Understanding the Link between Dog Health and Behavior

Understanding the Link between Dog Health and Behavior

A recent article on the I Love Dogs site highlighted an important fact; if a dog’s behavior has changed, it could be because they are in pain. Have you noticed your dog has been snapping when they haven’t before, or they are spending more time away from you than you consider normal? … [more]

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Breed Spotlight: The Dalmatian

Most commonly known for their distinctive black or brown spots, the Dalmatian is a medium sized breed built for efficiency and endurance. Sources from AnimalPlanet.com cite the Dalmatian dog as very energetic and playful; a dog that is willing to run for miles. Due to this, it’s important for these dogs to get regular daily exercise.… [more]

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Breed Spotlight A Look at the German Shepherd DogBreed Spotlight: A Look at the German Shepherd Dog

According to American Kennel Club (AKC) spokesperson Lisa Peterson, owning big dogs has been on the rise during the past five years. To illustrate her point, the AKC recently released their list of the 10 most popular dog breeds for 2013, 7 of which were large breeds. For the 23rd[more]

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Dog Bite Liability How to Rehabilitate a Fearful DogDog Bite Liability: How to Rehabilitate a Fearful Dog

For whatever reason, you may have acquired a dog who has issues with shyness and fear. Maybe it’s a dog you adopted and you do not know the history of, or perhaps it is a dog that was not socialized well as a puppy, or suffered abuse and neglect from their … [more]

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How to Prevent Bloat in DogsHow to Prevent Bloat in Dogs

Too few pet owners are aware of one of the most dangerous healthcare issues to face dogs, especially large, deep-chested breeds. The medical name for the disease is gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV, but most people know it by its much more commonly used name; bloat. In this condition the stomach twists, either … [more]

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A Look at the Growing Trend of Dog Friendly Home DesignA Look at the Growing Trend of Dog Friendly Home Design

With pet ownership at an all-time high, more and more people are thinking about how they can create a pet-friendly home environment. To many, this may simply mean using hardwood floors to prevent dirty carpets, using stain-resistant fabrics, and bathing their pet often to prevent dirt transfer within the … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability: Dogs and Car SafetyDog Bite Liability: Dogs and Car Safety

Going for a car ride is typically an enjoyable activity for most dogs. Many people don’t think much of their pup jumping into the passenger seat and hanging their head out the window with the wind rushing in their face. The majority of the time, a simple car ride with your dog will … [more]

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Choosing the Best Dog LeashChoosing the Best Dog Leash

Have you ever thought about the type of leash you use for your dog? Naturally, you probably understand that larger dogs require a larger and stronger leash than smaller dogs, however there are other factors to take into consideration besides just size when it comes to choosing a leash. Some questions to ask yourself before … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Insurance The Debate over Emotional Support Dogs

A great deal of research has been done to suggest that emotional support animals, or ESAs, can be beneficial. James Serpell is the director of the Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. He says some research indicates that animal interventions can help encourage social interactions and reduce behavioral outburst in some children with … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability: Pet Adoption vs. Buying- Part 2Dog Bite Liability: Pet Adoption vs. Buying- Part 2

It part 1 of this post, we discussed some reasons that people choose adoption when it comes to finding a dog, rather that purchasing a puppy. There are also many reasons that people choose to buy rather than adopt, which we will discuss below.

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