Dog Healthcare

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Springtime Sniffles: How To Spot The Symptoms Of Canine Allergies And Provide Relief

The runny nose, the itchy eyes, and the scratchy throat that won’t go away are just a few of the “joys” that springtime allergies bring. No matter your location, springtime allergies appear due to pollen, various weeds, and many common types of grass.

These allergies can also affect your four-legged family member, manifesting in several physical symptoms. Here’s how to spot the signs and provide your dog relief.

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7 Indoor Plants Safe For Dog and Cat Households

Picking the perfect houseplant is hard enough, but finding a plant safe for your pets can make it even harder. We’ve pulled together a list of seven beautiful, varied and popular houseplants that are non-toxic to cats and dogs. Check it out, and add some flora to your already fauna-friendly home!  Read post »

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Which Thanksgiving Foods Can I Share With My Dog?

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and folks around the country are preparing for their annual feast to be shared with family and loved ones. Of course, your dog is included among your loved ones. Should he be included in the meal as well?

In fact, there are a number of Thanksgiving foods that you can safely share with your furry family member. We’ve compiled a list of classic Thanksgiving foods that are safe for dogs, and foods that they shouldn’t eat. So go ahead and put together that special holiday bowl for your pup – in moderation, of course!
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Canine Conversation: How Dogs Communicate Five Basic Emotions

Dogs spend their entire lives relying on human counterparts for nearly everything. Whether they are hungry, tired, feeling sick, happy, excited, or have to go outside, there aren’t many things dogs can do without the help of their two-legged family members. To communicate their needs and emotions, dogs rely on body language to let us know what’s going on and what they need.

Dog body language is a detail-oriented method of communication, rarely do any two movements mean the same thing in terms of how your dog is feeling. Here are some ways dogs communicate FIVE basic emotions and how to understand them.

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