Puppy teeth need more than human fingers to chew on...

Puppy teeth care isn't something most new puppy owners think about. After all, house training is a lot more compelling when you bring that new puppy home. But if you want your puppy to grow into a dog with health teeth, you need to think about puppy teeth.

In order for a dog to have healthy teeth throughout his life, he needs dog dental care. Establishing a routine of dog dental care when your dog is a puppy will make that dental care much easier for the whole of your dog's life.

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What your vet may not tell you about Rimadyl...

Thousands of dogs are being prescribed Rimadyl by their veterinarians to treat pain, inflammation, and canine arthritis. Many of these prescriptions are written without any blood work done to ensure the dog can tolerate the drug. Learn the facts about Rimadyl and what you should know before administering this drug to your dog.
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How Old is Your Pet - Really?

Just how old is your dog really? More than likely you know the dogs age in years, or at least have an approximation of its age, but do you really have any idea how old it may be- chronologically speaking?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the old “seven year theory”. You know, the system where each year of a dog or cats life is the equivalent of 7 of ours. An example of this thinking would be that a 1 year old dog would be the age and developmental equal of a 7 year old person. Now just how many 7 year old kids do you know that are sexually mature -and able to reproduce? A cat or dog is much more likely to have a litter when it is one year or younger, or at the other extreme,ten years or older, than is a human who is under the age of seven or over the age of seventy!

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Weight problems in Shih Tzu: Is your Shih Tzu fat?

Weight Problems in Shih Tzu: Is Your Shih Tzu Fat?  Did you know that obesity is one of the greatest health risks among Shih Tzu?  Obesity is caused by excessive eating and unhealthy binges just as it is in humans. Often, this situation is triggered by some environmental factors that may lead to more problems when not controlled.

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Home Remedies and Treatments for Dog Arthritis

As part of your regular pet health exam, today we focus on the muscles and bones that help your dog move. Starting at the neck, run your hand along the spine to the base of the tail. Feel the muscles on both sides of the spine and notice if any feel unusually firm or knotted.

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25 Human Foods Toxic To Dogs

Recently, there has been a lot of news about unsafe and toxic commercial dog foods. Unfortunately, this problem isn’t really ‘news’. It seems that incidents like this occur periodically. Perhaps this is one reason more and more people are opting to ‘home cook’ for their pets. In order to properly home-cook for your pets though, you should first have a basic knowledge of canine nutritional needs; and, even more importantly, a thorough knowledge of human foods that are harmful to dogs.

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