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Most Dogs Hate July 4th. Here’s How to Help That.

July 4th is around the corner, along with the fireworks that inevitably come with this holiday. Almost all humans with dogs in the United States declare this day the worst day of the year for them…

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Prozac for Pets Grows in Popularity, How Sad is That?

When my dog, Sanchez, was recovering from a slipped disc in his neck, for a short time he was on some of the same medication that my mother takes for her back pain -- gabapentin and tramadol. Fortunat…

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5 Smart Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24th. You may have seen the Care2 post last week about the little boy who was attacked by a dog when he was on his bike, but his cat came to the rescue and …

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Translating Woof Into the Human Language. Seriously?

Would you be interested in knowing what your dog thinks? Do you want him to tell you in words when he's hungry or tired? How about what he feels when he meets a stranger? Well, new technology is in th…

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Dangers of Invisible Fences for Dogs

My sister recently adopted a five year old mixed breed large dog. Stella is her first dog since childhood and she is turning into a wonderful family dog, even though the shelter told her that she had …

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Is Dog Training an Animal Welfare Issue?

My January blogs have been focusing on National Train your Dog Month. In my mind, dog training is not really about pets, itís an animal welfare issue. Over the years, many trainers have crossed over f…

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Dog Destroyed for Looking Like a Pit Bull

On July 10, 2012, in Belfast, Ireland, an innocent dog, who had never displayed any signs of aggression, was destroyed for looking like a Pit Bull, a breed not allowed in Britain. (Lennox was, actuall…

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6 Tips to Help Calm your Thunder-Phobic Dog

It's thunderstorm season. While I've read that 20 percent of dogs are thunder-phobic, the number may actually be higher, as it doesn't include people who have never sought treatment for their thund…

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Positively Dog Training with Victoria Stilwell

The Association of Pet Dog Trainer's (APDT) has declared January National Train your Dog Month. The purpose is to bring awareness to the importance of socialization and training, and most of all, …

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