How Can I Tell If My Pet Is In Pain?

Dogs are one of the most stoic of animals. This means that we often take for granted that everything is normal with them and they are fine. We may not realize that something is wrong or that they are in pain until there is a serious problem. You may find yourself wondering how you can tell if your dog is in pain? It’s not always easy but there are a few things you can look for.

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German Shepherd Hip Problems

German Shepherds are great dogs not only for law enforcement work, personal protection and of course as that ever faithful family dog. However they can be very prone to several health issues. We will discuss those issues here so hopefully the dog you purchase will be healthy and live a long happy life.

Probably one of the most common and debilitating health issue that can be found in the German Shepherd is hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is actually an abnormal joint structure in the hip.

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The 19 most popular dog breeds of 2017/2018

The 19 most popular dog breeds of 2017/2018
1. Labrador Retrievers
2. German Shepherd-Short/Long Haired
3. Golden Retrievers
4. French bulldog
5. Bulldog
6. Beagle
7. Standard Poodle
8. Rottweiler
9. Yorkshire Terrier
10. German Short-haired Pointer
11. Boxer
12. Siberian husky
13. Long Haired Dachshund
14. Great Dane
15. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
16. Doberman Pinscher
17. Australian shepherd
18. Miniature schnauzer
19. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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10 tips for traveling with your dog

If you’re not very well prepared or organized traveling with your dog can be stressful or even dangerous.

Here are 10 tips for traveling with your dog. If you take the time to consider each of these ahead of the trip, you’ll find you will enjoy a much smoother, stress-free journey.

Here are 10 tips for traveling with your dog. If you take the time to consider each of these ahead of the trip, you’ll find you will enjoy a much smoother, stress-free journey.

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Are Dogs Being Over Vaccinated?

A few generations ago it wasn’t uncommon for a disease such as distemper to sweep through an area and decimate the local dog population. It wasn’t until the 1950s that a vaccine was developed for canine distemper. Likewise, parvovirus appeared in the 1970s and killed vast numbers of dogs before a vaccine was developed. Today we often take for granted that we can protect our dogs against these common killers but it wasn’t always so. Some people question whether or not dogs are being over-vaccinated today. It’s not an easy question.

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Do Dogs Feel Cold Or Hot?

You may have wondered if your dog feels temperatures the same way that you do. Do they feel cold or hot weather the same way that people do? Sure they do! After all, your dog is a mammal, just like humans are. That means that your dog is able to regulate his body temperature, up to a point. But, after that point is reached, your dog is subject to feeling heat and cold like any other mammal.

The dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5-102.5degrees Fahrenheit or 39-39.5C, just a little higher than the human’s 98.6F or 36 degrees Celsius.

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Cross Breeding – Mating Dogs of Different Breeds

I am sure you are aware of all the crossbreeds that are available today including probably the most famous being the labradoodle and the goldendoodle. At first glance the question is why? In most cases it is to create a breed with some favorable characteristic with others who know why. Let’s talk about a few of these mixed breed dogs and why they came about.

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