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Help, My Dog Hasn't Pooped for Several Days!

If your dog hasn't pooped for several days, most likely you are worried. Just like us, dogs can suffer from the occasional bout of constipation, although it's not as common as in humans. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares several reasons why dogs don't poop regularly and what you can do about it.

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A Guide to Great Dane Coat Colors

There are many Great Dane coat colors, but not all of them are officially accepted by the breed standard. Discover the standard and non-standard coat colors as well as the many interesting markings.

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What Is Causing My Dog to Collapse During Exercise and What Can I Do to Help?

Exercise-induced collapse is the most common reason Labrador Retrievers and some other breeds collapse during exercise, but there are other possibilities. They are discussed here with how to diagnose and treat.

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The Curly-Coated Retriever: A Guide for Owners

This article examines the beautiful (and friendly) Curly-Coated Retriever. It provides an in-depth analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality, and general traits. This includes a discussion of the Curly's nutritional needs, grooming requirements, and potential health issues.

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150+ French Dog Names (With Meanings)

Naming your dog can be a fun way to reflect your heritage. Even if you aren't French, France is a country that boasts rich history, arts, architecture, scenery and culinary triumphs. Here are over 150 French dog names with meanings.

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200+ Spanish Dog Names (With Meanings)

Perhaps you have fond memories of sightseeing in Barcelona or soaking up the sun in Catalonia. Hispanic culture is among the world's most beautiful, so it's no wonder that you're looking for a Spanish-inspired dog name for your new family member. Here are over 200+ dog names with meanings.

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Help, My Dog Hates Having the Harness Put On!

If your dog hates having his harness put on, you are likely wondering what you can do to ameliorate the situation. To better help your dog, it helps to carefully analyze what part of wearing the harness he struggles the most with. Once you have this piece of information, you can tackle the problem.

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How to Know the Difference Between a Real Dog Breeder and a Scam

My mom and I have raised and sold dachshund dogs for years now. Like everything online, there are genuine sellers and there are scams. Telling the difference is very important when you are paying for a registered dog. You want to be able to trust the person that you are doing business with.

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250+ Golden Retriever Dog Names (With Meanings)

The golden retriever is a versatile breed of dog that is well-suited for a variety of activities, including retrieving objects, hunting, and serving as a loyal companion. The golden retriever is also a popular choice for families. Here are 250+ Golden Retriever dog names (with meanings).

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190+ Goldendoodle Dog Names (With Meanings)

A fitting name welcomes your newest family member to the adventure. Here is a list of over 190+ Goldendoodle dog names, with meanings, to help that journey. In addition, we are including a fun video and survey that are both about Goldendoodles.

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Helping Your Constipated Bulldog Without a Vet Visit (And 9 Methods to Avoid the Problem)

Although bulldogs are more easily constipated than other breeds, there is a lot you can do at home to avoid the problem.

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175+ Corgi Dog Names (With Meanings)

Corgis are popular dogs known for their fluffy coats, adorable walk, and herding instincts. Here are 175+ Corgi names and meanings that will fit your newest family member.

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How to Introduce a Young Puppy to an Adult Dog

The pure joy of adopting a young puppy is the best! Some worry though about how their adult dogs will welcome a new, energetic, playful pet. The introduction and acclamation of a puppy and adult dog can be frustrating if not done correctly. Here are some tips and hints to help with the process.

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125+ Black and White Dog Names (With Meanings)

No matter what the pattern, black and white dogs are sure to stand out. Here is a list of names that will hopefully fit your stylish new family member. I've also included definitions and some other goodies.

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What To Expect When Bringing Home a New Puppy

You excitedly bring home a new puppy, sometimes as young as six weeks. This is a new adventure for both you and the puppy. What you can expect and how best to deal with the new challenges facing you and your new family member will be provided in this article.

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How I Helped My Pet Overcome Anxiety and Depression

Pets, especially dogs develop strong emotional connections with their human parents. A sudden change in routine, inability to satisfy their canine needs or separation even for a few hours can make them anxious. Simple steps by pet parents can ensure protection from anxiety and depression in pets.

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400+ Country Dog Names (With Meanings)

There's something special about a dog with a country name. It's like they have a bit of extra charm and personality. Here are over 400 country dog names with meanings included.

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Dogs Playing The Fun Police Role

A dog playing the fun police role can be annoying when you own several dogs or if you take your dog to the dog park and your dog acts too "controlling." Understanding this behavior and its implications can help guide you through the behavior-changing process.

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200+ Red Dog Names (With Meanings)

Dogs with red coats are a wonderful choice to add into any family. There are even famous red coated dogs (Clifford). The following dog name list digs into choices perfect for that new canine in your life. Definitions of each word are also included.

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Pros and Cons of Slip Leads for Dogs

Slip leads for dogs aren't a very popular option among dog owners, but shelters and rescues tend to rely on them because they offer some advantages for particular situations. Before investing in a slip lead, it's important knowing the pros and cons of them.

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The Top 10 Rarest Dog Breeds

This article examines and ranks the 10 rarest dog breeds in the world. It provides a brief overview of each dog, followed by an analysis of their current population numbers worldwide.

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The Top 10 Fastest Dog Breeds

This article examines and ranks the 10 fastest dog breeds on the planet. It provides a brief overview of each dog's history, as well as their top speed in relation to humans and other animals.

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The Maltese: A Guide for Owners

This article examines the lovable (and adorable) Maltese. It provides a detailed overview of the dog's behavioral traits, temperament, health conditions, as well as general characteristics.

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Helping Your Pet With Allergies at Home

Having a dog or cat with allergies can be frustrating. In addition to the treatment recommended by your veterinarian, there are some additional measures you can make to help ensure they are comfortable and prevent flare-ups.

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Is a Brachycephalic Dog for You?

Choosing the right breed of dog can be complicated. Brachycephalic breeds have a particular set of needs that may not be the right fit for every family.

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13 Causes of Black Diarrhea in Dogs

If your dog has black diarrhea, you're likely wondering what can cause it to be such a color. Dogs can eat the oddest things, and some things can certainly result in a different color poop, but black diarrhea requires investigation. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares the causes of black diarrhea in dogs.

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Kombai Dog: Breed Information, Facts and Characteristics

The Kombai is an ancient dog of Indian origin, originally developed for hunting. This is an intelligent, strong and athletic animal that makes an excellent watchdog. Purebred Kombai dogs are rarely available, but you can find them in some villages of Tamil Nadu and Chennai City.

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11 Wild Animals That Look Like Dogs

Some wild animals that look like dogs are actually members of different species.

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What Is Alabama Rot?

In recent years a new disease has been affecting dogs in the UK and US. Called Alabama Rot, this serious illness causes skin lesions and can be fatal. Knowing the signs is the first step to protecting your pet.

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Things to Know Before Getting a Puppy

There are a lot of things you need to know before you get a puppy. Some of these things make sense and others might require you to do a little research. This article will make this process easier.

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Why Is Your Dog Showing Signs of Aggression?

The reason your dog is lashing out might not be what you think. Here are five common reasons for canine aggression.

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How Many Varieties of Dachshunds Are There?

Dachshunds have many varieties, including different colors, patterns, and coats. This article breaks down each of these varieties. Which one do you like the most?

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10 Ways to Stop a Dog From Destroying the Couch When Left Alone

To stop a dog from destroying the couch, you will need to find strategic ways to make the couch less accessible and tempting. However, at the same time, you also want to listen to your dog's plead for help and take steps to ameliorate the situation.

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Anal Gland Expression: What It Is and Why It's Important

Anal glands are typically expressed when your pet passes stool, but they can be prone to impaction. Here's what anal glands are and what to do if you think your pet is suffering from an impaction.

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Cues, Cues and Pressure Too

Here are some helpful techniques for success in nosework.

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What Leash to Buy (Pros and Cons of Different Dog Leashes)

From materials to types and use cases, this guide will break down everything you need to know about dog leashes.

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Why Does My Dog Always Pull on the Leash?

The explanation behind leash-pulling is simple, but the seemingly simple fix of pulling harder than your dog is only going to reinforce their bad habits.

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Do Dogs Know When They're Dying?

Whether dogs know when they are dying is something that has been crossing the minds of many dog lovers. Until dogs can talk, we may never know the real answer, but we can come to a reasoned conclusion based on observed behavior changes in dying dogs and some research.

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Do Dogs Understand Death?

Whether dogs understand death is something many dog owners have been wondering about. We may never really know the exact answer, but we can make some educated assumptions based on what we know about dogs. Here are some insights and what experts in the field say.

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Taking Care of Your Dog After They Are Spayed or Neutered

Spaying or neutering is a common procedure that many of our pets will go through. However, not everyone realises the post-surgery care a dog will need after undergoing the procedure. In this article, you will learn how to help your dog heal and the signs of something being wrong.

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The Beginners Guide to Having a Puppy

Having a puppy can be fun and exciting but a lot of work as well. Read on to find out more about raising a puppy!

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Oodles of Doodles: The Best Poodle-Mixed Dog Breeds

Mixed-breed dogs have been growing in popularity over the past ten years. Poodle mixes have expanded beyond Goldendoodles and Labradoodles and now include almost every other breed mix you can imagine.

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Why Is My Dog Vomiting White Foam? 13 Vet-Explained Causes

A dog vomiting white foam is something that can be concerning to witness. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares 13 causes for white-foam vomiting in dogs and what you should do about it.

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Do Dog Dental Sprays Work?

Here's a discussion about dog dental products on the market. Are they effective and safe?

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Unexpected Ways Your Dog Shows You Affection (and How to Show It Back)

Wondering how your dog shows they love you? Here are some unexpected signs. In addition, here are some simple ways to show them love in a way they will understand.

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Science Explains Why Dogs Love Balls So Much (and Why Some Get Obsessed)

Dogs love balls so much they may become addicted to playing fetch, but what makes dogs go so crazy? And most of all, what can you do if your dog happens to develop a ball obsession? Let's see what science has to say.

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Help, My Puppy Won't Go Back to Sleep After Going Potty!

If your puppy won't go back to sleep after going potty, you are likely exhausted and don't know what to do about it. Here's why your puppy has a hard time sleeping after going potty along with some tips to get your puppy back to sleep.

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3 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know

Here are three things dog owners should be aware of to keep their pups happy and healthy.

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Why Pit Bulls Are Controversial

Pit bulls are dogs of American origin and very popular all over the world. But in many countries pit bulls are classified as "dangerous" and either banned or restricted. Why is there so much controversy about pit bulls?

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21 Best Hypoallergenic Dogs

Are you allergic and looking for a pet? Here's a list of non-shedding or hypoallergenic dogs that would make for a great family dog.