When the New Dog Arrives DogcareSchool.com

When the New Dog ArrivesIf you have a multi-dog household, introduce the new dog one at a time so as not to overwhelm the newcomer. I introduced my new dog on leash, but it is also advised to allow them to meet in a fenced-in, open area off leash. In this way neither dog feels threatened without an escape route. The first meeting should be a short one, leaving the dogs ...

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Special Care for Flat-Faced Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Special Care for Flat-Faced DogsIn case you didn’t know, brachycephalic dogs are those with short snouts including Pugs, Bulldogs, Pekingese, and more. There are a number of health concerns that you should consider when owning a flat-faced dog breed. Issues with the respiratory system: Issues with the shape of the head: Listen to the normal breathing sounds of your dog in order to make a comparison if changes occur. Hot weather tips: By breeding dogs with ...

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Living with a Deaf Dog DogcareSchool.com

Living with a Deaf DogWhile some dogs are born deaf, old age, injury or illness can bring on deafness. Breeds that have a high propensity for hereditary deafness include the Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bull Terrier, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Dalmatian, English Cocker Spaniel, and English Setter. However deafness can occur in any breed. There are a number of reasons why a dog may be deaf – illness, disease, chronic ear ...

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Living with a Lame Pet DogcareSchool.com

Living with a Lame PetLameness in dogs is very common and can be due to injury or a chronic condition. The first thing to do when you notice this problem is to take your dog to the vet and find out if he has a chronic lameness or acute lameness. For chronic lameness, the focus will be on controlling the symptoms while for acute lameness the focus is on curing ...

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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers DogcareSchool.com

Why Do Dogs Have WhiskersTo begin with their real name is Vibrissae from the Latin work “vibrio” meaning to vibrate.Dog whiskers are two times as thick as their hair and coarser as well, not soft like a cat’s whiskers. They are found on both sides of the muzzle, above the eyes, on their chin and above the upper lip. The roots of their whiskers are set three times deeper than ...

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Should You Shave Your Pet for Summer? DogcareSchool.com

Should You Shave Your Pet for Summer?We shed our heavy winter coats and clothes and wonder about our pets shedding their winter coats. Of course for our pets, shedding might mean shaving them. Shaving them is something to take seriously as there are pros and cons. Most professionals tell us that our pet’s coat keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer. They have built-in temperature regulators and their coats ...

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Caring for an Older Dog DogcareSchool.com

Caring for an Older DogYour dog’s muzzle begins to gray. They don’t see as well or respond to your call. They are not as active. They may have difficulty negotiating stairs or jumping into the car. Sad reminders our fur pals are aging. But you can help your dog grow old gracefully. It is a good idea to have your older dog checked by your vet at least twice yearly. Watch for ...

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