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The Collar Still Fits! 5 Ways to Help Your Pup Lose Weight

Cute and squishy Pomeranian dog on her pink fashionable clothes

There’s nothing cuter than a pleasantly plump puppy with squishy cheeks and a round belly. But what happens if that baby fat never goes away? What if your canine companion actually starts to pack on the pounds over time? Don’t worry, you wouldn’t be alone. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that over half (54 percent) of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. Besides extra poundage being bad for your dog’s health, it may make their favorite activities difficult, from jumping into the car for a joy ride to strutting about town on leash. You want pet collars[...]

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3 Lifestyle Changes to Expect When You Get a Dog

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If you’re thinking about expanding your family by one furry member, it’s necessary to consider all that will change after the new pup crosses his adorable little paws over your threshold. There will be another mouth to feed, more bath times, more exercise—but there will also be a whole lotta love! Like with anything, making the decision to adopt a puppy is a significant one; dogs, much like children, demand excellent care if they’re to thrive. After bringing your little one home and getting him situated with vet appointments and adorning him with his personalized and oh-so-cute dog ID tags,[...]

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3 Ways to Curb Aggressive Behavior in Your Alpha Dog

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Dogs get a bad rap in the news media. If someone has been bitten by a dog, demands to have the dog euthanized spring up on the message boards. If the dog happens to be particular breed, such as a Pit Bull or German Shepherd, you can bet that the public will demand to “see justice.” Just like people, dogs aren’t born bad. There are extenuating circumstances that can change a human’s (or dog’s) behavior. Where does it all start? With the puppy parent. If your pup is exhibiting aggressive behavior, bust out the dog biscuit treats, it’s time to[...]

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3 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Special Needs Dog

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Shelter dogs still waiting to be placed in their forever homes have a “ruff” time getting adopted for one of three reasons: -The dog is not a puppy -The dog’s breed is misunderstood by the general public -The dog has special needs 2.7 million companion animals (dogs and cats) are euthanized every year due to shelter overpopulation. The animals that are selected for euthanasia are the sick, feeble and disabled. The dogs that have the slimmest chances of being adopted. Special needs dogs, much like their seemingly healthier counterparts, can be saved. Special needs dogs can lead happy lives—all they[...]

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