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10 Ways To Protect Your Dog This Summer

By Nomi Berger According to the calendar, it’s officially summer! And with the hot days comes hot dogs. Imagine yourself on a sweltering, summer day wearing a full-length fur coat. Are you hot? Itchy? Thirsty? Are you anxiously looking around for shade? Now imagine dogs outside on the same sweltering day. And you’ll have some idea of how THEY feel. Protecting your own dog

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Holiday Hoopla & Health Hazards

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to think not only about celebrating, but also about dog safety. To ensure that the season stays merry and bright, plan ahead and start early (Perhaps we should have suggested this earlier, but perhaps you are a last minute decorator?). Change the appearance of your home from everyday to holiday gradually, over a period of several weeks. This

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5 Tips to Help Cool Down Your Dog

Written by Lindsey Sjouwerman, Marketing Coordinator, Speedpro Imaging We survive the heat, so why can’t they? The fact is that heat is extremely detrimental to a dog’s health—young or old. It’s not the heat per se that will affect a young dog; it is more likely the overexertion due to puppy power. As for old dogs, it’s temperature: the heat gets harder and harder to handle as

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The Joys of Walking Your Dog

The Dog Daily: Health Care By Liz Palika for The Dog Daily Many dog owners seem to feel that walking their dog is something that must be done; a chore that goes along with dog ownership. But walking your dog doesn’t have to be a chore—it can be so much more. When you’re out walking your dog, you are spending time together, interacting with

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How to Deal With Separation Anxiety in Pets

Many owners face a pet’s separation anxiety at one point, especially if their beloved pet is a rescue dog. Our pets become anxious because they don’t understand why we can’t just stay and play with them all day instead of going to work. Source: quickmeme.com Source: The Animal Guardian Society’s website.  Symptoms of Separation Anxiety: Whining, howling, barking Destructive chewing Urinating or defecating in

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How to Prepare Your Dog for the Fireworks

This article originally appeared in our official newsletter for the month of May. To get more informative articles and sweet tales from the life of a rescue group, sign up for our newsletter today! Caution: Seasonal Noise Ahead The arrival of hot weather and national holidays (like Victoria Day) aren’t always reasons to celebrate. Especially for noise-phobic dogs. For them, hot weather means thunderstorms.

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Tips for Dealing With Aggressive Eaters

When a dog is considered to be an aggressive eater, people can have a few different understandings. Dog food aggression refers to a dog’s behaving in a dominant way around his or her food. Dogs who have dog food aggression typically snarl, bark or otherwise make it known to humans and other dogs that the food is theirs—and everyone else needs to back off. This

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Flying Dogs—Dogs on Planes

One day I decided to move from one country to another in Europe and also decided to bring my dog with me. My little 100-pound dog. I couldn’t be the person who moves and leaves the dog behind! This meant that she had to be flying on the same plane as me, in the cargo hold, in a crate. It wasn’t a long flight,

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Scrub a Dub Dub: Tips for When Your Dog Is in the Tub

Depending on your dog’s opinion of baths, or just water in general, giving them a scrub in the tub can be a quick routine procedure or it can feel as drawn-out as waiting for a four-year-old to finish her vegetables. Either way, you can expect to get wet! Probably looks half the size she was pre-bath!CC image courtesy of Fauxen While giving your dog

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