Should I Spay My Female Dog? Cost, Pros and Cons

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Having a dog spayed is a responsible way of keeping the canine population in check. Every year, thousands of dogs land up in shelters and euthanized because nobody wants them. Making sure your girl does not add to this unwanted population is a responsible thing to do. Besides curbing population growth, spaying also prevents a number of possible health issues...

Should I Neuter My Male Dog? Cost, Pros and Cons

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So, Bobby, your puppy, is growing up healthy and strong. Great, congratulations! Bobby, however, seems to have developed an ‘itch’ that he scratches by humping your leg, his pillow, the cat, or anything else he can scratch his ‘itch’ on. Besides that, Bobby is lifting his leg all over the place! Please do not be upset. Bobby is not a...

My Dog is Pregnant: The Dog Pregnancy Complete Guide

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If your dog is female and not spayed, you stand a very good chance of becoming a grandparent to a litter of puppies! While we as humans quickly know when something is amiss, our pets cannot tell us when they are ill, when something is wrong, or that they are pregnant. There are a few things you can watch...

How to Take Care of a Newborn Puppy

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If not spayed, the chances are good that at some time or the other you are going to play grandma or grandpa to a litter of puppies. As a new grandparent of puppies, there are a number of things you can do to help your dog take care of her litter and get the puppies off to a great...

How Often Should you Wash your Dog

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How often should you bathe your dog? This will depend on the breed of the dog, what type of fur it has, and if there are any skin issues that you need to take into account. The general rule While there is no specific rule as to how often you should bathe your dog, the general rule is once a month. Again,...

Top 14 Organic Dog Treats

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Are you trying to find the best organic dog treats for your pet? What we feed our dogs is important, just as what we feed ourselves and our families. We have put together a list of the top 14 organic dog treats you can purchase, each based on customer reviews, ingredients, quality, and price. All of the treats listed below have a...

4 Most Common Yorkshire Terrier Health Problems

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For those who prefer smaller dogs, the Yorkshire Terrier (or Yorkie) is a popular choice. Often seen on the laps or in the purses of the well-to-do, it may be surprising to find that the Yorkshire Terrier has working class roots. Though they may seem like “yippy” spoiled brats, Yorkies used to be less than pampered; in fact, their main...

Dog Heartworm Treatment: Cost and Options

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Heartworm in Dogs: the Silent Killer Heartworm in dogs is potentially fatal. It occurs in pets not only in the Unites States of America but worldwide. Heartworm disease is the result of worms of up to a foot long in length that live in the blood vessels, lungs, and hearts of dogs, their natural host, as well as other animals. Even...

How to Care for a Chihuahua Puppy

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Thinking about getting a Chihuahua puppy? Great, this article will help you decide if the Chihuahua is the right dog for you. Chihuahua Personality These little dogs behave differently than most. It has to do with the parent of the dogs and the line of Chihuahua dogs that the pup comes from. Some of these can be very antisocial and downright mean....

Do Female Dogs Have Period Cycles

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People wonder if female dogs have periods like women do. The answer is that it is similar. Unlike women, dogs do not have a monthly cycle. The cycle of the dog differs also when it comes to the size of the dog. Female dog heat cycles A female dog will begin the cycles of heat varies by the breed of dog. Generally,...