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Acupuncture for Dogs: Can it Heal Your Dog?

Dog getting acupuncture

Wondering if dog acupuncture is a good idea for treating what ails your pup? The only one who can answer that question is a vet trained in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. However, we can teach you a little bit about TCVM, canine acupuncture and why you might want to consider it to help improve your pup’s health…

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Dog of the Year

Dog with crown: Dog of the Year

At Canine Journal, we’re all about providing resources, tips and services that promote the health and happiness of your pup. Plus, we love reviewing innovative products that solve a problem. That’s why we are excited to partner with FitBark to help spread the word about helping your dog maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. We’ve tied our leashes together with FitBark and are on the hunt to sniff out the ultimate 2015 Dog of the Year…

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Hyperkeratosis in Dogs: Does Your Dog Have Hairy Feet?

Dog paw with Hyperkeratosis

Hyperkeratosis is also known as hairy dog feet. This is probably self explanatory, but it’s called this because it looks like your dog is growing abnormal hairs on his skin. This can be a painful experience which is why it’s important to take your dog to the vet. There may be an underlying cause as to why your dog has hyperkeratosis…

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Fireworks and Dogs: Tips to Keep Fido Calm

Fireworks: My Dog is Scared of Fireworks

Is your dog scared of fireworks? She’s not alone! Although fireworks are a fun, exciting sight for us humans, for dogs they’re typically the opposite. The unexpected, loud noise can often create stress and anxiety for your dog. Before the fireworks are lit, be sure to understand what your dog is experiencing…

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Are Bully Sticks Good for Dogs?

Bully sticks: Are Bully Sticks Good for Dogs?

Do you have a champion chewer in your house? Always finding your shoes and other items you leave on the floor mauled when you get home? As dog owners, we know our pups love to chew (some much more than others!) — and they need to keep themselves occupied when they’re not getting our attention. It’s hard to find sturdy chew toys for dogs who make it their life’s mission to gnaw on anything they can get their paws on. And yes, there are a lot of chew treats, bones, rawhide products, etc. on the market, but does your dog seems to rip right through them? And what’s really in those products, anyway? Read more to find out if bully sticks are good for dogs…

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How to Socialize Your Puppy

Cat and dog on bed: How to Socialize Your Puppy

You might think it’s wise to wait until your very young puppy gets a little older to start socializing him. Take our advice — don’t wait! In fact, you have a pretty small window of opportunity to properly socialize your puppy, and ideally you should start when he’s only three weeks old. Puppies develop quickly, particularly when it comes to behavior. They’re most receptive to new experiences between the ages of three and 12 weeks old. After about four months old, it becomes much more difficult to introduce puppies to new situations. So, where do you start? What do you need to know? We’ll answer all your questions about how to socialize your puppy so he grows up to be a secure social butterfly…

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6 Tips for How to Stop a Puppy From Chewing

Puppy chewing on shoelace: How to Stop a Puppy From Chewing

Is your puppy chewing on everything? You’re not alone! Puppies (like babies) go through a teething process which lasts about 6 months. This is how your pup learns — by exploring this big world. But how do you stop her from destroying everything in your home? Try some of these tips to learn how to stop a puppy from chewing…

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How to Introduce Dogs and Newborns

Dog licking baby's face: How to Introduce Dogs and Newborns

What’s your dog to do when there’s a new kid in town? Dogs and newborns can become best buds, but it will take some work on your part to ensure everything goes smoothly. Of course, your newborn’s safety is your number one priority, but there are many other issues to consider when it comes to your pup — he’ll need to adjust to new routines, sounds, and very likely need some behavior modifications. We’ll help you think ahead so the transition can be as seamless as possible and keep all family members happy and healthy…

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What To Do If Your Dog Bites Someone

What To Do If Your Dog Bites Someone?

So many questions come to mind when you think about what would happen if your dog bit someone. What do I do to stop my dog? Is everyone ok? Do I need to call for help? Do I report the incident to someone? Could I get sued? Your dog biting someone could possibly be one of the worst things you could imagine. Not only could someone get seriously injured but your dog could be taken away from you. It’s important that you know what to do should your dog bite someone…

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Pet Liability Insurance for Renters

As a renter, do you worry about the damage your pets can do to the property you’re leasing? What about potential injuries to your neighbors or visitors to your home? The unfortunate reality is that you can be held liable for your pet’s behavior – even if you take all the precautions to prevent your pet from inflicting any kind of damage. All owners know that pets (like children) don’t always follow the rules. So, what can you do to protect yourself and keep your precious pet with you?

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Easy Rider: How to Deal With Dog Car Sickness

Dog hanging out side of car with googles on: How to Deal With Dog Car Sickness

Do you envy fellow dog owners who can take their dogs everywhere in the car? You’ve tried, but your dog gets car sick at the drop of a hat. It’s a tough problem for both you and your pup, but rest assured — there are steps you can take. And you’re not alone. In fact, one in five dogs suffer from motion sickness. How can you help your dog’s car sickness (and save yourself the headache of cleaning up from your dog throwing up in car)? Read on to learn our tips to nip dog car sickness in the bud…

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Doggy Day Spa: Essential Oils For Dogs

Essential Oils For Dogs

Ahhh, ode de toilet is the scent of choice among canines everywhere. But, are essential oils safe for dogs? Not all. So it’s important to do your research before trying aromatherapy on your pup. Some of the oils we discuss in this article can help with flea infestations, arthritis and more…

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Top Dog Interview with Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver was born on the 4th of July and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is your typical Labrador Retriever and loves swimming, fetching, rolling in everything, making her family happy and playing with her sister Masey, a Golden Retriever, and her two brother kittens, Pouncer and Clover. Her absolute favorite two things to do are playing in the creek behind the house and being an active member of our family! She is a very, very special dog with a unique personality that is well-loved and taken care of by her family. Everyone that meets Denver quickly realizes she truly has a personality unlike any animal they have ever seen…

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