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How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth The Right Way

It has happened to all of us. We accept a huge hug from our lovable friend and they start to lick our faces. It is at that moment where we are more than likely too distracted to smell their breath.

After a few minutes of taking in their adorableness, it hits. The stench of their breath hits us like a wall. That is also the moment when I realize that their slob is all over me and now I smell like dog breath.

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How Long Can A Dog Go Without Pooping?

How long can a dog go without pooping you ask? Most dogs will defecate once or twice a day, usually after a meal or during regular exercise. Of course, puppies have more frequent eliminations as anyone in the middle of housetraining is aware.

You may notice that your dog is straining to poop, or frequently trying to poop but unable to. Perhaps your dog has been able to pass some stool, but it is hard or chalky. These are signs that your dog is constipated.

Five Important Tips On How To Help A Dehydrated Dog

Like humans, dogs will drink water when they need it to help them stay hydrated. Of course, this is only if clean water is available for them to drink and they're not suffering from any illnesses or feeling sick which may make them not want to drink. Generally, we don't think too much about how much water our dogs drink, as they will choose to drink when they feel thirsty.

What Is The Gestation Period For Dogs?

Having puppies playing around in the yard is something that most dog owners treasure a lot. If your dog is in its gestation period, waiting for the arrival of the newborn puppies could seem to be taking an eternity. The gestation period for dogs normally takes at least 58 days or an average of 65 days in most instances. Keep on reading to learn more about gestation period for dogs.

The Signs Of Allergic Reaction To Kibble Brands

What our dogs eat reflects their life in every way. While some foods may be top shelf, they can also cause allergic reaction and other allergy-related problems that will greatly hinder their health if they are not dealt with. Learning the signs of allergic reactions is the first step.

Kibble diets are extremely unhealthy for dogs. To them, they are a very unnatural, unhealthy source of food that can cause major health problems. If your dog is on a kibble diet and you notice even one of the following signs and symptoms listed below, she could be in danger of having an extreme allergic reaction.

What Is Diabetes? How To Choose The Best Diabetic Dog Food

Has your dog been recently diagnosed with diabetes? This can be upsetting news for any dog owner. We all want our fur-babies to be healthy and happy. I decided to do some research so I can bring you the best information possible.

Your dog may or may not need to have frequent insulin shots to regulate his blood sugar. There are many instances where your dog’s diabetes can be controlled or improved by a using diabetic dog food. Dogs that are overweight are more prone to diabetes.

Here is a summary of what canine diabetes is and how to feed your diabetic dog.

Can You Use Baby Wipes on Dogs?

Does your dog play outside often? My husky loves to run around outside daily and track dirt into my home. Some days I am just too busy to give her a bath and bathing her too often dries her skin out.

I had been using dog wipes to clean her feet when she’d come inside from her daily romp in the back yard. These dog wipes usually come in small packs and can be kind of expensive. Then I asked myself; can you use baby wipes on dogs?

Baby wipes come in much larger packages with a much cheaper price. I decided to research this question and pass it on to you.

How To Make Dogs Breath Smell Better?

You may share your life with some of these faithful and fun loving creatures who love bestowing kisses on you every now and then and you have no other choice but to give them a smooch back in return. So, it's important for you to keep their mouth healthy and halitosis-free. I understand it's hard work taking care of pets alongside your daily routine, so, let me tell you some simple ways - how to make dogs breath smell better.

For the tutorial given below you may need the following items: Toothbrush, Toothpaste (especially recommended for dogs), Beef marrow bones, Chlorophyll, Cloves, Cinnamon, Probiotics, Coconut oil, Neem oil, Dental wipes.

Rawhide For Dogs – Is It A Good Thing?

We all know that dogs love to chew chair legs, the remote control or your slippers. Rawhide for dogs would seem to be the answer. Those puppy teeth need to be eased out, for an older dog, the tartar is kept at bay and the mouth is helped to stay healthy.

Chewing is natural for a dog and often relieves anxiety. So it would seem to be a good idea to let them have something that is meant to be chewed. Most of us think of rawhide as associated with the great outdoors, the American cattle ranchers and cowboys but the modern term might have more to it than meets the eye.