• Training Isn't Enough: How to Bond With Your Dog

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    People laugh at how my Great Dane, Annabelle, will sit on my lap at the vet's office. Or how at the dog park, when she's nervous, she leans on me and plays next to me. But these same people aren't laughing when it's time to leave the dog park, and Annabelle walks right along beside me, ready to go home without a fight, this is because I’ve learnt how to build a bond with your dog. They're also not laughing when my boyfriend and I were so absent-minded one day, we forgot to put on her leash and let her...

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  • Coconut Oil: Is It An Effective Treatment Against Giardia?

    Coconut Oil: Is It An Effective Treatment Against Giardia?

    None of us like it when our canine friends get sick. Yet, it's inevitable that at some point in your pet's life, they will catch something and get sick. And of all the things your dog can catch, intestinal parasites are one of the most common and easily spread infections. Giardia is a common one, especially in puppies. But don't freak out if your dog has a parasite. Often times, it comes with the territory of owning a pet, especially if your dog visits the park or other places where they can come into contact with infected dogs. Giardia, or...

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  • A Cure in Your Cabinet: Apple Cider Vinegar on Dogs

    A Cure in Your Cabinet: Apple Cider Vinegar on Dogs

    It's been an ongoing joke in my house that I've become obsessed with apple cider vinegar. And it's true. Recently, I discovered that it helps with a number of ailments – not just for me personally, but also for my pets. And honestly, it's no laughing matter. While I'm not one to throw around words like “miracle cure,” because it sounds a little hokey – not to mention that it sounds like the claims of a snake oil salesman – I'm pleased with how apple cider vinegar has helped my dog's skin condition and itchy ears. How to Administer Apple Cider Vinegar...

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  • Acid Reflux in Dogs: Diet Dos and Don'ts

    Acid Reflux in Dogs: Diet Dos and Don'ts

    Did you know your dog can get acid reflux? Many people probably don't even consider the fact that like humans, dogs can also have problems with acid indigestion. No, they don't get it from eating Indian food or buffalo wings like we do, but food does play a large role in reflux for dogs. The first question you may ask is, what are the symptoms of acid reflux in dogs? The most common symptom is spitting up or regurgitation of their food. However, you my also witness your dog whining when they swallow, or they may even go as far...

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  • Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

    Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

      While your dog no doubt basks in the deliciousness of the food you provide, sometimes a little extra TLC is necessary. If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, treat your dog to a home-cooked meal they're sure to appreciate because, let's face it: Who can resist a home-cooked meal from Mom's kitchen? There are loads of homemade dog food recipes for small dogs available at your fingertips. Go one step further and tailor these recipes to fit your little one's specific tastes. Does your dog favor turkey over chicken? Then make a simple swap. The point of making your pup’s food is to show...

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