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Dog Ear Hematomas: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hand holding dog's ear with hematoma (caption: Dog Ear Hematoma)

Is your dog shaking his head a lot or scratching his ears? Have you noticed that his ears are swollen? If so, your dog could be suffering from an ear hematoma. We’ll help you recognize the signs, know when to seek treatment and what you can do to help prevent this condition from reoccurring…

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Can Dogs (Or Cats) Get Coronavirus? Tips To Keep You & Your Pets Safe

Dog with face mask on (Caption: Coronavirus & Dogs)

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a very small number of pets, including dogs and cats, around the world have been reported to be infected COVID-19, mostly after close contact with infected people. The good news is that these pets had mild or no symptoms, so there’s no reason to panic about your pets becoming gravely ill. And there’s no evidence that pets can transmit the virus to humans. See the latest news on COVID-19 and pets and CDC recommendations for pet owners…

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How To Find A Reputable Dog Breeder

Puppies peeking through fence(caption: How To Find A Reputable Breeder)

Congratulations! Adding a new dog to your family is exciting, but you’ll want to know who you should avoid when searching for the perfect dog for you. Finding a breeder who has the best interests of the dog and you is absolutely crucial…

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How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

Many people think that dogs and cats are better protected from the cold because of their fur, but that’s not the case. Our furry companions are just as susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite as we are, so you need to keep them safe inside once temperatures drop. But what temperature is too cold for dogs? And when you inevitably have to take them out to potty (and for exercise), what’s the best way to protect them?

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Why Is My Dog Shaking Or Shivering?

Dog shaking water off (caption: Dog Shaking Explained)

Ever wondered why your dog shakes all the time? For my dog, it seems to be right after I sweep the floor. It happens in slow motion. I put the broom away, my dog gets up, and she gives a long shake. I picture her saying, “You missed a spot, Mom,” as I watch each hair slowly fly off of her body and drop to my wooden floors that were spotless just a moment ago. So why is she shaking? Does she know I just cleaned the floors? Is she purposely trying to negate my hard work? Of course not, but she could be shaking due to one of the reasons we cover below…

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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?

Dog being licked on the ground (caption: Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?)

We’ve all heard the expression “licking one’s wounds” (meaning to recover after defeat or embarrassment). It’s believed that this saying originated hundreds of years ago from people observing animals licking their injuries after a predator’s attack. Have you ever wondered why dogs and other animals lick wounds in the first place? And is it beneficial or harmful to their healing?…

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