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What You Should Know About Canine Cancer

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What You Should Know About Canine Cancer

 November marks National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Over 50 percent of dogs over the age of 10 develop cancer at some point, meaning it’s quite possible that you have been affected by canine cancer, or will lose a much-loved dog to the disease in the future. It’s hard to think about, but the more you know, the better chance you’ll have of being able to catch it early for a better chance of successful treatment. Most Common Types Of Cancer In Dogs Mast cell tumors (mastocytomas) are very common in senior dogs. They can appear on any part of...

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The Right Way To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

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The Right Way To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

You’ve realized your dog needs to lose weight – a huge first step. It’s tough for many of us to admit that our dogs are getting more than “fluffy.” Now for the even tougher part: figuring out exactly how much weight your dog needs to lose, and how to create lifestyle changes that you and your dog will actually stick with. Start by consulting your vet for their professional opinion on your dog’s current condition and what kind of changes will be best for your dog. Then, follow these steps to create a doggy weight loss plan and put it...

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Getting Your Dog the Exercise It Needs

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Getting Your Dog the Exercise It Needs

Whether your dog is a big working breed or a small pocket-sized pet, a youngster or in doggy old age, your dog needs daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. Without the appropriate dose of daily exercise, dogs can become obese, bored, and sometimes turn to destructive behaviors. Exercise helps to tone up a dog’s muscles and it helps the body systems, especially the metabolic system, function properly. The right type of exercise also engages and stimulates the dog’s mind. The type of exercise a dog needs are based on the dog’s physical condition, age, breed, and size. How much...

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