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  • Adopting A Dog

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are about 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. today. Today, more than ever before, when someone thinks of getting a pet dog they think about getting that dog from an animal shelter or rescue group. Its estimated that between 20 and 25 percent of dogs in homes come from shelters and rescues.

    Reasons to adopt

    There are many reasons to adopt a dog such as the following:

    There is a good selection of dogs You are probably saving a dogs life...
  • Coping With Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Sunday August 24th, 2014 at 09:42 AM

    Separation anxiety in dogs can be a serious condition that causes a dog to have anxiety and behavior problems. Many dogs are temporarily sad when they are left alone but most of them have the coping skills necessary to soothe or entertain themselves until their owner returns. You may feel very guilty when you go to work in the morning and your dog looks at you with pitiful eyes, but chances are that your dog spends the day playing and napping. Some dogs, however, have such problems with...

  • Helping Your Dog With Socialization

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 07:40 AM

    Whether you have a new puppy or an adult dog, or whether you have a dog from an animal shelter or from a breeder, one thing that all dogs share is a need for good socialization. Socialization helps the dog learn the social skills he needs to deal with other dogs and with humans. It helps dogs know how to behave in public. Well-socialized dogs learn about the world and develop a self-confidence that helps them in every aspect of their lives.

    Socializing a puppy

    The easiest time to socialize a...

  • Preventing Your Dog From Getting Heartworms

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Sunday August 17th, 2014 at 01:36 AM

    Most of the common worms associated with dogs are found in the gastrointestinal tract: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Although these worms are pesky and they can cause diarrhea, anemia, and other symptoms if left untreated, they can be easily treated and eliminated from your dog. If you suspect the presence of any of these worms your vet can do a simple exam to confirm their presence and treat your dog for them relatively inexpensively. Some owners worm their dogs a couple...

  • Helping Your Dog Cope With Fireworks and Thunderstorms

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday August 13th, 2014 at 08:31 AM

    The summer months can be lots of fun for you and your dog but they also pose some special challenges. Specifically, the noise from holiday fireworks and thunderstorms can be upsetting to many dogs. Even dogs who have never been bothered by these loud noises before can suddenly develop fears about them as they get older.

    If your dog has issues with fireworks or thunderstorms, we have some suggestions for you so you can help your dog.

    Dealing with loud noises in general

    Most puppies are unaffected...

  • Dogs Beloved by Kings and Queens

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday August 11th, 2014 at 07:30 AM

    Dogs have been connected to royals throughout history. While Britains Queen Elizabeth is known today as a famous dog lover, kings and queens have always had their favorite canine companions. Heres a look at some of the dogs remembered today for their place in history.

    Ancient times

    The ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to celebrate the dog. There are paintings of hunting dogs similar to Pharaoh Hounds, Ibizan Hounds, and other similar breeds in many royal tombs dating back...

  • Fashionable Accessories: Pajamas and Nighties

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday July 30th, 2014 at 03:36 AM

    Have you ever wondered what the well-dressed dog wears to bed? Sure, some dogs sleep au naturel in their fur, but some owners provide their dogs with fashionable night clothes. You can find pajamas, nightgowns, night shirts, robes, and a host of other bedtime clothing for your dog.

    Pajamas

    Doggy pajamas can range from styles that look like baby clothes to something a fashionista dog would wear. They can be made of flannel, fleece, and other soft materials for warmth and sometimes even come in...

  • Fashionable Accessories: Rain Gear, Booties, Bandanas

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday July 26th, 2014 at 08:33 AM

    Along with the basic items most dogs need, such as collars and leashes, many dogs need other accessories such as rain gear and booties. This is particularly true if you and your dog live in the city and you have to walk your dog in inclement weather.

    Rain gear

    Dog rain gear can be simple and slicker-style, or it can be quite elaborate. In many cases the rain gear is made of bright colors to help your dog be easily seen on a a gray day, so colors include yellow, orange, and pink. If the gear...

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