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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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Look Out For These 5 Common Canine Health Issues to Keep Your Dog Happy

No matter how much we love our canine friends, sometimes they suffer from health problems which affect most dogs in their lifetime. Even with first-class care and preventative measures, they can fall ill just like we do. Dogs are particularly susceptible to a few common health issues which, thank...
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Improving your Aging Dog's Quality of Life with These Product Ideas

Our furry friends are important family members, and we want them to live their best life. As our dogs age, their needs change.  Much like people, their joints become stiffer and less flexible; for many, arthritis sets in. They can also suffer from cognitive degeneration as they get older, just a...
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Why You Should Add Multivitamins to Your Dog's Diet.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, roughly one-third of dogs used supplements in 2017. Just like humans, dogs require a balanced diet of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Some dogs will need a boost in nutrients if they are not getting enough from their...
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How Creatine Can Help Your Dog

If you're a fitness junkie, you probably already know about the use of creatine monohydrate as a human supplement. This popular workout booster can increase your athletic performance and shorten your recovery time, making it an ideal choice for weightlifters, sprinters, and CrossFitters. Its stat...
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