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Hybrid Dogs - Where Do Hybrid Dogs Come From?

Thinking of getting a hybrid dog or designer dog? Hybrid dogs are commonly bred from two purebred parents to combine their desirable traits and reduce genetic health issues. Recently however, hybrid dogs have become a lucrative business and this has attracted unscrupulous dog breeders. Learn more ab

Varieties of Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas can be categorized according to the length and color of their coats, and the shape of their heads. All Chihuahuas, regardless of coat length, head shape and color, have the same type of temperament, health considerations and life span. Most Chihuahuas are extremely active dogs, and they a

What Does a Home Remedy For Dog Mange Need to Do?

Demodex mange is a skin complaint in dogs that is caused by them having a reaction to tiny parasitic mites. These mites are passed from mother to puppy and are usually kept under control by the dog's immune system.

Do Airedale Terriers Shed Or Not?

The short answer is "NO," not like other dogs. This article will explain how to manage an Airedale Terrier's coat, so that it won't leave fur on chairs, couches or clothing.

Unique Pitbull Health Challenges

Pitbulls are amazingly loving, devoted companions and some of the strongest dogs in the world. However, the very breeding that has made them such good pets has also left them predisposed to some unique health challenges.

Homemade Dog Leashes

A leash will serve several purposes in your dog's life, but the most important is to control your dog when outdoors. Commercially available leashes can be expensive, but with a little know-how, you can make your own stylish dog leash for a fraction of the cost.

How to Remove Ticks on Your Dog

Ticks will attach themselves to your dog's leg, move up the body and prick the skin to increase in size as they swell up with blood. The deer tick transfer Lyme disease to animals and people. It causes sporadic lameness, heart and kidney disease, fever as well as nervous system disorders.

Symptoms of Health Problems With a Dog's Paw

A healthy dog paw will be clean and free of cuts and abrasions.Une patte sur le parquet image by MaxLeMans from Fotolia.comAll dogs, whether active or more of a couch potato, are susceptible to paw injuries. Something as simple as a splinter or as serious as a deep laceration can become a...

Dog Information - Common Dog Illnesses You Can Prevent

Your dog's life can be at risk when affected with common dog illnesses which are viral in nature. In order to prevent them, appropriate vaccines should be administered early in your dog's life.

Dog Training - How to Housebreak an Adopted Dog

The first thing to understand with an adopted dog is that house training is a behavior that has to be taught. The most important step in house training is managing your dog's behavior. The crate makes it extremely easy to house train your dog because the crate will confine your dog to a certain

Treatments for Tick Paralysis in Dogs

Tick paralysis is caused by certain ticks that secrete a toxin into the blood of dogs or other animals it burrows into. It usually takes several ticks on a dog before paralysis begins to show. At first, only the hind legs will show the paralysis, but the front legs will be paralyzed in only a few ho

How to Get Rid of Your Dog's Urinary Tract Infection and Keep it From Coming Back

Have you ever wondered how to treat and prevent dog urinary tract infection at the same time?So many treatments out there aim only at suppressing symptoms and do not get to the root of the cause. A natural remedy for urinary tract infection in dogs on the other hand is affordable and highly effectiv

The English Toy Spaniel: A "Lap Dog"

The English Toy Spaniel, also known as the King Charles Spaniel was bred specifically to be a lap dog and occupies this position quite well!

Why Puppies Need To Be Massaged

Puppy Massage is all about prevention as it... 'starts right (and) at the beginning'... Prevention from unnecessary Stress, Strain and Injury - for young dogs aged 4 months and over.

Hair Loss Around Eyes in Dogs

When you look into the face of your dog, one of the last things you want to see is hair loss. Some dogs will experience hair loss around or underneath their eyes typically as a result of demodectic mange. While hair loss can occur anywhere on a dog that has mange, it usually appears under the eyes.

The Most Efficient Home Remedies For Killing Fleas

Fleas are a nuisance for your dog, to say the least. And for you if your dog's scratching annoys you or keeps you awake. Flea preparations from your veterinarian are highly toxic. There are effective and natural home remedies for killing fleas. But addressing the cause is better still.

Top 10 Dog Training Mistakes

All too often, well meaning dog owners mistakenly step into one of these dog obedience training pitfalls.These seemingly insignificant acts can have a great impact on your dog's behavior, and set back your training dramatically.In order to help you avoid similar mistakes, I've compiled the