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Who's the Boss? You Or Your Dog?

100 years ago, most dogs were not even allowed in the house. They were kept as outside animals and probably slept under the porch or in the barn.In today's society, most dogs are kept as pets and are often treated almost as if they are humans.

Boxer Dogs As Hunting Dogs

A lot of people know boxer dogs to be one of the most versatile breeds around, having the capability of adapting to any role, such as that of a guard dog, a police dog, a seeing-eye dog for the blind, a family pet or a working dog. What few know is that the boxer dog actually originates from a breed

How to Protect a Dog from Eye Injury

Dogs can have many problems with their eyes. Cornea damage is the most common eye problem that results from injury. If your dog has damaged his cornea, his eye turns red and you may see him pawing at his eye or rubbing his eye against the floor, furniture or people. If your dog has cornea damage, ta

Deciding to Train Your Own Dog

For convenience, we will refer to your dog as "he" rather than "he or she".If you own a dog it is your responsibility to ensure that he is trained. Many owners lack the basic training skills or confidence to do it themselves and so have the training undertaken by someone who is a

How to Recognize and Treat Pyothorax in Dogs

When a dog has pyothrorax he is experiencing an infection of the chest cavity. The infection may occur because of a virus or fungal infection. This is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate action to prevent fatality.

The Decision To Have A Dog, Part One

When you consider to have a dog, it is important not to decide impulsive. Take some time to think it over. Is your lifestyle right for having a dog?

Cancer Options for Dogs

Your veterinarian has given you the bad news: your dog has cancer. But nowadays cancer is less of a death sentence and more of a disease that needs to be treated. According to Dr. Phillip Bergman DVM, the head of the Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Center, 50 percent of cancers are curable. More than ever

How to Build Stairs for a Dog

Certain breeds of dogs and dogs of advanced age sometimes need help getting up and down from heights like a bed or a sofa. Breeds such as dachshunds and basset hounds, for example, often suffer from chronic back and hip weaknesses and for them, a sturdy dog stair case with a non-slip surface can hel

What Are Some Good Toys For My Labrador Retriever?

One of our favorite activities is playtime! Labrador Retrievers are very playful and energetic by nature, since we love any activity involving toys. The best toys for us are toys that are interesting, while providing a stimulating interactive experience.

Tips to Lower Veterinary Costs For Your Dog

In tight economic times, veterinary costs come under a lot of pressure when planning the family budget.Did you know that there are fairly easy strategies to lower those expenses and keep Fido's health care in line without sacrificing quality?Check out these tips on lowering veterinary costs.

How to Obedience Train Your Puppy

So, you got the perfect puppy for yourself, but what is the fun if it doesn't listen to you? It is very important to start obedience training while your dog is still a puppy. There are several methods of training your puppy, but you should not trust all these methods.

How to Train a Dog in Home

Puppy obedience training is a necessary part of pet ownership. It's very difficult to co-exist with an animal that hasn't been house-trained. For best results, you should obedience train your puppy as soon as you bring her home.Here are some tips:

Dog Breed Descriptions

Purebred dog breed standards are more than just a description of good looks. A dog who conforms to the breed standard is structurally and temperamentally healthy and capable of performing the function he was originally bred for.

How Big Can an English Bulldog Get?

English bulldogs were developed in 13th-century England to participate in the sport of bull-baiting. The bulldog would bite a bull's nose and hang on as the bull tossed the dog about. The ancestors are thought to have been mastiffs, which can get to be 3 feet tall. But over the centuries, the Englis

How to Treat Incontinence in an Older Dog

A dog controls his urine through the use of the sphincter muscles at the base of his bladder. Incontinence results when the dog no longer can control those muscles. In older dogs, this usually is due to physical, not behavioral, problems. The two most common causes of incontinence in older dogs---la

Safety of Galvanized Watering Buckets for Dogs

Farmers routinely use galvanized buckets and watering troughs for horses and livestock, so the use of these containers for dogs is considered safe. Ensure that the metal remains intact and does not get damaged, however, as this impairs the zinc coating and may release harmful toxins.

Dog Health Food Could Cure Your Dog's Dermatitis and Arthritis

Dog health food may sound a like a strange idea, but today there are so many dogs suffering from allergies and reactions to their food that you owe it to your best friend to look into this. Many vets are recognising that dogs are starting to develop health problems that are solely due to additives i