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10 Feeding and Diet Tips for Dogs

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Because there are so many high-quality, nutritious dog foods available, owners now have the luxury of selecting their dog’s food according to their personal standards.  Most owners opt to feed their dogs dry food because it is the most convenient to store, it is less smelly than wet food and it can reduce tartar buildup. Some owners feed their dogs nutritionally balanced wet foods or they use them as treats, to hide medication or to increase their dog’s water intake.

10 Feeding and Diet Tips for Dogs:
1.  When purchasing food, be sure to read and evaluate the ingredients.  This…

29 My Dog Has Fleas… and that’s the Least of It! Managing Skin Allergies in Dogs

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

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When I found my dog, Boo Boo, wandering the streets last fall, it was obvious she had some problems. For starters, she was much too thin (she resembled a bobble head).  She also had large patches of hair missing from her neck, chest and back.
She was so filthy I didn’t even realize how much hair she was missing until after I gave her a bath, and it was weeks before I was able to penetrate the layers of black tar-like gunk that had accumulated in both her ears.  After I got her cleaned up, however,  I realized that she…

26 How Old is that Dog in the Window?

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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If you have decided to adopt a dog from an animal shelter or rescue GOOD FOR YOU! If you have already adopted or acquired your dog as a stray or from a friend THAT’S GREAT TOO!
Chances are, you know approximately your adopted dogs age based on what you were told when you got him, but it is often difficult for even a veterinarian to tell the exact age of your pup. We can make an educated guess based on a few factors like teeth and fur color. You know your dog better than anyone. Learn the canine signs of…

2 Flea Treatments for Dogs

POSTED BY Jennifer S. IN

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AAAHHH! Attack of the Fleas! As we are in the throes of the warm months of Summer, it is important to regularly give your dog a flea preventative treatment, even if she or he is an indoor dog. For the uninitiated, fleas are external parasites that feed off your pet’s blood, and live and breed in your pooch’s fur. They are not selective, and will bite you and your family, too. They are the most common complaint people make about having a pet in the family. They are dirty and can spread disease, not to mention making your poor dog…

2 Foxtails…The Prickly Killer

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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Not being from California, I had never heard of these things called Foxtails. I wasn’t aware that Foxtails can be dangerous and even fatal to pets. I let my dog run loose in a vacant lot full of them until someone clued me in. Now we go out of our way to avoid them. In Southern California, there are a number of different kinds of grasses that produce Foxtails.
So, what’s the deal with Foxtails?
A Foxtail is a “spikelet” that grows on certain types of grasses. It is basically a seed dispersal unit.  In the spring, these spikelets sprout…

26 Ask The Experts: Housebreaking Relapse?

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This question was submitted by one of our readers. If you have a pet care or dog behavior question, send it to Ask the Expert and we may feature it on the Water Bowl.
Kathy Writes:
I have a 3 yr old Chug (1/2 Chihuahua, 1/2 Pug).  Because I had lived in an apartment and now a townhouse, taking her out to go potty was not an option.  I have a dog litter box and use the training pads.  For the first year, she did really well.  The townhouse that I moved into had a previous tenant that had a…

5 Just Say NO to Puppy Mills!

POSTED BY Lindsay E. IN

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The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means! It’s “buy your children an adorable puppy and tie a ridiculously large red bow around its neck” season! While Found Animals believes that adopting a pet for Christmas can be a perfect holiday gift (with the proper amount of forethought, of course!), consider the following before you head down to the mall (or browse the internet) to find your new furry family member:

  • According to the Humane Society of the United States, almost all pet store (and online) puppies come from puppy mills.  However, as public awareness