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Everyday Issues For People With Giant Breeds

Thinking of sharing your life with a Great Dane, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound or other giant breed? While these giant breeds can make great companions, there are a few things you need to think about …

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5 Sneaky Ways to Keep Dogs and Cats Slim

According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than half of our nation’s dogs and cats are overweight. This means almost 90 million pets are at a higher risk for developing arthritis, diabetes, hear…

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30 Body Signals You Should Know from Your Dog

Dogs have a uniquely intricate sense of language. Unlike humans, that language is largely non-verbal and expressed through bodily movements. Thankfully, we can actually learn much of the language ours…

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Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes When You First Meet a Dog

Humans form such close bonds with dogs, we often forget that dogs are not in fact humans. Through anthropomorphization, we assign our own responses and characteristics to canines in a way that can cau…

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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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The Trouble with Designer Dogs

Designer dogs are a relatively new thing to dog breeding. We're not talking 'new' within the past few years, but if you compare these dogs to the thousands of years we've had dogs as companion animals…

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7 Famous Animals in History

The bond between animals and humans is one that is well documented. Dogs were domesticated by humans roughly 10,000 years ago and there are numerous animals depicted in cave art that dates back to mor…

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6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors During Winter

Many states in the US are getting hit with very cold temperatures and an abundance of snow this winter. What do you do when Buster can't get his daily walks, because there is no clearing on the sidewa…

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Creating a Facebook Page for Your Dog

Social media isn't just for people—it's a dog's world on the Internet. Just like you, your dog has friends, pets and people he or she wants to pal around and stay in touch with. To let friends and rel…

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Is Your Pet Your Sweetheart?

In 2006 there were more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook …

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