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how dogs that detect disease can help humans

How dogs that detect disease can help humans

For years, dogs have used their amazing sense of smell to help with tasks ranging from bomb detection to rescue operations. But some...

Car safety 101

Most dogs love the car, especially if it means spending extra time with you. Whether it’s a quick trip to the store or a week-long road...

half-dose vaccine for dogs

Should small dogs receive a half dose vaccine?

A new ground-breaking study reveals that small dogs should be receiving a half dose vaccine, rather than the same size vaccine as large...

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Bringing up baby: training tips for your new pup

Advice on potty training, chewing, walking and more! That sweet face, those adorable kisses, that unmistakable puppy breath! A new puppy...

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Puppy stages

Puppies grow quickly, and growing up brings many changes. Your puppy will change not only physically, but intellectually and emotionally,...

Solutions for growling dogs

Q. My two shelties (age three and one) are very gentle and friendly towards strangers. They are also well trained and can perform many...

thyroiditis in dogs

Understanding thyroiditis in dogs

When Robin Simpson adopted Tater, a 1½-year-old bull terrier, she knew she’d face a few challenges. On top of being deaf, Tater had...

Integrating dogs & kids together

An article called, “The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have Kids: Don’t Get A Dog,” was released on Slate this week. In the...

West Nile and your dog

West Nile & your animals

Jessie Brand’s house backs onto a wooded ravine. When the weather is good, she loves to sit outside, listening to the soothing sounds of...

picking the perfect puppy

Picking your perfect puppy

You’ve mulled it over and decided you’re ready – a puppy it is! So what comes next? How do you pick your perfect puppy? Investing...

vaccinations

A guide to safer vaccinations

Not so long ago, dogs received routine vaccinations every year, usually at their annual check-up, but things have changed dramatically in...

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