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Ears

The Importance of Cleaning your Dog’s Ears Just like humans dogs need to clean their ears on a regular basis to prevent dirt build up and illness. Although they may scratch their ears and shake their heads, this does not get down inside the ear where debris and bacteria can accumulate over time, so it …

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Eyes

Categorically, animals belong to two groups – the predators and the prey. Prey animals like squirrels, rabbits, deer, goats and horses have their eyes on both sides of the head. This is a defense mechanism that enables them to have greater field of vision to escape predators. Dogs along with cats, wolves, lions, coyotes belong …

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Fleas

What are Fleas? A flea is a nasty little external parasite that feeds off the blood of your pet dog to survive and breed. There are various types of flea although the most common to the canine is known as Ctenocephalides canis. These small bugs (they are quite visible to the naked eye), which are …

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Lice

What are Lice? Just like humans dogs get lice as well, although it is quite rare in clean environments. Canine lice are a different species from human lice and cannot be passed on to humans. And human lice cannot be passed on to dogs due to the difference in skin and hair. The main difference …

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Mites

What are Mites? Mites are microscopic crab like parasites that live on and under the skin of your dog near the hair follicles, which is the cause of the canine skin disease “mange.” They burrow under the skin via pores and hair follicles and feed off dead skin cells. Mites can live all over a …

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Nails

Many owners know that their dogs need their nails trimmed, but they aren’t sure when or how. Trimming a dog’s nails can be a little nerve racking but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Once dog owners know what to look for and what needs to be done, trimming the toe nails can be a …

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Paws

Why is it important to keep the feet clean It is important to keep the feet and paws of your dog clean. The reason is because dogs are not aware of where they are walking. It makes no difference to them whether they are walking across clean grass or the most disgusting mud. If the …

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Shedding

Why do dogs shed? Are you bothered by dog hair that clings to your dress, decorate your furniture and at times would float in your coffee? This dog shedding problem may prod you to get a dog that does not shed. Be skeptical if someone tells you that this breed does not shed. There is …

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