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Allergies can become a problem when you own a dog, and of course you’ll sacrifice the sneezing and itchy, watery eyes for the love of your dog. However, we can help you with your allergy problems.

Why Do Dogs Lick? 5 Slobbery Explanations

Dog licking its face

Is your dog constantly licking and you have no idea why? Licking is a very natural way for dogs to communicate with one another. In fact, after a mother has her pups, she licks them to help them start breathing and clean them. This initial licking sticks with dogs throughout their lives, and they use it for many reasons. Licking for dogs is similar to humans biting their nails — both release pleasurable endorphins which creates comfort and relieves stress. Below are some common questions about licking that we’ll answer to help you better understand your dog and what he or she is communicating. Why do dogs lick you? Find out below…

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Kiss Kibble Goodbye: Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Bowl of homemade dog food veggetables

Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety. Table scraps anyone?…

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Is Grain Free Dog Food the Way to Go?

Golden in field of grain

Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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Best Vacuum for Pet Hair: Dyson Vs Shark Vs Electrolux vs Eureka vs Bissell

Best vacuum for pet hair

Let’s face it: hair is part of the bargain when you decide to become a pet owner. While you can try to cut down on shedding by feeding your pup a high-quality food and brushing him or her more often, it’s still no substitute for a good, quality vacuum cleaner to keep the mess contained. Not all vacuums are created equal though, and part of keeping clean means choosing a device that’s up to the task. So what is the best vacuum for pet hair? We’ve taken a look a some of the best picker-uppers in the business and share our top three favorites in this article…

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Organic Dog Treats Recipes and Buying Guide

Organic Dog Treats

There are many reasons why dog owners opt to feed their dogs organic dog treats, with one of the top reasons being that there is no doubt that these treats are more beneficial than traditional dog treats. Let’s examine why organic dog treats may be a good choice for your dog, as well as provide some excellent commercially available organic dog treats and of course provide recipes that you can make yourself…

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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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Sick as a Dog: Can Dogs Get Colds?

Can Dogs Get Colds: Dog sick on bed

Does your dog have the sniffles? Watery eyes? Is he sneezing and coughing? Can dogs catch colds? Yes, they can, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of cold virus he’s caught (just as human colds can vary in severity). How do you know when your dog has a cold or something worse? How do you treat his symptoms? Not to worry — we’ll give you everything you need to know about dogs and colds so you can be sure you’re taking good care of your precious pup…

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Is Turkey Bad for Dogs?

Is turkey bad for dogs?

Turkey itself is generally a pretty tasty and nutritious snack for most dogs. There isn’t anything particularly toxic about it, but when processed like with deli meats and turkey hot dogs, the chemicals used to keep them “edible” is often not digested well by dogs…

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