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How to tell if your dog is in pain

Do you find it difficult to tell when your dog is in pain? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Did you know that animals typically hide their pain and do this as a survival mechanism? It is instinctual and embedded in their DNA. While this instinct helps animals stay alive longer in the wild, for our sweet and pampered domesticated dogs, it is quite different. They suffer greatly and very often in silence. This is why it is very important for pawrents like you and I to identify our dog’s individual pain “tells”. To get you on your way, we have provided 7 common signs that will help you know when your dog is in pain.  Level of activity:If your...

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How to raise a calm and relaxed dog

Is your dog exhibiting the following behavior: biting, barking, nervousness, or constant fidgeting? If so, you’ll definitely not want to miss out on this. These behaviors can stem from a host of issues and while you may be tempted to ignore them for a pleasant existence, it is important to be aware of them and curb them as soon as possible, so here we go with a few recommendations for keeping your dog calm. We will start out with a super important tip which is to REINFORCE CONFIDENCE in your dog.It is essential that you build a trusting relationship with their dog, especially when it comes to adopted and previously abused pets from a shelter. When your dog feels as...

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Dog digestion 101 - How long it takes for your dog to digest food?

Let's face it, most dog parents don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their own digestive processes, much less the basics of their dog's digestive system. The only times we really face the realities of our dog's digestive system is when we feed them or clean up after them. But what really happens to a dog’s meal from the time it enters their mouth to when it passes out the other end? How long does it take for a dog to digest food? Here are the facts. Food enters through the mouth and slides down the esophagus on its way to the stomach. From there, it takes it goes through the small and large intestines before finally departing the body. The dog digestive...

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