Living with Dogs Blog

Pet Dental Health Month: Keeping Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy

It’s Pet Dental Health Month. Don’t ignore your dog’s REALLY bad breath! This odor could be a sign of some serious teeth or gum problems. Pet Dental Month was started to address the significance of oral health care for pets. It’s important for pet owners to learn how to improve the dental (and overall) health of their pets.

Just like you, your pup’s oral hygiene is important! This is one aspect of a dog’s health that often gets overlooked,

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Tips on How to Take Your Dog to Work

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

How to Bring Dogs in the Workplace

If there’s one thing to make the workday go by faster, it’s having your best four-legged friend by your side. Or, in this case, on your lap.

Luckily for many employees across the nation, workplaces are becoming more pet-friendly—and with good reason. According to a study in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management,

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How to Train Your Dog to Fetch

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

Despite what some people might believe, most dogs weren’t born knowing how to play fetch. “It’s not complicated, but there are some guidelines in the beginning to help with how to teach a dog to fetch,” says Eric Pliner, owner and trainer at Dog Training with Eric in Denver, CO.

The tricky part when it comes to how to teach a dog to fetch is actually the return part.

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How to Protect a Dog’s Paws in the Winter

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

Keep Pet Paws Safe in the Wintertime

Playing fetch-the-snowball, romping through fluffy drifts and taking quiet walks during snowfalls are just some of the reasons why winter can be a wonderland of fun for you and your dog. But these activities can also wreak havoc on dog paws. “While pet pads are a lot more resilient than our feet, they do have their limits,” said Dr.

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Facts About Dog Sense of Smell

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

What Makes a Dog Nose Unique?

You know that your dog has an amazing sense of smell, but have you ever wondered just how amazing it is, and why it’s so much more powerful than a human’s?

To learn some cool facts about the dog sense of smell and how dogs use their noses, we got in touch with sniffer scientist Nathaniel Hall,

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Why Does A Dog Circle Before Laying Down?

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

Does Your Dog Perform This Unusual Ritual?

Dog behavior can be puzzling—and pretty funny—at times. If you’ve ever been amused watching your dog undertake the seemingly elaborate preparation for taking a nap, you know what we mean. Turning around in circles before lying down is a “very common behavior in dogs. I have owners ask, ‘Why do dogs circle before lying down?’ all the time,” reports Dr.

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Reduce Your Dog’s Shedding

This article originally appeared on chewy.com. 

Contributed by Dr. Alison Birken, owner and DVM of Victoria Park Animal Hospital.

As a small animal veterinarian practicing in hot South Florida, dog hair shedding is one of the most common concerns from my clients. By owning a 150-pound Saint Bernard that belongs in the Arctic, not on the sunny beaches of South Florida, I can totally relate with my pet parents’ frustration when it comes to dog hair shedding.

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A Healthy Diet is your dog’s best friend

Happy dog, happy owner, right? 

Your dog’s nutrition and diet are vital to its happiness. The wrong foods – particularly those enjoyed by humans but aren’t meant for man’s best friend – can cause upset stomach, sickness or worse. Goodbye garlic, grapes and guacamole! 

Naturally, it starts with a well-balanced diet, whether it’s a high-quality commercial dog food that’s grain-free, or a homemade recipe that gives your canine the proteins,

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Howliday Gifts Ideas for Your Dog

It’s that time of year again – the holidays! ‘Tis the season for delicious food, spending time with loved ones, and of course, gift giving. Since our four-legged friends are part of the family, we cannot forget them during this holiday season. Now is a great time to spoil your favorite pooch with a new toy or treat. Below, we wanted to share with you some great gifts ideas for dogs this holiday season. Happy shopping!

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Aches and Pains: Is Your Older Dog Experiencing Joint Problems?

Has your dog not been his happy self lately? If not, it is possible joint pain could be the cause. As they get older, most dogs experience joint pain. When not at rest, dogs spend their lives running, and jumping, so their joints can take a pounding. Unfortunately, some dogs’ joints just can’t take the stress anymore, and they begin to experience stiffness, inflammation, joint pain and discomfort. Often, this discomfort can lead to more serious health problems.

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