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Canine Ear & Eye Care

Not all breeds of dog require routine trimming of the coat around the eyes and ears, but all should undergo regular inspection and cleaning around these sensitive areas. It will help prevent the development of infections that could seriously damage these vital organs. Dogs with heavy, wiry, curly, corded, double or combination coats are likely to benefit from periodic trimming around the e...
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Failing Vision in Senior Pets - No. 2 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

VISION LOSS IN OLDER DOGS Older dogs, just like older people tend to develop eye problems as they age. The most common eye problems of old dogs are cataracts, glaucoma and nuclear sclerosis. Blindness can develop from the first two conditions, and from retinal degeneration with age. Signs that your dog is losing his eyesight are often quite obvious. He might bump into walls or furnit...
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Behavior Changes in Older Dogs - No. 1 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

  The famous American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “All diseases run into one — old age.” This statement applies to pets as well as people. It’s important for pet owners to understand that our pets age faster than we do. Although there is no perfectly accurate human-to-dog or human-to-cat age comparison, it’s often startling for us t...
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Are You the Cause of Your Dog’s Bad Behavior?

Issues that reflect back on dog owners, and how to fix them  If you live with a dog, it’s a foregone conclusion that you love your pet. However, there are certain behaviors that you barely tolerate. Some intolerable behavior may include peeing and pooping everywhere, dog or people aggression, stealing food, tearing up furniture, barking incessantly, begging for food annoyingly, j...
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Dog-Friendly Places in Albuquerque

Dog Parks (27) Restaurants (172) and Pet Friendly Places (6) where your pooch is welcome DOG PARKS Note: For the location and map of the parks listed below, visit the City of Albuquerque Dog Parks listing. We recommend that you check out the “reviews” for the parks listed below. It’s always a good idea to see what others have to say to make sure the park you’re considering is the right fi...
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Dogs Can Recognize Human Emotions

A new study may explain why;dogs recognize human emotions by drawing on different sensory information - an ability that, until now, has only been identified in primates and humans.  Previous research showed that dogs’ ability to differentiate between human emotions is related to “associate behavior.” In other words, they link certain emotional states to facial expressions or othe...
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Some Dogs Find Kennel Visits Exciting

New research suggests that dogs that spend a short time in boarding kennels may not find it unduly stressful and could in fact find the change of scenery exciting. This hypothesis directly contradicts previous research that suggests that dogs experience acute stress following admission to kennels, and chronic stress in response to prolonged kenneling. The study, published in the journa...
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Be SAFE Around Dogs You Know

  We’re so happy to bring you this week’s BLOG courtesy of our new friends at Good Dog in a box. They have a wonderful array of free information on keeping kids of all ages safe around dogs as well as a COOL online store. We’re not stopping here. COMING YOUR WAY NEXT WEEK: Be SAFE around strange dogs. Now, let’s get started! EVEN FAMILY DOGS CAN BITE Don’t let your child become a st...
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Dealing with Your Dog's Digestive Dilemmas

We suspect that most of you are intimately familiar with the digestive system, that amazing mechanism that takes in food, pulverizes it, transforms it into nutrients and uses it to fuel the body. The dog’s digestive tract is not so different from ours in that respect; it converts food into all the nutritional building blocks a dog needs to grow and develop. If you’ve ever experience...
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KISS THEM – THEY’RE IRISH

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re pleased to bring you this information on Native Irish Dogs from the Irish Kennel Club. “The Native Irish Dogs which have been developed down the centuries in the mountains, woods and bogs of Ireland are the legacy we have inherited from our forefathers. We are proud of the number of counties, which have adopted our dogs and are pleased with the way th...
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