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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Skunked

It's something every pet parent dreads. Their dog getting skunked. The pungent musk can stick on your dog for weeks, months and even up to a year, if it's not dealt with quickly. And contrary to urban legend, tomato juice is not the remedy for removing skunk smell. It actually doesn’t work. The acidity in the juice may help neutralize the odor temporarily, but you won't last and you will end up dying your dog...
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Dog Kisses May Improve Your Health

A team of researchers at the University of Arizona is setting out to determine whether dog saliva can be good for human health. Everyone who has a dog knows the positive effect they can have on your mood and well-being, but this new study will focus on  the boost dogs may have on the human immune system. The researchers involved in the study believe that microbes exchanged between dogs and people may have a positive...
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Newest Articles

Dogs can improve health for seniors says study

A new study by the University of Missouri reports that seniors’ health can greatly benefit if they have a dog. Benefits include a lower body mass index, fewer visits to the doctor, an increase in exercise, and more active social life. The team found that seniors also benefitted from the emotional bonds they form with their dogs. Seniors who have stronger bonds with their pets were found to be more likely to walk their dog...
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Mathew White Service Dog

Mathew White has been diagnosed with bipolar type 2, agoraphobia, PTSD, Seizure disorder, diabetes (thank God controled by diet), and general anxiety disorder. He has three daughters, Ayra 8 years old Brianna 5, and Callie 4. Mathew has been married for 9 years and together with his wife Felicia for 10 years. He was a EMT (Emergency Medical Tech) a martial arts, a very social person before the onset of his illnesses. He has been...
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Protecting your pets during the UK cold snap

The UK is entering its first cold snap of the year and one thing that Knutsford Vets in Cheshire have begun to think about is how owners can protect their pets from the cold. From making your dog wear a jacket to bathing them inside, here are just some of the pointers that we’ve been giving owners. Healthy fur will help keep a dog warm – combing and brushing a dogs fur regularly will ensure...
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Having a dog reduces anxiety in kids, CDC study reveals

Dogs may protect children from childhood anxiety, according to new research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study by researchers from Bassett Medical Center in New York wanted to see if dogs helped children maintain healthy weights and benefited their mental health. The study looked at 643 children aged 4 to 10 years, with an average age of 6.7 years. 73% had a pet, and 58% of the children had a...
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How to massage your dog (VIDEO)

Everyone knows how therapeutic massage is for your body. It helps blood circulate and relieve muscle tension, stiffness and soreness. But not everyone knows how good it is for dogs too! Massage can help relax a nervous dog and it can help relieve joint stiffness and muscle pain in active dogs, aging dogs and dogs with mild arthritis and illness. They first thing to do if you plan on massaging your dog, is to familiarize...
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Researchers testing drug that may be “fountain of youth” for dogs (VIDEO)

This is fascinating! Dozens of dogs are participating in a study involving a drug that may just be “the fountain of youth for dogs”.  Researchers at the University of Washington have been studying a drug called Rapamycin. They’ve studied the impact of the drug on worms, yeast, fruit flies, and mice and noted that it has extended the lifespan in several organisms with few side effects and have advanced the study to dogs. 32 older dogs are...
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Seasonal Canine Illness: Facts and Advice from a Vet

Starting from late-August seasonal canine illness (SCI) affects dogs unexpectedly with no clear or known causes. The illness is potentially fatal and this article is aimed at helping you spot the signs before it's too late and offers advice on what to do if you think your dog might have SCI.  What is seasonal canine illness? Seasonal canine illness is a condition that affects dogs during the autumn with its incidence increasing more recently. Although...
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HElp to save Gracie life

This is a letter written by my mom about her fur baby Gracie Sue she has heart worm and needs treatment right away but we all are unable to afford it it is sad because we know with out it Grtacie is going to die.... Gracie is a WONDERFUL sweet Razor Pit Bull so full of personality and love I am hoping we can get some help from you all or maybe lead us in...
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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Skunked

It's something every pet parent dreads. Their dog getting skunked. The pungent musk can stick on your dog for weeks, months and even up to a year, if it's not dealt with quickly. And contrary to urban legend, tomato juice is not the remedy for removing skunk smell. It actually doesn’t work. The acidity in the juice may help neutralize the odor temporarily, but you won't last and you will end up dying your dog...
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Dog owners warned as “mysterious and deadly” illness known as Alabama rot spreads in Britain

Bruno went for a walk with his owner in New Forest, a woodlands area in Britain and a week later a mysterious and deadly disease claimed his life.  Now his heartbroken owner is helping to spread awareness of the disease known as Alabama Rot that has plagued dogs in the country for the past few years.Referred to as Canine Seasonal Illness for the past several years, vets announced this past March that they believed the...
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