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Puppy, training -

House training your puppy means teaching him where he is allowed to go to the bathroom.  This is one of the first lessons you need to teach your pet, and it is an important one.  The precedents you set for your pet in the first days of his time with you can last for a lifetime.  And you and your puppy need a clean and sanitary home to live so teaching basic house training is very important for your healthy living environment.  Unsanitary conditions due to pet urine and feces can promote germs and can lead to many health problems...

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cat allergies, dog allergies, food allergies, skin allergies -

Some dog breeds are more susceptible to allergies than others. This may be because of small nasal passages, allergic reactions to flea bites, irritable stomachs that make digesting food difficult, or they may be allergic to their own hair and dander. Dogs that have allergies include the following breeds: Bishon Frise, terrier, retrievers, beagles, setters, and boxers. All dogs have the potential to be allergic to something, however. The most common signs of allergies include raw skin where the dog has scratched, patches of hair missing, red skin, hives, (skin allergies relieve) coughing, sneezing, excessive chewing and licking of paws,...

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BikingStrolling down the street with your dog leashed beside you is not the only way for you to provide your dog with exercise.  Some people like to ride bikes for their own exercise routine and there is equipment that can help you exercise your dog while you ride. It can be dangerous for you to hold your dog’s lead in your hand while bicycling. You can purchase an attachment for your bike that holds the dog at an appropriate distance from your bicycle as he runs along beside you. The attachment typically comes with a harness for your dog. This...

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Deerhound Dog, large breeds -

The Deerhound is one of the most decorative of dogs, impressively stately and picturesque wherever he is seen, whether it is amid the surroundings of the baronial hall, reclining luxuriously before the open hearth, out in the open straining at the leash, or gracefully bounding over the purple of his native hills. Grace and majesty are in his every movement and attitude, and even to the most prosaic mind there is something about the inseparable glamour of feudal romance and poetry that surrounds him. From remote times, the Scottish nobles cherished their strains of Deerhound dogs, seeking glorious sport in...

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Cat Health, cat owner, Dog health, summer -

In getting your dog to exercise, you may have to take into consideration what the weather conditions are like in the area where you live. You may also need to consider the type of dog you have in your exercise plan when dealing with winter or summer exercise, or hot or cold climates.  For instance, your small Chihuahua may have trouble exercising outside on a very cold winter day because his short coat may not give adequate protection.  Alternately, a dog with a heavy coat, like a Newfoundland dog, may have trouble dealing with exercising in hotter weather.   Here are...

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