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Teaching Your Dog How to Speak and Be Quiet - More than just a cute trick, your dog has to be taught how to speak before he can learn the “quiet” command. Teaching these basic dog training commands is a great way to manage your dog’s behavior. Teaching your dog to speak is a great way for him to let you know he needs to go outside, for example. The American Kennel Club offers the following instructions to get your dog to speak on cue. Teaching Your Dog to Speak Begin by finding something th...

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Spaying and Neutering Your Pet: Myths vs. Facts - According to the American Humane Society, the main thing you should know about spaying and neutering is that it saves lives. This is because in every animal shelter across America, there are animals just waiting to be adopted. Half of them will find a home, while the other half will end up being euthanized. When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, this means there will be fewer pets in the world, and shelter pets who need a home will be m...

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Why Dogs Dig and How to Stop Them - Is your dog making your yard full of craters? Before you judge him or her too harshly, you should know that it is in your dog’s nature to do so. Relatives of wild dogs dig dens to raise their pups. Your dog is not digging to be spiteful. According to the Humane Society of the United States, dogs that dig are either seeking to be entertained, looking for prey, seeking comfort or protection, trying to escape, or looking for attention. In order to stop your ...

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10 Signs That Your Cat May Be Sick - Though cat lovers may disagree, veterinarians consider cats to be creatures of subtlety. Specifically, when it comes to cats letting you know they are sick, they are masters of disguise. According to veterinarian Patty Khuly, cats purposely don’t want you to know that they are feeling under the weather. Dr. Khuly says that sick cats naturally try to hide it, due to the fact that they don’t want to give predators and competitors any indication of weakness...

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How to Introduce a Dog and a Cat - Perhaps you already have a dog and want to bring a cat into your family, or vice versa. Despite what is shown in cartoons, cats and dogs can get along. However, it takes a bit of preparation and planning to make them cohabitate successfully. According to the experts at Vetstreet, you shouldn’t just put the two of them in the same room and assume it will all work out somehow. Keep in mind that the initial introduction can be particularly dangerous for the c...

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The Most Popular Puppy Names of 2015 - Do you ever feel like when people tell you the name of their dog, you are hearing the same names over and over? Maybe because you are. Just like names for human babies, different puppy names gain a following, while others slowly fade out. According to research conducted by Vetstreet, here are the most popular puppy names out of their 1,512,750 possibilities. Top 10 Female Puppy Names You are unlikely to be surprised that Bella still reigned at #1 in 20...

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5 Medical Conditions That Dogs Can Detect - Dogs are wondrous creatures, particularly due to their keen sense of smell. Thanks to their 220 million scent receptors, dogs are able to smell things we can only imagine. Did you know that there are dogs who have been able to smell medical conditions before doctors were even aware of them? Dogs are able to detect the smallest of changes in the human body, from a small shift in our hormones to our cells releasing VOC’s, or volatile organic compoun...

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Cat Sounds and What They Mean - Cats communicate in the most charming ways. Whether they are making cat sounds like meowing, purring, hissing or yowling, cats express themselves in a most unique manner. Cats really do have quite a large vocabulary. Have you ever wondered what your kitty was trying to tell you? Are they letting you know that they love you, or something completely different? Let’s take a look at the different vocalizations that cats express throughout their lives, and their i...

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Flea Allergies in Pets - Logically, pets are itchy when they have fleas. But if your cat or dog is allergic to a flea’s saliva, they will become especially miserable. Known as flea allergy dermatitis, (or FAD), this condition causes pets to scratch and chew at the bites. Eventually, the pet’s skin becomes inflamed, and the dog or cat may develop sores and begin losing their fur. According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, flea allergy dermatitis is the most common skin problem of dogs in the ...

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Belly Bloat in Dogs - Most people wouldn’t be too concerned if they saw their dog’s stomach a little swollen. The logical conclusion many would make is that the dog simply ate too much. Although that is a possibility, swelling of a dog’s stomach can actually be a life-threatening condition known as GDV. According to Doctors Foster and Smith, if your dog’s stomach appears swollen, you should contact their veterinarian immediately. About GDV Also known by the names bloat, twisted stomach or s...
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