Dogs health, medical facts, dental info, canines vaccines information, puppy care, K9 diets, introducing puppies, tick bites, heartworms and even more.
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Dental Info
 Some sources say bones will splinter and cause harm to a dog’s gums, throat and digestive system; as well as harmful bacterial infections from uncooked bones. Others say that bones are a natural way for dogs to clean their teeth, exercise their jaws, and get nutrients from the bone and marrow.

T' bone or
not to bone?

 You can brush your dog’s teeth yourself, which at first will not be easily accomplished, but if done correctly will be one of the best things you can do for your pet healthwise, or have a vet check their teeth yearly.
More Information
-How to brush your dogs  teeth


Diets
 Don't take cheap chances with our well-being, make sure it is approved by the local Veterinary Association (it will be stamped with a seal on bag or can), or ask a Vet for brands that may not be registered yet.

 What types of food do we need? On each can or bag of pet food it is usually indicated if it is for puppies, adult dogs, seniors, overweight and less active dogs too. Check  local Vet or Humane Society for free pamphlets.


Medical Info and Vaccines
 
The usual vaccines will include Distemper, Parvovirus, Coronavirus, Hepatitis and Parainfluenza. Depending on area, risk or exposure, Lyme disease and Bordatella may be recommended.

More Information
-How to take a dogs pulse
-How to prevent Fleas, Ticks and Heartworms
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Solved myths about pet safe or unsafe products


Puppy Power
  Puppies have 28 temporary teeth that erupt at about three to four weeks of age. They have 42 permanent teeth that begin to emerge at about four months of age.
  
Puppies should receive their first

vaccine at 6-8 weeks of age, and then have boosters at 12 and 16 weeks of age. Certain pups, namely Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers and Pit Bulls should probably have a 4th booster as they can have problems developing complete immunity, especially to parvo.
More Information

-Introducing the New Puppy
-Puppy Signs of Good Health





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Where's my coffee?
-Here's some facts to make us well
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-Read them all and take to heart
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"Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog."
-Franklin P. Jones