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  • Heatstroke and Your Dog

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday April 24th, 2014 at 07:59 AM

    Summer can mean fun times for you and your dog but its important to be mindful of how the summer heat affects your dog, too. Dogs can suffer from heatstroke, just like humans. It can even be fatal. Unlike humans, dogs dont sweat (or sweat just a little through their paws). They rely on panting to cool themselves. When the temps get very hot, your dog can quickly become overheated and the results can be tragic.

    Signs of heatstroke in dogs

    Signs of heatstroke in dogs include the following:

  • Dogs and Barbecues

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday April 21st, 2014 at 02:57 PM

    Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, or even out in the sticks, barbecues are one of the events that define the summer months. Grilling chicken, burgers, or hotdogs with some delicious side dishes and cold drinks what could be better on a lazy summer afternoon? Your dog thinks so, too!

    If youre one of the many Americans who will be cooking outside this summer, there are some things you can do to make your barbecue safer for your dog.

    Be sure to secure gates to your yard before your...
  • Choosing a Crate: A Guide for Dog Owners

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Tuesday March 25th, 2014 at 06:32 PM


    If you have a dog, you need a dog crate. Heres how to choose one.

    A crate is a vital piece of dog furniture. Dogs are most comfortable when they have a personal den available, and crate-training is also a great way to house-train your pooch.

    A look at what crates are made of

    There are three common materials for dog crates: Wire, looking like a basic cage Plastic or fibreglass, typically sold as a flight kennel or pet carrier Fabric over a wire frame, like a pop-up tent

    Flight kennels have the...

  • How to House Train a New Dog or Puppy

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday February 1st, 2014 at 08:06 AM


    New puppy, new buddy, new rules If you get a new puppy, you should have nerves of steel. Patience is something you will need lots of when housebreaking your new bundle of joy. Puppies need to visit the little dogs room approximately six times a day. As soon as you feed them, you should take them out so they could relieve themselves, because a full stomach means pressure on their tiny bladders and digestive system. Your housebreaking routine should be effective as soon as possible so that the...

  • Antifreeze: A Threat to Your Pets

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday January 29th, 2014 at 08:30 AM

    photo credit flexpetz.com With its pleasant aroma and sweet flavor, Antifreeze is an enticing but fatal poison for dogs. Antifreeze, also known as coolant, is the colored fluid found in your cars radiator. Ethylene Glycol is the toxic component found in antifreeze, which is also an ingredient in brake fluid, liquid rust inhibitors and hydraulic fluids. Dogs usually come into contact with antifreeze when it leaks from a cars engine onto the ground, when it is spilled onto the ground while...

  • How to Care for Your Pets Properly

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Tuesday January 28th, 2014 at 08:02 AM


    Owning a pet is a huge responsibility, especially if you think about pet health. However, this responsibility also comes with a huge reward in the form of the adoration and sweetness that your pet will show towards you. Wouldnt you see yourself smiling foolishly whenever you see your dogs wagging their tails at you or your cats dozing off on your lap peacefully? It is like the best feeling in the world that you have made such animals feel safe and happy even if they can only express it in...

  • Family Time: Don’t Forget To Invite Your Doggy!

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Friday January 24th, 2014 at 08:06 AM


    With the hectic lives we live, it gets harder and harder to keep the family together. Everybody is constantly busy and there are days when we hardly get to see our loved ones. But, love is what keeps us going, so thats what softens the blow. Having crazy working hours, my husband and I hesitated about having a dog. The kids wanted one badly, so, we came up with a solution we will buy them one, but they will need to take care of it. And thats how this whole having-a-dog-odyssey started. You...

  • Three-Legged Dogs Live Happy, Healthy Lives

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday December 21st, 2013 at 05:39 PM

    Its not unusual these days to encounter dogs with three legs. While it was once something of a rarity to see a 3-legged dog, veterinary care is more advanced today which means that many dogs with injuries, bone cancer, or a neurological disorder can survive just fine after a limb is removed. These dogs can live a long, happy, healthy life with three legs.

    If you get the news that your dog needs to have a leg amputated, its still devastating news for any owner. But you should take comfort in...

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