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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.

30 Extinct Dog Breeds That Have Forever Disappeared from the Planet

It is hard to believe that some dog breeds we know and love today haven’t always been around. Below is a list of the now...

20 Most Feminine Dog Breeds for Women and Men

When you think of a feminine dog, you may have the image in your mind of a prissy little pooch riding around in a...

How to Tell Other Dog Owners They’re Doing Something Wrong

One of the great things about being a pet owner is knowing that there are other like-minded people out there who share the same...

How Much Organ Meat to Give Your Dog

Many dog owners who switched to raw feeding diet limit the amount of organ meat they give to dogs, but that might not be...

What Are Dog Years? (And How to Know How Old Your...

We all wonder at some point how old our dogs actually are. Everybody knows how old their pet is in human years, but that...

Homesteading for Dog Owners

Since people are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of mass production of meat and dairy, some of them are leaving behind the...

5 Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach Recipes

Caring for a dog with a sensitive stomach can be a challenge, especially since most commercial dog foods are likely to trigger health problems...

Indoors vs Outdoors: Where Your Dog Belongs and Why

While most dogs in the western society are considered pets to be kept indoors in general, the issue of indoors vs outdoors can still...

What to Do If Your Dog Has Dry Nose

A healthy dog's nose is naturally moist and cold but does a dry nose mean that your pet is sick? There are many factors that...

Holidays Gift Guide for Dog Owners

The holiday season is at the door and that means that it is time to get your gift shopping started. Buying a gift for...

How to Keep a Dog Safe and Calm During Grooming and...

Prevent your anxious dog from having a traumatic experience when he’s getting cleaned and groomed by following the below suggestions. Regular grooming and over cleanliness...

What Causes Dogs to Pant Excessively?

A dog’s heavy panting isn’t always a medical emergency; however, you should know how to check whether it's something that needs your attention and...

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Have you noticed your dog drinking more water than normal? This may be just temporary, or a sign of illness. Excessive thirst in dogs...
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How to Keep Dogs Away from Christmas Trees

Dogs are naturally drawn to the allure of Christmas trees, and that can get dangerous. There are a few things you can do: using...
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30 Most Quiet Dog Breeds for Apartments

Some future dog owners are forced to be more picky about the exact breed they can adopt and share a home with. If you...
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Bladder Stones in Dogs: Home Remedies and Veterinary Treatments

Bladder stones (urolithiasis) are clumps of mineral crystals that form in the urine. They can occur for a number of reasons, including genetics, diet,...
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8 Most Dog Friendly Airlines

If you plan to fly with your dog, you'll need to decide: do you want your pet in the cargo area, or in a...
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Dog Coughing and Gagging? Here’s Why and What to Do

A dog coughing and gagging is one of those signs you will notice fast. This may pass quickly on its own, but it could...
Dog Tail Docking - 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog Tail Docking: 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog tail docking, or canine caudectomy, originated more than 2000 years ago (1). Its first intention was to protect hunting dogs because their tail...
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What You Should Do If Your Dog Keeps Falling Down the...

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8 Ways to Dog-Proof Your Home for Christmas

Dog owners, especially those with puppies, that wish for a lovely Christmas time need to ensure the safety of their young dogs. Christmas celebrations...