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Are Some Breeds More Dangerous Than Others?

Are Some Breeds More Dangerous Than Others?

November 04, 2019 1 Comment

Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds and countless others have been labeled as “dangerous” by the media. Current statistics show approximately 4.7 million bites per year in the United States, with 1-2 dozen resulting in death. Dog bites send nearly 316,200 victims to hospital emergency departments per year.

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Did you know about these animal shelter stats?

Did you know about these animal shelter stats?

November 04, 2019

While the number of euthanized shelter animals has gone down due to higher adoption rates and increased number of pets that are reunited with their owner, we can still do better with simple education.

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Picking The Right Dog Food

Picking The Right Dog Food

November 04, 2019

Like humans, it seems that our furry companions are falling victim to improper nutrition, further contributing to the heart; kidney and liver disease are epidemic.  In North America, obesity is the most common preventable disease in dogs. Approximately 25-30% of the general canine population is obese, with 40-45% of dogs aged 5-11 years old weighing in higher than normal. 

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Living With Large Breeds In Small Apartments

Living With Large Breeds In Small Apartments

November 04, 2019

After two years of living with a 100 pound German Shepherd and two additional family members inside of an apartment, I can firmly say that the rumors of owning a big dog in an apartment are incorrect. Can large breed dogs live happily inside of small homes? Yes, but there is a catch.

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Teaching Bad Habits Without Realizing It

Teaching Bad Habits Without Realizing It

November 04, 2019

Humans have great difficulty understanding how dogs view the world. Unfortunately, do to this misunderstanding we tend to find ourselves rewarding unwanted behaviors. Sure, he’s your best friend. But even your best friend has some habits you could live without. You try to get him to stop, but your efforts may encourage your dog’s bad behavior, not curb it.

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Are Dog Crates Inhumane?

Are Dog Crates Inhumane?

November 04, 2019

Crates are tools that can be invaluable while potty-training or teaching your dog the rules of the house, it’s a great way to transport your four-legged friend, and it can serve as a safe place for your pup to escape to once he comes to accept it as his space. Are dog crates inhumane? Will I hurt my pup?

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Does Breed Determine Personality?

Does Breed Determine Personality?

November 04, 2019

While scrolling through depths of the internet and social media, you’ve probably encountered articles relating to certain dog breeds being more aggressive than others. Humans tend to stereotype certain breeds resulting in legislative actions like the pit bull ban in Canada.  While Rottweilers, German Shepherds and countless others have been labeled as “dangerous” by the media, is it true that a dog’s breed will determine its temperament and personality?

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Dogs In Hot Cars

Dogs In Hot Cars

November 04, 2019

Every year, the beautiful summer heat combined with human negligence continues to kill our pets in hot cars. Most dog owners know that you shouldn’t leave a pet or child in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your loved ones at risk of heat stroke or severe brain damage.

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Are Crates Inhumane?

Are Crates Inhumane?

November 04, 2019

Crates are tools that can be invaluable while potty-training or teaching your dog the rules of the house, it’s a great way to transport your four-legged friend, and it can serve as a safe place for your pup to escape to once he comes to accept it as his space.

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Why Do Dogs Stare At You When They Poop?

Why Do Dogs Stare At You When They Poop?

November 04, 2019

Your dog begins to defecate and the intense stare down begins. Is your dog mocking you? Are they asking you to mind your own business and look away? Maybe they are looking for affection for doing the right thing?

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Midnight Medical Emergency Game Plan

Midnight Medical Emergency Game Plan

November 04, 2019

The midnight emergency game plan is the most overlooked step of pet ownership. Having a plan of action in an emergency could save you precious time and a lifetime of regret.

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