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Remedies for Dog Flatulence

by Ashlee Simmons | Jul 15, 2009

Prevention is the best remedy for dog flatulence. All dogs experience gas at some point and it's a fairly normal condition. When your dog is constantly breaking wind (which is annoying as well as embarrassing), take the time to look at the most common underlying causes of dog gas. read more

Tick Diseases in Dogs

by John L | Jul 15, 2009

Dogs are susceptible to diseases carried by ticks. Such ailments are hard to diagnose for the average pet owner, making it a priority to get the canine to a veterinarian once it begins to display symptoms of these tick-borne diseases. It is often difficult at best to find where a tick may have bitten a dog and passed on a disease and in many cases the disease will not manifest its symptoms for some time after the initial bite. read more

About Puppy Seizures

by Glyn Sheridan | Jul 15, 2009

A seizure is a neurological episode in a puppy's brain that results in uncontrollable behavior. Because no two seizures are identical, the dog may exhibit different symptoms from one seizure to another. Some seizures are mild, causing only slight activity in one area of the puppy's body while other seizures may be stronger and involve more of his body. read more

How to Get Rid of Fleas Off a New Born Puppy

by Alicia Bodine | Jul 15, 2009

Fleas and dogs seem to go hand in hand. At some point in your dog's life, it is bound to become infested with fleas. When this happens, you can get some medication from your vet that will kill the fleas and keep the fleas away. Unfortunately, this method is not allowed on newborn puppies and can be quite dangerous for them. If your newborn puppy has fleas, create a safe homemade flea remedy. read more

How To Make Homemade Puppy Dog Food

by Willow Sidhe | Jul 15, 2009

It's possible to make healthy homemade puppy dog food.You will need to supplement your homemade dog food with bone meal and dog vitamins so your puppy receives calcium and phosphorus, which are essential to its growth and development. This recipe yields about 6 cups of food, which should be introduced slowly into the diet rather than used as an immediate meal replacement. The food is suitable for both puppies and adult dogs. read more

Symptoms of Scabies in Puppies

by Maria Scinto | Jul 15, 2009

Scabies, also known as sarcoptic mange, is a skin disease that can affect dogs. It is caused by mites that live just below the surface of the dog's skin. It is fairly common in puppies between the ages of 3 months and 1 year, but is also found in older dogs as well. If your dog exhibits any of the following symptoms, you should visit your vet for a diagnosis and for the appropriate treatment, which may be in the form of either topical or internal medications. read more

How to Fold a Dog Bandanna

by Karen Yvonne Ellis | Jul 15, 2009

Some dogs just seem to like getting dressed up, while others are happy with just a colorful bandanna around their necks. You can find bandannas almost anywhere, and they come in solids, prints--even tie-dye. But what is the proper way to fold a dog bandanna? You'll be surprised to hear that there are actually two different folds for a dog bandanna. read more

What Causes Constipation in Puppies?

by Tami Fisher | Jul 15, 2009

Although constipation isn't altogether common in dogs, it does happen, and it is important to recognize the signs if your puppy becomes constipated. If a puppy is unable to have normal bowel movements, you need to take steps to help the puppy. The things to look for are straining to go to the bathroom but not really having success, or having small, hard and dry bowel movements at very irregular periods. read more

Feeding Newborn Puppies

by Tami Fisher | Jul 15, 2009

When you have a litter of puppies to care for, sometimes the hardest part is making sure they're getting fed. Depending on the puppy, you may have to try several different ways before you're successful at getting him to eat. Milk from the puppy's mother is the best thing to feed him, but if that's not an option, you can make your own formula or purchase puppy formula at a pet store. read more

Foods Harmful to Dogs

by D.B. Ryan | Jul 15, 2009

Dogs love to eat, and they're usually happy to tear into anything offered them, especially if it smells and tastes good. Unfortunately, human and canine digestion and physiology are not alike, and some foods we can process without any problem are potentially very dangerous to dogs. Even cat food, which is too fatty and has excess protein, is not recommended. read more

Easy Dog Treat Recipes

by Willow Sidhe | Jul 15, 2009

Making your own homemade dog treats is a fun and easy project that can save you quite a bit of money on commercial bones and biscuits. These easy dog treat recipes require little time and preparation and result in dog-approved snacks that your pet won't be able to resist. They're made of simple ingredients that are even safe for human consumption, although they probably won't appeal to human tastes. read more

How to Make a Flea Trap

by Alicia Bodine | Jul 15, 2009

Fleas are annoying, small creatures that commonly infest our cats and dogs. They can easily multiply and take over our homes. They not only bite our animals, but they bite us. They leave little red bumps that itch like crazy. Once you see some fleas in your home, you must take action to get rid of them. One thing you can do right away is make your own flea trap. You will most likely already have the items in your home, so you can construct one right away. read more

How Much Do Puppy Bichons Eat?

by Ashlee Simmons | Jul 15, 2009

Bichon Frise dogs are small and fluffy, often termed "clowny" due to their jovial nature. The breed developed in the Mediterranean from the Water Spaniel. Proper care of your Bichon puppy establishes a lifetime of good health and many years with your friend. read more

How to Sew Dog Bandannas

by D.B. Ryan | Jul 15, 2009

Bandannas are cloth scarves worn by people to protect the nose and mouth from dust and flying particles. They are seen in historic photographs of coal miners, cow wranglers and farmers. Made from cloth squares folded into triangles, bandannas were typically bright red with black and white line designs. Traditional patterns included machined dye prints and block-printed paisley, but geometric designs were also used. Dog bandannas became popular in the 1960s. The scarves are tied around the animals' necks simply for decoration. read more

How to Remove Skunk Odor From a Dog

by John L | Jul 15, 2009

An encounter with a skunk rarely has a happy ending for a dog. The stench the canine comes away with gets even worse, if this is possible, when the dog gets wet. There are products on the market such as Skunk Off and Skunk Kleen that are designed to get rid of horrible skunk odor, but there is also a simple home recipe that can accomplish this task. read more

How to Treat Dog Mites

by Lisa Parris | Jul 15, 2009

Mites are insects that live on your dog. Microscopic members of the arachnid family, mites burrow under your dog's skin and lay their eggs. In small quantities, your dog won't even notice they are there. However, when the population begins to grow, the result can be inflamed, reddened patches of skin and incessant scratching. In the case of ear mites, a noticeable odor may come from the dog's ears, while the ear canals appear red and irritated. read more

What is the Parvo Dog Disease?

by Lisa Parris | Jul 15, 2009

Parvo is the abbreviated term for Canine Parvovirus. The disease caused by this virus is much more common in puppies than in adult dogs because it thrives on the developing cells of the growing pup. The virus tends to congregate in the dog's intestinal tract, leading to digestive upset and inhibiting the production of infection fighting white blood cells. It is the most widespread lethal viral infection among domestic dogs. It can even lead to heart failure. It is worth noting, the parvovirus is completely avoidable with the application of a simple vaccine. read more

Birthday Cake Recipe for a Puppy

by Willow Sidhe | Jul 15, 2009

When we think of birthday cakes, we typically envision sweet and fluffy baked goods enjoyed with lots of sugary icing. However, if you want to make a birthday cake for your puppy, you'll need to think outside the box. This birthday cake recipe yields one layer cake made with ground turkey and a host of other dog-approved ingredients. It can easily be doubled to make a double-layered cake if you're expecting guests. read more

Symptoms of Dog Skin Allergies

by Chelsea Ehrke | Jul 15, 2009

Dog skin allergies cause various symptoms, including loss of hair, itchy skin, ear infection, poor coat texture and hot spots on the skin. Owners often feel helpless when they see their pets in pain, but it is much easier to address the issue if the owner can determine whether or not the pain is related to allergies. read more

Side Effects of Clavamox in a Puppy

by Tami Fisher | Jul 15, 2009

Clavamox is an oral antibiotic that is made up of amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid, and is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It can be taken in pill or liquid form, but it must be prescribed by a veterinarian. As with most antibiotics, there are some side effects that may occur. read more

Puppy Teeth Facts

by A. B. Kelsey | Jul 15, 2009

Dogs have two sets of teeth in their lives: puppy teeth and adult teeth. Adult dogs generally have 42 teeth, although some breeds have more and the spaniel breeds have less. Most dogs lose their puppy teeth and possess their full set of adult teeth by the time they are eight months old. read more

How to Leash Train a Puppy

by Kathy R | Jul 15, 2009

Next to potty training, leash training is one of the most important things to do for your puppy during those crucial first weeks after you get him. It's easiest to teach your pup to behave well and not to pull if you reinforce this idea from the onset. read more

How to Teach Your Dog to Fetch

by Eric Letendre | Feb 5, 2008

How to Teach Your Dog to Fetch. Teaching your dog to fetch is a wonderful activity. A dog that retrieves tends to get more exercise than a dog that doesn't. With a retriever, it's easy for you to just ... read more

How to Build a Dog House

by eHow Pets Editor | Feb 5, 2008

How to Build a Dog House. Dogs truly are man's best friend. One way to show your four-legged companions how much you love them is by building them a great dog house of their very own. Make sure that ... read more

How to Housetrain A Puppy

by Eric Letendre | Feb 5, 2008

How to Housetrain A Puppy. Housetraining a puppy can be done if you follow a simple plan. In this article you'll discover the steps you need to know to housetrain your puppy in as little as 14 days. ... read more

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