Dealing with Dog Arthritis

by Jackie Roberts on February 1, 2012

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Humans have the benefit of being able to communicate when they’re not feeling well or are dealing with pain. Because your dog can suffer silently for an extended period of time before a condition becomes noticeable, it is important to keep an eye out for common symptoms that might affect your dog’s ability to move […]

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Why Use Elevated Dog Bowls for Labrador Retrievers?

November 17, 2011
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Veterinarians often recommend that large breed dogs she used elevated feeding bowls to help prevent bloat and other digestive disorders. However, there seems to be conflicting information as to whether or not elevated feeding bowls for dogs actually help with trapped gas or any other G.I. problems associated to either eating too fast or eating […]

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16 Dog Care Tips that Could Save your Puppy’s Life

November 15, 2011
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The essential guidelines for puppy-proof your home and identifying illness As a new puppy parent, it’s important to learn about common puppy behavior, safety concerns and common symptoms of illness so that appropriate action can be taken if your puppy gets sick or hurt. When you bring a new puppy home, you are suddenly responsible […]

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Need to know more about feeding puppies?

October 27, 2011
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NOTE from Shannon: What follows is a guest post from Shay Quincy about feeding puppies, something I think we can all use a little more of. When you’ve taken on a new dog, it’s important to find out as much as you can about canine diet and nutrition This applies whether the canine you’ve welcomed […]

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Giveaway and Review: True Silver Blanket

September 19, 2011
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The weather is getting cooler and, if you are like other dog owners, you long for a blanket that you can snuggle up in without having it covered in dog hair. No matter how hard you try, dog hair and allergens always find their way into the very fibers of your beloved blanket. Even if […]

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Dog Allergies

September 1, 2011
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Did you know about 40% of dogs suffer from allergies everyday? That’s right, not all allergies are seasonal. Dog allergies can be respiratory, as in humans, but are usually more common on the skin. The number one difference between human allergies and dog allergies is that your dog has no way of telling you what’s […]

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Win a Free Ticket to the 2011 BarkWorld Conference & Expo!

August 15, 2011
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Want to join me in Atlanta, Georgia, September 29 – October 1, 2011 for BarkWorld Conference and Expo, as I present on: “Rocking SEO for Pet Companies and Bloggers”? The 2.5-day conference costs $119, but hang on! I have a free VIP ticket for 1 lucky contest winner! If you can definitely attend – just head […]

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5 Tips to Keeping Your Lab Puppy Clean

August 3, 2011
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When you bring a puppy into your home, especially a soon to be giant and often slightly uncoordinated Lab, you’re going to have a little bit of work ahead of you. Keeping your pup (or adult dog) clean and well groomed will go a long way in keeping them healthy and happy. And far less […]

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Interview: Certified Dog Trainer, Holly Lewis

July 26, 2011
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Recently 8PawsUp.com had an opportunity to meet with Holly Lewis, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), owner and operator of Cold Nose Dog Training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Holly is one of my “go to” trainers and has worked with many families on understanding what works and what doesn’t work when training large breed pups. Holly has […]

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Choosing The Right Kennel For Your Dog

July 7, 2011
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Investing in a good-quality dog kennel is one of the most important decisions you have to make. The choice ultimately gives a safe and comfortable environment for your pooch, while others may find that a garden may not be best-suited as dogs may roam free or cause trouble in the local neighbourhood. Additionally, friends and […]

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Losing the Human-Dog Alpha Position

July 5, 2011
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Dog chaos erupts when you don’t maintain control over your dog pack. You may spend years training your dog to be the perfect canine companion but once you start to become lax, your dog will start to think something is off. It’s that switch that triggers them to want to rule the pack – humans […]

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