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Hydrotherapy Helps Dogs Get in Shape for Adoption

Emma, a golden retriever, clearly loves her hydrotherapy sessions at Doggie Paddle in Portland, Oregon. The two and a half-year-old swims for 45 minutes with the water jets blasted on high. And then there’s two-year-old Labrador retriever Seamus. “He won’t get out of the pool unless he’s retrieved four rubber chickens. Not two or three, […]

How Do I Know If My Dog Has a Food Allergy?

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 “We could have spared Charlie a lot of suffering, not to mention the vet bills I could have avoided.” Her vet was not necessarily to blame. Canine food allergies are not very common and, like human allergies, can be tricky to diagnose as dogs often do not show any immediate symptoms. A dog that’s allergic […]

How to best bond with your new dog

It’s an exciting day when you bring your new dog home, but it can also be a challenge. Getting your new pet comfortable with her surroundings can be tough, but with a little work you’ll be best friends in no time. Start by Puppy Proofing When you first introduce your puppy or dog into your […]

How to tell if your dog is healthy

Since your dog hasn’t mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language. Dog Health Checklist Dr. Louise Murray, vice president of the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial […]

Dog Allergies and the Hypoallergenic Dog

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hypoallergenic dog, because [the thing that] causes the allergic reaction is common to all dogs. All dogs shed skin cells — or dander — even if they don’t shed fur.” The allergens are also present in these skin cells, as well as in saliva and urine. People with pet allergies react when these allergens are inhaled. […]