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Your Dog's Allergies: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment Options

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According to WebMD, 55 percent of Americans suffer from at least one type of allergy – whether it is tree pollen, mold, or their pet. While you’re dealing with the sniffles, itching, and all the other irritating symptoms associated with allergies, you may not realize your dog is suffering right along with you. Dogs can suffer from several types of allergies, and if you don’t understand the signs and symptoms, chances are you won’t even know your dog has a problem. Read More»

Mealtime Manners: Curb Your Dog's Enthusiasm For Hasty Gobbling

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Does your dog attack his food so ravenously that guests might suspect that the poor thing is not fed every day? Dogs who devour their entire meal in the blink of an eye are not uncommon. While your kids might giggle at their furry friend’s impression of a vacuum cleaner, eating too fast is not a laughing matter. Scoffing down food at warp speed can result in some problems. Luckily, by understanding the causes of speed eating in dogs, you can take steps to correct this voracious behavior. Read More»

Dealing With A Road Traffic Accident And A Dog: Four Do's And Four Don'ts

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Hitting a dog with your car is a traumatic experience, but the steps you take immediately after the collision could become the difference between life and death for the animal. Emergency first aid for dogs is not a skill that many people have, but some basic steps can improve the animal’s chances while you wait for a vet to arrive. If you ever need to help an injured dog, make sure you observe the following emergency first aid do’s and don’ts. Read More»

5 Things Chinchilla Owners Need to Know about Fur Rings

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Chinchillas, like other types of rodents, groom themselves meticulously. They keep their own fur clean and don’t usually need assistance from their owners. However, male chinchillas can sometimes develop fur rings, which are painful rings of excess hair around their genitals, and they can’t solve this grooming problem by themselves. Here are five things chinchilla owners need to know about fur rings. What causes fur rings? Your pet can develop a ring of fur around his genitals for a few different reasons. Read More»