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How to Know if You Should Adopt a Dog Today 

Adopting a dog? This guide will help you decide. Included are reasons for dog adoption, how to know if you should adopt a dog today, a list of the six most common dog diseases, and information on pet insurance. These tips for adopting a dog are inspired by a reader’s question about getting a new pet. It’s one of the […]

Is Trifexis a Safe Flea Treatment for Dogs?

Before you get the flea treatment Trifexis from your veterinarian, find out if it’s a safe flea treatment for dogs. Here are two stories of what happened when Trifexis was prescribed to dogs. I have given my dogs Bayer Topical Flea Treatment for Dogs with much better results, because of what happened when I gave my dog Georgie Trifexis flea treatment. When you’re […]

How to Exercise Your Dog in Hot Weather

These 10 tips on how to exercise your dog in hot weather will help you find the balance between keeping your dog active and avoiding heat stroke. Pictured is a GoPet TreadWheel For Small Dogs – it looks like a hamster wheel, but it’s actually a type of dog treadmill. At first glance, this seems like a silly idea for exercising your […]

Causes of Gurgling Noises and Stomach Problems in Dogs

Diarrhea, stomach making noise (gurgling), and no appetite are all signs of upset stomach in dogs. Here’s how to deal with your dog’s stomach problems, based on my experience with my terrier Georgie. Georgie’s tummy was upset for almost a full year before I finally figured out what was wrong. Her stomach was making weird, loud noises for such a […]

Signs You’re Ready to Adopt a Dog

Should you adopt a dog? When you’re ready, you’ll recognize the signs. Here are a few things to consider before adopting a puppy – these are the signs I knew it was time for us to adopt a puppy to “replace” the one we lost. We’re reading books like How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why […]