separation anxiety in dogs

Dealing With Separation Anxiety Many owners are under stress due to the separation anxiety disorder that their dogs experience.  Dogs who have separation anxiety can be very anxious and owners often don’t know how to deal with the problem. Symptoms of separation anxiety continuous barking after you leave the home crying  and whining desperate scratching or scraping at doors, carpeting and flooring. defecating or urinating howling chewing and destroying things in the home extreme distress People have to work, shop, and care for their families.  How can you teach your dog that they will be fine when you leave the…

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exercise your dog

6 Ways to Exercise Your Dog There are more overweight and obese dogs in the world today than at any other time in history. One reason, of course, is that people tend to overfeed their dogs.It’s not kind to feed your dog too much food, it is bad for their health. But the other reason is that many dogs don’t get enough exercise. Exercise is vitally important for your dog’s health and for his mental and physical happiness. Here are some good exercise outlets for your dog: Take a walk. One of the easiest and still the best ways of…

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Dog's First Aid Kit

Creating Your Dog First Aid Kit We always like to be prepared for any eventuality, and most of us have a first aid kit in case of emergencies, but how many of us have a dog first aid kit at the ready? As a dоg оwnеr, you mау fіnd yourself needing tо give уоur dog fіrѕt аіd. Dоgѕ аrе сurіоuѕ creatures and ѕоmеtіmеѕ gеt іntо dаngеrоuѕ situations. When they gеt іntо trоublе, іt wіll be уоur job tо hеlр. Mаnу оf thе problems a dog faces аrе similar tо thоѕе оf our own. Until уоu саn gеt уоur dоg tо…

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flea and parasite protection for dogs

Controlling Dog Fleas and Parasites It is important for dog owners to give priority to dog fleas and other parasites. Fleas can cause some serious health issues for dogs, including flea allergies and dermatitis. Dog flea allergies are quite common, when your dog is bitten by a flea and he is allergic to it, you will find he will have hairless patches of skin. Most dog owners think the bald patches are just from the dog scratching constantly at that particular area. The reason for his constant scratching is the allergy to flea bites. Therefore if you notice your dog…

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How to Stop Dog Scooting

Dog Scooting – Dragging Bum Across Floor Scooting is when a dog sits on the floor, lifts and extends his hind legs and uses his front paws to drag his anus across the floor. This action is generally because his anus is itchy and irritated. Parasites can cause your dog to do this type of action. Most dog owners think this is just a funny antic the dog is doing but it is an indication that something is wrong and needs prompt attention. Scooting however is not just caused by parasites. Other issues with the anus could be the cause, therefore…

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Are Rawhide Chews Safe

Are Rawhide Chews Safe? There seems to be a concern these days on allowing dogs to have rawhide chews. Are rawhide chews safe for my dog? We love our dogs like a member of the family and naturally we don’t want any harm to come to them especially from a treat we think they will enjoy. Over the years I too had a concern about giving my dogs rawhide bones, in fact a few times one of my dogs appeared to choke on them and it certainly gave me a fright! The concern was mainly about the imported rawhide bones from…

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trip to vet

Easy Ways to Make The Trip To the Vet More Pleasurable Most dogs just love going out for walks and trips in the car, especially when the destination is a fun experience. But what happens when you suddenly arrive at the vets instead of his favorite park? I have seen my dog’s expression suddenly change and you can see he is thinking “dang!” It’s natural for a dog to become wary or even scared of a visit to the veterinarian but it’s a necessary part of keeping your dog healthy and up to date with his shots. Here are some…

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