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  • 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 PerĂº)...
  • 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...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Rottweilers

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 at 07:00 AM

    The powerful Rottweiler makes a devoted companion but he is also renowned as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, and an excellent obedience dog. While these muscular, protective dogs can strike fear in the hearts of intruders, they are often clownish and fun-loving at home with their families.

    History

    The Rottweiler has a long and distinguished history. Their ancestors were the drovers dogs that were used to herd the cattle and other herds the Romans brought with them into Europe...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: German Shepherd Dogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday January 29th, 2015 at 09:56 AM

    Noble. Loyal. Courageous. German Shepherds (officially known as the German Shepherd Dog by the AKC) are all of these things and more. Theyve been one of the most popular dogs in the United States almost since they were developed, a little over 100 years ago.

    History

    The German Shepherd Dog is another rather young breed. They were intentionally created by Captain Max von Stephanitz and others who shared his vision around 1899 in Germany. The breed is derived from old breeds of herding and farm...

  • Getting A Dog From A Breeder

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Friday December 26th, 2014 at 09:59 AM

    If you are thinking of getting a dog from a breeder you will find that it is quite different from adopting a dog in most ways. Purebred dogs are intentionally bred for specific reasons. Each breed originally had a purpose, even if the dogs are no longer used for that purpose today. Breeders and breed clubs keep extensive information about their dogs, the history of the breed, and their health. If you are planning to get a purebred dog you should ask the right questions about the puppy or dog...

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