• Ask a Dog Trainer - How Do I Choose A Stimulating Toy For My Dog?

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    A lot of dog trainers and vets recommend people use activity toys and with good reason. They are great for boredom, mild separation anxiety, slowing down fast eaters, increasing problem solving skills and even tiring your dog out (thinking is hard work!).
    However, activity toys can be pretty expensive and if you don't know anything about them, you might spend a ton of money on toys that never work for your dog. So, before rushing out and buying a bunch of toys, here is a quick guide, along with a review of the most three most popular types of activity toys, which will...
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  • From The Vet: 7 Signs Of Arthritis All Dogs Owners Should Be Aware Of

    From The Vet: 7 Signs Of Arthritis All Dogs Owners Should Be Aware Of

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) is a very common diagnosis for pets and people. It is known to cause pain and stiffness. It develops from normal wear and tear or can occur as a result of injury in the past. It is diagnosed by a veterinarian from physical exam findings and radiographic evidence.
    Here are 7 signs that you might not have noticed in your dog that could herald arthritis. It is very important to know that arthritis pain can be managed. Just because it is common, does not mean that is just "normal aging". If you think that your dog is experiencing one or...
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  • From The Vet: 7 Signs Of Arthritis In Dogs All Owners Should Be Aware Of

    From The Vet: 7 Signs Of Arthritis In Dogs All Owners Should Be Aware Of

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) is a very common diagnosis for pets and people. It is known to cause pain and stiffness. It develops from normal wear and tear or can occur as a result of injury in the past. It is diagnosed by a veterinarian from physical exam findings and radiographic evidence.
    Here are 7 signs that you might not have noticed in your dog that could herald arthritis. It is very important to know that arthritis pain can be managed. Just because it is common, does not mean that is just "normal aging". If you think that your dog is experiencing one or...
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  • Happy Tail: An older dog gets a new start

    Happy Tail: An older dog gets a new start

    2 years ago - By Pet Finder

    It's the dogs' dinnertime at Amy and Shaun Jones's in Seattle. Seven-year-old Fudgems, whom the couple has had since she was a puppy, wants her food now, so she barks at 10-year-old Samson, encouraging him to bark, while she warbles encouragement.
    Samson (top) and Fudgems nap together.
    He's a vocal dog, and barks when he's excited, which is often. "He's excited that we're home, excited that he's going somewhere, excited that we got somewhere, excited that he's getting treats, excited that there's another dog around...you name it and he's generally pretty enthused about it," Amy says...
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  • 10 Dog Breeds That Are Going Out of Style (Which Is A Shame!)

    10 Dog Breeds That Are Going Out of Style (Which Is A Shame!)

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

    The popularity of various dog breeds often changes as quickly as fashion, which is unfortunate because they are beloved, living beings - not lawn ornaments. While no one dog breed is recommended for every person or family, many breeds are popular because they are so easy to train and live with. These breeds have decreased in the popularity rankings, either steadily or drastically, and they certainly deserve a change to be considered when someone is looking for a dog! All of these ratings were taken from American Kennel Club's statistics .
    1 - Yorkshire Terrier
    The Yorkshire Terrier was...
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  • Dog Grooming 101: What Are All Those Tools For?

    Dog Grooming 101: What Are All Those Tools For?

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    So you're thinking about saving some money by grooming your dog yourself. Or maybe you just want to be able to touch your pup up between professional grooms. But then you see all the tools - just what exactly are all those tools for? Do I use clippers or scissors? Diane Betelak, International Grooming Consultant at Andis has supplied us with this great guide to help you sort through the grooming tools and figure out which ones you need to use.
    1 - Scissors
    Straights, which can be used for pretty much anything (examples of these are the Andis 7" Premium Pet Shear, the...
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  • Arlo Pet Monitoring System - Peace Of Mind While You're Away

    Arlo Pet Monitoring System - Peace Of Mind While You're Away

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    I don't know about you, but I fret every time I leave my dogs at home alone. Are they getting into anything? Did I leave something out that could be dangerous? It can stress me out to the point where I don't enjoying being gone.
    Or maybe you travel a lot and would like to be able to see what your fur-kids are during while you are away.
    What about making sure the pet sitter, dog walker or dog trainer who comes to your house is doing their job and treating your fur babies right?
    Training your dog and need to be able to see what he is doing while you are out of sight (for...
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  • Environmental, Animal Protection Groups Join Fight to Halt Florida's Black Bear Hunt

    Environmental, Animal Protection Groups Join Fight to Halt Florida's Black Bear Hunt

    2 years ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Emergency Hearing to Stop Hunt Scheduled for Oct. 1
    For immediate release:
    Contact:
    Patricia Jones, Paws PR: 718-651-7187 patricia pawspr.comJaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, jlopez biologicaldiversity.org
    TALLAHASSEE , Fla. — Local, state and national animal-protection and environmental organizations filed a "friend of the court" brief today in support of a lawsuit to stop the impending trophy hunt of Florida black bears, an iconic and rare Florida species with a long history of threats to its survival.
    Despite overwhelming public opposition to the hunt, the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
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  • Ask a Dog Trainer - Which Activity Toy is Best For My Dog?

    Ask a Dog Trainer - Which Activity Toy is Best For My Dog?

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    A lot of dog trainers and vets recommend people use activity toys and with good reason. They are great for boredom, mild separation anxiety, slowing down fast eaters, increasing problem solving skills and even tiring your dog out (thinking is hard work!).
    However, activity toys can be pretty expensive and if you don't know anything about them, you might spend a ton of money on toys that never work for your dog. So, before rushing out and buying a bunch of toys, here is a quick guide, along with a review of the most three most popular types of activity toys, which will...
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  • Are Dogs Really More Tolerant And Less Aggressive Than Wolves?

    Are Dogs Really More Tolerant And Less Aggressive Than Wolves?

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    It has been postulated that dogs were able to become domesticated instead of wolves because they showed more tolerance and less aggression than their lupine relatives. The theory is based on the idea that a dog's tolerance is why he would allow handling and submit more readily to a human pack leader.
    To test tolerance versus aggression, a study was designed comparing pairs of wolves with pairs of dogs. These pairs were given a food competition to see whether the more dominant member was indeed given more ready access to the food source. This situation is a good test of...
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  • 12 Tips For Avoiding Dog Fights

    12 Tips For Avoiding Dog Fights

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

    If you have ever witnessed a dog fight, you know they are scary. Even if no dogs are hurt, it sounds like they are killing each other - and sometimes they do. While many people have been told what to do if there is a dog fight, it's best to know how to avoid a dog fight altogether. The following tips can help you stop dog fights before they happen.
    1 - Know Your Dog
    The first and most important thing is to know your own dog. Does he have a history of not getting along with dogs? If so, don't take him to the dog park thinking he will "get over it" or make him greet every dog he sees on...
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  • Ask A Vet: 7 Signs Of Arthritis In Dogs

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) is a very common diagnosis for pets and people. It is known to cause pain and stiffness. It develops from normal wear and tear or can occur as a result of injury in the past. It is diagnosed by a veterinarian from physical exam findings and radiographic evidence.
    Here are 7 signs that you might not have noticed in your dog that could herald arthritis. It is very important to know that arthritis pain can be managed. Just because it is common, does not mean that is just "normal aging". If you think that your dog is experiencing one or...
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