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Crate Alternatives: What To Do When Your Dog Hates The Crate

Crate Alternatives: What To Do When Your Dog Hates The Crate

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images/www.anitapeeples.com) While dogs are natural den animals, not every dog likes being placed in a crate or kennel. This can be frustrating when you have to leave for periods of time during the day and you want to ensure your pup stays safe. Crate training can provide your dog with a space…
Metabolic Acidosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Metabolic Acidosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Metabolic acidosis in dogs is a condition that happens when there’s an excessive level of acidity in the blood. If this happens for a long time, it can cause major problems in dogs’ bodies, including poor heart function and a loss of minerals in the bones. This is almost always a…
Everything You Need To Know About Dog Gates And Barriers

Everything You Need To Know About Dog Gates And Barriers

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(Image Credit: Getty Images/Bernard Van Berg/EyeEm) If you have a dog, you probably have one or more dog gates. Unless, like me, you have a dog who can jump higher than you are tall. Never fear, however, as there are still some ways to keep your Olympic-high-jump-qualifying pooch out of trouble. Dog gates and other…
30 Best Dog Names For Regal Rottweilers [PICTURES]

30 Best Dog Names For Regal Rottweilers [PICTURES]

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Are you looking for the best dog names for Rottweilers? Maybe you’ve recently added a Rottie to your family, or maybe you’re looking to adopt soon. Whatever the case may be, your new best buddy needs the best name! A Rottweiler will make a great guardian for your family. They’re beautiful, loyal, confident,…
How To Safely Take Paw Prints Of Your Dog’s Paws

How To Safely Take Paw Prints Of Your Dog’s Paws

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(Image Credit: Getty Images/SuthepWongkhad/EyeEm) There are plenty of reasons you might want to copy your dog’s paw prints. Sometimes it’s great for art projects, holiday cards, or mold casts to show members of your family. You can also use paw prints or molds to create a memorial for a beloved pooch. Some of us like…
Aortic Stenosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Aortic Stenosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Aortic stenosis in dogs is a narrowing of the aortic valve of the heart, which is responsible for letting oxygen-rich blood flow out of the left ventricle to the aorta and the rest of the body. When this valve narrows, it puts pressure on the dog’s heart, which can cause the…
30 Best Dog Names For Dazzling Dachshunds [PICTURES]

30 Best Dog Names For Dazzling Dachshunds [PICTURES]

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Are you looking for the best dog names for Dachshunds? Maybe you’ve just brought one of these loyal and sweet-natured pups home, or maybe you’re looking to adopt soon. Whatever the case may be, your new best buddy needs a great name! These little cuties, also known as sausage dogs and wiener…
Does Dog Poop Attract Rats, Mice, And Other Rodents?

Does Dog Poop Attract Rats, Mice, And Other Rodents?

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(Image Credit: Getty Images/Maya Ohev Ami/EyeEm) For as much as we love our dogs, there are downsides to the companionship our four-legged friends offer. Nasty smells, messes, and the occasional illness are all par for the course, but there may be other factors of pet ownership that never crossed your mind, like whether your dog’s…
What is Xylitol? Why Is It Bad For Dogs?

What is Xylitol? Why Is It Bad For Dogs?

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(Image Credit: Getty Images/kandypix) Peanut butter is a healthy sometimes-snack for humans. However, this is not necessarily the case for dogs. Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. It’s usually extracted…
Yeast Infections In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Yeast Infections In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Yeast infections in dogs are fungal infections that can affect the urinary tract, mouth, or skin, especially the skin on the ears, paws, armpits, and around skin folds or wrinkles. The ears are the parts of dogs’ bodies that most often show signs of yeast infections. Fungal yeasts exist in and…