […]

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Tags: Dog Nutrition

Grooming Labrador Retrievers

July 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Labrador Retrievers have short and smooth shedding coats that sre water resistant and  relatively easy to care for.  This breed needs to be bathed every three or four months.  The coat should be brushed regularly to help keep it clean and shiny.  The ears should be cleaned weekly and the nails should be checked monthly to […]

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Tags: Dog Breeds · Dog Grooming

How To Remove Ticks From Dogs

July 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Ticks are creepy little insects that cause irritation and disease to both humans and animals.  To prevent ticks from becoming a problem, tick repellents are widely available and very effective.  In locations where ticks are abundant, see your vet and ask for recommendations on a good insecticidal bathing or dipping. The chances of acquiring Lyme […]

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Tags: Dog Health · Dog Parasites

Give Your Dog A Bone

July 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

It is a good idea to give your dog a bone about twice a week as a special treat.  Dogs love large beef bones, raw chicken necks, and the tips off chicken wings.  If you are not sure how long they have been in the supermarket case, douse them with boiling water to kill any […]

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Tags: Dog Nutrition · Dog Supplies

Dogs That Put Up A Fight When Being Groomed

July 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

When grooming your dog, it is important for you to be firm but gentle at the same time. Being firm with your dog does not mean being harsh, but to let the dog know who the leader of the pack is. Most dogs respond to simple commands such as sit and stay.  In addition, dogs […]

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Tags: Dog Grooming · Dog Training