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  • Protecting Your Dog’s Paws

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Sunday April 12th, 2015 at 07:11 AM

    We usually think of our dogs paws as tough and able to take everything in stride, if youll pardon the pun. And most of the time thats true. Under normal conditions, such as running and playing in the grass or on dirt, your dogs paws can do their job. They can support his body and help him go from one place to another without any difficulty. But dogs live all over the earth with their human partners which means they can encounter some adverse conditions. Sometimes its necessary to protect your...

  • Dangers of Leaving Your Dog In A Vehicle

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Friday April 3rd, 2015 at 03:08 AM

    Many of us love to take our dog with us when we shop or run errands. Everybody knows that dogs love to go for a ride. Its hard to say no when your dog is hopping up and down at the door, begging to go with you. But if your trip involves leaving your dog alone in your vehicle you should stop and think twice before taking him with you. There are dangers in leaving your dog in your vehicle and they can be serious for your dog.

    Cars get too hot

    Even on cloudy days a warm vehicle can quickly become...

  • Calming Collars: How Do They Work?

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Tuesday March 31st, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Many dogs suffer stress when theyre confronted with loud noises from fireworks or thunderstorms. Other dogs feel stress when they travel or when there are unusual things going on in the home such as workers visiting or a new pet in the family. Even a trip to the vet can cause a dog to become anxious and worried. There are all kinds of situations that can make dogs nervous. In these situations a calming collar can sometimes help calm and relax a dog. Even dogs in shelters and rescues have...

  • Benefits of Neutering

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 03:59 AM

    In the 1960s and early 70s in the United States there was a serious problem with pet overpopulation. An estimated 20 million cats and dogs were euthanized in animal shelters each year. At that time most people did not spay or neuter their pets and it wasnt unusual for pet owners to have unwanted litters of kittens or puppies.

    Since that time there has been a great public education campaign to make pet owners more aware of their responsibility when it comes to containing their pets and stopping...

  • Introducing Your Dog to Swimming

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Friday March 13th, 2015 at 07:30 AM

    Many people are under the impression that all dogs know how to swim, or dog paddle, but thats not the case. While some breeds are natural swimmers, such as Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, and Portuguese Water Dogs, there are many other breeds and dogs that arent physically built for swimming. Many of the brachycephalic breeds (short-nosed) like Pugs and Bulldogs, can have difficulty keeping their head up out of the water or supporting their heavy bodies with their shorter legs. Some dogs...

  • Does Your Dog Need Sunscreen?

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday March 5th, 2015 at 09:55 AM

    Believe it or not, some dogs do need to use sunscreen. While dogs enjoy the sun as much as any of us, there are some breeds that are hairless and other breeds with white or pink skin which is sensitive to the sun. Owners with these dogs need to take some special precautions so their dogs skin wont burn.

    Which breeds?

    Hairless breeds include:

    Chinese Crested (AKC and other registries) Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog) (AKC and other registries) Peruvian Hairless Dog (Perro Sin Pelo del Perú)...
  • How to be Popular with Dogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 09:29 AM

    Dogs are truly mans best friend. They greet us each day with wagging tails and slobbery tongues, hoping for a walk or game of fetch. They love snuggling up on the sofa and they may even bring your shoes over when they want to go outside. Dogs are loving and affectionate creatures, so it is important that we reciprocate. Thankfully, dogs arent like humans in the sense that they hold grudges or talk behind your back; making dogs happy is actually quite simple. Here are some ways you can boost...

  • DIY Organic Dog Treat Recipes

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday February 7th, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    We all love our dogs and we love giving them treats when they do something good. But we may not know whats in those store bought treats and if it is good or bad. It doesnt help when there are recalls for dog foods and treats as well, that end up worrying dog owners more than anything. So when you want to give your dog a special treat, what do you do? Well, here are two do-it-yourself gourmet dog treat recipes that you can easily make at home:

    Natural Greenies Treats Greenies is a brand of...

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