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How to Be a Responsible Dog Parent

How to Be a Responsible Dog Parent

Owning a pet is a privilege and it should result in a beneficial relationship. Pets should not be treated as accessories that once you obtain them from a pound or local pet store you can just throw them aside and forget about them. Our pets are our companions that need love, care, attention, and devotion. Respect Your Pet It may be surprising to dog owners, but this should be the first thing on the list if you want to be a responsible dog owner. Every dog is different and if you have an understanding of your dog, respect develops along...

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8 Ways to Stop Your Dog's Destructive Chewing Behavior

8 Ways to Stop Your Dog's Destructive Chewing Behavior

It is normal for dogs to use their mouth as a way of exploring the world around them. Chewing is normal, especially for puppies, but it becomes undesirable when directed towards your shoes, furniture, clothes, or even your hands and feet. If this type of inappropriate chewing is not corrected, then it can lead to wide-scale destruction of your property. Here are eight things you can do to correct inappropriate chewing behavior before it becomes worse. Understand Your Dog Dogs, especially puppies, explore the world by putting objects in their mouths. And like babies, they have teeth for about six...

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How To Calm an Anxious Dog

How To Calm an Anxious Dog

Dogs are like us and we experience anxiety from time to time. Sometimes, it is easy to tell that they are anxious, but oftentimes you won't have a clue. Just like any unhealthy behaviors - barking, chewing everything, etc. - anxiety can easily be treated. Here are some tips on calming your anxious dog. Exercise We all know the benefits of exercise and what it can do to our minds and bodies. A good set of exercises can help us unwind and release some of our unused energies. It seems that these benefits can also have similar effects in dogs....

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Why It Is Important to Get Your Dog Vaccinated

Why It Is Important to Get Your Dog Vaccinated

Photo by RF._.studio from Pexels   When you get your dog vaccinated, you are doing the right thing as vaccinations protect your pet from life-threatening diseases such as distemper and rabies. But not all are akin to getting their pets the needed vaccine. The most recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of rabid dogs climbed to 14 percent from 2014 to 2015. Today, around 60 to 70 dogs in the US get rabies each year from wildlife because the vast majority of these dogs have not been vaccinated. Another report shows that...

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