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Why does my dog always want to lick my face?

Is it safe when my dog licks me? The majority of people seem to like it because they believe their dog loves them. Nevertheless, you need to remain cautious due to the fact that dogs can accidentally harm you. Their mouths may be clean, but they contain a lot of natural germs that can be […]

Do French Dogs Get Fat?

In the best-selling book <em>French Women Don’t Get Fat </em>(Vintage), writer Mireille Guiliano explains how les femmes françaises indulge in baguettes, champagne and chocolate without sacrificing their ability to slip into their curve-hugging sweaters. The question now is: Does the seemingly miraculous European food effect carry over to continental canines? In America, the issue of […]

Heart Disease in Dogs: A Silent Killer

On a percentage basis, more dogs than people suffer from heart disease. According to Novartis Animal Health, a Switzerland-based healthcare company, 25 percent of dogs over the age of seven have the most extreme form of heart disease — heart failure. By contrast, the National Institutes of Health estimates that only 6.4 percent of men […]

Veterinarians Inspire New Dog Foods

At least 7.3 million dogs in the United States are 11 years of age or older, according to researchers at University of California, Davis. Since North American and European dogs have an average life span of 12.8 years, the numbers suggest that more canines than ever are reaching their senior years, likely pushing the life […]

Hotel Chains Open Their Doors to Dogs

Imagine that the following happens during your next vacation: You enter the lobby of a luxury hotel with your accompanying children, colleagues or friends, and your eyes wide open. Your companions gasp while you stare, jaw agape, at the finery and expensive furnishings. You’re so taken aback by the splendor that you almost drop your […]

Dog Blood Banks Save Canine Lives

Checkers and his owner, veterinary technician Bonnie Heitz, acted as heroes, even though their names never made the headlines. While this pair may not be familiar to you, Checkers, the Australian Shepherd from Concord, Calif. donated blood to save the lives of countless dogs that required blood transfusions to treat trauma, cancer, and other life-threatening […]

How to Save on Veterinarian Bills

When dog owner Melody Peterson’s bull terrier, Shasta, ate Peterson’s carpet, the veterinary bill set the Bend, Ore., resident back $1,800. That’s the good news. The bad news is that subsequent veterinary visits due to complications cost her an additional $2,500. A year later, Shasta ate a mini blind cord and the price tag for […]

Pop Quiz: Is Your Dog Eating Properly?

A fast-growing, toy-chasing puppy has different nutritional needs than a slumber-loving, slow-trotting older dog. Feeding your three-month-old meals meant for its elders could mean puppy’s not getting the right amount of calories or nutrition. When the problem is reversed, older dogs could consume too many calories, leading to paunchy pooches. According to the National Academies’ […]

Why is My Dog Aggressive and Can You Train Aggression Out of a Dog?

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There Are Some Common Types of Aggression Shown by Dogs Such As: Territorial  A dog protects its territory or home from threats such as intruders.  To a territorial aggressive dog an intruder doesn’t necessarily have to be a stranger, it can be human or another dog they know. Protective When a dog protects fellow pack […]