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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. It is very common in dogs and is treatable, though if left untreated, it can develop into advanced periodontal disease, which can lead to teeth loss. Gingivitis is caused by
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If you have pets you know too well what it is like to live with gobs of hair, wonderfully scented sofas and the ever so popular urine on the carpets. Being animal lovers we get used to this and frankly don’t even notice most of the time that our home smells like a kennel! Well
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(Picture Credit: Karen Moskowitz/Getty Images) If you feel like you might be the only one who spoils their lovely pup, don’t worry because you certainly aren’t. Virtually everyone who’s a pet parent spoils their dog one way or another. And I’m sure when we hear the word “spoiled,” there’s some negativity attached to it. But
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I find and remove a tick from my dog? Answer: How to find ticks During tick season — which is spring and summer in some places, but can be year-round in milder climates — give your dog a tick check after every walk outside in brush or woods.
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(Picture Credit: Gonalo Barriga/Getty Images) If you go to the dog park you’ll see a wide variety of human and dog interactions and parenting styles. Some people are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. Which type of pet parent
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Having a companion animal is a lifetime commitment–and sometimes that commitment involves spots and odors from urine, feces, or vomit. Naturally, you will want to remove all traces of spots and odors. Not only for a clean, fresh-smeilling home, it will also help to discourage repeat offenses. Trouble with house-trained dogs?Even housetrained dogs can sometimes
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(Picture Credit: Sawitree Pamee / EyeEm/Getty Images) No matter how visually stunning movies and television have become, there’s still nothing like a good book. When it comes to the genre of fantasy, we can explore infinite worlds of possibilities solely dependent on the limits of our own imagination. But a true bonus in the world
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) There are lots of special products on the market, but this simple home remedy, developed by chemists, should do the trick. It works by chemically neutralizing the compounds in skunk spray that smell so bad. Combine all the ingredients in an open bowl or bucket and start rubbing the mixture into
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s hard not to break down in tears when you watch a video of a dog reuniting with their beloved human after going without seeing them for months, or even years, on end. Maybe you watched some of the viral videos of soldiers returning home to pups who greet them with
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(Picture Credit: Peerakit JIrachetthakun/Getty Images) Anyone who has watched a flash flood wash away a house in minutes knows the destructive power of these natural disasters. Flooding can be a very frightening time for people and their dogs, but there are thankfully many ways to prepare for this weather event. The best thing owners can
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Dogs do plenty of cute things, but there are few behaviors more adorable than the head tilt. I make plenty of strange noises around my pups just to see if they’ll tilt their heads to the side in a quizzical look of confusion. Most dog owners can tell you that the head
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming is an important part of being a dog parent. Grooming doesn’t just make your pup look good, it’s an essential part of keeping them healthy. Overgrown nails, impacted anal glands, and bad teeth can cause pain, discomfort and in some cases, death. Brushing your dog’s teeth prevents all kinds of
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer—St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog owners should keep in mind before heading out to their St. Paddy’s Day festivities—and we aren’t just talking about
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Summer and swimming go together like dog tongues and peanut butter–without xylitol, of course. However, if there’s a puppy at the pool party, water safety needs to be a top priority. According to a study of drowning incidents in small animals, swimming pools are the most common man-made location for pet
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Dachshunds, colloquially known as Wiener Dogs, never seem to slow down just because of their short stature. Even though Dachshund puppies are small and adorable–as you can see in the pictures above–they enough heart and spirit to match any of the big dogs. Intensely loyal, hyper vigilant, and spunky, these vertically challenged pups are the
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If there is anything that can prove there’s at least an ounce of purity and good in this world, it’s a Golden Retriever puppy. Maybe you’ve checked out the Golden Retriever puppies in the pictures above and are already feeling the warm fuzzies in your heart. Golden Retrievers are somehow both majestic and completely silly; 
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Rottweiler puppies sure are cute, as you already know if you’ve seen the pictures above. Unfortunately, Rottweilers, like Pitbulls, have an unfair reputation that precedes them. Like any breed, Rottweilers can be aggressive and territorial if not properly trained or socialized. Luckily for you, aggression is not a trait this breed is known to have–they are
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