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Dog Facts: The Physiology Of Canines

June 7th, 2009

The variations between some of the basic physiological values of canines and humans can be vast when you compare them side by side! Here are a few examples for you to take into consideration. * The average human body temperature is 98.6ºF, while the average canine body temperature is 102ºF. * The average human adult […]

Dog Facts: How Many Teeth Do You Have In There?

April 8th, 2009

Dog have a lot of teeth in there! Did you know that dogs have 42 teeth while humans have 32? Like us, dogs have a set of baby teeth that they loose during their first months of life – 28 in fact. Teething starts around 16 weeks of age and ends somewhere around 7 months. […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Webbed Feet On An Australian Shepherd

April 2nd, 2008

Question: My 9 week old Australian Shepherd puppy has webbed feet. Is that common to the breed? Answer: This is a very popular topic! While all dogs feet are webbed to an extent (the webbing usually extends about half-way down the toes), a fully webbed foot will have webbing all the way down the toe. […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Even More Webbed Feet Questions!

February 14th, 2008

Question: I recently purchased a Great Dane/English Mastiff cross puppy. He’s 6 weeks old and has webbed feet, I cant seem to find any information of either of these breeds having webbed feet, I’m curious to know which side it comes from. Answer: Neither of those breeds do have webbed feet, so if he does […]

What’s Good for You is Not Necessarily Good for Your Dog

January 31st, 2008

When my sister sent her beloved Border Collie Angus to spend his last months with us here in the country, he was 14 years old and suffering greatly with advanced arthritis. After only a couple of months I couldn’t take his crying anymore – he was in constant pain despite pain-killers he’d been prescribed – […]

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