Amy Brannan

Clomipramine For Dogs With Canine Anxiety

Sad dog in the dark (Caption: Clomipramine for Dogs)

As the owner of an anxious dog, I know all too well the challenges that come along with the canine manifestation of anxiety. For many dog owners the only remaining solution to offer their dog a “normal” life may be medication. Below we will take a look at one of the most commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications for dogs – Clomipramine…

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The Most Intelligent Dogs: Will They Outsmart You?

Dog Reading book with glasses on

The idea of adopting or purchasing one of the smartest dog breeds may seem appealing, but there are a number of things to consider when adding one of these breeds to your household. Owners need to prepare for the stimulation and commitment it takes to raise an intelligent breed…

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German Shepherd: Is It A Great Family Dog?

German Shepherd laying on ground (caption: Guide to German Shepherds)

The German shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche from schutzhund to service dog work. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Below we will take a look at the characteristics that make this breed so popular from physical characteristics to smarts…

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Holistic Dog Food: Dogs Need A Balanced Diet Too

Holistic Dog Food

As pet owners become more informed as to the nutritional contents of their dog’s food, more owners are turning to holistic dog food as the answer. With the information provided here, readers will find out what makes a dog food holistic, why holistic foods are better for some dogs and some popular brands of holistic dog food….

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Cheap Pet Meds: Is It Better To Buy Online?

Golden being fed drugs by hand with pill box (caption: guide to cheap pet meds)

Being a responsible pet owner means providing our pets with regular preventative medications in addition to medications treating health conditions. Being a good pet parent can also be expensive which leads us to search for alternatives. There are several places you can buy online to save money, but you should shop with caution…

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How Can A Psychiatric Service Dog Help?

Psychiatric Service Dog petting girl

Throughout the years humans have relied upon dogs for many service aspects of life but more recently dogs have become a significant part of a unique area of the medical field. Not only are dogs playing a role in the lives of those with physical impairments, but now they are also playing a role in the lives of those with psychiatric impairments as well…

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Extinct Dog Breeds: What Are The Numbers?

English Settler

England is facing a significant drop in native dog breed registrations, so much so that one breed in particular is facing extinction. In this article we will take a look at the dwindling registration of native dog breeds and the increase in exotic breed registrations that are currently taking place in England…

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Dangerous Dogs Act: What Breeds Are Covered?

Beware of Dog Sign

The dangerous dogs act was a law passed in the United Kingdom in 1991 aimed to try to reduce the number of dog attacks by specific breeds.Parliament stepped in to create this Act after a slew of incidences where serious injury or death resulted from dog attacks of a particularly aggressive breed that were uncontrolled. This legislative response was designed as a way to protect the people; however, over time many have come to see this Parliamentary Act as being discriminatory and ineffective. Let’s discuss some of the specifics regarding the dangerous dogs act and whether or not this was an effective response to a societal concern…

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Dog Name Ideas For Every Type Of Dog

Dog's face (caption: dog name ideas)

Bringing home a new member of the family is always a fun and exciting time. Many families already have a name picked out for their new dog when it arrives but some prefer to wait to see what characteristics the dog has before picking that perfect name. There are a number of ways to pick the perfect name for a dog, picking favorite literary characters, picking more predictable dog names and naming the dog after certain characteristics. For some dogs and dog owners only the cute names appeal and there are certainly plenty of these to choose from. Cute dog names can originate from a wide variety of places and depending upon the dog’s origin you may find that the originating country has as much to do with selecting a name as the meaning of the name itself…

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How To Prepare Your Dog For A New Baby

Baby laying next to dog (caption: Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby)

Many couples begin their family together with a dog. While this dog is their first “child”, they often become concerned when deciding to add a human child to their family. Their concerns frequently revolve around how their dog will react to having a new baby in the household, and it is not uncommon for new parents to be worried that their dog will harm their new child…

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