Does Your Dog Have Hot Spots?

Hot Spots Treatment And Prevention The poor unfortunate dog who gets hot spots!  Hot spots are areas of skin that become irritated and inflamed and are very uncomfortable.  They are usually circular in shape and are accompanied by hair loss, inflammation and sometimes a discharge of pus.  Hot spots are actually a form of dermatitis, […]

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Understanding Your Dog’s Skin

The function of your dog’s skin is to be an elemental barrier.  This barrier holds your dog’s muscles, internal organs, bones, and connective tissue inside the body thereby giving the dogs body its flexible shape. Your dog’s skin has a pH of about 7.4 depending on the area of the body, breed, stress level and […]

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Could That Limp Be Arthritis?

It’s easy to tell that I am getting older because sometimes my body refuses to do what I want it to do.   I know that when I get out of bed in the morning I have symptoms of stiff joints and I recognize that I probably have a bit of arthritis if not a lot!  […]

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Genetically Modified Organisms

There is a lot of information in the news lately about genetically modified organisms – better known as GMO’s – and many people have a lot of very different opinions about them. Much of the controversy regarding genetically modified organisms is about the safety of the foods made from them.  Many scientists claim that eating […]

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Easing The Itch For Your Dog

I have often wondered, since I have a French Bulldog with extremely itchy reactive skin, how intense it is for her.  It led me to start thinking about how sensitive a dog is since they can feel a tiny flea on their skin.  How awful and intense the itching must feel and how miserable it […]

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The Dangerous Ingredients In Your Dog’s Food

There may be some dangerous ingredients in your dog’s food that aren’t necessarily on the label and you’re not even aware of it. Additionally, these foods may actually be causing our dogs to become ill.  Look at the food that you are currently feeding your dog – there are hidden ingredients that you cannot even […]

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How Long Will YOUR Dog Live?

As humans, we have a much longer lifespan than our dogs, one of the somewhat depressing facts of dog ownership is that our dogs will not live as long as we do.  On many occasions I have wished that my dogs could live forever!  Although, knowing how long I can expect my dogs to live, […]

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Poop – What Is Normal And What Is Not

If you’re like me, as a dog owner, you probably monitor your dogs’ daily excursions outside to poop and you’re probably pretty happy when everything looks normal.  But, what do you do if your dog has frequent diarrhea and it keeps reoccurring?  Causes of diarrhea are varied and that can mean complete misery for both […]

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How NOT To Greet A Dog

Did you know that the majority of dog bites that occur in United States are primarily children?  There are 78.2 million dogs in the United States.  Over four million people get bitten every year and eighty one percent of bites occur with children.  This is because a child’s head and face are at the corresponding […]

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