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Food-Obsessed Dog Breeds and How to Deal With Them

Some people believe modern dogs descend from wolves and that their drive for food is a component of their genetic makeup. A strong interest in treats certainly encourages pups in the training process, but when does a dog’s desire for food become excessive? If your dog is growing and needs some he...
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Why Is My Dog Gaining Weight? Top 10 Reasons

If you’ve noticed Fido packing on the pounds lately, perhaps you’ve asked yourself, “Why is my dog gaining weight?” Unfortunately, over half of all dogs in America are overweight, and a whopping 30% are obese. Weight gain in dogs has both medical and non-medical causes, which is why it’s essentia...
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Dangers and Symptoms of Too Much Protein for Dogs

How much protein is too much protein for dogs? Whether your furry best friend is a puppy, a full-fledged adult, or graying around the muzzle, protein intake is an important consideration when it comes to dog diet. It is a well-known nutritional guideline that performance dogs and senior dogs requ...
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How To Build Muscle in Dogs: Do Supplements Help?

Different dogs have different nutritional needs, especially as they grow older or recover from an injury. While an average dog or puppy gets everything it needs from a healthy diet, other dogs may need to build muscle to help them lose weight and stay active. If your furry friend needs to put som...
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How To Reduce Anxiety in Dogs: Best Practices

Do sudden noises or unexpected visitors have your furry friend tucking her tail and scurrying for cover? Ifholding your pet while she shakes in your arms is a common occurrence, your animal may be suffering from anxiety. Like humans, dogs’ anxiety can range from the occasional jitters to a full-b...
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Preventing Injury To Your Dog With Resistance Training: Everything You Need to Know

Maybe you've heard that strength-building exercises can help you prevent injuries. Well, the same applies to dogs. Injuries are devastating as they hinder your dog's activity levels, leading to other health problems like obesity. They can also be tough on you as the owner, with some dog injury t...
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A Quick Guide to Strength Training For Dogs

We've all heard that having a sound cardiovascular system, strong muscles, a strong core, and balance are good for physical and mental health. Well, the same is true for dogs. All dog breeds need a certain level of physical fitness to stay healthy. Most dog owners only offer daily walks or runs, ...
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5 Common Health Problems For Senior Dogs

While all dogs are definitely individuals and every breed is different, any dog over about seven years of age can be considered a senior dog. Just like their human counterparts, senior dogs have some typical health challenges and there are many products available to help them live a healthy life ...
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High Calorie Foods For Your Dog: Diets To Help Them Gain Weight

As a pet owner, it is of the utmost importance to make sure your pet is loved, protected, and well-nourished. Much like humans, your dog's weight can fluctuate for a variety of reasons inside and outside your control: diet, medicines, medical problems, and underlying illnesses just to name a few...
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How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need Each Day?

It's the million-dollar question for many dog owners. How much exercise does this dog need? The answer can vary from a little bit to so much.  Besides breed, differences in age, health, individual temperament, and breeding/genetics also factor into a dog's exercise needs. There are several keys...
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5 Effective Ways You Can Help Your Dog With Anxiety

Dogs can be loyal companions, which probably is why they are one of the most popular choices of pets. In 2017, around 89.7 million dogs had human families. Humans and dogs enjoy being around each other. However, dogs can be prone to anxiety.  It is important to watch out for signs that they are...
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How To Determine a Healthy Weight for Your Dog

It's true that a dog is your best friend, but that means they are also relying on you for the essential care they need to keep them happy, healthy, and strong. Showering love and affection is a great way to repay your dog's loyalty, but it can go too far if you aren't careful. Spoiling your dog ...
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