How To Keep Fleas Away From Your Dog, Your Backyard, And Your House

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Aaack! Where did my dog get fleas?!I have a dog that finds it preferable to sleep with her body pressed up against my face during the night. Except for the periodic breathing impairment, I don't consider it much of a nuisance.In 2011, I awoke one morning to find my face had developed a number of red marks. I didn't think much of it and continued off to work. A few days passed and something odd happened. The marks on my face were increasing in numbers and I started to get concerned. On … [Read more...]

Free Dog Samples: Lots Of Free Dog Food & Treats Just For Asking!

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I've shared my best tips for getting free stuff before.One of my most popular is How To Get Free Pregnancy & Baby Stuff For New Parents.Now it's time to share my best freebies for dogs!What follows are all of the free dog samples that I know about at this time. I will continue to update this post as the offers expire.   … [Read more...]

Dog Motorcycle Riding: Do You Think This Is Safe?

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Jim and I were driving in the car on I-65 in Nashville the other day when we saw this:Yes, that's a dog riding on the back of a motorcycle!The worst part is the fact that we were going 55+ mph on a major highway that is filled with 4 lanes of fast-moving vehicles. … [Read more...]

Dog Snow Fun – Doggie Skiing With No Equipment Necessary!

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In case you were wondering if dogs like snow or not, these dogs prove that snow can provide hours of fun!My favorite parts from the video:They 'doggie paddle' to propel themselves down the hill. They snack along the way, munching on snow as they're sliding. They stay out of each other's way. They're fully aware when they're getting close to the trees. They stop to enjoy a good snowy backrub at times (similar to a doggie snow angel). They enjoy the downhill ride so much, that … [Read more...]

Dog Diarrhea Causes: Top Reasons A Dog Has Diarrhea

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When I was a boy, I came home from school to see a plate full of crumbs on a table and my dog, Daisy, sitting nearby, staring up at me as if to ask if I had any more.The plate, before Daisy ate its contents, was full of 24 gingerbread men my mother had made the night before.By deducing the look on her face and the crumbs around her face, diagnosing the reason for her diarrhea was pretty easy.It's not always so easy to find out what's causing diarrhea in dogs.If your dog is … [Read more...]

The #1 All-Time Best Name For A Dog… Ever!

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Whether you're trying to come up with a clever name for a female dog or a male dog, it's guaranteed - this dog name will work!It's incredibly unique... and cool.But the best part: it's such a conversation starter!You'll amaze your friends -- and your vet -- if you name your dog this...  The Best Dog Name I can't take credit for this myself, but I'm thrilled to help spread the word about the world's best dog name.Because once you hear it... and you really think about … [Read more...]

Dog Houses 101: How To Choose The Best Dog House… Or Build Your Own

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Early man realized that a partnership of sorts with dogs would be beneficial to both the human and canine species. Companionship, hunting, and even guard duties made dogs an important part of day-to-day living.The same is true today.To that end, your dog requires a proper shelter -- a simple, yet practical retreat that will protect him from the elements. If your dog primarily resides outdoors, then without a doubt, a dog house is a must.If yours is an indoor dog, then a dog house … [Read more...]

Coping With Dog Cancer: Treatment Options + Helpful Advice From Others Who’ve Been There

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Yes, dogs get cancer, too.The National Canine Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 dogs will develop cancer. Of those, over half of them will die of cancer.According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 50% of dogs over the age of 10 will die of cancer.If you just recently found out that your dog has cancer, then you probably have a lot of questions.First, take the time to educate yourself about the particular type of cancer that your dog has.Start by asking … [Read more...]

Best Home Remedies For Fleas: Which Natural Flea Treatment For Dogs Is Your Favorite?

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If you've ever seen a dog suffering from lots of flea bites, then you have an idea of how uncomfortable your dog will become if you don't treat the fleas on your dog right away.Plus, if your dog has fleas, then technically you do too. They get into the nooks and crannies inside your house -- from the floor boards to the baseboards to the carpet, rugs, and furniture.And it won't be long before the fleas are biting on you -- and everyone else who comes inside your home too! A single … [Read more...]

Best Dog Flea And Tick Control: The Safest Ingredients To Look For

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After finding this Flea and Tick Products Directory, I decided that I wanted to:Educate myself on the chemicals found in flea & tick products -- and which ones are the most/least harmful to dogs. Create a cheat sheet to print out and take it with me to the vet -- and when I'm shopping if I see a sale or special display.  Best Flea & Tick Control For Dogs Following are the flea & tick preventatives that are technically the safest for dogs and the ones that I am most … [Read more...]