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  • Owning a Senior Dog

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    Commonly Asked Questions About Owning a Senior Dog

    When people talk about adopting a new dog, they rarely talk about owning a senior dog. This lack of discussion is likely one reason why there are so many questions about senior dog ownership. As someone who champions senior dogs, I thought that today I would address some of the most commonly asked questions about […]

  • 10 Statistics Every Dog Owner Should Know

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    8 Statistics Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

    There are many statistics about dogs and dog ownership, but today I want to cover 8 that every dog owner should know. From puppyhood to death, these 8 statistics span the lifetime of your dog and may even help you to be a better dog owner. 1. Puppies need to remain with their mother and littermates for […]

  • Things Your Senior Dog Wants You To Know

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    11 Things Your Senior Dog Wants You To Know

    Every dog wishes that communication with their human was a little easier, but there are some things your senior dog wants you to know. Like special needs dogs, senior dogs have needs and desires that differ from your “average” dog. While they can’t tell you these things themselves, those of us who have spent a […]

  • Bernese Mountain Dog

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    8 Things You Really Need to Stop Doing to Your Dog

    Chances are that if you are reading my blog, you are a dog lover. Even dog lovers take things a little too far sometimes, though. I know what you’re thinking – “Who? Me?” Yes, you. While we may be dog lovers, we are also humans and as humans, we communicate very differently than our canine […]

  • Fecal Incontinence in Dogs

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    Fecal Incontinence and Your Dog: A Survival Guide

    It was just over a year ago that Jet began experiencing fecal incontinence. The first time it happened was when he had an intestinal bug. At the time, we put his incontinence down to the bug and didn’t think much of it…until he recovered from the bug and it began happening with increased frequency. Today, […]

  • When Does My Dog Need a Coat?

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    When Does My Dog Need a Coat?

    When does my dog need a coat? It’s a question I’ve not heard enough this winter because too few people understand that it’s not just small dogs that benefit from winter clothing. First, let me preface by saying that I don’t believe that dogs should be worn as accessories. I also don’t believe that dogs […]

  • Angry Dog Behavior

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    Reading Dog Body Language: Anger and Aggressive Body Language Cues

    In my last post, I covered the importance of understanding canine body language. I also profiled a few stress-related behavioral profiles. Today, I will be continuing this series on reading dog body language with a look at anger and aggression-related cues. Anger and Aggressive Body Language Cues Anger or aggression related body language cues are […]