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Nov 24, 2014

Indestructible Dog Toys - Dog Tested, Owner Approved!

The best indestructable dog toys for power-chewers. From Kongs, balls and chew toys to soft toys that go the distance. These keep everyone happy.

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Nov 16, 2014

A Dog Relaxation CD Is Just What Your Anxious Pooch Needs

A dog relaxation cd is a simple way to reduce Fido's stress & anxiety. Ideal for separation issues, thunderstorms, car rides & more. See the best ones here.

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Nov 12, 2014

Dog Sprayed By A Skunk? We Can Fix That!

When your dog is sprayed by a skunk you need help - right now! Find the best ways to remove that horrible smell here. Home remedies & retail products.

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Nov 12, 2014

Tips On Skunk Odor Removal

Need tips on skunk odor removal? Want to de-skunk a dog, a home, your clothes? Find the help you need right here, and find it fast!

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Nov 12, 2014

Bruno may be gone but NEVER forgotten nor unloved

Today I lost my best friend. I live alone in the woods, especially now. Bruno was always a major factor in my life. He totally loved his Daddy and

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Nov 05, 2014

Has Fido Got Cold Feet?

With colder weather setting in, many dogs (especially the little ones) are loathe to go outdoors.

You can't really blame them as rain, mud, puddles, ice, and even snow, aren't much fun when you've got no shoes on!

So, why not help Fido and Fifi keep their paws warm this winter?

Check out some of these great boots that are especially designed to keep canine tootsies warm and dry.....

Oct 31, 2014

Happy Howl-oween Everyone!

Here's my son's Pitbull, Bosco, modeling his Halloween costume.

It's just perfect... and so is he!

So, happy Halloween from us to you - and Bosco says, please don't forget that chocolate and candy is poisonous for dogs (and cats too).

So please keep all that tasty loot away from the family pets.

If you want to know more about why chocolate is so toxic (and the difference between a dangerous amount and a deadly amount), check out this page.... Help... my dog ate chocolate!

Find out what else is toxic or dangerous for Fido here... Poisonous Foods, and learn what to do if the worst does happen here.... Dog Poisoning

Oct 26, 2014

Is my puppy aggressive?

Have you ever wondered if your puppy is aggressive? If so, you're not alone!

It's something that I get asked about often, and that makes me sad. Why? Simple... because puppies are almost NEVER 'aggressive'!

New or inexperienced dog owners often seem to confuse normal puppy behaviors such as nipping/biting/jumping/growling and so on, with aggressive behavior.

Unfortunately this can cause difficulty bonding with a puppy, training issues, behavior issues and worse.

Of course there is the very occasional exception to this rule (which is why I've said that puppies are 'almost never' aggressive), but it's very rare.

If your puppy nips, growls, chases the cat (or the kids), barks, jumps or generally behaves like a lunatic at supper time - chances are good that he's just a perfectly normal puppy.

Those behaviors need to be discouraged firmly, but they're not a temperament problem.

Check out this page to learn more about this and to measure your pup's behavior against the norm....

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Oct 25, 2014

The Ultimate Puppy Gift Basket - Create Yours Here!

Want to create the perfect puppy gift basket? Choose from these goodies and build a basket that's as unique and special as your puppy. It's easy and fun.

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Oct 18, 2014

Aspirin For Dogs - What You Need To Know

Aspirin can be effective as a pain medication for dog, but you need to be careful and follow some basic rules. Find out about dosage, side-effects and more right here.

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Oct 16, 2014

Got A Constipated Puppy?

All the help and advice you need to help a constipated puppy feel better fast. Learn all about the prevention, causes and treatment of canine constipation.

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Oct 14, 2014

Chihuahua Puppy Care Guide

Chihuahua Puppy Care Guide for new owners. Tips, advice & information on taking care of your pup. Includes feeding, health, training and much more.

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Oct 08, 2014

Help - My Dog Ate Chocolate!

If your dog ate chocolate he could be in real danger. Learn why a dog and chocolate aren't a good combination, the signs that he's in trouble and what to do next.

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Oct 08, 2014

Cherry Eye In Dogs

Cherry eye in dogs isn't pretty, but it isn't life-threatening either. Find out what causes this fairly common condition, and how to treat it, here.

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Oct 07, 2014

Book Review: 'Miracle Dogs..... rescue stories'

I was recently asked to review 'Miracle Dogs - Rescue Stories' by Liz Stavrinides.

Being 'mom' to several rescue pets, and more and more a believer in pet adoption being the best option, I couldn't say no.... and I'm so glad that I didn't.

This book is gorgeous on so many levels, and it's touching, heart-warming and thought-provoking.

The writer's love of animals and talent as a photographer shine brightly.

If you're the proud owner of a 'rescue' (aka 'pound pup') you'll easily identify with all the people featured.

If rescue isn't an option you've explored yet, chances are this book will encourage you to open your heart to a dog (or cat/small pet) that is desperate for a chance at love.

Written from the heart and packed full of beautiful photographs of dogs and their people, it's a book that you'll dip into over and over again.

There are so many stories that it's impossible for me to choose just one favorite.

There's Wyatt the Golden Retriever who is the best friend (and therapy dog) that 7 year old Ashton, who has autism, could ever have hoped for.

Then there's Marvin, the Pitbull-mix who's love and protection allowed an elderly couple to stay safely in their own home for years longer than they would have been able to otherwise.

Not to forget the sad, but happy-ending story of Priscilla the pregnant Pitbull who was rescued from a kill-shelter at the very last minute. Her 10 puppies were delivered safely and momma and all puppies found forever, loving homes.

.... and so, so many more.

I doubt you'll be able to pick just one favorite either!

Just one more thing that I love about this book is how the stories don't just focus on what the humans have done to help these needy dogs.

It also looks closely at how bringing these animals into their lives has a profound and positive effect on the lives of their 'rescuers'.

It shows that rescue is more of a mutually beneficial act, than a one-way street. How cool is that?

'Miracle Dogs' is available as of October 7th, and if you're a dog lover I highly recommend adding this to your bookshelf.

Check out this link to learn more or to buy...... Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories



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