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10 Mistakes Parents Make That Explain Why Dog Bites Child

Dogs are in fact, not just a pet, but beloved members of our family. Cases, where a dog bites a young child, are both emotional and tragic for both the child and the dog. The result can be a lifetime of both mental and physical scars for the child and the pet may end up in a shelter, where he has a low probability of safe adoption. And, the fact is… FAMILY DOG BITES TO CHILDREN HAPPEN MORE OFTEN THAN YOU WOULD THINK! The Humane Society estimates that of the approximately 4.7 million dog bites that occur each year in …

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Dog Vitamins and Supplements: What You Need to Know

Do Dogs Need Vitamins? As humans, many of us take a daily multivitamin to supplement what we’re not getting from food and drink. But what about our pups? As a dog owner, you may be wondering if your dog needs to take vitamins to stay strong and healthy. Here’s what you need to know about dogs and vitamins.  Do dogs need to take vitamins? The short answer is yes! Dogs need vitamins just like humans do. Giving your dog vitamins helps keep their skin healthy and their coat shiny. Plus, dog vitamins help strengthen your dog’s bones and teeth, and …

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How to Potty Train A Puppy The Right Way

How to Potty Train a Puppy The Right Way: 7 Essential Tips Training is about to become a big part of your routine if you’ve recently adopted a puppy. One of the most important elements of training your dog to live happily in your home is potty training. By training your dog to let you know when they have to relieve themselves, you’ll avoid the headache of cleaning up after your pet and feel confident leaving the house for more extended periods.   Here are some tips for potty training your puppy.   Start training at the right time.  You …

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HOW TO HELP YOUR DOG COPE WITH SEPARATION ANXIETY

Separation Anxiety and Dogs Many of us have been working from home and going to school online for months because of the coronavirus. Not only have we had to adjust to new routines, but our pets have too. They’ve been getting used to us being around more often and spending more time with them. However, life will go back to normal eventually, leaving your pet confused. This is especially true if you’ve decided to adopt a dog during the pandemic and you being at home is all they know. Your pets may wonder: “Where did my owner go?” This shift …

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5 Best Dog Friendly Walking Trails- West Chester, PA

BEST DOG FRIENDLY WALKING TRAILS TO TAKE YOUR DOG TO THIS FALL Taking your dog to a park with dog friendly walking trails is a wonderful way to get them the exercise they need while enjoying the natural beauty of Chester and Delaware Counties. A good walk gives your dog the exercise they need to keep them healthy, as well as, the enrichment they need to keep them stimulated by allowing them to explore a new area. Canine enrichment hikes are the perfect way to bond with your pet and promote good canine behavior. If you’re in the West Chester, …

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6 Proven Signs You Need To Change Your Dog’s Diet

6 Signs You Need To Change Your Dog Diet How to Know When to Change A Dog Diet Like humans, dogs require a carefully balanced diet. Providing your dog with the right food can help keep it healthy and free of disease. But, like people, every dog has different needs when it comes to what it eats. Here’s how to tell if you need to make a few simple adjustments to your dog’s diet: Your dog’s food should change as they age. From puppies to adult and senior dogs, each stage of a dog’s life requires a balanced diet. Puppies grow …

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Dog Training Advice: 5 Reasons Not to Use Dr. Google

You develop a red spotty rash on your arm, you are suddenly feeling over fatigued all the time, or your newborn is refusing to eat. Where do we go to find answers to what is causing these things and how to treat them?  Our first reaction is no longer to call the professional who spent countless years educating themselves on the problem. Most of us decide to Google our symptoms online. Jumping on the internet and making our diagnosis in just a matter of minutes. Dr. Google and your dog In the internet age, it’s hard to fight the urge …

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How To Feed A Dog With Pancreatitis Naturally

Have you ever known anyone who has suffered from Pancreatitis? The pain they are in is almost unbearable to watch. Now imagine your dog having pancreatitis, but they can not verbally tell you the amount of pain they are in. Just like in humans, dogs can get pancreatitis all of the sudden, and the chances if they have it once, that they get it again are great. And it is more common than you think. Ask your vet and they will tell you, dietary modification is actually the most important component in the long-term management of dogs with pancreatitis. Here …

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Why Kids Need to Know It

Whatever happened to “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie”? The question came up in a conversation I was having with a trainer friend of mine. She mentioned that her mother had asked her that question quite literally. Her mother explained that when she was young, you “just knew better” than to disturb a dog while it was eating or sleeping. In the age of social media sharing, you see pictures and videos of adults, as well as kids, snuggled up with their dogs, and no one thinks twice about it. Just today I saw TikTok video that has gone viral of a …

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How to Deal With a Dog Growling at Your Kids

What To Do If Your Dog Growls at Your Kids? Has your pup ever growled at you or your kids? What did you do? Many unknowing pet owners will punish their dogs for growling at them, thinking that they will learn their lesson and not growl again. This could be one of the more dangerous mistakes I see. Growling is good. Growling is natural. Growling is your dog giving you a warning that he is uncomfortable and needs his space. The Most Important Rule About Growling is: NEVER PUNISH A GROWL! Punishing or scolding the dog will not change the …

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