Get Great Dog Photos Over the Holidays

Do you have any great photos of your dog? Dogs can be hard to capture, particularly because they don’t like to keep still.

The holidays are a great time to take photos of your dog, chronicling his growth year after year. Unlike their owners, pets don’t know what we are asking of them – posing for the camera is not something they do every day. It’s hard for dogs to take selfies!

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Is Your Senior Dog Losing His Hearing?

If you are fortune enough to still have your dog in his senior years, he may start to suffer from age-related hearing loss (ARHL). It is very similar to what human’s experience as they age that causes many to get hearing aids. It is very hard to watch when your dog no longer responds to your voice or is aware of the sounds around him. This can also create a very dangerous situation if your dog doesn’t come when called or wanders off.

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Could Your Dog Have Small Dog Syndrome?

#smalldogsyndrome #helpemupIf you have a small dog, he/she is probably a gorgeous dog you love with all your heart. A cute little lap dog that keeps you company and has the sweetest kisses. A canine companion that is the center of your world.

However, many small dogs have a reputation for being yappy and demanding. Some are even described as “tiny terrors” and “prima donnas”.

So, tell the truth: is your dog spoiled? Does he have some quirky behaviors you cater to? My friend has a dog who doesn’t like concrete so she carries her across sidewalks.

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Best Guard Dogs

german shepherd, guard dogLooking for a great guard dog? Someone to protect your home, family or property and watch for unfamiliar people or animals? Please do not confuse a guard dog with an attack dog, because a guard dog knows not to attack familiar people. He/she is not vicious.

Certain breeds are prone to be better guard dogs than others as a result of their genetics, training and socialization. The purpose of a guard dog is to bark loudly to get their pet parents’ attention and scare away the intruder or predator.  According to the American Kennel Club, guard dogs tend to be “loyal, fearless strong and watchful.”

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Are You a Responsible Dog Owner?

With September being AKC Responsible Dog Owner Month, we thought we would reiterate what being a good dog owner is all about. Most of us had our first pet as a child, when our parents were trying to teach us responsibility. Chances are, you tried to get out of cleaning up after the dog and quickly realized that having a dog was not all about fun and games. You learned that responsibility is so much more than the basics of food and shelter.

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Does Your Senior Dog Have an Upset Tummy?

#helpemupWhen I get a stomach ache, I reach for Saltine crackers and 7up. Maybe even some Pepto Bismol. However, when your senior dog gets an upset tummy, the remedies are not the same.

Why do dogs get stomach aches? Usually because they have eaten something they shouldn’t have. Dogs love to eat dirt, bugs and more… they are virtual garbage cans! Their natural instinct is to forage. You can usually tell when your dog has an upset stomach because he will experience vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or loss of appetite.

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Your Cell Phone Can Keep Your Dog Healthy

Technology can make all of our lives easier, particularly one that is close at hand – our cell phone. Cell phones are great for taking fun videos and pictures as well as tracking some important information about your dog. Additionally, there are various apps for dog owners that can keep your dog healthier and happier.

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