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Is your dog too “into” his paws lately? Is she slurping and chewing away on her own mode of transportation, or oddly licking on her feet and toes? Such behavior not only seems strange (and unbecoming around guests!), but it can be cause for concern. How much is too much? If your dog’s chewing or licking of his paws
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Even if your dog looks nothing like a wolf, his body still works like one (to a certain degree, anyway). Raw dog food is designed to mimic the natural, ancestral diet wild wolves have evolved to follow and many canine experts agree that it’s a very healthy
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If you’ve ever fallen in love with a high-spirited poodle or a seriously loving Bernese mountain dog, we have a dog you need to meet: the Bernedoodle. Yep, we’re talking about another “doodle dog” that looks a bit like a giant teddy bear. Sometimes known as the Bernese mountain poo (apt for those of you
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Do you often hear the tap-tap of doggy toenails on the tile when you head to the bathroom? Do they wait on the bathmat while you shower, or watch you while you brush your teeth? Some dogs are just unwilling to leave your side even while you, ahem, do your business.  For dog people, it may
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. You’ve probably heard about heartworm and that it has the potential to be fatal, but as a dog owner, you might be still wondering how your dog might get heartworm? This article gives you all of the information you need to know to protect your dog from heartworm
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February is the month of love—and if you’re adding a new dog to your family this Valentine’s Day, why not name them something that reflects the theme of the month? No, we’re not talking about romantic dog names. We’re talking about dog names that mean love, literally. Now, you could actually name your dog “Love” (how cute
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Dry or canned, most dog food is made to last…for a while, that is. Although many commercially-available dog foods have long shelf lives, they don’t stay fresh forever. Does dog food go bad? In short, yes: without proper storage, dog
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. You may have heard of parvo, either in the news or from cautionary tales about getting your puppy vaccinated. But how do dogs get parvo? What are the symptoms, and why is it such a big deal? A vet weighs in on what you need to know about
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“I am an actress. I am a manipulator. Animals do it too.” In her new live show Link Link Circus (a name derived from Darwin’s theory of evolution), actress, model, filmmaker, and animal lover Isabella Rossellini explores and celebrates the marvel of animal psychology, how animals communicate, and how their behavior has evolved over the centuries. Rossellini
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Trainer Annie Grossman of School for the Dogs, one of NYC’s most respected dog training centers, has plenty of wisdom to share with dog people. She covers common dog behavior questions and training tips in her weekly podcast. We’ll be sharing some of those responses right here in a regular feature. Have a training question of your
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. It’s late. Bedtime. You’ve just snuggled up under the comforter, flipped off the light, turned off your phone. It’s bedtime but not to your pup. They’re just getting started. If your dog’s barking and whining is keeping you awake at night or, worse yet, waking you up
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. We could all benefit from wearing a few extra layers when we venture out into cold weather, and that goes for dogs, too. Despite having fur, most dogs, with the exception of mountain and husky breeds, are susceptible to freezing temperatures, just like people are. That’s why,
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When his marriage of 17 years abruptly ended, Bobby Humphreys’ life was completely derailed. The one thing that pulled him out of the jaws of a profound depression was his friend Connie and babysitting her son’s Chihuahua while he was in the hospital. Welcome home While trying to find his own puppy to love on,
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. My dog sleeps all day. He’s 12 years old, with a bad back, and he just doesn’t have the get-up-and-go that he used to. But in his younger years, it seemed like he was always awake. In fact, I used to say he was spring-loaded because he bounced
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