Dog Care 101: The Owner’s Handbook

Dog Care 101: The Owner’s Handbook

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Dog care 101: The Owner’s Handbook By Joshua Montgomery This is my full Ebook on dog care. If you want to download the PDF simply sign up for ThePawsHub Email list to start the download. Introduction Let’s start at the beginning. This guide is mainly geared toward new owners. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t helpful tips that the doggy loving veteran hasn’t seen before! We will cover all the most important subjects that dog owners care about, and maybe some they haven’t thought of before. This handbook is meant for people who already have a dog and want to learn more about how to care for them. If you don’t know how to get started finding the perfect dog, check out my article Dogs 101: The Right Dog For…
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Before Owning a Dog – Top Tips

Before Owning a Dog – Top Tips

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Before Owning a Dog - Top Tips Dogs are expensive I am not talking about the cost of actually buying a dog. Though I do know someone who spent over a thousand dollars to get a hypoallergenic Labradoodle. What I am talking about is the general cost of owning a dog. Visits to the vet, all the supplies, food and treats, all these things make owning a dog a costly venture. Of course, it is well worth the cost, but it is important to know what you are getting into before owning a pup of your very own. Depending on which figures you look at, the average cost of owning a dog is around $1,200 - $3,000 annually. Of course, this number is highly variable. If you have a small…
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Dog Supplies – Doggy Must-Haves

Dog Supplies – Doggy Must-Haves

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Doggy Must-haves - Dog Supplies Dog supplies are things that every dog owner should have. If you are new to owning a dog hopefully this article will help you. If, however, you already own a dog, you might see some things you are missing. So, without further ado, have a look at the must-have dog supplies. General necessities -Tags and IDs. Awhile back, when my family was out of town on vacation, we had a family friend puppy sit our two dogs for a week. When we got back, there was only one dog at home, and a note on the kitchen counter explaining that Savanna, the younger of the two dogs, had escaped. I was horrified. I probably went through about half of the stages of grief within a…
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Orthopedic Dog Beds: Top 5 Beds For Older Dogs 2017

Orthopedic Dog Beds: Top 5 Beds For Older Dogs 2017

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Top 5 Orthopedic Dog Beds Orthopedic dog beds help relieve pressure on a dog's joints by displacing their weight around the entire bed. Beds with springs cause uncomfortable pressure points that can leave your dog feeling sore after a nap and traditional pillow-style dog beds simply provide a bit of cushioning from the hard floor. Older dogs or dogs with joint issues need relief from joint pain. Dogs rarely tell you when they are in pain, but that is all the more reason to give them a little helping hand so the pain doesn't get any worse. I have a Rottweiler who has elbow dysplasia. He likes to lay down on dog beds and we try to make him comfortable but he usually ends up just laying on the floor.…
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Dog Proof Your Home – Dog Safety

Dog Proof Your Home – Dog Safety

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Dog Proof Your Home - Dog Safety Dog proofing is an essential task for any new dog owner but it can also be a great way to curb some of your dog's less favorable behaviors. For instance, if your dog has a problem with urinating in the kitchen the best solution is to keep him out. Creating a dog proof home is an easy task if you know how to do it. Unfortunately, some people don't. Have no fear, though, these tips will help you protect your home from even the most curious wire-biters. Baby gates Boundaries are important for any dog. If your dog has free access to any area of the house he may start to think he owns the place. This is no good. By placing baby…
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New Dog – Welcoming Your Adopted Dog Home

New Dog – Welcoming Your Adopted Dog Home

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Welcoming Your New Dog Into Your Home Taking your dog home after filling out all the adoption forms and paperwork is one of the best experiences. I still remember putting our dog Savanna in the car after adopting her from a local shelter. She was so happy to have a new family that her tail was wagging at a hundred miles per hour. When she got home, though, we realized she must've had a bad experience with her previous owners. She was afraid of loud noises, strangers, and rain. She also had a bad case of separation anxiety. Luckily she got over most of her problems, and now she is a very people-loving dog who spends as much time as she can outside. The truth is, when you adopt a…
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Large Breed Dogs: Tips Every Owner Should Know

Large Breed Dogs: Tips Every Owner Should Know

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Large Breed Dogs: Top Tips Imposing, scary, and uncontrollable. These are some of the common myths that surround large breed dogs. While these claims are not true in most cases, some dogs do fit into the menacing mold that they are often portrayed to be. In many movies, you will see Mastiffs or Rottweilers play the part of foaming-mouthed killers. The average moviegoer is meant to think "Wow, that breed is scary, I should stay away.". The reality, however, is that some of the biggest dog breeds are the smartest, most gentle dogs on the planet. Saint Bernards, for instance, are on the whole great with kids and are even known to take in orphaned kittens as their own. Being a large dog doesn't automatically mean they are more or…
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15 single ingredient healthy dog treats

15 single ingredient healthy dog treats

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15 single ingredient healthy dog treats   My dog, Oliver, has elbow dysplasia, a common genetically transferred malformation of his elbow bones. When we first got him, he was skinny. I am talking emaciated, you could see his ribs through his skin, and he was a ravenous eater. As he was getting close to his target weight I noticed he had started limping. When he was first diagnosed my immediate thought was “How can I make it so he can walk normally again?” My veterinarian referred me to a local 24/7 pet hospital, where they quoted me the price for the surgery. It was expensive but it was worth it, and while he still has a limp (and probably always will) he is doing a lot better. When I asked…
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How to Read Pet Food Labels – Doggy Health Tips

How to Read Pet Food Labels – Doggy Health Tips

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How to Read Pet Food Labels When I got my first dog my family fed him table scraps and always kept his bowl full. Going to the pet store once a month usually meant finding the cheapest brand that had a healthy looking dog on the front of the bag. Imagine our dismay when the vet told us that our pup had become overweight as a result! Of course, we put him on a diet, and we know better now, but back then information wasn't as readily available. Now that I know how to read a pet food label, going to the store is an easy and fast process, and my dogs are happy and healthy! Reading the label We have all bought food and wondered, "What does it mean…
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Dog Care 101: The Right Dog For You, 5 Best Tips For First Time Owners

Dog Care 101: The Right Dog For You, 5 Best Tips For First Time Owners

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Dog Care 101: The Right Dog for You In my family, we have owned dogs for about as long as I can remember. In fact, my first memory of owning a dog is when we, my Mom, Dad, and brothers, went to pick up a Cocker Spaniel from a family friend's house way out in the country. As soon as we arrived, my Dad and older brother went into the fenced-in backyard to retrieve our new family member. "He got loose!" I remember being confused. I was probably four or five at the time, just about to meet my very first dog and, no sooner than I had stepped out of the car, he ran away. So after the dog we went. My Dad had us hurry back into the…
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