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Rescuing a Dog From a Hot Car is Now Legal in Tennessee

An extension to Tennessee’s “Good Samaritan law,” which makes it legal to break into a hot car to save a child, now makes it legal to do the same for animals. According to Time Magazine, there are now…

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4 Ways to Stop Your Dog From Excessive Mounting

While mounting and thrusting (humping) are normal dog behaviors, they can be embarrassing in certain situations. After taking your dog to the vet to rule out any urinary tract infections, urinary inco…

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Allergy Plants for Dogs: Avoid Planting These in Your Yard

Like people, dogs suffer from allergies that can become quite irritating.  A pollen allergy can make your dog scratch and itch, and result in a runny nose, red eyes and sneezing. A dog’s nose and mout…

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6 Most Persistent Dog Myths

There are certain dog myths that seem to stubbornly persist that passage of time. Many are kept alive by starry-eyed children watching fantasy films. Others are passed on in campfire tales, in storybo…

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7 Dog Breeds that Behave Like Cats

Most people will agree that cats and dogs are a breed apart, but there are certain dog breeds that behave more like cats than dogs. As noted in Pet360 and the American Kennel Club (AKC), these breeds …

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What You Need to Know About Dog Parks

Dog parks are springing up almost everywhere these days. They’re great for letting your dog socialize and exercise. After a busy day at a dog park, most dogs will be so mentally and physically exhaust…

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6 Superfoods for Your Dog

Superfoods, which are foods packed with nutrients, aren’t just for humans. Your dog can get great benefits from these nutrient powerhouses, including disease prevention, increased energy, and better o…

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Are You Treating Your Old Dog Like an “Old Dog?”

If your dog is in his “senior years,” he'll have special needs. Like people, old dogs want to be treated with dignity and respect when they get old. It’s no secret that older dogs will undergo physica…

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5 Common Dog Tooth Problems

Your dog's happy, carefree life should be unbothered by dental concerns, right? Think again. Vets say 85 percent of canines over age 4 have some form of gum disease. Other frequent problems include cr…

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5 Lessons I Learned About Aging from My Senior Dog

I've been noticing some subtle behavior changes in my 11-year-old Lab, Sanchez, as he matures. He definitely is more set in his ways and seems to have a different agenda in his senior years. Every tim…

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