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Dog Toilet 101: Why Your Dog May Need One

Dog sitting on toilet reading paper: Does Your Dog Need a Dog Toilet?

Housetraining is part of being a responsible pet parent, but for some dog owners this task can come with obstacles and headaches. Adjusting to and overcoming these challenges can be difficult on both the dog and the owner. Recent developments in the dog toilet industry offer pet owners more options. Here we will take a look at some of the available indoor dog toilet options and how they may be the right choice for you and your dog…

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What is the Best Dog Treadmill to Get Your Pup in Shape?

Dog on treadmill

Did you know there are dog treadmills for sale that can help your pooch get in shape? A doggie treadmill has many benefits and can help dramatically improve the quality of your dog’s life. In fact, there are probably more benefits to owning a dog treadmill than you have considered. Read more to learn about treadmills for dogs and to find out which one we think is best for your furry friend…

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Toxins Be Gone: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Bowl of baking soda: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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Interview with Petplan Pet Insurance Co-Founder Natasha Ashton

Petplan Interview with the Founders

We recently had the good fortune to sit down and learn more about Petplan in this exclusive interview with Natasha Ashton, the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder. The company is based in the Philadelphia area but the founders came from the U.K., where pet insurance is a much more prominent part of pet parenting than here in the U.S. These petrepreneurs think it is time for that to change…

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Who’s Guarding Your Guard Dog?

Beware Of Dog Sign

Uh oh, your next-door neighbor’s house just got broken into. Sound the alarm! You’re probably looking for ways to deter burglars so your home is not the next target. Before you throw Fido in front of the gun, let’s take a step back and explore various ways to protect your home from burglary…

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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 Contest & FitBark Giveaway

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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